Motion Warning Information

The Motion Warning feature is a digital recording that notifies visitors that they have triggered motion detection and are being recorded.

The recording plays through the speaker on your Ring device. It says: Hi, you are currently being recorded. You cannot adjust the volume of this recording.

Motion Warning is available in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Isle of Man, Jersey, Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar with the devices listed below. You can find out which Ring device you have in the Ring app.

  • Stick Up Cam Elite
  • Stick Up Cam Elite (2nd Gen)
  • Stick Up Cam Plug In (3rd Gen)*
  • Ring Indoor Cam
  • Ring Indoor Cam v2
  • Spotlight Cam Wired
  • Spotlight Cam Mount
  • Spotlight Cam Plus
  • Floodlight Cam
  • Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
  • Floodlight Cam Wired Plus (v3)
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2
  • Ring Video Doorbell Elite

Please note that the Motion Warning feature is only offered on select wired and plug-in doorbells and security cameras.  If you have an eligible device but don't see the Motion Warning feature, make sure you have the most current version of the Ring app.

* Stick Up Cam (3rd Gen) supports the Motion Warning feature if it is installed in wired mode and powered by an AC adapter.

How to turn Motion Warning on or off

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the menu (☰).
  3. Tap Devices.
  4. Tap the relevant device.
  5. Toggle on Motion Warning on the top right.
  6. Toggle off Motion Warning to turn the feature off.
    • You'll need to define at least one Motion Zone in order to activate Motion Warning.
    • Once Motion Warning is turned on, you'll see a message saying that it's enabled.
    • To disable Motion Warning, simply toggle the feature off.
    • Please note that if your device is not eligible for the Motion Warning feature, the toggle button will be grey and you will not be able to use the feature.

How to link Motion Warning with modes**

To set Motion Warning to turn on or off automatically when your Ring devices are in Home, Away or Disarmed mode:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the menu (☰).
  3. Tap Devices.
  4. Tap the device you want to configure.
    • Make sure you have enabled Motion Warning for this device.
  5. Tap Modes Settings
  6. Select the Mode you want to link with Motion Warning.
  7. Tap your device again.
  8. Under Motion Detection, toggle Motion Warning on or off as desired.
  9. Repeat this process for at least one more of the modes so that Motion Warning is toggled on for at least one mode and is toggled off for at least one mode.

** Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for digital notifications, in-app features, digital arming/disarming, and integration with other Ring, Echo, and third party products. Subscription sold separately. View for pricing and details.

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