Advanced Pre-Roll for Wired Ring Devices

If you’re subscribed to Ring Protect, your Ring devices record video each time someone triggers a motion sensor or presses the doorbell button. 

All wired Ring devices have a function called Advanced Pre-Roll, which adds additional video to the start of these recordings, so you can see what happened before the event was triggered.

Note: If you own a Video Doorbell 3 Plus, its Pre-Roll function works in a different way.

Click here to see how Pre-Roll works in the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus. 

What is Advanced Pre-Roll?

The Advanced Pre-Roll feature enables you to view more complete motion events with your wired Ring device. A Ring Video Doorbell with Advanced Pre-Roll will capture the previous six seconds before a motion event is triggered, getting the critical seconds of activity and attaching it to the event clip. This provides you with a better look at what's happening outside your door. 

Is Advanced Pre-Roll always on?

Advanced Pre-Roll is always enabled for wired Ring devices. 

Do I have to subscribe to Ring Protect to be able to use Advanced Pre-Roll?

Yes. Advanced Pre-Roll enhances recordings of events, and event recording is one of the advantages to subscribing to Ring Protect.

Click here for more information on the Ring Protect Plan.

Which wired Ring devices have Advanced Pre-Roll?

The following Ring Wired devices have Advanced Pre-Roll:  

  • Floodlight Cam
  • Spotlight Cam Wired
  • Spotlight Cam Mount
  • Video Doorbell Elite
  • Video Doorbell Pro
  • Stick Up Cam Wired
  • Stick Up Cam Elite
  • Indoor Cam



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