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 Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus or Ring Video Doorbell 4, the Pre-Roll function works in a different way.
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.
Which 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
- Video Doorbell Pro 2
- Stick Up Cam Wired
- Stick Up Cam Elite
- Indoor Cam