As soon as I purchased my first ring doorbell I set it up and realized it was raining and it suddenly occurred to me is the ring doorbell waterproof? can it get wet?
The Ring Doorbell can get wet and although it is weather-resistant it certainly is not waterproof. This means that although it can withstand a certain amount of rain it may get damaged if exposed to enough water. Its ideal working temperatures are -5 – 120°F (-20 – 50°C)
Although I haven’t experienced any issues with my device being damaged by the rain. I have some reviews in which individuals have had their devices break down due to rain.
How to Protect Ring DoorBell From Getting Wet
The device can definitely get damaged from rain, it may be fine if its slightly drizzling outside but its best to stay on the safe side and protect your device from water in general.
There are several options you can take to protect your device we will explore both paid and free options so stick around.
1.Weather Blocking Mount Bracket
I’ve tried various ring doorbell “weather resistant” products and most were not effective. Iv had issues with weather-resistant silicon skins which were the first product I tried and despite reading some negative reviews I decided to try it anyway and needless to say, I should have trusted the reviews.
The product that did work the best for me was the weather blocking mount although it’s mainly designed to be a sun visor it works incredibly well to protect your ring doorbell from the rain. It also works well to prevent glare caused by the sun so it’s beneficial for a wide range of weather conditions.
It’s compatible with both Ring 1 and Ring 2. It also allows you to effectively angle the doorbell & works great if you have narrow spaces and need it to fit as well.
As mentioned above there are other products available such as a ring doorbell cover but that wasn’t very effective in my case.
2.DIY Ring DoorBell Cover
A free option to protect your ring doorbell is to DIY it! Heres a good video to instruct you through the process.
Unboxing & Installation
What Comes Inside The Box
- Manual (Installation Guide)
- Tools Box (USB Cable for battery, wire to connect to your existing doorbell to be used without battery, screwdriver, drill bit, 2 sets of screws)
- 2x Mounts (beneficial if you have unleveled walls)
- Battery 6100mAH (Lasts around 6 months)
- Extra Cover
- Installation Screws
- Mounting bracket
- Motion Detection
- Night Vision
- HD Video
- Hardwired or Battery Powerd
- Wifi Connected
- Quick Release rechargeable battery pack
- Instantaneous two-way talk
Installation & Setup
The installation process is very simple and can take anywhere from 15- 30 minutes to install. After adding the battery to the device, install the ring doorbell application on your phone. Turn on the devices wifi by clicking the button on the front and connect to it with your mobile device, after you complete you will be able to create an account on the app and after that your all done test it out!
What Sizes do Ring Products come in?
Here is a list of ring products and their size dimensions.
| Ring Video Doorbell|| 4.98 x 2.43 x 0.87 in. or 12.65 x 6.17 x 2.21 cm.|
| Ring Video Doorbell 2|| 5.05 x 2.50 x 1.08 in. or 12.83 x 6.35 x 2.74 cm.|
| Ring Video Doorbell Pro|| 4.5 x1.85 x 0.80 in. or 11.43 x 4.7 x 2.03 cm.|
| Ring Video Doorbell Elite|| 4.7 x 2.75 x 0.43 in. or 11.96 x 6.94 x 1.10 cm.|
| Ring Stick Up Cam (available only in US.)|| 4.98 x 2.43 x.97 in.|
|Ring Spotlight Cam|| 4.96 x 2.72 x 2.99 in. or 12.6 x 6.91 x 7.59 cm.|
| Ring Floodlight Cam|| 4.5 x 2.7 x 2.7 in. or 12.5 x 6.9 x 6.9 cm.|
| Ring Chime || 3.75 cx 2.88 x 2.2 or 6.985 x 4.775 x 3.302 cm).|
| Ring Chime Pro|| 3.75 cx 2.88 x 2.2 or 6.985 x 4.775 x 3.302 cm.|
Does Ring Doorbell get Stolen? Yes, there have been cases where ring doorbells have been stolen but it will be replaced by the warranty.
Will I have to purchase anything at a hardware store in order to install my Ring device?
No, Everything you need to install your device already comes prepared in the box you purchase
Are there any additional fees involved?
There are no additional fees or subscriptions. The only payment that is optional is the ring protect plan which allows you to review share and save videos and there is a basic and plus plan.
How long can my Ring device run on its internal battery?
The battery can last anywhere from six to twelve months depending on how often it is being used.
Will I be notified when the battery in my Ring device is running low?
Yes, by checking the ring app it will alert you anytime your running low on battery.
Tips To Get The Most Out of Your Ring Doorbell
Connect to Smart Hubs
Connect your ring doorbell to a smart hub (such as Samsung smart hub) and set up full automation with devices in your house, for example, you can pick a time which you want the lights in your porch to be activated instantly when someone pushes the doorbell.
Connect to Amazon Echo
Connecting to an amazon echo device will allow to do some pretty cool stuff such as amazon echo will let you know if motion has been detected in the front door. Also if someone presses the doorbell, Alexa will alert you that someone is at the front door.
Connect To Amazon Fire
Another cool tip is connecting the ring doorbell to your amazon fire tv this will allow you to tell Alexa to show your front door and it will immediately pop up on the screen.
There you have it all our tips and tricks on working with ring doorbells and how to get the most out of it. There’s a lot of awesome features and capabilities that come with the ring doorbell sadly although weather-resistant the ring doorbell is definitely not waterproof and can be damaged if exposed to enough water. The good news is as shown above there are free and paid options available for protecting your ring doorbell from getting exposed to water.
If you live in an area where it slightly drizzles occasionally then you may be fine but the rest of us who must endure strong pouring of rain occasionally should definitely consider the options above and protect your doorbell as it will get wet if exposed to enough water and it will get damaged.
If you’re worried that the product might be too small or big, Ring does have several products available with different sizes as well as features take a look at the comparison guides above to find the right size for your needs.