I am having the same issue. I set up my motion zone to exclude the road and include as much as possible of my porch and steps. By the time Ring has decided to boot-up the camera and start recording, everyone in my house has been slaughtered. This is the most disappointing thing about Ring. I could never recommend it to anyone.
I just tested it again, and my comment is not quite true. It does take way too long to start recording. I’d expect that it would record me going up my porch stairs, but by the time it starts I’m already unlocking the door (breaking in). The rest of the video is just background. Only about 2-3 seconds shows me at all.
Still working on the angle. But, the fact is that only 4 seconds shows me using two keys to unlock both locks. It should have started before I mounted the first step. Before the bush I was in full view, but it only began after I had my keys out and started unlocking the first lock. No thief is going to spend that much time breaking the door down. And his hoodie will hide his face.