Bird's Eye View information

With Bird's Eye View you can get an aerial map view of motion events around your home and clearly see the path that visitors take when visiting your property. This article will answer commonly asked questions concerning the Bird's Eye View feature.

You may need to download the latest version of the Ring app and update the operating system on your mobile device to get this feature.

What is Bird's Eye View?

Bird's Eye View shows the path of visitors on an aerial map view for motion events recorded by your camera.

Powered by radar technology, Bird's Eye View shows each visitor's location as a series of colour coded motion dots on the map of your property. For example, Bird’s Eye View will show you the current location of a delivery person dropping off a package, as well as the path they took to get there (even if they’ve already left the camera’s field of view by the time you start the live stream).

Bird’s Eye View is available with Video Doorbell Pro 2, Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, Spotlight Cam Pro and Stick Up Cam Pro.

How do I get Bird’s Eye View set up?

After setting up Bird’s Eye Zones for one of your Ring devices, Bird's Eye View will be automatically enabled for the device, both on your account and the accounts of any Shared Users with access to the device.

To turn Bird’s Eye View on or off manually, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Ring app
  2. Tap the menu icon ☰ in the top left corner
  3. Tap Devices
  4. Tap the relevant device
  5. Tap Device Settings
  6. Tap Video Settings
  7. Tap Bird's Eye View
  8. Toggle Show on Timeline on or off

Where can I access the Bird's Eye View in the Ring app?

Bird's Eye View can be seen as a picture-in-picture image in Live View and Event History Timeline.

What are the dots on the Bird's Eye View and why are they different colours?

Yellow dots in Bird's Eye View track the current path of your visitor. As each dot gets older it will gradually grow redder and more transparent before disappearing fully after a few seconds. Yellow dots appear in both live streams as well as in motion recordings on the Event Timeline.

Grey dots only appear in live steams, and show where activity was detected before you answered the alert on your phone or tablet. The most recent dot is white, and the entire trail quickly fades away after you’ve entered the Live Stream. For instance, if you open a motion alert after 10 seconds, these grey dots will show where activity was detected for that time before you began live streaming.

Can I hide Bird's Eye View when I'm watching a live stream or a recording?

Yes, just tap the X in the lower left corner of the Bird’s Eye View picture-in-picture window.

Can I share videos that include my Bird's Eye View?

Not at this time.

How do I disable Bird's Eye View?

In the Ring app:

  1. On your main dashboard, tap the gear icon in the upper right corner of the tile showing your device
  2. Tap Device Settings
  3. Tap Video Settings
  4. Tap Bird's Eye View
  5. Toggle Show on Timeline to the off position (you can always re-enable later)
  6. Tap Save

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