Using a Wedge Kit to Properly Position your Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation)

It's important to get the correct accessory for your Ring Video Doorbell. There are a total of ten different models to choose from.

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If you're installing a Ring Doorbell on a house with aluminum siding or in a house where the door is atop a set of stairs, you can use a wedge kit to properly position the Ring Video Doorbell. This can, in turn, help catch visitor motion but minimize "false positive" motion alerts.

Both of these situations require the use of a wedge kit to properly angle your Ring Video Doorbell to catch the motions you want while avoiding the motions you don't.

Solar chargers, wedge kits, and corner kits

Solar chargers can be used with a wedge kit or a corner kit. However, only one wedge, or one corner mount is recommended. Stacking more than one wedge or corner mount changes the angle of the doorbell and can cast a shadow on the solar charger, making it less effective. Solar chargers should have direct sunlight for optimal performance.

To order the Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) Wedge Kit, click here. 

There is also a corner kit for your Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) which allows you to adjust your viewing angle by 15, 30 or 45 degrees. To order the Corner Kit, click here. 

Click here for more information on motion detection and proper placement for your Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation).

Looking downward
Your Ring Video Doorbell "sees" the world in two ways. First, through a camera with a wide view of the world as illustrated below: 


Secondly, through a network of "PIR" or passive infrared sensors that the Ring Video Doorbell uses for motion detection. In the illustration below, you can see that the motion sensors have a much more focused field-of-view than the camera and that this view is pointed downward to catch motion within five to 15 feet of the Ring Doorbell and exclude motion sources outside that range.


Dealing with siding
If your house has siding, you'll need to take the angle of the siding into account when mounting your Ring Video Doorbell. As illustrated below, mounting the Ring Video Doorbell on siding will point the Ring Doorbell up, making it much more likely to catch passing traffic than the heat of visitors.


If you mount your Ring Video Doorbell on siding, a wedge kit will properly angle your Ring Video Doorbell.


Dealing with Stairs
If your door is above ground level with stairs leading up to it, this can cause your Ring Video Doorbell to miss visitors walking up your stairs and cause you to get motion alerts from passing traffic.  


The solution in this case is to once again use a wedge kit to lower the angle of your Ring Video Doorbell. Please note that wedge kits are paintable to match your house color. 



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