Video doorbells have become a must-have item for homeowners. It allows you to see visitors who ring your doorbell as well as capture any motion around your porch. They are invaluable in keeping your house safe as well as giving you peace of mind. The Ring Pro 2 video doorbell is unquestionably one of the best video doorbell systems on the market.
The Ring Pro 2 video doorbell connects to your home wifi network using 802.11b/g/n connection. For power, the Ring Pro 2 is not wireless and needs power installed on the doorbell.
This article will cover the installation of a Ring Pro 2 video doorbell so you can get your new purchase set up and ready to use.
The Ring Pro 2 video doorbell was released in March and is at the top of Ring’s lineup of doorbells.
The Pro 2 has some updated features that customers will find very helpful. This is Ring’s first video doorbell with a square aspect ratio and a 160-degree field of view. Having this new aspect will allow you to see more of your front porch area, eliminating some blind spots. Another great updated feature for the Pro 2 is package detection, which other versions were missing.
Once you have received your Ring Pro 2, you will need to install the video doorbell. If you already have wiring for a doorbell, installation should not be too difficult. If you do not have the wiring already installed for a doorbell, then this might be something you want to call a professional to come to install for you.
- The Ring Pro 2 is designed to replace a previously installed doorbell. Ring your doorbell to listen and ensure the doorbell and chime are still working properly. Note the location of the chime.
- Turn off the power to the doorbell at the breaker. If you are unsure which breaker controls your doorbell, you can turn off your home’s main power while installing your new Ring Pro 2.
- Get the Pro Power Kit that was included with your Ring Pro 2. It ensures that the doorbell gets enough power to function properly. It must be installed before you can install the doorbell.
- Now that you know where your chime is and you have turned off power to the doorbell system, remove the chime’s cover and set it aside.
- Loosen the “front” and “trans” terminal screws using a Phillips screwdriver. Make sure the wires stay in place.
- Connect one wire from the Pro Power Kit to the front terminal and connect the other wire to the trans terminal. You can connect either wire to either terminal.
- Remove your existing doorbell button from the wall and disconnect the wires. Ensure the wires do not fall down into the wall so they are accessible later.
- Place the Pro Power Kit inside your internal doorbell away from any moving parts.
- Gently pull the faceplate away from the unit by pulling the lower section of the plate.
- With your Ring Pro 2 as a template, mark out where the screw holes need to be for your new doorbell. Mark those holes on the wall.
- If you are using stucco, brick, or concrete to attach the doorbell to, then use a ¼” or 6mm masonry bit to drill holes and insert the wall anchors. If you install the doorbell onto wood or siding, you can skip this step.
- Loop one doorbell wire around the two screw terminals on the back of your Ring Doorbell and tighten them down using a phillip screwdriver.
- Screw the doorbell into place using the included mounting screws. Before screwing the mounting screws in, ensure you have fed any excess wire back into the wall opening.
- Turn the power back on at the breaker. It may take a few seconds for the Ring Pro 2 to power up, but you will know it is ready when it lights up and speaks to you.
- Put the faceplate back onto the doorbell then make sure to tighten down the security screw at the bottom part of your doorbell.
Congratulations! Your video doorbell is installed! Once you have completed these steps, your doorbell is ready to set up and use.
The Ring Pro 2 video doorbell is one of the best on the market. In most cases, you can install the doorbell yourself and have everything ready to use. Unfortunately, the Ring Pro 2 is not wireless as far as power to the unit goes, but once it has power you can connect it to your Wi-Fi network to have it function wirelessly.