How to Properly Position Floodlight Cam

Ring Floodlight Cam security camera contains both advanced Passive Infrared (PIR) sensors that control the light and motion sensors in the camera.

To pick up all the motion you want to capture, it helps to understand a bit about how Floodlight Cam's sensors work, and how to position your Floodlight Cam for maximum effectiveness.

Finding your Floodlight Cam's optimal Motion Zone

Your Floodlight Cam's PIR sensors detect heat signatures of moving objects in three 90 degree zones. Your Floodlight Cam's camera detects motion within a 140-degree field of view that overlaps the PIR zone as shown below. 



The optimal motion zone is right in the middle of your Floodlight Cam's field of view (FOV).

Think of your Floodlight Cam's Optimal Motion Zone as a tripwire for motion alerts. When objects move through this imaginary line, they will trip your Floodlight Cam's motion sensors and lights. With that in mind, you should aim your Floodlight Cam so that the Optimal Motion Zone overlays the perimeter of your property or the area where you first want to be alerted of motion. For example, a visitor coming through a gate into your yard, or entering your driveway.

Finding the correct mounting height

Floodlight Cam works great mounted about nine feet above ground level, if possible, with the motion sensor parallel to the ground as shown below. From this height, your Floodlight Cam can cover a wide visual area, as well as capture HD video of visitors' faces. 


When Floodlight Cam is mounted too low, it reduces your Optimal Motion Zone. This can result in approaching visitors not being detected as motion, or only capturing a partial image when the sensors are triggered.

When mounted at the correct height, you camera will capture clear video of visitors' faces and cover a wide visual area. You'll be more likely to capture the events you want to know about and be notified as soon as they happen.

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