Adjust the Video Recording Length for Wired Devices

Ring devices have been designed so that they’re customizable for your lifestyle and security needs. Personalizing the appropriate Video Recording Length for your hardwired doorbells and cameras is a big part of incorporating Ring devices into your home. The length of time that you choose represents the maximum amount of time your camera or doorbell will record an event.

This article will explain the various options you have for recording lengths and answer some commonly asked questions.

Video Recording Length for Hardwired and Mounted Devices

Hardwired and mounted devices are Ring products which do not include a battery for operation.

If you have a battery device and want to learn about video recording length, click here.

The following wired devices have the capability to adjust recording length settings:

  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 
  • Ring Video Doorbell Elite
  • Ring Floodlight Cam
  • Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
  • Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus
  • Ring Spotlight Cam Wired

If you want to find out what Ring device you have, you can find that information in your Ring app.

Wired Device Video Recording Lengths

You can specify how long your Ring device will record If there’s a Motion Event that you don’t respond to.

You have four recording length options:

  1. 50 seconds
  2. 60 seconds (default setting)
  3. 90 seconds
  4. 120 seconds

Motion Verification

Note: If you have a battery-powered Ring device and you switched to Advanced Motion Detection, you will no longer see the option for Motion Verification in your Ring app. 

Motion Verification makes Motion Detection more accurate because it reduces unwanted motion notifications and trims recordings before they end. For example, if there is a Motion Event, like a person walking in front of a camera, your camera might keep recording even after the person is out of range of the camera and nothing is happening.

If you have Motion Verification turned on for your device, this might change your max recording length. For example, if you chose 30 seconds as your Video Recording Length and you have Motion Verification turned on, your video might cut off at 15 seconds if there’s nothing being recorded.

If you want to turn your Motion Verification on or off, follow these steps:

  • Open your Ring app
  • Tap the three lines on the top left of the Dashboard screen.
  • Tap Devices.
  • Select the device you want to adjust.
  • Tap Motion Settings.
  • Tap Motion Verification.
  • Toggle the Motion Verification button on or off.

Change Video Recording Length

To change your Video Recording Length:

  • Open your Ring app.
  • Tap the three lines on the top left of the Dashboard.
  • Tap on Devices.
  • Tap the device you want to adjust.
  • Tap Device Settings.
  • Tap Video Settings.
  • Tap Video Recording Length.
  • Select the amount of time you want your Ring device to record.

What is the default recording length?
The default recording length for powered devices is 60 seconds.

Why would I shorten my recording time?
There are many reasons why you might lower your Video Recording Length. You might be trying to preserve your battery if you have children constantly running in front of a camera or doorbell or have guests coming and don’t really need long recordings.

Why would I extend my recording time? You might extend your Video Recording Length if there’s something happening in your neighborhood that is causing concern or if you are away from home as extra protection.

If I change Video Recording Length on one device, does it change on all my devices? No. Each of your devices needs to be changed individually. Unless one of your devices is changed in Video Settings, the default recording time will be 20 seconds, which may be affected by your Motion Verification setting.

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