Got the ring cameras integrated and show up as devices. How do I get them on a dashboard?

Title pretty much says it all. I have all the proper drivers installed and they do show up in my device list. However when I try to add them to dashboard, as I want a thumbnail image and be able to tap on it to go full screen I can't get the device to show up in the device list when I hit the "+" on the hubitat dashboard. I also made an ifttt for 1 out of the 7 Ring Stick Up Cams I have. Trying to get one working before I spend all that time going through each one making a routine.

I'm a total rookie here so I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. I'm surprised at myself that I was actually able to make it this far although it did take me hours.

Appreciate the help. Thank you so much.

To add a device to a dashboard there are 2 steps.

  1. Under Apps, Dashboard there should be a child app for your dashboard; open it and authorize the device for the dashboard
  2. Go to the dashboard and add the device utilizing the appropriate template.

Having said that, unless the device has an attribute that contains the url to the thumbnail you're going to find getting that image to display is going to be problematic.

To show thumbnails from the Unofficial Ring connect app is a bit different.

The steps to follow are:

  1. go to the “Unofficial Ring Connect” app
  2. Click on the “Configure the way that Hubitat will get camera thumbnail images” button
  3. Click on the “Viewing Snapshots and Dashboard Configuration” button
  4. Read and follow the instruction. :slight_smile:
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I appreciate the responses, thank you for your time. The initial setup seems to be working as a device's are listed in the devices section. The issue is when I go to add said device to the dashboard it's not listed.

Here's where I'm stuck. Everything is showing up under the devices section.

When I go to make the tile in the dashboard using the + it's not available anywhere that i can find.

I have pictures but for some reason it says I cannot upload media.

Ok I made a new dashboard and was able to select the devices from the device list. Now however when I go to make the tile I'm not sure exactly what to do because I have the tile but it's it's not showing up.

For the device I have it hecked as my "side driveway camera"

For the template I have "motion"

And for background image I'm using the web hooks URL.

Is that the proper layout?

You should use an image template, and then you can add the Image URL from the Unofficial Ring App. It is how I have mine setup and it works great.

When you say "image url from Ring App" where do I find that? I was under the impression that I had to go through IFTTT and web hooks.


No need to go through IFTTT to get the thumbnails.

I keep wanting to enable this feature and then the warning puts me off each time... I have a number of Ring cameras, but I'd like to poll just 2 for images. I wanted to poll, say every 20 seconds? Can any S7 owners tell me if this would put that much strain on my hub? Am I playing with fire doing this?

Many thanks.

Will it put strain on your hub - yes. Will it be a problem - hard to tell. An option is to install it and see. Any app and device can be easily disabled (there is a checkbox that can be activated to do this).