Should You Mount Ring Doorbell with Command Strips/Double-Sided Tape?
Your new Ring Doorbell just arrived, and you are eager to get it mounted to begin enjoying the benefits of extra security for your home. However, when it comes to mounting the device on your home’s exterior wall or door frame, there are several ways to get the job done. An easy solution would be to mount the doorbell with command strips or double-sided tape, but is this recommended?
Using command strips or double-sided tape may seem like a quick and efficient way to secure a Ring Doorbell to the home. However, by not installing the security Ring Doorbell to the front of your home with more permanent methods, anyone looking to steal it can remove it, leaving the home vulnerable to theft.
If you seek the most reliable and proven ways to install your Ring Doorbell, look no further. Here you will find a few mounting methods to ensure a secure and permanent way to monitor your home.
Should You Mount Ring Doorbell with Command Strips?
It can be tempting to use command strips or double-sided tape to mount your Ring Doorbell, as they are great options for many indoor and outdoor mounting scenarios and easy to apply and remove. However, simply installing your doorbell with command strips or double-sided tape will leave your device vulnerable to theft as it can be easily pulled off the wall or frame.
Fortunately, Ring Doorbell kits come complete with the materials you need to create a more permanent mount.
Securely Mounting your Battery Operated/Wireless Ring Doorbell
If you purchased a wireless Ring Doorbell, follow these instructions to ensure a strong and secure mount for your home:
- Line up the doorbell in the installation location and mark the space where you will place it after mounting.
- Using either the stucco anchors or mounting screws, depending on the material you are securing your doorbell to, drill into the stucco (with the included drill bit) or screw into the wood or siding, creating a strong mounting location.
- The star-shaped screwdriver, which is included, will add another layer of security by attaching the faceplate after mounting.
Replacing an Existing Wired Doorbell with a Ring Video Doorbell
- Gather all the tools necessary for installation, including a drill if securing to masonry.
- Shut off power to your existing doorbell before completing any work to ensure safety.
- After using the included level for proper placement, complete the install of any screws for the type of material you are mounting to, making sure the existing wiring is accessible through the bracket.
Installing a Ring Doorbell in an Apartment that Doesn’t Allow Drilling
Living in an apartment building doesn’t have to mean you need to go without a Ring Doorbell. Some landlords will not allow any drilling on the outside of your door. However, Ring has responded to this need with a Peephole Camera and Chime bundle. This solution provides you with the reliability of a Ring Doorbell product without damaging the walls outside your apartment.
Mounting a Peephole Ring Doorbell and Chime Kit
The Peephole and Chime kit has easy-to-follow instructions to get you set up in no time:
- Using the door-view key included in your installation kit, remove the existing peephole from the door.
- Insert the Ring Doorbell outdoor assembly through the peephole until it is flush against the door.
- Utilize the adaptor if your peephole is larger. If it doesn’t fit, you won’t need to use it.
- Guide the indoor assembly over the protruding tube until it is also flush against the door.
Using the No-Drill Mount for the Ring Doorbell
The no-drill mount for the Ring Doorbell is another way you can attach the doorbell to your home. The mount itself uses an adhesive, and the doorbell is screwed into the mount. While this is still a more secure method than using command strips or double-sided tape alone, it can still be vulnerable to theft.
The following steps detail the installation process for the no-drill mount:
- Using the included level to ensure even placement, line up the no-drill mounting plate.
- Ensure you are mounting to a surface that will work with the no-drill mount. For example, brick, shingles, and rough stucco are good options; however, the doorbell will not work on a glass surface.
- Complete the installation of the mount by firmly applying the mount to your desired surface, holding it in place for a few moments.
- Allow the mount a few hours for the adhesive to be in place before attaching the doorbell.
- Your Ring Doorbell can be securely screwed into the mounting plate.
Finding the best way to install your Ring Doorbell using these secure methods will enhance your delivery, visitor, and property supervision needs. Enjoy the added sense of security when you have completed your Ring Doorbell installation using one of these methods!