Ring spotlight cam optimal height

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    1. the porter

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      I have just acquired 2 ring floodlight Cams with the spotlights, I’m thinking of swapping these for my old spotlights But they are both under my eaves probably about 30foot up ,do the cams have an optimal height so lower down or are they fine that high up thanks
       
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      I had this question when I got mine. I think optimal height is around 9ft. It does say somewhere in the instructions. I have mine 5m/16ft up as this is where the previous light was. My home is 2 storey and this is under the sofit. 30ft is very high.

      The issue with this is video quality at ground level is reduced but field of view is greater. I also find I can't hear people in the garden properly but this could also be due to to iffy Wi-Fi connection. I wouldn't recommend going much higher than I have. Are you sure it's 30ft?

      Btw your title says spotlight but you write about the floodlight. These are 2 different products.
       
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      30'? Blimey that's a high house!

      Just remember that you may occasionally have to get to it to press the connection button when it loses connection.
       
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      Tell me about it. I have been wanting to change the Wi-Fi network on mine for ages. The in app option doesn't work, so that only leaves the button.
       
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      My 30ft was a bit exaggerated me thinks ,anyway the electrician who came said it would be too high so both was installed about 14 ft up ,jeez these have some reach on them i can see all the neighbours lol even when the camera is pointing right down, yes they are the floodlight versions sorry, I’m very impressed with them
       
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      I’m sure th neighbours aren’t impressed by that, and if I’m not mistaken you aren’t allowed to do that either.
       
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      As above, I'd not want to be one of your neighbours. The floodlight on these is very bright and shouldn't really be installed 14' high. If you have make sure it's angled well into your garden or you will get some angry neighbours!
       
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      I assure you I don’t want to see what my neighbours are up to I told the bloke across the road from me about it and he said leave it the way it is as it protects his house even though there’s only my house on the zone, during the day the camera is just so clear at night not so but you have got me thinking now about removing them or moving them so they just cover my property if possible
       
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      I wouldn’t say they are that bright they light up my area no more than that really
       

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