How to position your Stick Up Cam
Ring Stick Up Cam contains the world's most advanced Passive Infrared (PIR) sensors.
In order to pick up all the motion you want to capture, it helps to understand a bit about how Stick Up Cam's sensors work, and how to position your Stick Up Cam for maximum effectiveness.
Finding Stick Up Cam's Optimal Motion Zone
Your Stick Up Cam's PIR sensors detect heat signatures of moving objects.
The optimal motion zone is right in the middle of your Stick Up Cam's field of view (FOV).
Think of your Stick Up Cam's Optimal Motion Zone as a trip wire for motion alerts. When objects move through this imaginary line, you can be guaranteed they will trip your Stick Up Cam's motion sensors.
Aim your Stick Up Cam so that the Optimal Motion Zone overlays the perimeter of your property, or the area where you first want to be alerted about motion. For example, a visitor coming through the fence into your yard...
A common error is mounting Stick Up Cam too high, and aiming it too low.
Stick Up Cam works great at eye-level, or slightly higher. At 5 to 7 feet from the ground, your Stick Up Cam can cover a wide visual area, as well as capture HD video of visitors' faces.
When Stick Up Cam is mounted too high, it often gets angled sharply downwards. This can work if you're only looking to detect motion in a very small area, but more often than not results in not detecting approaching visitors or capturing the top of heads when the motion sensors are triggered.
Remember that your Stick Up Cam is covered by our Lifetime Theft Protection. If your Stick Up Cam is ever stolen, we'll replace it for free.
Moral of the story: Don't be afraid to mount your Stick Up Cam too low. It will capture clear video of visitors' faces, and cover a wide visual area. You'll be more likely to capture the events you want to know about, and be notified as soon as they happen.
The next step
After finding the ideal position for your Stick Up Cam, the next step is dialing in the perfect motion settings in the Ring app.
We'll be covering this in another article shortly.