How to Access Ring Video Doorbell Cameras Using a Web Browser
If you’ve just picked up a new Ring Video Doorbell or a new Ring Security Camera, you’ve no doubt already discovered that the Ring app is a wealth of information and an easy-to-access portal to view your recordings. The ease of use and convenience of the app may obscure the fact that you have other options for viewing footage, including accessing it on a web browser. Here’s how to do it.
We should start with a quick caveat: If you don’t pay for Ring’s Protect cloud recording monthly plan, you won’t be able to view past recordings. If you do, or use a trial plan, you will have access to all doorbell interactions and movement events both on the Ring app and on ring.com.
Video recordings in your account are automatically deleted based on your plan, which you can see on the Ring website. And in case you’re wondering, waiting until you need footage, then paying for Ring Protect, won’t give you access to old recordings; the plans are not accessible upstream. Ring’s plans start at around $ 3 / month, so you’re paying for peace of mind when you opt for one of these plans.
Where can I find Ring Camera images online?
To start accessing your footage using a web browser, go to ring.com and search for the Log in button in the upper right corner. Log in using the email address and password you created when registering. Of course, there is an option to reset the password if you have since forgotten your details.
Once logged in, if you see “It looks like you haven’t configured any devices”, just click My position in the upper right corner, choose your home, and you should now see all of your cameras in the Dashboard.
Choose the camera you want to display by clicking on the thumbnail or the small video box. You will be taken to a page where you can see individual events (called Event history) along the left column and a larger viewing window to the right. By clicking on each event, you will be able to watch it in the preview pane; you can browse the images quickly and easily here, and viewing them on a large laptop or desktop screen makes it easy to find what you need.
How to Delete or Download Ring Sequences in a Browser
Just below the preview pane are four small buttons. Using them, you can bookmark or bookmark videos, upload or share them to Facebook or Twitter, or download them directly to your computer. The last option is to delete the videos using the Trash button.
No one wants to have to go through days or weeks of individual clips and try to delete them. Fortunately, Ring has given you the ability to take care of this household quickly.
To bulk delete or download clips, look above the event list on the left side where it says Event history. To choose Manage, and then select the check boxes you want to import or clear. You have finished!
Why would you want to watch your videos on a web browser instead of just using the app on your phone? As noted above, if you are browsing through lots of clips and lots of footage, viewing on a larger screen, on a device where you probably have a mouse or trackpad, speeds up this task. While Ring’s app is extremely handy for quick updates and for taking a look at the postman, if you have more to deal with, a web browser makes it easy.