Installing the Door View Cam

Setting up your Ring Door View Cam is simple. Scroll down for a step-by-step guide.

Click here to watch the instruction video for installing your Door View Cam. 


Step One - Charge the provided battery

First, fully charge the battery. Find it in the Door View Cam tray, along with the adapter and tightening nut. Plug it into a USB port using the provided orange cable (located underneath your Door View Key). The battery is fully charged when just one LED is lit (note that this may take several hours). 



Step Two - Clean up any paint

If your peephole was painted over, you may have to remove the excess in order to unscrew it (if not, skip ahead). Check for paint on or around your peephole, both indoors and outdoors.

Use the toothed edge of the Door View Key to carefully remove paint covering the edges or slots.




Step Three - Remove the indoor half of the peephole

 On the indoor side, place the flat edge of the Door View Key into the slots on your peephole and rotate counter-clockwise to unscrew it.

 Once it's loose enough, you can use your fingers to finish unscrewing it and remove it completely.


 Note: You may have to secure the outdoor side of the peephole while unscrewing the indoor portion to keep it from spinning.


Step Four - Remove the outdoor half of the peephole

With the indoor side removed, the outdoor portions should slide right out.

In the event that it doesn’t, check for paint or other obstructions around the lens.

If this isn't your permanent home, consider storing the peephole in a safe place in case you have to reinstall it one day.




Step Five - Place the Door View Cam outdoor assembly

From the front side of your door, insert the tube through the hole until your Door View Cam is flush with the door.

Once inserted, head inside and remove the tape from the end of the tube, if present.



Step Six - Check to see if you need the included adapter

 It's used with larger door view holes. Let's find out if you need it.

 Remove the adapter from the Door View Kit tray and from the indoor side, place the adapter over the tube and cable, then slide it towards the hole.

 If it does not slide in easily, don't force it through. You won't need the adapter.

 If it does slide in easily, insert the adapter until the rim is flush with your door.

 Note: You may have to hold the outdoor assembly in place to keep it from falling out. If you've got a wide door, grab a partner.



Step Seven - Remove the rear cover

 Grasp the thin edge of the indoor assembly body, and pinch the cover at the indentations.

 Pull the body and cover apart. Set aside the cover for now.



Step Eight - Place the Door View Cam indoor assembly

 Next, carefully slide the indoor assembly onto the tube until it’s flush with your door, making sure the outdoor assembly isn’t pushed out the other side.

 Note: You may have to hold the outdoor assembly in place to keep it from falling out. If you've got a wide door, grab a partner.



Step Nine - Remove the connector cable 

We tucked it into the tube for safe travels, now it's time to take it out. 

Grasp either side of the exposed tab and delicately draw it out of the tube until there's no more slack left.

 Note: Be careful when removing the cable to avoid damaging it. If the cable is damaged click here for information on replacing it.



Step Ten - Join the indoor and outdoor Door View Cam assemblies

With the cable out of the way, place the tightening nut from the Door View Kit tray over the tube and into the hole.

Using either the Door View Key or your fingers, twist clockwise and tighten firmly to make sure your Door View Cam doesn't rotate freely.

Once secure, check the outdoor assembly, It may shift slightly while tightening, so make sure it's level.



Step Eleven - Plug in the connector

Gently pull the cable taut, then press the connector into the port on the indoor assembly.  


Step Twelve - Secure the cable 

Guide the tab with the arrow into the channel and slide it down to secure the remaining slack in the cable.



Step Thirteen - Insert the battery

Slide the charged battery into the bottom of your Door View Cam until it clicks into place. Don't put the cover back on just yet!



Step Thirteen - Complete setup in the Ring App

In the Ring App, select Set up a device and follow the in-app instructions.

Once Setup is complete, place the cover back on your Door View Cam.

Click here for more information on setting up your Door View Cam in the Ring App.

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