Can You Have Multiple Ring Doorbells in One House?

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Most homes have more than one door, and installing a Ring Doorbell on each is a great way to keep an eye on your home. 

Can You Have Multiple Ring Doorbells in One House?

The Ring Video Doorbell is my favorite smart doorbell on the market.

One Ring Doorbell is usually enough for smaller homes with only one entrance. But if you have a larger home, installing a Ring Doorbell at each door offers even more security and convenience.

You can use any number of Ring Doorbells in one house and connect each to your Wi-Fi network to control them through the Ring app. 

When someone rings any Ring Doorbell in your home, or when motion is detected, the Ring app will tell you which device the alert is coming from. You can view each Doorbell’s video feed in real-time or view recent activity for each camera in the Ring app. 

You’ll see a cumulative list of alerts from your Ring devices on the home screen. Select the device and tap Recent Activity to view recent activity on a specific Doorbell.

Ring doorbell of front door showing events

Setting Up Multiple Ring Doorbells in One Home

Before physically installing a Ring Doorbell, you must set it up in the Ring app. Each doorbell can be set up individually using these steps:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner to open the menu.
    Open the menu in the RIng app
  3. Select “Set Up a Device.”
    Select set up a device
  4. Select the type of device you are setting up.
    Select the device you are setting up
  5. When prompted, scan the QR code or MAC ID on the back of your Ring Doorbell. You can also find this code on the box the Doorbell came in or in the Quick Start Guide. 
    Scan the QR code
  6. Confirm your current address. If you have Ring Cameras and Doorbells set up in multiple locations, select the one you want to use or create a new one. 
    Confirm your address
  7. Select “Custom” and give the doorbell a unique name to distinguish it from your other Ring devices. 

After completing the set-up process in the app, follow the directions to physically install your Ring Doorbell using the included hardware. The steps differ slightly by:

Man installing a ring doorbell

Most traditional Ring Doorbells can be positioned and installed in the same place. But the Peephole Cam is a different story . The Peephole is install in an existing doors, you guessed it, peephole.

Changing the Settings for Multiple Ring Doorbells

If you have multiple Ring Doorbells in your home, it’s a good idea to adjust a few settings so you can distinguish each from other Ring devices in your home. 

I recommend changing each doorbell’s name and notification sound in the Ring app.

To rename a device:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner, then select “Devices.”
  3. Select the Doorbell you want to change the settings for.
    Select your Ring doorbell
  4. Tap “Device Settings.”
    Select device settings
  5. Select “General Settings.”
    Select General Settings
  6. Tap “Device Name” and type in a distinct name for the Doorbell. For example, if it’s located at your front door, you could name it “Front Door.”
    Select Device name

To change the notification sound:

  1. Select the doorbell > “Device Settings” > “Notification Settings.”
    Select notification settings
  2. Select “App Alert Tones” or “Linked Chimes” and choose a unique tone.
    Change the audible alerts for the ring doorbell

With distinct names and unique alert tones for each Doorbell in your home, you’ll never have any doubts about what’s going on with each camera.

Can You Connect Two Ring Doorbells to One Ring Chime?

The Ring Chime can be connected to as many Ring Doorbells as you have in your home, as long as each is connected to Wi-Fi.

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner.
  3. Select “Devices.”
  4. Select your Ring Chime or Ring Chime Pro.
    Select the Chime
  5. Tap “Chime Network” or “Chime Pro Network” and connect your Video Doorbell.
    Select Chime Pro network then connect the devices

While you can connect multiple Ring Doorbells to a single Ring Chime, there’s no way to assign a unique chime sound for each Doorbell at this time. The sound will be the same no matter which bell is rung. 

How Many Ring Doorbells Can I Have on One Transformer?

As long as your doorbell transformer has the power needed to support it and your chime box is compatible, you can connect as many Ring Doorbells as you want to a single transformer. 

However, this will only work if you have existing doorbell wires in multiple locations.

Can You Have Multiple Ring Devices in One Home?

Whether you have a Ring Protect Plan or not, you can add unlimited Ring devices to your account. 

You can have a Ring Doorbell at each door, a Ring Alarm security system, indoor security cameras, and smart floodlights all operating simultaneously on one Ring account.

Ring alarm generation 2 with keypads and sensors laid out on table.

You can customize your Alert notifications for each device in the Ring app so you always know which device the app is notifying you about. 

Can I Connect Multiple Ring Devices to Alexa?

All Ring devices are compatible with Alexa, and you can connect unlimited Ring devices to the Alexa app. 

If you have an Alexa-enabled device with a screen, such as an Echo Show, you can view each camera’s live stream and recently recorded videos using voice commands. 

Here’s how to integrate your Alexa and Ring devices and a list of voice commands for Ring Doorbells and Cameras. 

Can I Use Ring Devices in Multiple Houses or Properties?

Most Ring accounts support up to ten different Locations, so you can control the Ring devices at your home, office, and vacation house without logging in and out of different accounts. 

However, if you use the Ring Alarm for home or office security, remember that the Ring Protect Professional Monitoring Plan only applies to one physical location

If you have two Ring Alarm systems in different locations, you will need two monthly subscription plans to take advantage of professional monitoring. 

Managing Multiple Ring Device Locations

Locations can be viewed, renamed, changed, or deleted on the Ring app at any time, as long as you are connected to Wi-Fi. 

To view the devices at a specific location, select the location from the drop-down menu at the top of the app’s homepage. You can also view all your devices at once, regardless of location, by choosing “All Cameras” from the list. 

To change the name or address of a location:

  1. Press the Location name at the top of the Ring homepage and select the one you want to edit.
    Select the correct location
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner. 
  3. Select “Settings.”
    Select Settings in the Ring menu
  4. Tap “Name” to edit the Location name. Tap “Address” to edit the Location address.
    Edit the name and Address
  5. Press the back arrow in the top-left corner to save your changes. 

On the Settings page, you’ll also see a small red trash can icon next to the name and address for your Location. As long as there are no Ring devices linked to that Location, you can tap this icon to delete it.

If you want to delete a Location from your account, you’ll need to first remove or change the Location of each device linked to it.

  1. Switch to the Location you want to delete on the Ring app homepage.
  2. Select “Devices” from the menu and choose the Camera or Doorbell you want to edit.
  3. Tap “Device Settings,” then “General Settings.”
  4. Select “Location” and choose the location you want to move it to.

Can I Share My Ring Devices?

You can add other people who live in your home, like your significant other, kids, or roommates, to your Ring account as Shared Users.

Once you add someone as a Shared User, they can access and view video footage from the Ring devices you grant them access to in the Ring app. 

However, Shared Users don’t have the same permissions as the account owner. For example, the following actions are not available:

  • Deleting devices
  • Deleting videos
  • Changing settings
  • Changing device names
  • Adding other Shared Users
  • Connecting to a new Alexa device

How to Add Shared Users to a Ring Account

A Shared User must have their own Ring account. While they can’t change your Doorbell or Camera’s settings, they can view its live feed and motion detection clips.

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines to open the menu.
  3. Select “Devices.”
  4. Choose the device you want to share. 
    Select your Ring doorbell
  5. Scroll down and select “Shared Access.”
    Select shared access
  6. Tap “Add User.”
    Select add user
  7. Enter the email address of the person you want to add then select the devices you want grant access.
    Add email, grant access to the devices and send invite
  8. Select “Send Invite.”

The user will receive a link in their email with instructions on how to get access. If they don’t receive the invite, just tap “Resend Invite.”

You can also log in to a single Ring account on multiple phones or tablets. Remember that this will give the user full access to your account, allowing them to change settings and delete videos.

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