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Advanced Motion Detection in Ring Devices

All Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras use Advanced Motion Detection, with benefits such as:

  • Customizable Camera Motion Zones
  • More accurate motion detection
  • Reduction of unwanted motion alerts so you can capture only what matters most

How to turn on Advanced Motion Detection

Note: For some battery-powered Ring devices, you need to turn Advanced Motion Detection on to use customizable Camera Motion Zones and more accurate motion detection. 

If you don't see Advanced Motion Detection under Advanced Settings in the Ring app, this feature is always on for your device.

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap
  3. Tap
  4. Tap your device.
  5. Tap
    Motion Settings.
  6. Tap
    Advanced Settings.
  7. Tap
    Advanced Motion Detection.
  8. Toggle the switch on.

How to set up your customizable Camera Motion Zones

Camera Motion Zones let you focus on specific areas that you want your Ring device to cover, and ignore high traffic areas you don't want to monitor. By customizing these zones, you can reduce the number of false motion alerts, such as cars driving by or trees moving in the distance. Learn how to use Camera Motion Zones.


How to use adjustable motion zones on some battery-powered devices

If you choose not to turn on Advanced Motion Detection for your battery-powered device, you can configure adjustable motion zones in the Ring app. This feature uses passive infrared (PIR) sensors to detect motion, by identifying visitors based on a change in temperature.

With adjustable motion zones, each zone covers about a third of the total field of view.

Adjustable motion zones
Customizable Camera Motion Zones