If your Ring Video Doorbell is replacing an existing wired doorbell, positioning it is as simple as placing it over the wires that are already coming out of your wall.
If however, your Ring Video Doorbell will be running on battery, or you are running new wires and have the option of selecting a mounting location, here are some things to consider:
- Your Ring Video Doorbell has a 180 degree vertical field of view, which is very wide (scroll down for an image that depicts this)
- You do not need to mount your Ring Doorbell at eye level to get great footage of faces
- Optimal mounting height is 48"
- Mounting Ring Doorbell too high often leads to unwanted motion alerts from passing vehicles
- At proper mounting height, Ring Doorbell should be at about chest height; right out in front of a visitor as they reach out to push the button (like in the image below):
The most common mounting mistake we see is installing Ring Doorbell too high. Our neighbors often install Ring at eye level because they want clear footage of visitors' faces.
What they don't realize is Ring Doorbell has a very wide vertical field of view (scroll down to see an example).
Even when Ring is mounted at chest height you will get crystal clear footage of your visitors' faces.
Ring Videos Doorbell's Vertical Field of View
Here is a rough representation of Ring Video Doorbell's vertical field of view. As you can see, there aren't many people who are too tall to be captured by a Ring mounted at chest height.
...and here is footage of a FedEx delivery driver taken by a Ring Doorbell mounted at chest height.
As you can see, Ring's field of view is incredibly wide and capturing faces from a Ring Doorbell mounted below eye-level is not an issue at all.