Ring video doorbell cameras are very popular today! Have you already bought one, too? How should you install it? Isn’t it very complicated?
Don’t worry. Installing a Ring doorbell is easier than you think. We have compiled some easy-to-follow steps based on our own installation experience. We’ve also asked experienced technicians to include their instructions and methods in each step to help you easily install your device.
Here’s the general guide on how to set up Ring camera!
Once unpacked, locate the battery and plug it into a power source using the supplied charging cable. We recommend placing it against a flat vertical surface (such as a wall) to remove it. The wall will help push the battery out, and gravity will help it fall into your hands.
Once the battery is inserted, you should see red and green lights indicating that the battery is charging. Please wait up to six hours for a full charge. The red light indicates that the battery needs charging; after it goes out, the green light means that setup may begin.
How to set up Ring camera? The 5th step is identify. Most Ring devices come with a QR code to scan using your smartphone’s camera. This helps the app identify your device.
While each Ring doorbell kit includes almost everything you need to install your doorbell. There may be a screwdriver, screws, charging cable (if needed), and installation instructions.
On top of that, you may also need a drill bit if you have to screw the Ring doorbell into brick or mortar. We also recommend having a hobby knife or flathead screwdriver to help you remove your old doorbell.
Head to your home’s breaker box (usually located in the garage, basement, or back of your home) and turn off the power to your doorbell. This is for safety reasons, as you will be using exposed wiring.
If you don’t have an existing doorbell, skip this step so you won’t be fiddling with wires. Some ring cameras use batteries, so hardwiring is optional.
If you want a standard doorbell experience, you must get the Ring. In any case, you can rely on your phone to notify you whenever there is a visitor at your door.
Remove the wire from the wall by loosening the two screws on the mounting bracket above the hole. Then, pick up the wires and wrap a wire around each screw – either one, as long as the wires don’t touch. Make sure each screw is well connected. If necessary, gently tighten the screws.
It’s time to flip the breaker switch again to start your unit. Go ahead and test it and make sure everything is fine. If you have connected the Ring Video Doorbell to the internal bell and it is not ringing, remove the faceplate and double-check that the connections are secure. (If you have a digital ringer, now is also a good time to reverse the diode if necessary.)
iOS: When the Ring app asks to join the Ring Wi-Fi network, tap “Join.”
Android: Your device will automatically connect to the Ring Wi-Fi network.
Ensure you are close to your router and have your Wi-Fi password ready.
Go to the camera settings in the Ring app to fine-tune your alert and notification preferences.
You can set up motion alerts, adjust the sensitivity of motion detection, and specify when you want to receive alerts (e.g., all the time or during specific hours).
Regularly check the camera for obstructions, clean the lens, and ensure it remains securely mounted.
Troubleshoot any camera or app issues using the resources provided in the Ring app or the Ring website.
How to set up a Ring camera? There are the general and easy-to-go steps above. And if you want to learn more techniques, you can read this post. It has concluded nearly the most specific methods to operate various ring cameras. If you need to reset your Ring camera, you can read our related article.
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