Ring Peephole Cam Information

The Ring Peephole Cam is a smart video doorbell that can be easily installed. By using a Ring Peephole Cam, you can monitor your front door no matter where you are.

The following article will answer frequently asked questions regarding the Ring Peephole Cam.

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What is the Ring Peephole Cam?
Why would I need a Ring Peephole Cam?
I have a peephole. Am I going to lose access to it if I install a Ring Peephole Cam?
Do I need to have a peephole to install the Ring Peephole Cam?
How is the Ring Peephole Cam powered?
How do I charge the battery, and how long does it take?
Where can I purchase a Ring Peephole Cam?
Can the Ring Peephole Cam be installed outside or is it only for apartment buildings?
Is the Ring Peephole Cam compatible with Alexa devices?
Do I need to be subscribed to the Ring Protect Plan in order to use the Ring Peephole Cam?
What effect will a screen door or storm door have on my Peephole Cam?

What is the Ring Peephole Cam?

The Ring Peephole Cam is a smart video doorbell that allows everyone to enhance the security around their home. The Ring Peephole Cam offers some of the same powerful array of features as our other smart doorbells, including 1080p video Live View with night vision, two-way talk, and motion detection that can alert you when a visitor has come to the door. Plus Ring Peephole Cam can detect door activity including knocks.

Why would I need a Ring Peephole Cam?

Ring believes everyone has the right to home security, regardless of where they live. The Ring Peephole Cam offers similar security protection features as our other smart video doorbells.

I have a peephole. Am I going to lose access to it if I install a Ring Peephole Cam?

No. The Ring Peephole Cam is specifically designed with peephole doors in minds. You will still be able to use your peephole.

Do I need to have a peephole to install the Ring Peephole Cam?

Yes. You need to have a peephole in order to use the Ring Peephole Cam.

How is the Ring Peephole Cam powered?

The Ring Peephole Cam is powered using a removable, rechargeable battery.

How do I charge the battery, and how long does it take?

YourRing Peephole Cam uses Ring’s Quick Release Battery Pack, which is charged using a common micro-USB cable (an orange one is included in your Ring box). The micro-USB cable can be plugged into any USB power source such as a USB power adapter. The time your battery pack will need to reach full charge will depend on the power output of the USB port being used, but typically takes about five to ten hours.

Where can I purchase a Ring Peephole Cam?

You can click here to purchase a Ring Peephole Cam on Ring.com.

Can the Ring Peephole Cam be installed outside or is it only for apartment buildings?

The Ring Peephole Cam is weather- resistant and can be installed on doors with peepholes that face the outside

Is the Ring Peephole Cam compatible with Alexa devices?

Yes. The Ring Peephole cam is completely compatible with Alexa devices. You can hear door chimes, use Live View, and carry on conversations via Fire TV, Echo Show, Echo Spot, or Alexa-enabled tablets.

Do I need to be subscribed to the Ring Protect Plan in order to use the Ring Peephole Cam?

No. You do not need to be subscribed to the Ring Protect Plan to use the video features of the doorbell. You will need to be subscribed, however, in order to have access to the event recordings that your doorbell records.

Click here to learn more about the Ring Protect Plan.

What effect will a screen door or storm door have on my Peephole Cam?

Doors that close in front of Peephole Cam, like screens and storm doors can have an impact on Peephole Cam's functionality. Glass doors usually let you see the camera's view, but you will need to turn off the night vision LEDs in the device settings, or the glass door will reflect them back into the camera, obstructing its view. Metal and mesh screens may partially or fully obstruct the camera's view and may also reflect the night vision LEDs. If Motion Detection is enabled, most outer doors will also prevent motion from being detected by Peephole Cam until the outer door is opened.

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