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"Snapshot" Of What A Camera Can See Live For Devices Dashboard Screen

Sometimes I just want to check in on my dogs to see if they're sleeping, window watching, etc. I'd like if there was a way to get a quick "snapshot" of what's happening. Right now the devices "dashboard" shows a still frame of the last recorded motion on all camera. On cameras I don't have set to record, ever, (my interior cams) it shows the last frame from the last time I viewed the live stream. So, to get a "snapshot" of what's happening, I have to live view, wait for it to load, see what's happening, then close the stream. 


I'd like if there was a shortcut button or preferrably a setting for a camera (all cameras? select cameras?) to refresh and show a live still frame on the dashboard. Either by press of the button to simply update the preview, or, a setting toggle to refresh the camera preview on page refresh or at a given interval (0-60 min)

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Status changed to: Future Consideration

The thumbnails are routinely 2-3 days old when I pull up the main screen. Ring has a great solution to this that allows a quick refresh when you pull up the main screen that just grabs a thumbnail quickly and refreshes. Anyway this can be done? The only thing my wife and I don’t like about these cameras is this. We prefer a live view whenever you pull the app up, but I understand with these being battery powered that’s impossible. This would be a good compromise. Maybe a setting with a warning that this may lower battery life?


Ring does this. Very important feature. Will lower battery life, but no more than making us load a live stream every time we just want to see a refreshed screenshot. Auto refresh every time the dashboard is pulled up! At least an option in settings with a warning this may affect battery life. It only would grab the low resolution thumbnails when the app is loaded. I think with rich notifications you may have this functionality already baked in. Give it to the dashboard please.