UPDATED February 10, 2022 This piece has been updated to reflect the emergence of new technology
Christian Mathews Security Writer
The first thing you do when you reach the threshold of any house is to ring the doorbell. The doorbell informs those inside that there is a visitor. It is quite possibly the essential piece of equipment besides your front door. Therefore, it is crucial to know how and where to install ring doorbell properly.
The ring doorbell is a smart doorbell. It can provide audio and video footage of your front door. Moreover, it allows you to answer your door from anywhere around the house. The doorbell easily connects to your smartphone via Wi-Fi to let you know who is at your front door.
In this article, we will deconstruct everything there is to know about installing and using a ring doorbell in your house.
5Best Place To Install Ring Doorbell
Needless to say, common wisdom instructs us to install the doorbell right next to the front door. It is the easiest and most convenient place to install a doorbell. By default, people visiting your house will look for the doorbell to be right next to the front door.
With a ring doorbell, you have added the functionality of security cameras and motion sensors. Therefore, they need to be placed appropriately.
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For the ring doorbell to function like it is supposed to, manufacturers suggest that the doorbell be installed 48 inches (approximately) above the ground. You should install the device at such a height where you can get a clear field of vision of who is coming to the door. It is essential to mount the doorbell flat against the surface of the wall, door, or frame. Manufacturers sell additional equipment for mounting the doorbell on a slanted surface.
There are other places to install your doorbell. You can install a doorbell on your main porch gate or in the back entrances of your house. With ring doorbells, you can mount them wherever you want to see what is happening.
4How To Install Ring Doorbell On Brick
While it is difficult, it is indeed possible to mount a ring doorbell on brick. The ring doorbell is designed to be mounted on any surface, be it a wall that is made of brick or is uneven. Here is how you do it:
Step 1: Get Your Equipment In Order
To mount the ring doorbell on brick, you need to use a hammer drill along with the mounting equipment provided by the manufacturer. The packaging comes with a separate brick drill bit, brick mount, and screws.
Step 2: Mark The Spot
Before mounting the doorbell in place, you need to mark the exact spot where you want to install your ring doorbell. You need to drill four holes to mount the ring doorbell properly. Make sure you measure the holes correctly so that the anchors and the screws line up properly.
Step 3: Drill
Once you have marked the places where you want to drill, it’s time to make the holes. The drill bit provided by the manufacturers can be slightly inefficient. We recommend that you get yourself one from the local supply store to get the job done faster. Drill till you have reached the required depth to attach the anchor for the doorbell. A handy tip is to mark the drill bit with the depth necessary you need for the screws and anchors.
Step 4: Hammer In The Anchors
Once you drilled the holes, put all four anchors inside.
Step 5: Screw The Ring Doorbell In Place
Line up the screws and doorbell with the anchors and secure them in place with a screwdriver. Make sure they are tightly screwed in. Install the battery and the final faceplate to complete the installation process.
Step 6: Test The Doorbell
It is essential to test the doorbell to see if it is in working order. If everything works correctly, then you have successfully installed your ring doorbell.
3Installing Ring Doorbell On Uneven Surface
Installing the ring doorbell on an uneven surface is similar to installing it on brick. You only have to do a few additional steps to make sure you have a smooth installation process.
You can solve the problem of mounting the ring doorbell on an uneven surface by installing an outlet cover first. This ensures that you have an even surface to place your ring doorbell. You will also need to use longer screws and anchors for this to work correctly. The rest of the installation process is similar to the normal process of installing the ring doorbell on the wall.
2Installing Ring Doorbell On A Narrow Surface
The process to install the ring doorbell can be quite tricky if you are working on a narrow door frame. You can either use a corner kit and fit the doorbell accordingly, or you can mount the doorbell on a brick wall close by.
Most people choose to mount the doorbell on the nearby brick wall instead of installing it on a narrow doorframe as it makes the device susceptible to damage. It is also a much more arduous process to install a ring doorbell on a narrow frame.
1Install Ring Doorbell Without Screws
While we recommend installing your doorbell with screws to make sure that it is adequately fixed to the wall, however, in the absence of screws, you can still mount the doorbell. You can mount the ring doorbell using good double-sided tape or adhesive to ensure that it does not fall off the wall and damage the device.
With this handy guide, you can install this one kind of doorbell systems for home. If you cannot do the installation yourself, we advise you to call a professional carpenter or handyman to do the job for you.