Proper Positioning for Your Stick Up Cam

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 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.


Ring is always working toward improving your home security experience. Beginning October 2020, we’ve begun releasing a new feature for battery-powered devices called Customizable 

Motion Zones. Customizable Motion Zones have been a standard feature on wired Ring devices for some time, but they will soon be an option for Ring neighbors using battery-powered devices.

To find out more about Customizable Motion Zones for Ring battery-powered devices, click here.

Common Positioning Errors

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 5-7 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 this often results in not detecting approaching visitors or capturing the top of heads when the motion sensors are triggered.


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.


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