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Ring Spotlight Camera not discoverable in Smartthings

(Valentine Joseph) #1

I have already added my Ring Floodlight and Doorbell 2 to Smartthings and I am able to use both as a motion sensor and I also have the ability to control the light with Smartthings. When I search for the Spotlight just those two devices are coming up, any help is appreciated.

(Jimmy) #2

Is it battery or mains powered? Only thing mains powered version will connect to SmartThings.

(Valentine Joseph) #3

Thanks. I had a feeling this was the issue. I have the Battery with solar panel. Strange that SmartThings can use my doorbell which is battery but not the Spotlight. I wonder how the Amazon Hub pairs up with it. I would just like to be able to tell Alexa to turn my spotlight off or on like my floodlight

(Todd Wackford) #4

As an FYI, we have been waiting for a fix from Ring to enable integration for this device.


Will adding a power cable to the battery version make it discoverable?

or is it only the actual hardwired version

(Bill) #6

Any sense of when this will take place?

(Todd Wackford) #7

No ETA from Ring at this time.

(Daniel Gammon ) #8

Just installed my Spotlight Cam Battery and found this terrible news out. Any idea when this support will be added?

(Brian Brion) #9

Also in the same boat. Hopefully Ring enables the Spotlight Battery/ST integration soon. Was hoping to motion activate my smart switchlight using the Ring Spotlight.

(Sajid Husain Surury) #10

As a work around for now you can use stringify as all Ring devices and their functionality are available on it. I created a flow to switch on certain light switches when motion is detected on the ring spotlight cam battery.

FAQ: Confused by "Regular" Hub and "ADT" SmartThings Hub. Need clarification (2019)
(Stefano Landi) #11

hi still no info on fix from Ring? thanks


Any update? Just spent an hour trying to connect a battery operated spotlight cam!


Would love an update on this too

(Britney Nelson) #14

Would love an update as well. I just spent an hour furiously searching the web for the fix.

(Big Hoss) #15

The only compatibility for the spotlight camera is the Spotlight Camera Mount, and the Spotlight Camera Wired. Setting it up with the permanent USB battery charger won’t cut it. There is something digitally different with the battery equipped models that isn’t playing nice with others…

(Stefano Landi) #16

quick question: beside being able to see the motion sensor and being able to turn on/off the light, is there anything else you can do with Ring Spotlight Camera being integrated in Smartthings? for example see the live video within the SmartThings app? be able to activate the Ring Spot light camera siren as an additionally siren in the smart home monitor? And last what does the circular arrow do?
thanks for any info

(Big Hoss) #17

I have not seen any direct video integration from ring into smart things nor have I found any way to trigger the ring siren yet. I would very much like to be able to trigger the siren from an alarm event.


just wondering if there was any update on this? I’;m trying to decide between a spotlight camera wired and battery versions. I have smartthings and would like to be able to use the siren as a SHM trigger and control the light via Smartthings.

But…I’d also like to have the battery version so that if power is lost the device will still function. is there anyway around this?

(Big Hoss) #19

Right now from what I understand, the only versions working in any manner are the 110v powered variants, the Spotlight Camera wired, Spotlight camera mount, and floodlight camera.

The battery / solar variants there is something different enough about the way the hardware works that Ring / Smartthings isn’t supporting it in the SmartThings environment.

Not sure why you would have the siren fuction as a trigger for SHM, if you’ve triggered the siren from within Ring for example, you already know of an issue and are setting off sirens etc… Am I misunderstanding you or can you please explain this a bit more?



i want the siren to act as an alarm for SHM. so instead of a traditional external siren box.