Ring Video Doorbell (1st generation) Information


What is a Ring Video Doorbell (1st generation)?

Ring Video Doorbell provides a new level of security, by notifying you when someone is on your property and letting you see and speak with anyone at your front door.

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What are the features of Ring Video Doorbell?

  • 720p HD Video
  • Motion detection
  • Live View
  • Infrared Night Vision
  • Weather-resistant design
  • Installs in minutes - no professional help or special tools required
  • Theft protection
  • Works with iOS and Android
  • Wifi Connected
  • Available in four fashionable finishes
  • Does not require connection to a wired doorbell

Product Specs

What's the difference between Ring Video Doorbell and Ring Video Doorbell 2?

  Ring Video Doorbell Ring Video Doorbell 2
Power Options Rechargeable battery power or hardwire to existing doorbell kit Rechargeable quick-release battery power or hardwire to existing door
Battery Life approximately 1,000 activations approximately 1,000 activations
Compatible Doorbell Transformers 8-24 VAC (40VA max) and 50/60Hz, DC, halogen, and garden-lighting transformers not compatible 8-24 VAC (40VA max) and 50/60Hz, DC, halogen, and garden-lighting transformers not compatible
Field of View 180 degrees horizontal, 140 degrees vertical 160 - degrees horizontal, 90 degrees vertical
Video Resolution HD 720P HD 1080P
Colors Ring Video Doorbell comes in two different colors: Venetian Bronze and Satin Nickel. Ring Video Doorbell 2 comes with two different colors; Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze.
Compatible Networks 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n
Motion Detection Five selectable zones and customizable sensitivity scale Five selectable zones and customizable sensitivity scale
Live View Available Yes Yes
Size 4.98 x 2.43 x 0.87 inches

12.65 x 6.17 x 2.21 cm
5.05 x 2.50x 1.08 inches

12.83 x 6.35 2.74 cm
Operating Temperature Range -5 degrees Fahrenheit and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (-20.5 degrees Celsius and 48.5 degrees Celsius)

Note: The devices are also weather-resistant.
-5 degrees Fahrenheit and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (-20.5 degrees Celsius and 48.5 degrees Celsius)

Note: The devices are also weather-resistant.

Power Supply

Does Ring Doorbell operate on battery power?

The Ring Video Doorbell connects to existing doorbell wiring or runs off the built-in rechargeable battery. It lasts approximately 1,000 activations on a single charge with regular use.


What do I need to install Ring Video Doorbell? 

Everything you need comes in the box:

  • Ring Video Doorbell 
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Mounting bracket
  • Miniature level
  • Screwdriver handle
  • Two-sized screwdriver bit
  • Screws
  • Screw anchors
  • A drill bit for anchors
  • User Manual
  • Installation instruction guide 
  • Diode

Does Ring Video Doorbell use a diode for digital doorbell kits?

Yes. The Ring Video Doorbell comes with an enclosed diode. Click here for more information on when and how to use the diode. 

Which doorbells is Ring Doorbell compatible with?

Ring Doorbell is compatible with most mechanical or digital doorbell kits that use transformers between 8 and 24 volts AC. DC transformers are not supported. 

Internet Requirements

What WiFi networks is Ring Video Doorbell compatible with?

Ring Video Doorbell is compatible with 802.11 b/g/n WiFi networks operating on 2.4 gHz frequencies. Ring recommends WPA2 wifi security.

What is the recommended Internet speed for Ring Video Doorbell?

For best streaming performance, we recommend 1 Mbps upload and download speeds but 2 Mbps is recommended for optimal performance.

Data Usage and Recording Plans

Does Video Doorbell use data all the time or just when it's activated?

Ring Video Doorbell will only use data when it’s activated by a motion or when you access the Live View. If Ring Video Doorbell doesn’t detect motion or isn’t activated with the app, it won’t use your data.

Does Ring Video Doorbell keep footage for later review?

Yes, you can record video with a Ring Protect plan. Ring Protect is a subscription that lets you record, save, review, and share videos.

Your Ring videos stored in the cloud are stored temporarily, up to 180 days. Changing your video storage time will only affect videos that are recorded after you adjust your storage time setting. Check Ring Protect Subscription Plans for more information.

See which Ring Protect plan is right for you

Purchases, Refunds, and Warranties

Where can I order Ring Video Doorbell?

To order, go to https://ring.com/video-doorbell.

Does Ring Video Doorbell have a warranty?

Yes, a limited warranty on parts and labor and theft protection apply.  

Click here for more information on Ring's Limited Warranty and Theft Protection Plan. 

What is the Ring's refund policy?

You have 30 days from the date you received your device(s) to request a full refund. You are responsible for covering the cost of return shipping.

What if someone steals my Video Doorbell?

If stolen, we will replace it for free. 

More information on Ring's theft policy.

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