This year, Ring introduced the new Battery Doorbell Plus, a feature-packed addition to their line of smart doorbells. With its enhanced 1536p resolution and wide-angle view, this doorbell offers improved security for your home. This guide will walk you through the installation process and provide some valuable tips to ensure a smooth setup.
How to Install the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus
Video: How to Install the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus
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Before you start
When you unbox your Ring Battery Doorbell Plus, you'll find it can be either hardwired or battery-powered. If you choose the latter, the first step is crucial: charge the battery.
The instructions tell you to jump right into the app, but I recommend fully charging the battery first. During my test, the doorbell had enough energy out of the box to finish pairing but not much beyond that.
So go ahead, open up the box, grab the battery from inside the camera, and charge it with the orange USB cable. Charging the battery means you'll have to wait a couple of hours or even overnight to start the installation process. But once charged, you can leave the camera up for much longer. Although it might require some patience, fully charging the battery beforehand will save you time and ensure uninterrupted use.
To access the battery, open the silver nickel faceplate on the camera and slide out the battery by pressing the tab. The orange charging cable provided has a USB end, so prepare a charging spot for it before you proceed.
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Pair in the Ring App
Once your battery is fully charged and ready to go, you're just a few steps away from securing your home with the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus. Follow these instructions:
- Download the Ring app if you haven't already, and create a Ring account.
- Open the app and navigate to the devices menu on your screen's top left side.
- Choose "Doorbells," then select "Setup video doorbell."
- Scan the QR code on the back of your new doorbell using the app. This step pairs the app with your device.
- The app will guide you through some hardware basics, such as selecting the appropriate pockets (A, B, C, or D) based on your installation method. For now, focus on powering up your camera by inserting the battery.
- The app will prompt you to enter your Wi-Fi password to connect your Ring doorbell to the internet. Choose your Wi-Fi network and log in.
While the installation proceeds, your doorbell may install updates or new firmware. Use this time to gather your drill and screwdriver. You can also invite other users in your home to access the camera.
Installing your Ring Battery Doorbell Plus
Now that your Ring doorbell is online, follow these steps to install it on your doorstep securely:
- Take your time to ensure everything is level and in the correct position, as Ring doesn't provide a mounting template.
- Experiment with a few spots around your front door to find the optimal view using the live feed.
- Once you've identified the perfect location, start drilling and use the longer screws to secure the camera.
- With the battery installed, reattach the faceplate over the doorbell and use the Ring screwdriver to tighten the security screw.
Test it out
Your Ring Battery Doorbell Plus is now securely installed. It's time to test it out:
- Ring the doorbell to check how quickly you receive notifications.
- Access the live feed and adjust settings as needed to fine-tune your experience.
- Take advantage of the 30-day trial to Ring's subscription service, which includes video recording, motion notifications, package protection, and more.
With your Ring Battery Doorbell Plus successfully installed and tested, you can enjoy enhanced security and convenience for your home. Please reach out if you have any questions or need further assistance. Stay safe and enjoy the benefits of your new smart doorbell.
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