One of the ways that a security system works for you is by making it known that your property is protected. The Motion Warning feature, only available in the US and on selected Ring devices, can provide an audible warning to unauthorized visitors that they are being observed and recorded.
Note: This feature is being rolled out incrementally. If you don't see it in your Ring app, check back periodically for updates. Also, make sure you have the most current version of the Ring app. If you need to know how to update your Ring app, click here.
This article will answer common questions about the audible Motion Warning.
What is the audible Motion Warning?
The audible Motion Warning is a digital recording notifying visitors that they have triggered the motion detection on your Ring device and are being recorded. The warning plays through the speaker on your Ring device. The verbiage is: Warning! You are being monitored and recorded by Ring.
Can I turn off the Motion Warning?
Yes. The Motion Warning can be turned off in your device dashboard.
If I turn off the Motion Warning, does that also turn off my Motion Zones?
No. The Motion Warning controls are completely separate from the motion detection control and may be turned off without affecting your Motion Zone settings.
Note: You will need to establish at least one Motion Zone in order to activate your Motion Warning.
I can see the Motion Warning in my device dashboard but it's grayed out. Why can't I use it?
The Motion Warning feature is not available on battery-powered devices and will be grayed out if utilizing a battery-powered Ring camera or doorbell.
Motion Warning can used on the following Ring Devices:
- Stick Up Cam Elite
- Spotlight Cam Wired
- Spotlight Cam Mount
- Floodlight Cam
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro
- Ring Video Doorbell Elite
Note: The Motion Warning controls are completely separate from the motion detection control and may be turned off without affecting your Motion Zone settings. You will still be able to record motion and receive motion alerts.
I’ve hooked up my Ring Video Doorbell to external power, can I use the Motion Warning?
No. The Motion Warning is only available on the devices listed above.
I have a 3rd Generation Stick Up Cam. That's not a battery-powered device. Why can't I use the Motion Warning?
Stick Up Cam (3rd Generation) currently does not support Motion Warning. If the feature becomes available on the Stick Up Cam (3rd Generation), we will inform our neighbors here and on Ring.com.
Can I change the volume of the Motion Warning?
No. You cannot change the volume of the Motion Warning.