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Ring Doorbell Pro Integration With Tablet

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By MacGuy2006, Senior Member on 28th May 2016, 11:39 PM
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I have the Ring Doorbell Pro and am generally happy with its performance. I also just mounted an older Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 on the wall, as a hub for my various home automation lights, switches, etc..

I am trying to get the Ring Doorbell app to open when there is a ring, or motion is detected, to show the image from the Ring's camera for 40 seconds, then to close and return to the tablet's Home page.

I purchased Tasker, but unfortunately, my recipe is not working well at all. Here is what I have as a Tasker profile:

The trigger is a Ring app Notification when either a ring or motion is detected.
1. Open Ring app
2. Wait 41 seconds
3. Go Home

This works sometimes, but most of the time it either does not open the app, or it does not close the Ring camera-view window, or it does not go to the Home page, but stays on the Ring app's list view of events.

Has anyone done what I am trying to do and how did they do it? Any other suggestions?

I also have a Smartthings hub, if this would help in anyway. And Amazon Echo

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29th May 2016, 01:00 AM |#2  
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Try putting to "Always" the Use Reliable Alarms option in settings/preferences/monitor
29th May 2016, 03:37 AM |#3  
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Try putting to "Always" the Use Reliable Alarms option in settings/preferences/monitor

Thanks! I did it, restarted tasker and the notification trigger worked several times in a row.

But it still fails to close the camera window, or to Go Home
4th June 2016, 06:44 PM |#4  
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Anyone with a Ring Doorbell who has achieved the task of bringing up the view window to the front for 40 seconds (the standard recording duration of Ring), and then closing it and returning to the Home screen?
11th June 2016, 07:16 PM |#5  
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So, does this mean that Tasker is unable to reliably bring an app to the front for 40 seconds, then close it?
10th July 2016, 01:40 AM |#6  
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Bump! Interested as well..
16th July 2016, 11:33 PM |#7  
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I suggest checking two things:
1. Instead of just going home, try killing the app
2. Double check the priorities of actions and set the task to abort existing tasks
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3rd August 2016, 08:32 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by MacGuy2006

Anyone with a Ring Doorbell who has achieved the task of bringing up the view window to the front for 40 seconds (the standard recording duration of Ring), and then closing it and returning to the Home screen?

have you looked into using IFTTT? there are ring recipes on there
3rd February 2017, 09:08 PM |#9  
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To the OP. Did you ever get this to work?
I am trying the same thing with tasker, but tasker is new to me so im not sure how exactly to set this up. Are you able to assist?
2nd January 2018, 08:13 PM |#10  
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Bump! Anyone have luck with this?

So far I have tasker doing the following on my wall mounted tablet near the front door upon receiving a Ring doorbell notification (motion or door bell):

Screen unlock
Secure settings > wake (screen & keyboard lights on 4 seconds)
Launch app > Ring
Wait 30 seconds
Go Home

All the tasks trigger except the wait for 30 seconds. Tasker ends up going home before the ring camera fires up and displays on the screen. This also has the unfortunate side effect of locking the ring doorbell and I have to manually go into the app and click the red hang up icon to “release” the doorbell. Any ideas on how to solve for the wait issue AND to gracefully close the Ring app after 40 seconds?

Thanks.
24th January 2018, 01:08 AM |#11  
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I'm also trying to do the same thing with an old Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet so also very interested if someone has figured out how to get this to work.

Couple of additional questions:

1. If you have a wall mounted tablet how are you dealing with RING app wanting to run in Portrait mode only for navigation but landscape mode only for Live View

2. How to hve RING app immediately go to live camera via as right now I have to go from RING menu to Front Door and then Live View when motion is detected or click on notification if doorbell is rung. My goal is to be able to do what Amazon Echo Show can do which is give a voice command to Tablet .. "Show Front Door"

RING App combined with TASKER and/or IFTTT on an Android Tablet set-up as a KIOSK have a lot of potential if these issue can be resolved.
THanks,
Chris

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Bump! Anyone have luck with this?

So far I have tasker doing the following on my wall mounted tablet near the front door upon receiving a Ring doorbell notification (motion or door bell):

Screen unlock
Secure settings > wake (screen & keyboard lights on 4 seconds)
Launch app > Ring
Wait 30 seconds
Go Home

All the tasks trigger except the wait for 30 seconds. Tasker ends up going home before the ring camera fires up and displays on the screen. This also has the unfortunate side effect of locking the ring doorbell and I have to manually go into the app and click the red hang up icon to “release” the doorbell. Any ideas on how to solve for the wait issue AND to gracefully close the Ring app after 40 seconds?

Thanks.

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