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Ring doorbell has hidden mode with life-changing feature – it’s so easy to turn on

YOUR Ring doorbell might be hiding a brilliant trick that you’ve missed.

It’s only available on some models but it’s extremely useful.


You can set up zones to prevent overactive motion detectionCredit: Ring
Ring works best when it's only notifying you about people on your property – and not beyond


Ring works best when it’s only notifying you about people on your property – and not beyondCredit: Ring

The feature is called Bird’s Eye Zones and it’s designed to make your doorbell much more precise.

Part of the problem with an Amazon Ring doorbell is that it can be a little overactive.

You might find that you get motion detection alerts even when someone isn’t actually on your property.

But for some Ring doorbell models, you have an option to solve that woe.

“Bird’s Eye Zones allows you to create customised aerial-based motion zones, using radar technology, that can work with your camera’s motion zones for more precise alerts,” Amazon explained.

“So you can get notified about activity in your front garden, not the pavement.

“If your radar-enabled device detects motion in a Bird’s Eye Zone and also in one of your camera’s motion zones, a motion event will be triggered.

“If a motion isn’t detected by both views, the motion will be ignored, so that you get the notifications that matter the most to you.”

You can use Bird’s Eye Zones on the following Ring devices: Video Doorbell Pro 2, Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, and Spotlight Cam Pro.

Set up Bird’s Eye Zones on Ring

First go into your Ring app and then tap the gear icon in the corner of your chosen device.

Now tap 3D Motion Settings > Bird’s Eye Zones > Set Up Feature.

Choose the location where your doorbell is installed, tap Continue, and then mark the location of your device.

Now tap Continue and then adjust your device angle to match the camera.

You may also need to select the mounting height of the device if you’re using a Floodlight Cam Wired Pro.

Once you continue on, you’ll be able to tap Set Up Zones to customise the Bird’s Eye Zones.

Tap Edit Zone and then adjust it by tapping it and dragging the circles.

Finally tap Done, name the zone and save your settings.

You can then go outside and test the Bird’s Eye zones to see if you need to adjust them.

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Remember that you can change your settings at any time, or even turn the Bird’s Eye Zones off completely.

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