The Ring Floodlight Cam is one of the best outdoor motion sensors on the market. But it’s much more than just a light: it’s also a high-definition camera with night vision up to 30 feet and a wide-angle 140° field of view.
That means you’ll know whether a potential intruder is scoping out your property or your sister is popping in for a surprise visit.
As far as the basics, the Ring Floodlight Cam has it covered: you’ll get crisp 1080p HD video, night vision up to 30 feet, and a remote-activated 110-decibel siren, which is about as loud as the car honking incessantly in the lane next to you.
The Floodlight Cam has two super-bright 1500-lumen lights that turn on when they detect motion at night. That’s pretty bright: the 60-watt incandescent bulb you’ve been using as your porch light is only about 800 lumens. That added visibility makes it easier to see the path to your front door, and it can also deter criminals.
Custom motion zones and scheduling
Your Floodlight Cam will send you a notification when it detects motion, but if it proves too sensitive—perhaps you don’t want as many notifications for the squirrels running across your lawn—you can adjust the camera’s sensitivity to ignore animals and cars.
You can also create custom motion zones, which is a good get if you want to keep an eye on your porch but not necessarily the foot traffic on the sidewalk.
If there are certain times of the day when you don’t want the camera to detect motion at all—like when the garbage collector comes—you set a schedule. That way, you won’t get bombarded with notifications every Tuesday between 8 and 8:30 a.m. regarding your recycling.
Digital zoom and panning
You’ll also be able to see much more with the Floodlight Cam. In addition to its wide-angle 140° field of view, the Ring Floodlight Cam also offers digital zooming, so you can zoom in on a specific area of interest, and panning, so you can get a wider view of your backyard.