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 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:

  • Tap the gear icon on the upper right side of an image from your Video Doorbell Pro 2 or Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap 3D Motion Settings
  • Tap Bird's Eye Zones 
  • Tap Turn on Feature
  • Select the location where your camera or doorbell is installed
    • Tap Continue
  • Mark the location of your device by dragging the device icon into place
    • Be as accurate as you can
  • 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 Edit Zone
    • Adjust a zone by tapping it and dragging the circles to customize
  • Tap Done
    • Name the Zone
    • Repeat for two additional zones if necessary, depending on your home configuration 
    • Save 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 30ft 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

If you need to adjust your video settings they can be found in Device Settings on your Device Dashboard

  • Tap the three lines on the top left of the Ring App
  • Tap the device that you want 
  • Tap Device Settings
  • Tap Video Settings
    • Tap Bird's Eye View 

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