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How to Use Bird's Eye Zones

Bird's Eye Zones allows you to create customized 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 Doorbell Pro, Wired 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)
  • Customize 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 neighbors' privacy, keep your Bird's Eye Zones within your property line. Always use
    if a neighbor'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. Tap 
    Continue
  9. Mark the location of your device as accurately as possible by dragging the device icon into place. On the split screen with the camera view and device, move the slider to the left or right until the camera view matches the direction of the device
  10. Customize your Bird's Eye Zones by tapping Set up Zones. Tap 
    Continue
  11. Adjust the zone by dragging the circles. Tap 
    Continue
  12. Tap
    Add Zone.
    Repeat for two additional zones if necessary, depending on your home configuration. Tap Continue to save your zones
  13. Name the zone and tap
    Done
  14. Test Bird's Eye Zones by walking to the edge of your motion detection area 
  15. Adjust zone range if necessary.

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

If you choose Skip for now default zones will be used, covering an area up to 30 ft 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 30 ft 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 30 ft from your device.