How to use Bird's Eye Zones

Bird's Eye Zones allows you to create customised aerial-based motion zones, using radar technology, that can work with your camera's motion zones for more precise alerts – so you can get notified about activity in your front garden, not the pavement.

A motion event is only triggered if your radar-enabled device detects motion in both a Bird's Eye Zone and in one of your Camera Motion Zones. If a motion isn't detected by both views, the motion will be ignored to ensure you only get notified about specific areas of interest. 

Bird's Eye Zones is available on Battery Video Doorbell Pro, Wired Video Doorbell Pro (formerly Video Doorbell Pro 2), Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, Spotlight Cam Pro and Stick Up Cam Pro.

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To use Bird's Eye Zones and get the best results:

  • In the Ring app, toggle
    Use Bird's Eye Zones
    on, then edit your zones (see steps below)
  • Customise both your Bird's Eye Zones and your Camera Motion Zones. This will help you get more precise alerts by monitoring only the important areas in both the radar and camera's field of view, while ignoring motion that occurs elsewhere outside your home.
  • To respect your neighbours' privacy, keep your Bird's Eye Zones within your property line. Always use
    if a neighbour's property appears in your camera's field of view. With Privacy Zones enabled, the Ring app won't display anything in your Privacy Zones when using Live View, and Privacy Zones won't be video recorded.

Note: With Use Bird's Eye Zones toggled on, Bird's Eye View will be automatically enabled so you can see the path of visitors on an aerial map view in Live View and on your Event History Timeline.

How to set up Bird's Eye Zones in the Ring app

  1. Tap the menu icon ☰ in the top left corner
  2. Tap
    Devices
  3. Tap your device
  4. Tap 
    Motion Settings
  5. Tap 
    Set up Zones
    on the map at the top or
    Bird's Eye Zones
    below it
  6. Tap
    Set up Feature
  7. Tap
    Continue
  8. When prompted by the app, select the location where your camera or doorbell is installed
  9. Tap 
    Continue
  10. Mark the location of your device as accurately as possible by dragging the device icon into place
  11. Tap 
    Continue
  12. Tap 
    Continue
  13. Tap 
    Continue
  14. Tap
    Add Zone
  15. Name the zone and tap
    Done
  16. Test Bird's Eye Zones by walking to the edge of your motion detection area 

Note: The radar technology that powers Bird's Eye Zones may be affected by weather changes, obstacles, reflections, wifi connectivity and other factors.

How to edit Bird's Eye Zones in the Ring app

  1. Tap the menu icon ☰ in the top left corner
  2. Tap
    Devices
  3. Tap your device
  4. Tap 
    Motion Settings
  5. Tap
    Edit Zones
  6. Adjust a zone by tapping it and dragging the circles to customise.
  7. Tap
    Done,
    then
    Save

Make sure you select the mounting height for Security Cameras. The mounting height affects the precision of the motion detection. The back of the camera should be tilted at a 45 to 60° angle. 

When viewed through the camera, the horizon should be level.

If you choose Skip for now default zones will be used, covering an area up to 9.5 metres from your device.

How to turn Bird's Eye Zones off in the Ring app

  1. Tap the menu icon ☰ in the top left corner
  2. Tap
    Devices
  3. Tap your device
  4. Tap 
    Motion Settings
  5. Tap
    Bird's Eye Zones
  6. Toggle
    Bird's Eye Zones
    off

For Video Doorbells:

With Use Bird’s Eye Zones toggled off, radar detection will remain on. You will receive motion notifications when the radar and camera detect motion within your Camera Motion Zones, up to 9.5 metres from your device.

For Security Cameras:

With Use Bird’s Eye Zones toggled off, radar detection will also be turned off. You will receive motion notifications when the camera detects motion within your Camera Motion Zones, which may reach beyond 9.5 metres from your device.

Last updated 4 months ago