I stumbled across this today. They are still funding on Indiegogo (but they are 423% funded). I usually don’t advocate ANY crowdfunded projects, but this one looks promising at least. If it really is as lag-free as they claim, I’d be willing to try it. Currently, my Ring takes about 1-2 seconds to notify me for motion and/or a doorbell push.
Just to point out, there is no ST integration for this device.
Yeah, I saw that too, but hopefully that would change. If nothing else, I’ll take a lag-free video doorbell over the integration so long as said integration is on their roadmap.
They all “look promising” because that’s all most crowd funding projects do… Promise and break promises.
You’re hoping for SmartThings integration on their roadmap? There isn’t even a road yet.
True on both points. Supposedly they start shipping in August. I’ll hold off on judgment until I 1) see them actually release it and 2) see a few reviews on it.
Some people say I’m way too optimistic. lol
First rule of crowdfunding: The earlier their published ETA, the more likely they are to fail.
I’m an IT Engineer - I highly doubt its possible for this to be completely lag free. There are too many obstacles for that - that said, I hope they prove me wrong.
In most cases I think I’d prefer to pay more for a product once it’s actually come to market and demonstrated to work well.
A discount that comes with the risk of accepting less than what’s promised–or even total failure to deliver–isn’t worth it in my opinion.