Troubleshooting your Ring-connected ONVIF-compatible camera

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Troubleshooting your Ring-connected ONVIF-compatible camera

If you have your ONVIF-compatible camera connected to Ring Edge through Ring Alarm Pro, this article will help you to troubleshoot your system. This a

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If you have your ONVIF-compatible camera connected to Ring Edge through , this article will help you to troubleshoot your system. This article is divided into three sections. Simply scroll down to the category you need.

  • Installation issues
  • Ring App issues
  • Storage issues

Installation issues

If you’re having an issue setting up or connecting your ONVIF-compatible camera to Ring Edge on the Ring Pro, this section will suggest actions that may fix the problem.

I’m getting a message during setup that says “ not compatible.”

There are several possible reasons why you may be getting this error:

  • Old firmware
    • Firmware is software that that installed on a device and enables it to work. Sometimes newer versions of firmware must be installed in order for your device to be up to date with latest features.
    • Make sure your ONVIF-compatible camera is running the latest version of its firmware. Check your camera’s instruction manual or the manufacturer’s website for how to check and update your ONVIF-compatible camera.
    • Press and release the button on your Ring Alarm Pro. This will cause the Ring Alarm Pro to update its firmware if it doesn’t already have the latest firmware.
  • Incompatible camera
    • Be sure your camera supports ONVIF. Ring Edge and Ring Alarm Pro are only compatible with Ring cameras and ONVIF-compatible cameras.
    • Check whether your ONVIF-compatible camera meets the requirements listed below.

Note: Not all ONVIF-compatible cameras have been tested for interoperability by ONVIF. Only ONVIF Conformant products are verified to be interoperable by ONVIF. Learn more about ONVIF and its ONVIF standard.

The Ring Edge list of cameras isn’t showing my ONVIF-compatible camera.

  • Make sure your ONVIF-compatible camera is turned on.
  • Try connecting your ONVIF-compatible camera to the Alarm Pro using an Ethernet cord.
  • Turn off and restart your device.
    • Re-open your Ring App to the main dashboard,
    • Check to see whether your ONVIF-compatible camera is present.
    • Go to the Ring Edge list of cameras to check that your ONVIF-compatible camera is present.

I’m trying to connect my ONVIF-compatible camera to Ring Edge but it keeps failing.

  • If the connection process fails for any reason your Ring app will offer you a “retry” message. Retry a few times to see if it works.
  • Make sure your Ring Alarm Pro is connected to the internet.
  • Make sure you are providing the correct username and for your ONVIF camera.
  • Verify that your ONVIF-compatible camera meets the following requirements:
    • Being able to stream at 1080p.
    • Supports H264 encoding.
    • You can automatically or manually enable ONVIF support on your camera.
    • You can automatically or manually set a valid password.

I’m trying to connect my Amazon account and my Ring account to each other but I’m getting a message that says “Ring Edge cannot be activated – make sure all cameras are online and active.”

  • Uninstall the Ring app from your device.
  • and re- the Ring app.
  • Login to your Ring account.
  • Start on-boarding the ONVIF cameras.
  • Use the Amazon account that appears in an on-screen prompt to login.

Information on account linking.

Ring App issues

I’m getting a message that my Ring account and Ring Edge are connected to two different Amazon accounts.

  • Unlink one of the Amazon accounts and re-connect to the correct account.

Information on unlinking and linking accounts.

Live View/motion notifications and/or clip playback aren’t working.

  • An error such as this is often accompanied by a message allowing you to retry the function. Tap the “Retry?” button.
  • Confirm that your ONVIF-compatible camera is connected to your network.
  • If you have more than one network operating in your house using the same SSID and password, check whether your ONVIF-compatible camera is connected to the same network that your Ring Alarm Pro is on. If you have another network using the same credentials, you may want to consider changing the credentials of the other network to prevent your camera from connecting to the wrong network.
  • Verify that your ONVIF-compatible camera meets the following requirements:
    • Being able to stream at 1080p.
    • Supports H264 encoding.
    • You can automatically or manually enable ONVIF support on your camera.
    • You can automatically or manually set a valid password.

I’m not seeing any events in my timeline and/or event history.

  • Confirm that your ONVIF-compatible camera is connected to your network.
  • If you have more than one network operating in your house using the same SSID and password, check to confirm that your ONVIF-compatible camera is connected to the same network that your Ring Alarm Pro is on. If you have another network using the same credentials, you may want to consider changing the credentials of the other network to prevent your camera from connecting to the wrong network.

I’m getting too many/too few notifications.

You can adjust the number of notifications you receive by adjusting your motion zones, snoozing your notifications, or disabling your notifications.

Adjusting your motion zones.

Snoozing your notifications.

More on notifications.

I’m occasionally getting a person event classified as a non-person event as well as the reverse, a non-person event classified as a person.

Ring is always working to improve its products. It is entirely possible that computer vision algorithm might classify a non-person video as person or a person video as a non-person. Please consider sharing the video with Ring Customer Support to help us improve the algorithm.

A package event is not being detected and I’m not getting a notification.

Package detection only works within the following constraints:

  • Package has to be in the field of view of the camera for more than 2 seconds when it is put on the ground.
  • Package size need to be at least 10 inches x 10 inches.
  • Package types do not cover food deliveries.
  • The device cannot detect packages when the package is in a person’s hands.

Increase Package Sensitivity from the Ring App.

MicroSD card issues

My Ring Alarm Pro microSD card is not registering.

  • Make sure your microSD card is one of our tested brands.
  • Make sure the microSD card is completely inserted into the slot. You should feel it “click” into place.
  • Reboot your Ring Alarm Pro. This will cause the Ring Alarm Pro to update its firmware if it doesn’t already have the latest firmware.
    • If your device is registered, reboot the Ring Alarm Pro on iOS:
      • Open your Ring app.
      • Tap the three-lined icon on the upper-left hand of the screen to open the side menu
      • Tap Devices.
      • Tap Alarm Pro .
      • Tap Ring Alarm Pro.
      • Tap Device Settings.
      • Tap Advanced Options.
      • Tap Reboot System.
    • If your device is registered, reboot the Ring Alarm Pro on Android:
      • Open your Ring app.
      • Tap the three-lined icon on the upper-left hand of the screen to open the side menu
      • Tap Devices.
      • Tap Alarm Pro Base Station.
      • Tap Ring Alarm Pro.
      • Tap Device Settings.
      • Tap Advanced Options.
      • Tap Reboot Base Station.
    • If your device is unregistered, you can reboot the Ring Alarm Pro by:
      • Use a paper clip to gently press the button inside the pinhole on the back on the Ring Alarm Pro once.
      • Be sure to press and release the button quickly and only once.
  • Make sure your card is a “microSD” card. Standard SD cards will not work with the Ring Alarm Pro.
  • Try a different microSD card.

I can’t set up encryption on my microSD card.

  • Make sure your Ring Alarm Pro is connected to the internet.
  • Make sure your microSD card is fully inserted into your Ring Alarm Pro.

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