How to install the Ring Video Doorbell 2

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Installing a doorbell is so much easier than you’d think. Like Ring’s original Video Doorbell, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 can be either hardwired, or powered by the included rechargeable battery. Here’s how to replace your existing buzzer with the Ring Video Doorbell 2 in no time.

Step 1: Charge and install the included battery

Even if you hardwire this doorbell, you still need to install its rechargeable battery as a backup. Unlike the first-gen Ring buzzer, this model has a removable, rechargeable battery. That feature makes it incredibly simple to charge — even after you’ve mounted the doorbell to the wall.

Simply connect the battery to the included power adapter. When the red status light disappears, the battery is fully charged.

Step 2: Download the Ring app on your phone

Download the Ring app on your iPhone or Android device. The app will be your main point of access for your Video Doorbell 2. It’s where you’ll receive alerts and be able to talk with visitors via the live video screen.

But before you can do all that, you have to connect your new doorbell to the app. Fortunately, Ring makes this process very easy — just open the app, create an account and follow the steps.

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Step 3: Install the battery and complete the app setup

Attach the battery to the doorbell and wait for it to power on. Note: If one of the included faceplates is already attached, remove it before inserting the battery by pulling down and away from the doorbell.

Press the button on the upper right corner of the Video Doorbell 2 and select the Ring Wi-Fi network in your phone’s settings. Return to the Ring app, select your local Wi-Fi network and enter the password to connect. Now your Ring Video Doorbell 2 is online.

Step 4: Turn off power to your current doorbell

Before removing your existing wired doorbell, make sure you’ve turned off power at the circuit breaker. At this point, you can uninstall your old doorbell and set it aside.

Note: Not sold on the Ring Video Doorbell 2? Here’s an overview of Ring’s complete DIY doorbell lineup: Read more…


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This article and images were originally posted on [CNET How To] December 26, 2017 at 08:59AM. Credit to Author and CNET How To | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day





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