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How it Works: Powered Security Cam Lights vs Camera Motion Detection

Community Manager

Yes! This is because there are two different sensors in your Ring Security Cam’s. See below for an in depth look between the Lights and Camera sensors.

 

  • Lights - are triggered by a passive infrared sensor (PIR) that covers a larger area in front of your device than the cameras advanced motion detection. You can adjust this sensors sensitivity in the devices “Light Settings” section of the Ring app. 
  • Camera - is triggered by advanced motion detection, when something enters the zones you created. You will create these motion zones and adjust their sensitivity in the devices “Motion Settings” section of the Ring app. 

 

Keep in mind, it is possible for your lights to be triggered by movement in an area that is covered by your the PIR sensor, however, the movement might be too far or does not enter the advanced motion zones you created. This will result in your lights turning on, but you will only receive a motion notification from the Ring app if your camera is triggered and begins filming a live event.