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How to Install a Ring Doorbell Without an Existing Doorbell

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In today’s world of home security, the Ring doorbell is a household name—and for a good reason. Ring was one of the first smart doorbells to enter the market, transforming doorbells into their own security system. Ring doorbells have been around for a few years now, and they’re becoming more and more standard for home security.

Ring is a motion detector. Regardless of whether or not someone rings the doorbell, the light on your doorbell will let you know that someone is at the door. You can view the doorbell’s camera to observe what’s going on, and you can even speak through the microphone if you need to.

When it comes to installing the Ring doorbell, you don’t have to worry about it being a challenge because it’s a really straightforward process.

Your Ring doorbell will not function if it is not connected to the wiring. As a result, Ring recommends that you start by fully charging the battery.

How can you charge a ring doorbell?

Ring doorbell batteries can be found near the bottom of the device.

  • Use the orange USB cord to connect the Ring doorbell batteries to a power source. If the light on top turns green and there is no orange light, the battery is fully charged.
  • Insert the Ring device’s battery back in.
  • Depending on how frequently the doorbell is used, the battery should last at least six months. You can avoid downtime by purchasing a spare battery.

Ring Doorbell Installation

The Ring doorbell’s battery may now be charged so that you can install the doorbell. Take the following steps:

  1. Place the leveling tool on the front of your Ring device and tighten the clamps to the desired level. Adding the faceplate will necessitate completing this step first. The Install Tools package has a leveling tool. An orange bar with a liquid within is what you’ll find.
  2. Install the Ring Doorbell where you want it by using the level tool. The device must be elevated to a height of approximately four feet (at chest height). The bubble in the level tool should be precisely in the middle.
  3. Use a pencil to mark where the mounting holes will be. When installing a Ring video doorbell on a surface like stucco, brick or concrete, you must follow these instructions. Use the provided drill bit to make a hole in your wall to install this type of device. Next, place the anchors into the holes that have been created.
  4. Install your Ring doorbell to the wall using the included screws.
  5. Install the Ring video doorbell faceplate. The top of the faceplate should be inserted at an angle and slid into position until it clicks into place properly. Check that the level tool has been removed before you begin.
  6. Secure the bottom of the doorbell by tightening the security screws. Tighten the faceplate using the screwdriver and the star-shaped security screw that comes with your phone case.

Once the installation is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

You’ll be able to use your Ring Doorbell as soon as you’ve connected it to your Wi-Fi network during setup. For example, the motion sensor range can be configured and adjusted in the Ring Doorbell app to suit your needs. Google Home and Amazon Alexa smart home devices can also be used to control the doorbell.

If this all seems a bit complicated and confusing, we understand! Especially if you’re wanting to get this wired properly, hiring a professional is the best decision you can make for peace of mind and convenience. Give us a call today and we can get your new Ring Doorbell installed for you.

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