Using the Motion Sensitivity Slider with your Ring Video Doorbell Elite

How Your Ring Video Doorbell Elite Sees the World

In many ways, your Ring Video Doorbell Elite sees the world the way you do. A camera takes an image of your specified area and you draw a geometric motion zone covering the area you want your Ring device to focus on. The Ring device will then use that image to monitor the area for movement. 

Your motion sensitivity slider is your tool to determine exactly what you want your Ring Elite to react to. By moving the slider between "People Only" and "All Activity," you can fine-tune your Ring device to fit the particular circumstances of your location. 

This article will teach you to use the motion sensitivity slider so you can properly set up your Ring and make it a more effective detection tool.


Using Your Motion Sensitivity Slider

There may be things in your environment such as the shadow of a moving tree branch or the sun glinting off a shiny object that may trigger motion events and send notifications that you don't need to see. You can use the motion sensitivity slider to reduce these kinds of motion alerts. 


Sliding the motion sensitivity slider alters the way your Ring device interprets what it sees. Sliding it toward "People Only," requires the camera to see a human shape before it will trigger a motion event. Sliding it to the right will trigger alerts when smaller shapes are detected.

Where you set the slider will require some consideration of the purpose for which you've put up your Ring device. A Ring Video Doorbell Elite that's looking for visitors, for example, should have its slider more toward "People Only." 


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