Setting Up Motion Zones for Your Video Doorbell Wired

Motion Zones allow you to define a specific area with your Ring device while ignoring everything outside that area. By selecting Motion Zones to cover only areas you want the Ring device to monitor, you can effectively monitor the area you want as well as reduce the number of “false positive” motion alerts.

How to set up Motion Zones

To set up your Motion Zones on your Ring Video Doorbell Wired:

  1. Tap the menu (≡) on the left side of your Dashboard in the Ring app.
  2. Tap Devices.
  3. Select your Ring Video Doorbell Wired.
  4. Tap Motion Settings.
  5. Tap Edit Motion Zones.
  6. Tap Default Zone and adjust zone.
  7. Tap Done, then add up to 3 motion zones in total.
  8. Tap Save once finished.


Tips and tricks: Making the most of your Motion Zones

Look for high traffic areas: When adjusting your Motion Zones, take note of any high traffic areas, such as busy streets. If you receive too many motion alerts from your Ring device, you may need to adjust them to exclude these areas.

Get familiar with the Motion Settings control in your Ring app: In addition to the Motion Zones control, there are two other tools that can help you adjust the number of Motion Alerts you receive:

  • Motion Scheduling: The motion scheduling control allows you to schedule coverage to avoid receiving alerts triggered by a regular occurrence. For example, if you know your garbage always gets picked up between 7:30 AM and 7:45 AM on Tuesdays, you can schedule your motion detection to turn off during that time.
    • While you have a Motion Schedule active, you will not be able to turn on your Motion Notifications (during the time the Motion Schedule is set to turn them off). You will have to disable the Motion Schedule to enable the Motion Notifications for that time again.
    • If you set up a Motion Schedule, you will not receive a notification during your selected time frame, but the Ring device will still record.
  • Motion Sensitivity: The Motion Sensitivity slider will help you fine tune the area your device covers to trigger a motion event.

    To adjust the Motion Sensitivity:

    1. Tap the menu (≡) on the left side of your Dashboard in the Ring app.
    2. Tap Devices.
    3. Tap the device you want to view.
    4. Tap Motion Settings.
    5. Tap Motion Sensitivity.
    6. Adjust the Motion Sensitivity slider.
    7. Then Save in the upper right corner.

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