If you want your Ring Doorbell to function efficiently, then you should locate it properly. However, it purely depends on the model of the Ring Doorbell you’ve along with your home.
It differs from home to home. If you’ve placed your ring doorbell at the right angle and placement, then it will function well for every home.
It is recommended that mount your Ring doorbell about 48 inches over the spot. Though, you can mount your doorbell flat against a wall, door, or door frame.
However, the kit comes with additional installation, through which you can also adjust the horizontal and vertical angle of your Ring Doorbell.
So if you’re moving to somewhere new or you’re getting a Ring Doorbell for the first time, it is necessary to know everything about your Ring Doorbell.
In this article, we’ll discuss everything from the step, and tools to the position of your Ring Doorbell. So, Let’s dig in!
Positioning Of Your Ring Doorbell
There are various factors that you should examine when you’re positioning Ring Doorbell:
- Power Source
Power Source For Your Ring Doorbell
Firstly, the location of your Ring Doorbell primarily depends on the place of the power source:
- If you use the Ring Doorbell Pro, then it must be connected to your place’s existing doorbell wires through a cord. However, being hard-wired restricts your alternatives for locating your doorbell.
- If you’re looking for more site flexibility, then you should consider Ring Doorbell 4. These products are battery-operated and hence, can be placed anywhere. You can install it either on your wall, door frame, or simply on your door.
- Even though Ring’s Peephole Camera is battery-operated too, it should be placed on your door’s existing peephole. Hence, you can only install this doorbell camera on your door’s peephole.
- Another product, Ring Doorbell Elite provides you with some installation flexibility. It uses an ethernet cord as a power source from your residence’s internet modem. You can either install the doorbell in the place of your previous doorbell or you can simply make a hole in your wall or door and insert the ethernet wire through it.
You can install your doorbell anywhere where the ethernet cord is easily accessed.
Height Concerning Your Ring Doorbell
When your Ring doorbell is mounted about 4 feet or 48 inches above the spot, it works best. So, whenever you’re installing your Doorbell, make sure you place it at this particular height.
It doesn’t matter if you’re mounting it on your wall, door, outer wall, or door frame of your place.
If you somehow placed it below the eye-level height, then the doorbell might not work properly.
As the low height level blocks the motion sensors from catching the movement distance from your door, such as people walking their pet on the footpath or cars crossing by.
Your doorbell’s motion sensors can only detect movement from 5 to 30 feet away with a scale of up to 160° horizontally.
Your doorbell’s camera offers a large vertical range of view in comparison to the motion sensor, so you can view people’s faces when they approach your door, even when the camera is under eye level.
Here’s a table including every Ring Doorbell’s field of vision, this way you’ll have a stabler idea of what your doorbell camera will view.
|Field of Vision||Ring video doorbell||Ring Doorbell 2||Ring Doorbell Pro||Ring Doorbell Elite||Ring Doorbell Peephole Camera|
|Horizontal||180 degrees||160 degrees||160 degrees||160 degrees||155 degrees|
|Vertical||110 degrees||90 degrees||90 degrees||90 degrees||90 degrees|
Angle Concerning Your Ring Doorbell
Ring Doorbell provides you with two distinct kinds of supplementary installation kits. These kits help you with adjusting the angle of your Ring Doorbell.
- The first one is the Wedge Kit. It lets you adjust the angle of your Ring doorbell vertically from 5 to 15 degrees.
- The second one is the Corner Kit. It offers you to adjust the angle of your Ring doorbell horizontally from 15 to 55 degrees.
If your Ring Doorbell doesn’t provide you with an installation bag, then make sure you pick the kit which is compatible with your doorbell.
If your doorbell is hard-wired, then these installation kits are the ones for you.
As they provide you with additional flexibility to locate your doorbell at the most suitable angle, which makes them helpful.
In case, if your doorbell is placed at a spot that is higher than 4 feet from the ground, then you can use your wedge kit to get it down and prevent undesired motion alarms.
Here’s how you can use the Ring’s Wedge and Corner Kits:
- Place the angle mount at the spot where you want your doorbell and check if the level is accurate with the given level tool.
- Now with the drill screwdriver or bit provided in the kit, screw the two short screws in the mount’s bottom and top holes.
- If you want to install the doorbell on a concrete, stucco, or brick wall, then use the anchors into the screw holes. They are provided in the kit, however, you don’t need them for installation on wood.
- If you want to increase your doorbell’s angle, then you can simply extract the screws, and place an extra mount above the first one. Lastly, place the mount with the use of longer screws.
- Now, attach the doorbell over that angle mount(s). However, if you want to apply both a wedge mount as well as a counter mount, then firstly place the corner mount, after that the wedge mount, and lastly the doorbell.
How To Find The Stablest Ring Doorbell Installation?
Don’t worry to try out different things when you’re installing your doorbell.
Try out several angles and installations before you discover the perfect location to enhance the performance of your Ring Doorbell.
However, Ring’s doorbell comes with a few limitations concerning the flexible placement choices. You can mount your Ring Doorbell horizontally.
As these doorbells don’t come with a feature of screen rotation, so the live stream and videos would stay sideways. Additionally, the motion sensor would not function properly at that angle.
How Your Ring Doorbell Should Be Mounted?
You can simply mount the Ring Doorbell yourself with the given installation kit. However, depending on the model of your Ring Doorbell and the location you’re installing it, directions differ.
Battery Operated Models
- Charge your doorbell’s battery with its USB charger. When the doorbell is charged completely, a green light is lighted.
- Now, install the mounting support at the sport where you want to place your doorbell. To confirm your doorbell level, you can use the level tool given in the kit.
- Use a drill with the given screws and drill tip to mount the support at the four edges.
- If you’re placing your doorbell either on a concrete, stucco, or brick wall, then install the anchors provided in the kit into the holes you drilled. After that, put the screws within the anchors. However, if you want to place your doorbell on something like a wooden door, door frame, or sidewall, then install the screws right into the holes.
- Now put the doorbell over the mounting support, then tighten the safety screws at the bottom.
Hard-wired products such as Ring Doorbell 2 and Ring Doorbell should be placed where your previous doorbell is placed.
- Turn off the power to the doorbell from the home’s breaker case.
- Take out and disconnect your place’s existing doorbell.
- Put the mounting support over the cord and make sure the level is precise with the given level tool.
- Now with the drill, including the crews and drill tip mount the support.
- If you’re locating your doorbell on a surface like concrete, stucco, or brick wall, then make sure you use the given anchors into the drilled holes.
- Cover one doorbell wire around each of these screws in the center of the mounting support. But do ensure that these wires aren’t touching.
- Lastly, put your doorbell on the mounting support and tight these two safety screws at the bottom.
Ring Doorbell Elite And Doorbell Pro
However, along with features they are difficult to install as well.
As both of these versions need the placement of a given Power Kit in supplement to the doorbell.
If you’re not sure about placing the doorbell with Power Kit yourself, then you can also request professional installation. Ring offers it.
Wrapping it up
To conclude, the best spot where you can install your Ring Doorbell is always 4 feet above the ground.
If you have a hard-wired Doorbell, then you’re sort of restricted in terms of alternatives and height as well.
However, you can adjust your doorbell’s angle either with a Corner Kit or Wedge Kit.