Best Accessories for Ring Video Doorbell Android Central 2020
Ring's various video doorbells provide a great way to make your home a bit smarter. They pull double duty as security cameras and intercom systems, work with Alexa, and of course, function as a basic doorbell. While Ring includes everything you need to get up and running out of the box, it never hurts to go beyond the basics. These are the best accessories to help you make the most of your Ring video doorbell. Some items are available for specific Ring doorbell models only, so pay close attention before you buy.
- Show up: Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen)
- Creative mounting: CAVN Adjustable Angle Mount
- Vertical mount: KIMILAR Angle Mount
- Backup battery: Ring Rechargeable Battery Pack
- Back that Ring up, twice: Ring Battery Charger, Dual Port
- Plug and play: Power Adapter, Video Doorbell Power Supply
- Powered by the sun: Wasserstein 0.4 Watt Solar Charger Mount
- Chime in: Ring Chime
- Extra reach: Ring Chime Pro
You can use the Echo Show (2nd Gen) to see who is outside your door, and the newest version is better than ever. The slimmer bezels and fabric back panel make the new Echo Show look miles better than the first one, and the big screen will make it easy to see what's going on outside your door. You can also talk to whoever is outside through the Echo Show and hear them back.
Every doorway is different, and you may need to get creative with how you mount your doorbell for it to be effective. This mount from CAVN gives you up a 55-degree horizontal angle, so your camera pays attention to where it should. It also works with both the first and second-generation Ring Video Doorbells.
If you need to change your vertical angle instead of your horizontal one, this kit is for you. Here you get three wedges to angle your Ring Doorbell Pro, this time at 5, 10, and 15 degrees. Screws, drywall sockets, and even a little screwdriver are included so you can have the mount installed in no time. This option is available as a wedge or corner kit.
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 6-12 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 run your Ring doorbell off of a battery (even if just on backup), you'll need to charge those batteries every so often. This dual charger by Dechiany can charge two Ring backup batteries at a time for your video doorbell or Ring cameras.
Keep your Ring Video Doorbell constantly powered up with this adapter from Sikoimate. This adapter works with the Ring Video Doorbell (1st Gen), Ring Video Doorbell 2, and Ring Video Doorbell Pro. No more surveillance interruptions just to recharge your batteries!
The Ring Video Doorbell 2's battery can last for months depending on your usage, but if you want to extend its life even longer and minimize charging sessions, the Solar Charger add-on is a charger and a mounting bracket in one. It works great on Video Doorbell 2, and there's a version for the first-generation Video Doorbell as well.
Your doorbell won't do you any good if you can't hear it throughout your home. The Ring Chime's speaker plugs into any power outlet to let you hear whenever someone is trying to come inside. The Chime lacks a microphone, though, so you won't be able to talk to that person.
Knock knock, ding dong
Ring's video doorbells are great on their own, but like with all smart home tech, they get so much more capable once you add some accessories. Of course, none of these are mandatory, but we personally like the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) for its ability to let us see who's at our door and engage with them (or not) from our sofa.
Of course, if you want to take your actual doorbell up a notch, consider the CAVN or KIMILAR adjustable mounts to make sure that you can actually see who's at the door. Don't forget to keep your doorbell powered with something like the Wasserstein Solar Charger Mount. Whatever accessories you add will no doubt only complement your supremely useful Ring video doorbell.
Tom Westrick contributed to an earlier version of this article.
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