How to install a video doorbell

Installing your Ring Video Doorbell (1st generation) is a simple process. This article will give you a step-by-step guide to replacing your existing doorbell with a Ring Video Doorbell.

If you do not have an existing doorbell or do not wish to replace your existing doorbell, see How to Physically Install Your Ring Video Doorbell Without an Existing Doorbell.

The Ring Video Doorbell (1st generation) included an optional diode. Other Ring doorbells do not require a diode. If you are unsure whether you have a Ring Video Doorbell 1st generation or 2nd generation, click here.

Note: you should setup your Ring Doorbell in your Ring App before mounting it to your door. Click here for information on setting up your Ring Doorbell.

Step One – Remove Your Existing Doorbell Button

Shut off power to your doorbell at the breaker. Then remove your existing doorbell button and disconnect the wires.

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Step Two – Mount the Bracket

Step Three – Connect the Wires

Connect the wires to the screws on the mounting bracket. It doesn’t matter which order the wires are connected, just be sure the wires don’t touch each other.

Step Four – For Digital Doorbells, Install the Included Diode

Not sure if your doorbell is Digital or Mechanical or how to install the diode? Click here for information on using the included diode.

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Step Five – Place Your Ring Video Doorbell on Mounting Bracket

Line up the tabs from the mounting bracket to the slots on the back of your Ring Video Doorbell. Don’t be afraid to use a little force.

Step Six – Tighten the Security Screws

Use the included security screwdriver to tighten the two security screws to the bottom of the Ring Video Doorbell.

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A video doorbell is the best smarthome gadgets you can own. But, if you’ve never installed any doorbell before, the actual installation can feel a little daunting. It’s a pretty easy installation process—we’ll walk you through it.

The Basics

For this guide, we’ll be installing a Nest Hello. Every video doorbell is different, but they share most of the same basic similarities. You’ll need a screwdriver, a drill, pliers, and to shut power off if you are installing a wired doorbell. Some video doorbells can ring your home’s chime, so you may need to find your chime box too.

You can pay a professional to install the doorbell for you, of course—but we’ll show you how to do it yourself.

Turn off Power

If your video doorbell works with your home’s wiring, the absolute first thing you should do is turn off the power in your circuit breaker box. If you aren’t sure which breaker switch controls your doorbell, you can try switches that are close to your doorbell and close to the chime box. After you flip a breaker, try to ring your doorbell. When it’s not working, you go the right one.

Find the Chimebox

If your video doorbell can ring your home’s chime box, it typically comes with a box that wires to your chime to achieve that. First, find the chime box and remove it. Then look for two wires leading to screws marked “trans” (for transformer) and “front” (or “back” if this is a second doorbell).

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Depending on your hardware, you’ll do one of two things. With Nest Hello, you should remove the existing wires, attach them to the chime accessories cable slots, then wire in the two bare wires at the screws.

With other chime hardware, you’ll remove the two wires from their chime terminals and twist them together with the video doorbell hardware’s wires, then reconnect them back to the terminals.

Once you have the wires connected, tuck the hardware into any empty cavity space you can find. But make sure you don’t interfere with the strikes that hit the metal bars to chime.

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Replace your chime box cover and move to your doorbell.

Installing the Doorbell

To install your new video doorbell, you’ll first need to remove the existing doorbell button. Typically, two screws hold a standard doorbell in place. Remove those, pull the button off the wall gently, then detach your home’s wiring from the doorbell.

Gently pull on the wiring. If you can feel that it’s possible to pull some additional wire out of the wall, carefully do so. Extra slack can be helpful in the upcoming steps.

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The next step is to attach a mounting bracket to your home over the doorbell wiring. If your wiring is a corner, your doorbell may have come with an angle bracket to account for that. Attach it to the mounting bracket.

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Next, the mounting bracket against the wall with the exposed doorbell wires running through it. Find the screw holes in the mounting bracket and mark them with a pencil. Remove the bracket and drill pilot holes in the spots you marked. Then put the mounting bracket back and screw it to your wall. If your doorbell is battery-powered and won’t use the wiring, but wiring does exist, you should tape and cap them off to protect them from the elements. Then tuck them into the wall as tightly as you can.

Now that your bracket is in place, you’ll need to attach your home’s wiring to the video doorbell. Every manufacturer approaches this differently, but typically it involves some sort of bridge wiring that goes between your home’s wires and the doorbell. In the case of Nest Hello, these are clamps similar to the Chime box. Those slip onto the home’s wires until you feel a click. Then tuck the extra wire into the space behind the mounting bracket. If they won’t fit, you may need to remove the mounting bracket and use a drill to create additional space.

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Next, attach the bridge wiring to the video doorbell. For most doorbells, that’s two terminals on the back. You may need to loop the wiring around them, or, as with the Nest Hello, it may be clamps that you slide under the screws.

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Once you have everything connected, it’s time to mount the doorbell into the mounting bracket. With the Nest Hello, you’ll slide the top into place first and then push the bottom until you hear it snap into place. Other doorbells may require screws to connect them to the bracket. That will typically call for a security screw, and your doorbell likely came with the necessary screw.

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Now turn the power back on and check on the doorbell. Typically it should light up right away to signify that it’s ready to pair with the associated app. You may also want to test the button to see if it correctly rings your home’s chime (if it can).

All that’s left to do is download the app, such as Nest for Android or iOS, and walk through the setup process.

If the doorbell isn’t working, then you should turn the power back off and check your wires on both the back doorbell and at the chime box for a good connection. If that doesn’t help, contact your doorbell manufacturer for additional troubleshooting steps.

Once everything is working, you may want to consider setting up activity zones, so you aren’t barraged with notifications when a car drives by. If you have a smart display like the Nest Hub or Echo Show, you may want to consider activating any skills that allow them to work with your doorbell.

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Ever since we’ve had doors, we’ve been re-inventing ways to be alerted to a visitor’s arrival. Hefty iron knockers gave way to tinkling bells that chimed at the turn of the handle, and today, technological advances have made doorbells more versatile than ever. Whether you’re updating your entry and want to replace an old doorbell with a more inviting model or you’re looking to upgrade to something “smart,” we’ll guide you on how to choose as well as how to install a doorbell that’s right for your home.

There are three doorbell options available today: hard-wired, wireless, and Wi-Fi-capable (which link to your home’s router, in either wired or wireless versions).

How To Install a Wired Doorbell

Three components are involved in a standard hard-wired doorbell—the button, the chimes, and the transformer—which you can purchase separately or together in a kit. Wired doorbells run anywhere from $20 to more than $200 for decorative chime units and smart technology features. Hard-wired doorbells are generally installed during the construction of a home when an electrician can easily run wires into the unfinished walls. If your home was never wired for a doorbell, installation can be costly because new wires must be “fished” through the walls, a labor-intensive process.

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Installation tips:

The bell’s transformer reduces a home’s standard 120 volts to less than 24 volts in order to accommodate the low-voltage wires that connect to both the button unit and the chime box. Because you’re dealing with low voltage, installation can be relatively DIY friendly.

  • A wired doorbell is linked to your existing electrical, so you’ll first have to shut off the power to the bell at the breaker box.
  • If the transformer (generally located in your home’s utility room or attic) must be replaced, higher voltage will be involved. Unless you’re knowledgeable in home wiring techniques, it’s best to call a licensed electrician to replace it.
  • If using the existing transformer, you may be able to easily replace the chimes and button yourself. Remove the existing components and attach the low-voltage wires to the new bell and chime n box per the manufacturer’s instructions. Switch the breaker back on and the bell is good to go.

How to Install a Wireless Doorbell

Going wireless is often the best option if your home doesn’t have existing doorbell wiring; it’s also a good choice if you like the idea of a portable chime box you can put in any room. Chime units often plug into standard indoor outlets, and some wireless doorbells come with multiple chime boxes that you can place in different rooms. When shopping, check the packaging to determine maximum wireless signal distance, usually between 700 and 1,200 feet, to ensure that the chime box will sound if you set it in a back room. Inexpensive units start at $15 (your basic door button and plug-in chime box) and can cost more than $200 for smart units.

Installation tips:

This is super simple, though removing an old doorbell can take some expertise.

  1. Attach the plate that holds the button unit to the front door casing or siding with screws.
  2. Snap the button unit into place. Many wireless doorbell button units are snap-in/snap-out to simplify battery-replacement.
  3. After installing the button unit, plug the chime box receiver into an inside power outlet and you’re ready to receive.
  4. If replacing a wired doorbell with a wireless unit, you can leave the old one in place if you wish.
  5. To remove it, however, first shut off the breaker. Then, after removing the old button unit, you’ll see two leftover low-voltage wires. You can simply wrap the bare wire ends with electrical tape and tuck them back into the wall, or twist plastic wire nuts over each of the wires. But if you want the old transformer removed, it’s best to engage an electrician to safely terminate wires.

How to Install a Smart Doorbell

A Wi-Fi-capable doorbell connects to your home’s wireless router and allows you to monitor visitors from your smartphone or PC. Smart doorbells can be either wired (meaning you’ll need existing doorbell wiring to hook them up) or battery operated to be completely wireless. Options include cameras with or without night vision, intercom capabilities, and motion sensors that send an alert to your smartphone when someone approaches your door. Smart doorbells start around $150 and can cost more than $300 depending on the extras you select.

Setup tips:

Get this one done and you’ll be able to monitor your doorbell from anywhere.

  • Install the button unit for either a wired or wireless doorbell.
  • Sync the button unit to your home’s Wi-Fi router and to your smartphone. This process will vary, depending on the manufacturer, and will likely require downloading and installing an app on your phone that will allow you to monitor the doorbell features remotely.

There are lots of different smart video doorbells available today. Many of these products need to be connected to your doorbell’s existing wiring. But what if you don’t have a doorbell? Don’t worry. You can still enjoy the convenience and security that a smart doorbell brings without any current wiring. Here’s how to install a Ring doorbell without an existing doorbell, and how to charge your doorbell.

Without wiring, your Ring doorbell will not have a power source. Therefore, the first thing that Ring recommends you need to do is fully charge the battery.

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How to Charge a Ring Doorbell

  1. Remove the battery from the bottom of the Ring doorbell.
  2. Plug the Ring doorbell battery to a power source using the orange USB cable. The battery will be fully charged if the light on top turns green, and there is no orange light. How to install a video doorbell
  3. Insert the battery back into the Ring device.

The battery should last at least 6 months, depending on how often the doorbell is used. To avoid downtime, you can purchase a 2nd battery to keep as a replacement.

How to Install a Ring Doorbell without an Existing Doorbell

Now that you know how to charge your Ring doorbell’s battery, you can proceed to installing the doorbell. Follow the steps below:

  1. Insert the level tool into the front of your Ring device. You will need to do this before you add the faceplate. The level tool is included in the Install Tools box. It is a small orange bar with some fluid inside. How to install a video doorbell
  2. Using the level tool, position the Ring Doorbell where you want it installed. You want the device to be around 4 feet off the ground (at chest height). The bubble in the level tool should be dead center. How to install a video doorbell
  3. Mark off the mounting holes using a pencil. This step is only necessary if you are installing your Ring video doorbell on stucco, brick, or concrete. For this kind of installation, you will need to use the provided bit to drill a hole into your wall. Then insert the provided anchors into the holes. How to install a video doorbell
  4. Screw your Ring doorbell into the wall.
  5. Place the faceplate on the Ring video doorbell. Insert the top of the faceplate at an angle and slot it into place until it clicks. Make sure that you remove the level tool first. How to install a video doorbell
  6. Tighten the security screws by the bottom of the doorbell. Use the screwdriver and star-shaped security screw provided to tighten the faceplate into place.

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Note: Before you install your doorbell, make sure that you download the app and set up your Ring doorbell account first.

Now that you know how to install a Ring video doorbell without an existing doorbell, check out our guide on how to boost your WiFi signal, so it can reach your device.

Physically installing your Ring Video Doorbell 3 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 3 in your Ring App before mounting it to your home.

Step One: Charge the provided battery

  • Fully charge the 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.
  • Insert the battery into the bottom of your Ring Doorbell 3 until it clicks into place.

Note: You may see an incorrect battery discharge/reporting when setting up your Ring Video Doorbell 3 if the device is not fully charged before use.

Please charge the battery completely before setting up your device.

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Step Two (If installing without an existing doorbell): Select your install height

Install Video Doorbell approximately 1.2 metres above the ground for optimal performance. If you’re connecting to existing doorbell wiring that’s higher than 1.2 metres, thus limiting where you can install your new Doorbell, use the provided wedge mount to angle your Doorbell down.

Skip to Step Three.

Step Two (If installing with an existing doorbell): 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 3 to an existing doorbell, a transformer with a voltage of 8-24 VAC, 40VA max, 50/60Hz is required.

Note:If wiring directly to a doorbell transformer, connect a 25 ohm, 50W wirewound resistor in series with one of the doorbell wires to protect your Video Doorbell. Do not wire your Video Doorbell to a DC-powered intercom system or other DC power source.

Step Three: Line Up your Ring Video Doorbell 3

To properly line up your Ring Video Doorbell 3:

  • Click the level tool (included in the box) into the small hole on the front of the Ring Doorbell 3, below the camera.
  • Place the Ring Doorbell 3 next to your door at about 120 cm from the ground.
  • Level the device using the level tool.
  • Mark the positions for mounting holes with a pencil.

Note: The provided adaptor plate can be used to properly line up the device if you are replacing an original Ring Video Doorbell.

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.

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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 3, use the provided wire extensions and wire nuts.

Step Six: Connect the wires

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

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

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Note: When correctly wired, you should see solid white light on the front of the device.

Step Seven: Place Your Ring Video Doorbell 3 over the holes.

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

Step Eight: Screw in the Ring Doorbell 3

Feed all the wires (and the wire nuts if you used them) into your wall and secure your Ring Doorbell 3 on the wall. Be sure you use all four included screws.

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Step Nine: Install the Faceplate

Place one of the provided faceplates on your Ring Doorbell by slotting it in at the top and clicking it into place.

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Step Ten: Secure the Faceplate

Use one of the provided security screws and the star-shaped end of the screwdriver bit to secure the faceplate. Be sure to use the security screws to secure the faceplate and not the wood screw which can damage the battery. If you feel you may have used the wrong screw, please contact Ring Support.

Don’t be daunted by electrical wiring. We show you everything you need to know about mounting Amazon’s video doorbell at home.

So, you just bought a Ring Video Doorbell Pro to keep an eye on your front door. Now what? It’s time to dive into the installation, but don’t fret. This $249 hard-wired buzzer from Amazon’s smart home company Ring is easier to install than you might think. Yes, it does involve some electrical wiring, but I’m going to walk you through each and every step so you know what to expect. And as always, consult a professional electrician if you have any questions about your particular home setup.

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The hard-wired Ring Video Doorbell Pro costs $249.

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Step 1: Test your Wi-Fi

Before you get started, use your phone to take a network speed test at the spot where you plan to install your Ring Video Doorbell Pro. As with any Wi-Fi-enabled device, its quality is only as good as the connection where the product is installed. With a live-streaming video doorbell , a slow connection can cause lag times, pixelation in the video feed and other issues.

Step 2: Download the Ring app

Download the Ring app and create an account if you don’t already have one. If you do, log in using your existing account info.

The Ring app walks you through each step.

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Step 3: Select Set Up a Device in the app

On the home screen click on Set Up a Device and choose Doorbells from the list of devices. Next, grab your doorbell and scan the QR code on the side of the doorbell.

Step 4: Enter your address

Next, the Ring app will ask you to enter (or confirm, if you have an existing account) the address where you want to install the doorbell. Ring says it needs this information for some of your doorbell’s features to work. Check out this Ring support page for more info. And if you’re concerned about Ring privacy, check out this article about Ring’s partnerships with police .

After that, the app will prompt you to name your doorbell. It provides a list of popular choices like Front Door and Office, but you can create a custom name too.

Step 5: Turn off power at the circuit breaker

Now it’s time to turn off power to your doorbell and doorbell chime (if you have one) at the circuit breaker.

Step 6: Remove the old doorbell

Remove the existing doorbell’s faceplate (it should pull off pretty easily). Grab a screwdriver and loosen the baseplate. Remove the baseplate and set the old doorbell aside.

Step 7: Install the new doorbell

Connect your two existing doorbell wires to the screws on the back of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, then tighten the screws to secure the wires in place. Use the included screws to attach the Ring Video Doorbell Pro’s baseplate to your door frame (or wherever you’re installing your doorbell). You may have to drill new holes if the new doorbell doesn’t line up with the dimensions of the old one.

Installing the Pro Power Kit is a simple but important step.

Step 8: Install the Pro Power Kit V2

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro also comes with a Pro Power Kit that connects to the doorbell chime inside your house (if you have one) to regulate the power going to the doorbell.

Make sure the power to your internal chime is turned off. Remove the chime cover and loosen the front and trans terminal screws. Without removing the wires already connected to these terminals, attach one wire from the Pro Power Kit to each terminal. Read more about the Pro Power Kit here.

Step 9: Enter Wi-Fi info

The Ring app will prompt you to join Ring’s Wi-Fi network and then ask you to enter info for your own Wi-Fi network.

All four removable faceplates — black, satin nickel (silver color), Venetian (bronze) and pearl (off-white) — come with your purchase.

Step 10: Attach the faceplate

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro comes with four different removable faceplates in satin nickel (silver color), Venetian (bronze), pearl (off-white) and black that connect to the Video Doorbell Pro’s baseplate. Choose one and screw in the security screw at the bottom of the doorbell to hold it in place.

That’s it, you’re done. Now you can use your Ring Video Doorbell Pro. Visit the settings section in the app to customize your doorbell’s features, such as setting up your own free motion detection zones .

Installing a Ring Doorbell Pro is not as difficult as it may sound. People who don’t have experience in such matters might be slightly intimidated, but there’s no reason to worry. This article will show you how to safely install the Ring Doorbell Pro without an existing doorbell.

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That’s a common misconception too, because you don’t need to have a conventional doorbell to install the Ring Doorbell Pro. With the right preparations, everything should go smoothly and you will be done in no time. Keep reading for the detailed installation guide.

Preparation Phase

Like most things in life, this process also takes a little preparation. There are two things that you need to do before you can start installing the Ring Doorbell Pro. First, you will need to download the Ring app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Use this link to select the proper download option based on the device you have – Android, iOS, Windows, Mac – and create an account. Once the app is installed and updated, there’s only one thing left. You need to charge your Ring Doorbell Pro.

You can do that with the micro USB cable that is included with your Ring Doorbell Pro. Simply plug one end of the USB cable into a power source and the other end in the back of the doorbell. You will see the LED indicator showing you the battery level of your Ring Doorbell Pro.

Once the battery is full, the LED indicator circle will be fully lit. Now you can move on to installation.

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Installation of the Ring Doorbell Pro Without Existing Doorbell

The installation process varies slightly for people who have a doorbell. If you want a wireless doorbell, just follow these steps:

  1. Place the baseplate tightly onto your doorframe. Then put the level – it is included in the package – right in the middle of the baseplate. Make sure it’s totally even.
  2. Use a pencil to mark the screw holes in each of the four baseplate corners.
  3. Drive the screws (also included) with your screwdriver right through the holes in the corners of the baseplate and into the doorframe.
  4. Use the anchor bolts (included as well) if you want to mount the doorbell into a brick or concrete wall. With the drill bit (included), drill in four holes into the doorframe. Then place the plastic anchor bolts in and drive the screws directly into said anchor bolts.

That’s it for the physical part of the installation. Now it’s time to link the Ring app with your Ring Doorbell Pro.

Ring Doorbell Pro Setup

Finally, you can begin with the Ring Doorbell Pro setup. Remember that you need the Ring Doorbell fully charged, and the app running on your phone, tablet or computer. You’ll need to enter your home location, the exact location where you placed the doorbell – front door, for example – and configure sensitivity of the doorbell’s motion detector.

Start up the Ring Doorbell Pro using the button on the front. Now you can check the video quality. Make sure that your Wi-Fi router is relatively close to the Ring device and that your network is not cluttered. Consider using a separate Wi-Fi network on your router for the device’s camera.

If the video quality is bad you might need a Wi-Fi extender, such as the Ring Chime Pro. Alternatively, you might want to switch to a better internet plan, with better upload and download speeds. The recommended speed for the 1080p video quality of the Ring Doorbell Pro is 2 Mbps.

However, having an even better internet plan is not a bad idea. Once you get a clear video, it’s time to tighten the baseplate.

The Final Touches

Now you can attach the Ring Doorbell Pro to its baseplate. First, loosen the security screws at the bottom of your doorbell. Next, slide the doorbell over the baseplate and latch it on. With the screwdriver that’s included in the package, tighten the security screws that you have just loosened.

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That’s it, now you can adjust the settings of your Ring Doorbell Pro to your liking via the Ring app. There are plenty of customization options at your disposal. The Ring Doorbell Pro is also compatible with most of the newest Amazon devices, such as the Echo Show or Fire TV.

Smart Doorbell

Ring Doorbells are the future. Days of having to guess who’s at your front door are over. Now you can see who’s there, and even answer the door from the comfort of your house.

Also, the advanced motion detectors on this device will notice any burglars or other intruders trying to break in. You will get immediate notifications on your phone, tablet or computer, with a live video stream.

What do you think about the Ring Doorbell Pro? Let us know in the comments below.

Before getting started, the Video Doorbell Pro is currently compatible with analog doorbells. Compatibility with digital doorbells will be available at a future date.

Experiencing some complications with installation? Please click any of these help articles below.

What are the requirements for installation, and do I need an existing doorbell?

Why won’t my QR code scan?

My doorbell won’t connect to WiFi

Why can’t I initiate a live stream of my Video Doorbell from the SimpliSafe App?

Or follow these step-by-step instructions to help you with installation.

Turn off the power to your doorbell at the circuit breaker

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To locate the right switch, try turning each switch off, one at a time and seeing if your doorbell rings

Remove your existing doorbell

Unscrew the doorbell, then unhook the wires from the back of the doorbell by loosening the screws that hold the wire ends. Make sure the wires don’t fall back into the wall.

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Wrap the wires around a pencil or use tape to prevent them from falling back into the wall

Thread the doorbell wires through the center of the mounting bracket

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To install on a stone, brick, or stucco surface, go to Optional Install B

Screw the mounting bracket to the wall

Mark where you want to drill your holes, then remove the cardboard “Clearance” marker and use the included 1″ screws to attach the bracket to the wall.

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Connect the wires to the mounting bracket

  1. Loosen terminal screws
  2. Slide exposed wire behind the square washers and around each screw (wires can connect to either screw).
  3. Tighten screws to secure wires

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Slide your doorbell into place

Push doorbell on to mounting bracket and slide down until it clicks.

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Turn on the power to your doorbell at the circuit breaker

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Press the doorbell to test chime connection

Did your doorbell chime? If yes, it’s working! If not, check that wires are secure.

Note: Camera battery may need a few minutes to charge before the camera can be connected to WiFi. LED ring will blink white after button press when camera is ready for setup.

Now it’s time to setup your wifi

Open the SimpliSafe app on your mobile device and navigate to “set up my SimpliCam” to finish installing.


Secure doorbell

Use the mini screwdriver to insert the mini lock screw at the bottom of the doorbell.

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Installing on stone, brick, or stucco surfaces

First, mark the hole location

Mark the wall first with a pencil, using the mounting bracket holes as a template.

Then, drill holes and insert wall anchors
Drill a hole at each pencil mark with 3/16′ (4.75mm) masonry bit. Insert wall anchors into the holes by gently tapping with a hammer or mallet.

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Doorbell systems consist of a button, a transformer and chimes. Therefore, you can replace these components independently of each other. Although, you may find it most cost effective to replace all of the components, using a doorbell kit, which contains everything you need to upgrade your doorbell system, is a smart way to go.

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Video Doorbell Installation Service Costs for a simple replacement only $79.99, but the cost will increase if additional parts and labor are required. Your actual price will depend on job size, conditions, and finish options.

Do you need an electrician to install a doorbell?

Installing a video doorbell may seem like a difficult task, but it’s usually a simple project that only requires a few replacement parts. Most of the electrical components run on a low-voltage circuit, so there’s no need to hire an electrician.

What do you need to install a doorbell?

Installing a Wired Doorbell
Cut off power from the breaker or fuse box to avoid injury. …
Connect doorbell wires to the chimes. …
Secure the chimes into position. …
Attach the doorbell switch near your door. …
Attach the wires so that the transformer is connected to both the chime and the doorbell.

Where is the doorbell transformer in my house?

The doorbell transformer is usually located in the attic above the actual chime.

What’s the best security doorbell?

Here are a few brands to consider . . .

Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Nest Hello
Ring Video Doorbell 2
Zmodo Greet Pro With Beam
Eufy Video Doorbell
SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro
Wisenet SmartCam D1 Video Doorbell