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.

If your radar-enabled device detects motion in a Bird's Eye Zone and also in one of your camera's motion zones, a motion event will be triggered. If a motion isn't detected by both views, the motion will be ignored, so that you get the notifications that matter the most to you. 

Bird's Eye Zones is available on Video Doorbell Pro 2, Floodlight Cam Wired Pro and Spotlight Cam Pro.

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

  • Your Video Doorbell Pro 2, Floodlight Cam Wired Pro or Spotlight Cam Pro must be set up in the Ring app
  • Bird's Eye Zones must be set up and activated
  • You need to customise Bird's Eye Zones and your motion zones if you want to see a visitor's path to your door when you watch live or recorded events.

To set up Bird's Eye Zones in the Ring app:

  1. On the home screen of the Ring app, tap the gear icon in the upper right corner of the image from your Video Doorbell Pro 2, Floodlight Cam Wired Pro or Spotlight Cam Pro (or tap the menu icon ☰ in the top left corner, tap Devices and tap the relevant device)
  2. Tap 3D Motion Settings
  3. Tap Set up Zones or Edit Zones on the map at the top or Bird's Eye Zones below it
  4. Tap Set up Feature
  5. Tap Continue
  6. When prompted by the app, select the location where your camera or doorbell is installed
  7. Tap Continue
  8. Mark the location of your device by dragging the device icon into place
    • Be as accurate as you can
  9. Tap Continue
    • On the split-screen with the camera view and device, adjust the device angle in the same direction as the camera
    • Move the slider to the left of the right until the camera view matches the direction of the device
  10. Tap Continue
    • Floodlight Cam Wired Pro and Spotlight Cam Pro only: Select the mounting height of the device because the mounting height affects the precision of the motion detection
      • The back of the camera should be tilted at a 45 to 60-degree angle. 

When viewed through the camera, the horizon should be level
  11. Tap Continue
    • At this point you can customise your Bird's Eye Zones by tapping Set up Zones
  12. Tap Add Zone
    • Adjust a zone by tapping it and dragging the circles to customise
  13. Name the zone and tap Done
    • Repeat for two additional zones if necessary, depending on your home configuration 
    • Tap Continue to save your zones
  14. If you choose Skip for now default zones will be applied  
    • For Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2:
      • Defining your own Bird’s Eye Zones means you will receive motion notifications when the radar and camera detect motion that occurs within both your selected Bird’s Eye Zones and Customisable Motion Zones.
      • Note: If Use Bird’s Eye Zones is toggled off, you will receive motion notifications when the radar and camera detect motion within your Customisable Motion Zones, also up to 9 metres.
    • For Ring Spotlight Cam Pro and Floodlight Cam Wired Pro:
      • Defining your own Bird’s Eye Zones means you will receive motion notifications when the radar and camera detect motion that occurs within both your Bird’s Eye Zones and Camera Motion Zones.
      • Note: If Use Bird’s Eye Zones is toggled off, radar will also turn off and you will receive motion notifications when the camera detects motion within your Camera Motion Zones, which can reach beyond 9 metres.
  15. Test Bird's Eye Zones by walking to the edge of your motion detection area 
    • Adjust zone range if necessary

How to adjust your video settings for Bird's Eye Zones

For Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Floodlight Cam Wired Pro:

  1. Open the Ring app
  2. Tap the menu icon ☰ in the top left corner
  3. Tap Devices
  4. Tap the relevant device
  5. Tap Device Settings
  6. Tap Video Settings
  7. Tap Bird's Eye View
  8. Toggle Show on Timeline on or off

For Spotlight Cam Pro:

  1. Open the Ring app
  2. Tap the menu icon ☰ in the top left corner
  3. Tap Devices
  4. Tap the relevant device
  5. Tap Device Settings
  6. Tap Video Settings
  7. Tap Picture in Picture
  8. With Picture in Picture toggled on, you can select Bird's Eye View or Pre-Roll as your Picture in Picture

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