Using a Wedge Kit to mount your Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release)

If you're installing your Ring Video Doorbell on a house with aluminium siding or in a house where the door is atop a set of stairs you can use a wedge kit to properly position the Ring Video Doorbell to catch visitor motion but minimise "false positive" motion alerts.

Both of these situations require the use of a wedge kit to properly angle your Ring Video Doorbell to catch the motions you want while avoiding the motions you don't. This article will briefly explain how your Ring Video Doorbell sees the world and how to use your wedge kit.

To order the Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release) Wedge Kit, click here. 

There is also a Corner Kit for your Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release) which allows you to adjust your viewing angle by 15, 30 or 45 degrees. To order the Corner Kit, click here. 

Click here for more information on motion detection for your Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release).

Click here for general information on properly positioning your Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release).

Dealing with cladding
If your house has cladding, you'll need to take the angle of the cladding into account when mounting your Ring Video Doorbell. As illustrated below, mounting the Ring Video Doorbell on cladding will point the Ring Video Doorbell up, making it much more likely to catch passing traffic than the heat of visitors.

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If you are mounting your Ring Video Doorbell on cladding, a Wedge Kit will properly angle your doorbell.

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Dealing with stairs
If your door is above ground level with stairs leading up to it, this can cause your Ring Video Doorbell to miss visitors walking up your stairs and cause you to get motion alerts from passing traffic.  

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The solution in this case is to once again use a Wedge Kit to lower the angle of your Ring Video Doorbell. 

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 Please note that you can paint your Wedge Kit to match your external wall if you wish.

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