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 Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 and the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro.

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

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

  1. Tap the gear icon on the upper right side of an image from your Video Doorbell Pro 2 or Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap 3D Motion Settings
  4. Tap Bird's Eye Zones 
  5. Tap Turn on Feature
  6. Select the location where your camera or doorbell is installed
    • Tap Continue
  7. Mark the location of your device by dragging the device icon into place
    • Be as accurate as you can
  8. 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
  9. Tap Continue
    • Floodlight Cam Wired 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
  10. Tap Continue
    • At this point you can customize your Bird's Eye Zones by tapping Set up zones
  11. Tap Edit Zone
    • Adjust a zone by tapping it and dragging the circles to customise
  12. Tap Done
    • Name the zone
    • Repeat for two additional zones if necessary, depending on your home configuration 
    • Save Settings
  13. If you choose Skip for now default zones will be applied  
    • For Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 - the default polygonal zone covers an area up to 9 metres when the Use Bird's Eye Zones toggle is on
    • For Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro - the default polygonal zone covers an area up to 9 metres when Use Bird's Eye Zones toggle is off
        • This means that motion will be detected only by the camera motion zones only
  14. 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

If you need to adjust your video settings they can be found in Device Settings via your Device Dashboard:

  1. Tap the three lines in the top left of the Ring app
  2. Tap the device that you want 
  3. Tap Device Settings
  4. Tap Video Settings
    • Tap Bird's Eye View 

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