How to Control Your Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam’s coolest feature is its ability to swivel around, offering a 360-degree view of your home. This allows you to remotely monitor multiple rooms without needing a multitude of cameras. While panning and tilting the camera is simple once you know where to look, there are a few quirks to be aware of. This guide outlines how to control the Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam, including setting the Home position and accessing controls via the Ring app.

Setting Your Home Position

The Home position is where your camera resets to after you finish using Live View. This enables you to pan and tilt around your home remotely and quickly return to your default position by exiting Live View. Essentially, your Home position should be the position you want the camera to default to when not actively using it. Changing and setting the Home position is straightforward:

1. Open the Ring app and select the Devices menu.
2. Choose your Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam and click on Device Settings.
3. Click on General Settings, where you’ll find the Home Position option.
4. After a brief calibration phase, use the onscreen arrow buttons to move the camera and set your Home position.

Panning and Tilting the Camera

With your Home position set, you’re ready to remotely use your Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam. Here’s how:

1. Locate your Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam on the Devices screen.
2. Open a Live View of the camera.
3. Click the Rotate button at the bottom of the screen.
4. This will unlock buttons allowing you to tilt the camera up and down or swivel it left or right. Press the corresponding button to move the camera in your desired direction.
5. Once you exit Live View, your camera will reset to its Home position.

Remember to ensure around 7 inches of space on all sides of the camera when using Live View, allowing it to pan and tilt without hitting its surroundings. If you encounter issues controlling the camera, try resetting your Wi-Fi network or deleting the camera from your Ring app and restarting the setup process.

While the camera itself can be controlled remotely via the mobile app, the privacy screen must be manually adjusted. Keep this in mind if you’re leaving for an extended period, as forgetting to open the shutter before leaving means you won’t have access to its Live View.

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