How to Physically Install Your Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) With an Existing Doorbell

Physically installing your Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) with an existing doorbell is a simple process. Simply scroll down for a step-by-step guide.  

Note that you should set up your Ring Video Doorbell in your Ring App before mounting it to your home.

Click here for information on setting up your Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) in the Ring app. 

Step One: Charge the built-in battery

  • Fully charge the built-in battery by plugging it into a USB power source using the provided orange cable.
    • When only one of the two LEDs on the battery is lit, the battery is fully charged. 

Click here for more information on charging your Ring battery.

Step Two: Remove your existing doorbell

If replacing an existing doorbell, shut off power to your doorbell system at the breaker. Then remove the doorbell button from the wall and disconnect the wires.

Note: If wiring your Ring Doorbell to an existing doorbell, a transformer with a voltage of 8-24 VAC, 40VA max, 50/60Hz is required. 

Note: DC transformers and most intercoms are not supported.

Step Three: Line Up your Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) 

To properly line up your Ring Video Doorbell: 

  • Click the level tool (included in the box) into the small hole on the front of the Ring Doorbell, below the camera.
  • Place the Ring Doorbell next to your door at about 48 inches from the ground. 
  • Level the device using the level tool. 
  • Mark the positions for mounting holes with a pencil. 

Step Four (Optional): Drill the mounting holes (Only When Mounting on Brick, Concrete, or Stucco)

  • Use the included drill bit  in a power drill to drill holes at the positions you marked.
  • Insert the included plastic anchors into the holes. You may need to use a hammer to get the anchors in. 

If you’re mounting on wood or vinyl siding, you can skip this step.

Step Five (optional): Attach the wire extensions.

If you have trouble connecting the wires coming out of the wall to the back of your Ring Doorbell, use the provided wire extensions and wire nuts.

Step Six: Connect the wires

Connect the wires coming out of your wall to the provided screws on the unit.

Either wire can connect to either provided screw. The order doesn't matter.

Step Seven: Place Your Ring Video Doorbell over the holes.

Don't forget to remove the level tool from the front of the device. 

Step Eight: Screw in the Ring Doorbell 

Feed all the wires (and the wire nuts if you used them) into your wall and secure your Ring Doorbell on the wall. Be sure you use all four included screws. 

Step Nine: Install the Security Screw

Use one of the provided security screws and the star-shaped end of the screwdriver bit to secure the faceplate.


Note: For your safety, use only the short security screws under the faceplate. Using any other type of screw could damage the battery and create a potential fire hazard.

Click here for information on setting up your Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) in your Ring App.


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