I’m a Ring expert and you’re using your doorbell WRONG – but there’s a way to fix it

RING users have been warned that they may position their doorbell at the wrong height.

It’s an easy to fix problem that can cause major headaches.

Make sure you don't place your Ring Doorbell too high


Make sure you don’t place your Ring Doorbell too highPhoto credit: Amazon Ring
Amazon recommends a height of 48 inches


Amazon recommends a height of 48 inchesPhoto credit: Amazon Ring

Take the Ring Doorbell 3 for example.

The device has a camera and also motion sensors.

“Proper positioning of your Ring Video Doorbell 3 depends on a number of factors,” Amazon explained.

“Including how your yard is laid out, the distance from the front door to the street, objects in the Ring Doorbell’s field of view, the height of the door, and more.”

So what can go wrong?

According to Amazon, one of the biggest mistakes people make is mounting their Ring Doorbell too high.

This is often because buyers believe it needs to be high to capture people’s faces.

But Amazon says, “Indeed, face viewing is now an issue when the Ring Doorbell is mounted at the correct height of approximately 48 inches (1.2 meters) off the floor.”

The motion sensors are also better off at this height.

“These are thermal sensors that detect movement by monitoring the heat within the sensing area,” explains Amazon.

“Because people are hotter than their surroundings, heat readings change when a person enters the detection area.

“The motion sensors register this change as movement and alert you.

“The motion sensors have a much more focused field of view than the camera.”

These motion sensors are designed to detect movement over a horizontal span of 180 degrees.

And they can accommodate movements from five feet to 30 feet.

Amazon warns, “If you mount the Ring Doorbell too high, you’re more likely to trap heat from passing cars than from oncoming visitors.”

So if you don’t want annoying ring notifications, make sure you’ve set them to the right height.

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Otherwise, you could be in for constant smartphone app spam.

If you set your doorbell too high, you'll end up being alerted to passing cars too often


If you set your doorbell too high, you’ll end up being alerted to passing cars too oftenPhoto credit: Amazon Ring

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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