If you’re subscribed to Ring Protect, your Ring devices record video each time someone triggers a motion sensor or presses the doorbell button.
All wired Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras have Advanced Pre-Roll, which adds additional video to the start of these recordings, so you can see what happened before the event was triggered.
- Hardwired-only Video Doorbells, like Video Doorbell Pro, Video Doorbell Pro 2, Video Doorbell Wired and Video Doorbell Elite
- Hardwired-only Security Cameras, like Floodlight Cam Pro and Floodlight Cam Plus
- Plug-in cameras like Indoor Cam, Stick Up Cam Elite and Stick Up Cam Pro Plug-In
- Hybrid Security Cameras, like Spotlight Cam Pro and Spotlight Cam Plus, set up in wired mode
Note: If you own a Video Doorbell 3 Plus, Video Doorbell 4, Spotlight Cam Pro Battery or Stick Up Cam Pro Battery/Solar, Pre-Roll works differently. Learn about Pre-Roll for these devices.
What is Advanced Pre-Roll?
The Advanced Pre-Roll feature enables you to view more complete motion events with your wired Ring device. A Ring Video Doorbell with Advanced Pre-Roll will capture the previous six seconds before a motion event is triggered, getting the critical seconds of activity and attaching it to the event clip. This provides you with a better look at what's happening outside your door.
Is Advanced Pre-Roll always on?
Advanced Pre-Roll is always enabled for wired Ring devices.
Do I have to subscribe to 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.