Setting up and using 3D Motion Detection

This article will answer commonly asked questions concerning 3D Motion Detection.
What is 3D Motion Detection?
3D Motion Detection uses radar technology to identify the distance of an object so that the camera only begins recording once someone is within the appropriate range.

As a result, 3D Motion Detection provides you with better motion alerts, and in combination with Motion Zones, more control to record video only when someone steps onto your property. The radar that powers 3D Motion Detection also has additional benefits such as:

  • Better detection of objects approaching head on.
  • Decreases unnecessary alerts while still providing timely notifications.
  • Powering Bird’s Eye View.

How do I activate 3D Motion Detection?
3D Motion Detection is only available on the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro.

To activate 3D Motion Detection, follow the below instructions:

  1. On your main dashboard, tap the three dots in the upper right of the tile showing your device
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Motion Settings
  4. Tap 3D Motion Detection, then tap Turn on Feature.
  5. A map, using the address you’ve previously defined for your Location, will be shown. If necessary, drag the map, use the “use my current location” button in the lower right, or type in a new address to adjust your map. (The setting of this map does not modify any other address settings). Then tap Continue.
  6. You’ll next indicate where on your property your device has been installed. Zoom and/or move the map around to get as precise of a device placement as possible.
    When you’re satisfied that the placement of the pin matches the real-world location where you installed that device, tap Continue.
  7. Using the slider at the bottom of the screen, rotate the map such that the blue cone approximately matches the field of view you see in the snapshot at the top of the screen. Use the dashed line in the center, and edges of the blue cone, as points of reference to match the map with what your camera sees. You can also pinch-to-zoom on the map for more context.
    When you’re satisfied that the rotation of the map accurately shows the field of view of the installed device, tap Continue.
  8. Using the slider, select your desired detection range. Each setting is represented on the map view above, so that you can accurately gauge your selection in real-world terms. Objects that cross, or are detected within this boundary, will result in a recording. Objects that stay fully outside the boundary you select will not be recorded.
    To respect neighbor privacy, keep your detection area within your property line.
  9. After making your selection, tap Continue.
  10. (Optional) To validate that your map is properly configured, tap Start Test.
    This test will show current motion as yellow dots on the map, in real-time where objects are detected. This can help, for instance, confirm that motion is being correctly detected on your walkway and not your yard.
    If you are satisfied with your settings, tap Confirm. Otherwise, tap Adjust Range or the back button to modify your settings.
  11. Bird’s Eye View uses the map from the earlier steps to show where the path of a visitor in a Picture-in-Picture window in live view and Event Timeline, and is enabled by default.
  12. Slide Show on Timeline to the desired position, then tap Done.

Can I get a different kind of map for 3D Motion Detection?
At this time, you can select to see either a satellite or vector map for 3D Motion Detection.

  • A satellite map is a snapshot taken from a satellite above the earth; depending on various factors, your property may be obscured or the snapshot may be more out of date than you would like.
  • A vector map is a simplified map, but which maintains a consistent experience for almost any area.

During 3D Motion Detection setup, or when adjusting detection location after setup, you can switch map styles by tapping the icon in the upper right corner of the map.
Can I change my detection distance after setup?
Yes, you can change the detection distance after setup.

  1. On your main dashboard, tap the three dots in the upper right of the tile showing your device
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Motion Settings
  4. Tap 3D Motion Detection
  5. Tap Detection Range
  6. Choose your new preferred distance. If you’d like, you can also tap “Test 3D Motion Detection” to confirm where motion will be detected on your property.

Can I adjust the map after setup?
To adjust the position or angle of the map, or switch between satellite and vector maps after setup:

  1. On your main dashboard, tap the three dots in the upper right of the tile showing your device
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Motion Settings
  4. Tap 3D Motion Detection
  5. Tap Change Detection Location

Note: If you have enabled Bird's Eye View, only new recordings will be affected by the adjusted map. Old recordings will not have the adjusted map.
How do I reset 3D Motion Detection?
To reset 3D Motion Detection:

  1. On your main dashboard, tap the three dots in the upper right of the tile showing your device
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Motion Settings
  4. Tap 3D Motion Detection
  5. Tap Reset 3D Motion Detection
  6. Your device will be reverted to its factory default distance detection setting, and Bird's Eye View will be disabled for all past and current recordings. If you re-enable 3D Motion Detection and Bird's Eye View later, you will still not see a map for these past recordings.

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