How to Mount the Ring Doorbell on ANY Material
By Trae Jacobs,
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Ring Doorbells are popular among owners of all types of homes. Mounting them has never been easier.
What You’ll Need
Before you can properly mount your Ring Doorbell, you’ll want to have the right tools on hand to ensure an efficient installation and personal safety.
To mount a Ring Doorbell on any material, you’ll need:
- Ring Doorbell
- Power drill
- ¼” masonry drill bit
- Phillip’s head screwdriver
- Eye protection
- Ear protection
- One nail
- Four plastic anchors
- Ring Doorbell bracket
- Screws and other hardware provided by Ring
Ring will supply necessary tools and hardware with your Ring Doorbell. If you’re mounting the device on a level surface, you might be able to get by without a drill.
However, additional tools might be needed, especially if you are mounting your Ring Doorbell on a jagged or angled surface.
In these instances, you’ll need more powerful and precise tools, like the power drill listed above, versus the screwdriver provided by Ring.
Start By Lining Up and Marking the Ring Doorbell Bracket
The first step in mounting your Ring Doorbell is using its compatible bracket as a guide for determining the ideal installation location and where to screw or drill the necessary holes.
Remove the provided bracket from the packaging and place it against the wall/siding where you want to install the Ring Doorbell.
Ideally, you’ll want to make sure this location has the desired amount of visibility, won’t get too wet or foggy, and is about waist to chest height, so it is easily accessible to all.
Once the bracket is in place, either snap the provided miniature level inside the bracket, or set your own on level top of it and adjust the bracket until it is level against the wall. You’ll then use your pencil to mark the bracket’s holes.
After the holes have been marked, youcan remove the bracket from the wall and move on to preparing the holes for mounting.
Prepare the Bracket Holes
How you approach this step is going to depend on the type of material you’re working with and whether it is a level surface.
For example, if you’re mounting your Ring Doorbell onto a flat wall made of wood or vinyl, then you can skip the preparation process and skip right to the next step.
If you’re mounting a Ring Doorbell onto a jagged and/or uneven surface like stucco or brick, you must prepare the bracket holes by installing anchors before you can screw the bracket into place. The brackets will provide maximum stability and ensure the bracket doesn’t shift over time.
To install anchors:
- Put on your mask and eye and ear protection
- Place the ¼” masonry drill bit into your power drill
- Create a small indentation at each marked hole site using the nail and a hammer (this will help prevent your drill bit from sliding at the start)
- Drill a hole measuring about 1.5” deep at each hole site
- Insert one plastic anchor into each drilled hole
- Push the plastic anchor into the hole until it is level with the wall (you might need to use a hammer or rubber mallet)
Install the Bracket and Ring Doorbell
Now it’s on to the final step of installing your Ring Doorbell’s bracket and mounting the doorbell itself.
Line up your mounting bracket to the holes you’ve created (or marked, if you’re working with a flat wood or vinyl surface). Use the provided screws and a Philip’s head screwdriver to firmly fasten the bracket into place.
Next, mount your Ring Doorbell onto the installed bracket and use your screwdriver again to tighten the two security screws found underneath the Ring Doorbell.
Once you’ve done this, your Ring Doorbell is fully mounted and you can start connecting it to your Smartphone.