If you’re subscribed to Ring Protect, your Ring devices record video each time someone triggers their motion sensors or presses the doorbell button (if applicable). Some 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 Video Doorbell 3 Plus, its Pre-Roll function works in a different way.
What is Advanced Pre-Roll?
Wired Ring devices continuously capture up to six seconds of video into internal memory. If you have Ring Protect, when an event is recorded, this “Pre-Roll” footage is added to the start of the recording. This gives you a fuller picture of what happened.
This is the only time Pre-roll video is stored in Ring systems.
Do I have to use Advanced Pre-Roll?
Yes, Advanced Pre-Roll is always enabled for wired Ring devices.
Do I have to purchase 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 wired 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
- Stick Up Cam Wired (2nd generation)
- Stick Up Cam Elite
- Indoor Cam
Does Pre-Roll work at night?
Currently, Pre-Roll only works in well-lit areas (porch light or other light source)."