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

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

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.

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New Neighbor

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

Where is the light scheduling tool for the security cam similar to floodlight light schedule?

If this feature is missing then please add it. I would have purchased the floodlight model if I knew the security camera lights could not be scheduled. When I have motion alert paused, I also want to prevent security light from activating. IR recording is fine.

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New Neighbor

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

Hello

Can the ring flood light be used as a refusal outside light also?

Many thanks
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New Neighbor

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

Hello

Would the ring floodlight siren activate automatically if the ring alarm is activated as long as they are linked?
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New Neighbor

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

Sorry I can't answer that.  I only have the battery operated sensor light. 

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New Neighbor

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

No, the alarm does not trigger the floodlight siren. 

 

unbeliveable that they built it this way but there is no way to link it, I even tried to build an IFTTT recipe to do so but Ring don't have the IFTTT triggers needed to do so. 

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