Sound Detection in the Ring App

If you have a Ring Protect Plus subscription, your Wired Doorbell Pro (formerly Video Doorbell Pro 2) or Floodlight Cam Wired Pro can use Sound Detection in addition to Motion Detection and send app notifications¹ when they detect certain sounds.² The recordings of these events will also appear as entries in your Event History and Event Summary

Find out which doorbell or security camera you have in the Ring app.


IMPORTANT: Sound Detection is only available for certain select users. Please check your Ring app for availability.


How to set up Sound Detection in the Ring app

For each device you want to set up Sound Detection for:

  1. Tap menu (≡) on the top left.
  2. Tap Devices.
  3. Tap your Wired Doorbell Pro or Floodlight Cam Wired Pro.
  4. Tap Sound Detection.
  5. Toggle on the sounds you want to receive notifications and recordings for.
  6. (Optional) Adjust your device’s sound detection sensitivity to low, medium or high.

You can review, share and delete your Sound Detection recordings from Event History. Learn how to share, unshare and delete recordings.


Troubleshooting notifications

If you’re not receiving notifications, make sure that:

  1. Tap menu (☰) on the top left.
  2. Tap Devices.
  3. Tap your Doorbell Wired Pro or Floodlight Cam Wired Pro.
  4. Tap Device Settings.
  5. Tap Privacy Settings.
  6. Toggle on Audio Streaming and Recording.



¹ Requires Ring app notifications to be enabled in your mobile device settings. Learn more.

² Your device can detect and notify you about specific sounds such as car alarms and dog barks.

³ Sound detection does not store or send audio or video to the cloud unless the device detects a selected sound. 

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