Re: Fed up with my Ring Pro
> Why on earth does the button first need to contact a server on the other side of the planet
Because that's the whole point: Collect information. Forward some of that information to the user is just an option (actually the bait), but it's not mission critical.
You seem to think that this gadget's point is to inform you if someone is at your door; Its point is to inform Amazon if somebody is at your door, as its work flow clearly demonstrates. You're but an afterthought, which also explains the appalling security: Amazon doesn't really care if strangers can watch you and tease/insult/abuse you or your family using those devices, the
sucker user is not important in any way.