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RING Doorbell 3 Camera Easy Installation Guide

Ring Doorbell 3 Plus and Indoor Cam

I pulled everything out of the box and placed it all out on the table.

The ring cam itself looks like this when pulled out of the box. It needs to come apart and battery removed as part of the set up process.

First the battery cover needs to be removed. Gentle pressure along the bottom edge will help slowly work the gray cover off the main piece. Remove the gray cover and set it aside for later assembly.

With the cover removed it exposes the ring camera's battery and the tab that needs to be depressed for removal and charging.

Press on the silver button and slide the battery out of the camera body.

Contained in the box is the battery's charger. Hook the charger up to the battery and charge for a few hours. Ideally, if you can, charge it overnight and it'll be fresh in the morning. During this installation I charged it for around 3-4 hours.

The light indicators will tell you when it's ready.

Once charged, insert the battery back into the charged ring cam. The round LED light on the front will quickly light up and blink a blue color.

Place the cover over the camera and again the light will blink a blue color.

Now is the time to start installing the Ring app on your phone. Now go ahead and turn the power off to the doorbell (if you choose) and unhook the old door bell. I found that the ones I've installed that I didn't need to turn off the power to it as the voltage was so low that I didn't get shocked at all, however, I will recommend you not do this and go ahead and make sure the power is turned off to the doorbell.

These are the two wires that will get hooked up to the ring cam. There is no ground wire as seen in many household wiring set ups. Also it does not matter which wire gets hooked up to which pole of the camera.

The ring cam comes with two black extension wires. I did not need to use them during this set up, however, in many set ups there is not enough wire length of the existing household wires to reach the ring cam so this is where these extension wires come in very handy.

This shows the two connection points on the ring cam. Again, it does not matter which color wire from the doorbell wires gets connected to the cam. One wire for each screw.

The ring cam riser wedge needs to be installed in the optimum position for maximum visibility.

Run the existing doorbell wires through the opening in the ring cam wedge.

Secure the ring cam plastic wedge to the house using the provided screws. Be sure not to over-tighten as this could potentially crack the plastic.

Connect the doorbell wires to the ring cam and tighten them down and then secure the ring cam to the wedge.

This shows the final positioning of the ring cam and is almost ready for use.

The very bottom of the ring cam contains a security screw that must be tightened as the last installation step. The indoor cam is a no-brianer and just needs to be plugged in and placed in the location of your choice in your house. Below is the the full video showing the installation process.


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