Have you recently invested in a Ring or another smart doorbell? If you don’t want to install it yourself, call us at Hop2It for electrical installation in Fort Worth.
You can also install your doorbell on your own, as long as you have just a bit of technical skill and some time for trial and error. You should also ensure that Ring doorbell installation does not need permits or other work when done in your area. Here’s our guide to smart doorbell installation in Fort Worth.
Remove Your Current Doorbell Button
Before you start, turn off the power at the circuit breaker that covers your doorbell. This is the same thing your Fort Worth electrician would do to begin the process.
Next, remove your current doorbell, including all of the wiring that connects it to your home. Set it aside, though you shouldn’t need it anymore. Different doorbells may require you to take different steps for removal.
Mount the Ring Bracket
Figure out where you want to place your doorbell. Using a leveling tool, ensure that the entire part is level, then drive your screws. If mounting on masonry or another surface that requires brackets, make sure you have the appropriate parts before you start.
Connect All Wires
Attach the wires from your home to the screws on your bracket. Don’t allow the wires to touch each other while installing.
Install the Digital Diode
If you have a digital doorbell, install the diode. This will be different depending on the type of smart doorbell installation you’re doing, so refer to the instructions in your doorbell’s package.
Put the Ring on the Bracket
Place the ring or other doorbell on the bracket. You may need to push it harder than you think you should to get it to attach securely.
Add the Security Screws
Most smart doorbells have security screws, usually on the bottom. Tighten these until the doorbell is held very firmly in place.
If you have any questions during your Ring doorbell installation, refer to the instructions that came with your particular unit. They are all similar, but they are not identical, and even your Fort Worth electrician may rely on these instructions from time to time.