Best Accessories for Ring Cameras Android Central 2020
Ring security cameras are a great way to make your home smarter and a bit safer. The cameras can be mounted high for you to see the whole surrounding area around the front of your house, and they feature speakers and microphones so you can speak to guests or potential intruders. Ring cameras come with a mounting kit to get you started, but that doesn't mean you have to stop there, oh no. Just take a look at all of these great accessories available for the various Ring camera models!
- Power of the sun: Wasserstein Solar Panel for Ring Spotlight Cam
- Better battery: Ring Rechargeable Battery Pack
- Charge up: Wasserstein Ring Battery Charging Station
- Unlimited power: Alertcam Power Adapter for Ring Spotlight Cam Battery
- Better mounting options: Alertcam Ring Mount
- Anti-glare: Meffort Silicone Cover Case for Ring Camera
- Better angles: CAVN Ring Doorbell Adjustable Angle Mount
- Cover up: Wasserstein Silicone Skin for Doorbell 2
- In the gutter: Wasserstein Weatherproof Gutter Mount for Ring Spotlight Cam
While there is a version of the Ring Spotlight camera that comes with its own solar panel, this is an excellent upgrade for those that started with a battery-powered version. The panel connects to the battery inside your Ring camera, so even if it's a gloomy day, your camera will have enough juice to keep going. It comes in black or white, and there are screws included to keep it in place.
It never hurts to have a spare battery for your Ring products. This kit includes a rechargeable battery pack and a USB charging cable. The battery should last six to twelve months, though it takes seven hours to recharge. It is compatible with the Ring Video Doorbell (Gen 1), Peephole Cam, Stick Up Battery Cam (2nd and 3rd Gen), and Spotlight Cam Battery.
If you like to keep backup batteries ready to replace ones that have run out of power, then this little charging station is a perfect accessory. It is compatible with batteries that come with the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery, Ring Doorbell 2 and the Ring Stick Up Cam Battery. Even better, you can charge two batteries at a time!
This power adapter from Alertcam will ensure that you never have to worry about charging your Ring camera's batteries again. It comes with a 25 foot, weatherproof, cable to keep your Ring Spotlight Cam Battery continuously powered up. It shouldn't be hard to snake it to an available power outlet in your home.
If the mount included with the Ring camera doesn't let you angle it exactly how you want, this mount from Alertcam is a great replacement. You get enough screws, bolts, and nuts to work with most of the Ring cameras, but you'll still need a drill and screwdriver to get everything in place. Once it's in place, you can adjust the camera vertically and horizontally, so it gets the best view of your yard.
If you're getting a bit too much glare on your footage — or just want an extra bit of weather protection — this cover is for you. It's just a simple piece of black silicone, no different than what you'd use on your phone or tablet. It provides a hood around your camera so the glare from the sun won't be a bother, and raindrops will drip right off, keeping your video feed pristine. This specifically works with the wired version of the Spotlight camera, not the solar or battery-powered versions.
This corner kit angle mount from CAVN allows you to adjust the viewing angle of your Ring Video Doorbell from 30 to 55 degrees so that no matter how your front door is configured, you will be able to have a good view of the front stoop. It is compatible with the WiFi Enabled Ring Doorbell and the Ring Doorbell 2.
If you're looking for some extra protection for your Ring Doorbell — specifically for the Doorbell 2 — then this silicone skin is just what you need. It is weather-resistant and fits snugly around your Doorbell 2. It has cut-outs for the button, camera, and sound grill on the side.
This mounting kit for the Ring Spotlight Cam helps you easily hang your camera in a convenient place with great viewing angles, all without drilling holes into the exterior of your home. With a 360-degree swivel and 180-degree tilt, your camera won't miss anything!
The Ring camera is great on its own, but it doesn't have to end there. Whether you want a better power supply, more mounting options, or some extra weather protection, these accessories will make using the Ring cameras much more enjoyable. If you're only going to get one of these accessories, I'd go for the Wasserstein Solar Panel, since it means you'll never have to worry about a dead battery or routing a long power cable again.
The Alertcam Ring Mount is also a great option if you want to be to mount your camera on the ceiling or adjust the angle more. Made for the Ring Spotlight Cam specifically — wired or battery-powered — it lets you set the camera horizontally.
Tom Westrick contributed to an earlier version of this article.
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