How to Use Bird's Eye Zones

Bird's Eye Zones allows you to create customized aerial-based motion zones, using radar technology, that can work with your camera's motion zones for more precise alerts.

If your radar-enabled device detects motion in a Bird's Eye Zone and also in one of your camera's motion zones, a motion event will be triggered. If a motion isn't detected by both views, the motion will be ignored, so that you can get notified about specific areas of interest. 

The two Ring products currently enabled to use 3D Motion Detection are the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 and the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro.


To use Bird's Eye Zones and get the best results: 

  1. Your Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 and/or Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro or Spotlight Cam Pro must be set up in the Ring App
  2. Bird's Eye Zones must be set up and activated
  3. You need to customize Bird's Eye Zones and your Motion Zones if you want to see a visitor's path to your door when you watch live or recorded events.

To set up Bird's Eye Zones in the Ring App:

  • On the home screen of the Ring app, tap the gear icon on the upper right side of an image from your Video Doorbell Pro 2, Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro or Spotlight Cam Pro
    • Or tap the menu icon ☰ in the top left corner of the Ring app, then tap Devices and select the relevant security camera
  • Tap 3D Motion Settings
  • Tap Set up Zones or Edit Zones on the map at the top
  • Tap Set up Feature
  • Tap Continue
  • Select the location where your camera or doorbell is installed
    • Tap ContinueMark the location of your device as accurately as possible by dragging the icon of the device into place.
  • Tap Continue
    • On the split-screen with the camera view and device, adjust the device angle in the same direction as the camera.
    • Move the slider to the left of the right until the camera view matches the direction of the device
  • Tap Continue
    • Floodlight Cam Wired Pro only: Select the mounting height of the device because the mounting height affects the precision of the motion detection
      • The back of the camera should be tilted at a 45 to 60-degree angle. 

When viewed through the camera, the horizon should be level.
  • Tap Continue
    • At this point you can customize your Bird's Eye Zones by tapping Set up Zones.
  • Tap Add Zone
    • Adjust a zone by tapping it and dragging the circles to customize
  • Name the zone and tap Done 
    • Repeat for two additional zones if necessary, depending on your home configuration 
    • Tap Continue to save your zones settings
  • If you choose Skip for now default zones will be applied  
    • For Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 - the default polygonal zone covers an area up to 30 ft when the Use Bird's Eye Zones toggle is On
    • For Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro - the default polygonal zone covers an area up to 30ft when Use Bird's Eye Zones toggle is Off
        • This means that motion will be detected only by the camera Motion Zones only
  • Test Bird's Eye Zones by walking to the edge of your motion detection area 
    • Adjust zone range if necessary

How to Adjust Your Video Settings for Bird's Eye Zones

For Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Floodlight Cam Wired Pro:

  • Tap the menu icon ☰ in the Ring app
  • Tap Devices
    • Tap the relevant device
  • Tap Device Settings
  • Tap Video Settings
  • Tap Bird's Eye View
  • Toggle Show on Timeline on or off

For Spotlight Cam Pro:

  • Tap the menu icon ☰ in the Ring app
  • Tap Devices
    • Tap the relevant device
  • Tap Device Settings
  • Tap Video Settings
  • Tap Picture in Picture
  • With Picture in Picture toggled on, you can select Bird's Eye View or Pre-Roll as your Picture in Picture

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