Set up Motion Warning for compatible devices

The Motion Warning feature is a digital recording that notifies visitors that they have triggered motion detection and are being recorded.

The recording plays through the speaker on your Ring device. It says: Hi, you are currently being recorded. You cannot adjust the volume of this recording.

Motion Warning is available in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Isle of Man, Jersey, Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar with the following devices:

  • Stick Up Cam Elite
  • Stick Up Cam Plug-In (3rd Gen)*
  • Indoor Cam (1st and 2nd Gen)
  • Spotlight Cam Wired
  • Spotlight Cam Mount
  • Spotlight Cam Plus Wired/Plug-In
  • Floodlight Cam
  • Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
  • Floodlight Cam Wired Plus
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro
  • Ring Wired Video Doorbell Pro (formerly Video Doorbell Pro 2)
  • Ring Video Doorbell Elite

You can find out which Ring device you have in the Ring app.

The Motion Warning feature is not available on battery-powered Video Doorbells, like Video Doorbell 4 and Battery Video Doorbell Plus, even if the devices are connected to external power. If you have an eligible device but don't see the feature, make sure you have the most current version of the Ring app.

* Stick Up Cam (3rd Gen) supports the Motion Warning feature if they are installed in wired mode, powered by an AC adapter.

How to turn Motion Warning on or off

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
  3. Tap
  4. Tap the relevant device.
  5. Toggle on
    Motion Warning
    on the top right.
  6. Toggle off
    Motion Warning
    to turn the feature off.
    • You'll need to define at least one Motion Zone in order to activate Motion Warning.
    • Once Motion Warning is turned on, you'll see a message saying that it's enabled.
    • To disable Motion Warning, simply toggle the feature off.
    • Note:
      If your device is not eligible for the Motion Warning feature, the toggle button will be grey and you will not be able to use the feature.

Note: Motion Warning volume cannot be adjusted for any Ring device.

How to link Motion Warning with modes

To set Motion Warning to turn on or off automatically when your Ring devices are in Home, Away or Disarmed mode:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
  3. Tap
  4. Tap the device you want to configure.
    • Make sure you have enabled Motion Warning for this device.
  5. Tap
    Modes Settings
  6. Select the
    you want to link with Motion Warning.
  7. Tap your device again.
  8. Under Motion Detection, toggle
    Motion Warning
    on or off as desired.
  9. Repeat this process for at least one more of the modes so that Motion Warning is toggled on for at least one mode and is toggled off for at least one mode.

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