How to Physically Install Your Ring Video Doorbell 2 without an Existing Doorbell

Physically installing up your Ring Video Doorbell 2 without an existing doorbell is a simple process. Simply scroll down for a step-by-step guide.

Note that you should set up your Ring Doorbell 2 in your Ring App before mounting it to your door. Click here for information on setting up your Ring Doorbell.

Step One: Charge the Provided Battery


  • Fully charge the battery by plugging it into a power source using the provided orange cable.
    • The small light on top will glow green when fully charged. 
  • Insert the battery into the bottom of your Ring Doorbell 2 until it clicks into place.
Step Two: Line Up your Ring Video Doorbell 2


To properly line up your Ring Video Doorbell 2: 

  • Click the level tool (included in the box) into the small hole on the front of the Ring Doorbell 2 below the camera.
  • Place the Ring Doorbell 2 next to your door at about chest height.
  • Level the device using the level tool. 
  • Mark the positions for mounting holes with a pencil. 
Step Three: Drill Holes


Optional: Use a drill to drill holes where you marked the position of the mounting holes.
  • If you are mounting the Ring Doorbell 2 on brick, concrete, or stucco, put the included plastic anchors into the holes. You may need to use a hammer to get the anchors in.
  • If you are mounting the bracket on wood or vinyl, just use the included screws.
Step Four: Place Your Ring Video Doorbell over the holes.


Don't forget to remove the level tool from the front of the device.

Step Five: Screw in the Ring Doorbell 2


Be sure you use all four included screws. 

Step Six: Install the Faceplate


Place one of the provided faceplates on your Ring Doorbell by slotting it in at the top and clicking it into place.

Step Seven: Tighten the Security Screw


Use one of  provided security screws and the star-shaped end of the screwdriver bit to secure the faceplate.