The Ring Video Doorbell 3 followed the Ring Video Doorbell 2 (now discontinued) as the next generation of Ring doorbell. In addition to new video features such as Near Zone functionality, the Video Doorbell 3 has dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wifi connectivity and improved energy efficiency.
This article will cover commonly asked questions about the Ring Video Doorbell 3.
What is the Ring Video Doorbell 3?
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is the next generation of Ring Video Doorbell following the Ring Video Doorbell 2, and the start of enhanced security around your entire property. With Ring Video Doorbell 3, you’ll always be connected to your home, so you can watch over your property and answer the door from anywhere.
See who’s at your door, prevent crime and protect your home – all from your phone, tablet or PC.
What are the features of Ring Video Doorbell 3?
- 1080p HD Video.
- Advanced Motion Detection*
- Live View.
- 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band connectivity.
- Near motion zone motion capability**
- Easily removable face plate.
- Improved screw strength.
- 1-year warranty on parts, lifetime theft protection.
- Works with iOS and Android.
- Wifi Connected.
- Available in two fashionable finishes (included in the box).
- Does not require connection to a wired doorbell.
*Ring is always working toward improving your home security experience. In the fall of 2020, we released a new feature for battery-powered devices called Customizable
Motion Zones. Customizable Motion Zones have been a standard feature on wired Ring devices for some time, but are now an option for Ring neighbors using battery-powered devices.
What's the difference between the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and previous generations of video doorbell?
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 has all the same great features of the Ring Video Doorbell (1st generation) and Ring Video Doorbell 2. The difference is it adds a number of new features on top of them. These include:
- Dual band wifi that work on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks.
- 1080p HD video with night vision.
- Two-way talk with noise cancellation.
- Privacy zones.
Do I need to replace my Ring Video Doorbell or Ring Video Doorbell 2 with the Ring Video Doorbell 3?
No. The Original Ring Video Doorbell and Ring Video Doorbell 2 will continue to work as normal and will continue to be supported by Ring.
What's the difference between the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus?The Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus includes Pre-Roll technology that allows for an additional 4-second video preview of each motion event. The Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus will automatically start recording before you receive an alert.
Does the Ring Video Doorbell 3 work with other Ring devices?
Yes. The Ring Video Doorbell 3 works with any other device created by Ring and can perform all the functions expected of a video doorbell in a security system.
Does the Ring Video Doorbell 3 work with Alexa?
Yes. The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is completely compatible with Echo devices.
What comes in the box?
- Ring Video Doorbell 3
- Quick-Release Rechargeable Battery Pack
- Satin Nickel faceplate
- Installation hardware and tools
- USB charging cable
- Mounting bracket
- User manual & quick-start guide
- Security Sticker
What are the specs of the Ring Video Doorbell 3?
|Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus|
|Camera Resolution||1080p HD|
|Field of View||160 degrees horizontal|
|Connectivity||2.4GHz or 5GHz Wireless 802.11 B/G/N|
|Connection Speed||High Speed Internet|
|Audio Specs||Two way audio with noise cancellation|
|System Requirements||iOS 9.3x or later, Android 5.0 or later|
|Size||5.1 in. x 2.4 in. x 1.1 in. (128 mm x 62 mm x 28 mm)|
Rechargeable, Quick release battery pack
Can be hardwired to an existing doorbell system or transformer with 8-24 VAC, 40VA max, 50/60Hz for continuous charging.
Compatibility & Usage
Is the Ring Video Doorbell 3 usable with the mounting brackets, solar mounts, charging cables, and wedge/corner pieces from earlier generations of the Ring Video Doorbell?
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 can use the charging cable(s) from earlier generations of Video Doorbells. Mounting brackets and wedge/corner-pieces from earlier Video Doorbells are not compatible with the Ring Video Doorbell 3.
Is the Ring Video Doorbell 3 weather resistant?
Yes. The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is weather resistant.
Can the Ring Video Doorbell 3 withstand hot or cold temperatures?
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is rated for temperatures ranging from -5 degrees F to 120 degrees F.
What Wifi networks is Ring Video Doorbell 3 compatible with?
Ring Video Doorbell 3 is compatible with b/g/n Wifi networks operating on 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz frequencies.
What is the recommended Internet speed for Ring Video Doorbell?
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 requires a minimum speed of 2 Mbps upload and download at the mounting location of the Ring device.
Data Usage and Recording Plans
Does the Ring Video Doorbell 3 use cellular data all the time or just when it's activated?
Ring Video Doorbell 3 will only use cellular data when it's activated by an event, recording an event, or when you access Live View via the Ring app. If the Video Doorbell 3 doesn’t detect motion or isn’t activated with the app, it won’t use your data.
Does the Ring Video Doorbell 3 keep footage for later review?
It can, however, this requires a subscription to Ring Protect Plan, an optional service that allows you to view, save, and share video.
Click here for more information about the Ring Protect Plan.
I have an unusually shaped front yard. How do I aim Ring Video Doorbell 3 in a direction other than straight ahead?
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 can be adjusted to point in directions other than straight forward through the use of a wedge, or corner-piece.
Purchases, Refunds, and Warranties
Where can I order Ring Video Doorbell 3?
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is available on Ring.com and at many fine retailers.
Does Ring Video Doorbell 3 have a warranty?
Yes, a 1-year parts and lifetime theft protection warranty.
Click here for more information on Ring's Limited Warranty and Theft Protection Plan.
What is 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 Ring Video Doorbell 3?
If stolen, we will replace it for free. Simply fulfill the reporting requirements, and we’ll ship you a replacement Ring Video Doorbell 3.