Using the Motion Sensitivity Slider on Your Floodlight Cam

Your motion sensitivity slider is your tool to determine exactly what you want your Floodlight Cam to react to. By moving the slider between Less Motion and All Motion. You can fine-tune your Ring device to fit the particular circumstances of your location. 

Note: The video shows a previous version of the Ring app., so your Motion Settings will look slightly different. 


This article will teach you to use the Motion Sensitivity Slider so you can properly set up your Ring and make it a more effective detection tool.

How your Ring device sees the World

In many ways, your Floodlight Cam sees the world the way you do. A camera takes an image of your specified area and you draw a geometric motion zone covering the area you want your Ring device to focus on. The Ring device will then use that image to monitor the area for movement.

Note: The Floodlight Cam also uses passive infrared sensors to detect motion for triggering the lights, however that system is outside the scope of this article. 


Using your Motion Sensitivity Slider

There may be things in your environment such as the shadow of a moving tree branch or the sun glinting off a shiny object that may trigger a motion event and send out notifications that you don't really want. You can use the motion sensitivity slider to reduce these kinds of motion alerts. 

To Access Motion Settings:

  • Tap the three lines on the top left of your Ring app Dashboard.
  • Tap Devices.
  • Tap Motion Settings.
  • Adjust features depending upon your preferences.


Sliding the Motion Sensitivity Slider between Less Motion and All Motion determines how much motion device will detect. Activating People Only mode via the toggle above the Motion Sensitivity Slider will prevent Motion Notifications from things like small animals in your yard. 




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