A Ring Video Doorbell owner applying settings to their Ring account in the Ring app.

Adjusting Your Motion Warning Setting for Compatible Ring Devices

Motion Warning is a voice announcement feature that can play when motion is detected on select doorbells and cameras – letting visitors know your home is protected by Ring:

Hi, you are currently being recorded.

Motion Warning is available on the following devices

  • Stick Up Cam Elite
  • Stick Up Cam Elite (2nd Gen)
  • Stick Up Cam (3rd Gen) for Plug-In use (or plugged in by AC adapter)
  • Indoor Cam (1st Gen)
  • Indoor Cam (2nd Gen)
  • Spotlight Cam (1st Gen) for Wired or Mount use
  • Spotlight Cam Plus for Wired, Solar, or Plug-In use
  • Floodlight Cam (1st Gen)
  • Floodlight Cam Pro
  • Floodlight Cam Plus
  • Wired Doorbell Plus (formerly Video Doorbell Pro)
  • Wired Doorbell Pro (formerly Video Doorbell Pro 2)
  • Video Doorbell Elite
  • Battery Doorbell Pro

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.
    1. You'll need to define at least one Motion Zone in order to activate Motion Warning.
    2. Once Motion Warning is turned on, you'll see a message saying that it's enabled.
    3. To disable Motion Warning, simply toggle the feature off.
    4. If your device is not eligible for the Motion Warning feature, the toggle button will be grayed out 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 Camera Modes1

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 first turned on 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.

Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for digital notifications, in-app features, digital arming/disarming, and integration with other Ring, Echo, and third party products. Subscription sold separately. View ring.com/protect-plans for pricing and details.
Last updated 2 weeks ago