500 to 1,000 feet range

My driveway gate is 500 to 1,000 feet from my house. Is there any way to use a Ring doorbell at this distance?

No, it’s a doorbell. No even the flood light could see that far. 30 to 40 feet max at night.

And there no way it could reach wirelessly at that distance.

Saw your first response and want to clarify I want to put the Ring at my gate not on my house door. I understand about seeing a distance and there are daylight hours by the way. Your second response is aimed at my question regarding “range” and yes, wireless range. I don’t expect wireless to have that range but thought someone smart could advise on solutions to extend WiFi range, repeaters, hardwire solutions, etc. I thought the people in this forum had more knowledge than “take out of box and done”. Thanks

I guess much depends how much you want to spend getting a system up and running. I think the simplest way would be to hardware Ethernet cable out to your gate using a PoE (power over Ethernet) system. You would need a PoE Ethernet switch plugged into your main router then ‘in-line’ PoE extenders/boosters for every 100m of cable plus use the best quality Cat6 cable. Not sure if the boosters are weather proof but it would not be too difficult to sort that out with small plastic boxes and silicon sealant. Clearly using Ethernet you may want to use the Elite doorbell providing that bell can be powered from a ‘standard’ PoE power source, alternatively you could terminate the cable with a PoE powered outdoor Access point but that depends where you could mount such a device. Finally with the doorbell so far from you house you might want to consider how it is mounted securely to prevent theft – if that’s an issue! Anyway food for thought.

@Beauvoir wrote:
Saw your first response and want to clarify I want to put the Ring at my gate not on my house door. I understand about seeing a distance and there are daylight hours by the way. Your second response is aimed at my question regarding “range” and yes, wireless range. I don’t expect wireless to have that range but thought someone smart could advise on solutions to extend WiFi range, repeaters, hardwire solutions, etc. I thought the people in this forum had more knowledge than “take out of box and done”. Thanks

Well, I’m not as stupid as you suggested. But I thought the question was. I’m not the one that doesn’t know what to do if I wanted to run a cable 500’ to 1000’. Big difference right?

If you want 1000’, then wifi would never work unless you did not care about the stability of your signal. You’d need a 4G camera and a power supply near the camera. Wired, you’d need a coaxial cable to work at that range and power supply as well. So, does Ring sell anything like this? No, they do not. That’s why I answered it the way I did… Asking a question based on either 500’ or 1000’ in distance is 2 different things. Why do you not know the total distance or explain in detail your requirements? There is a lot involved depending on where the cam will be and the location of the house. Trees, other obstacles, grade differences, and other wireless interferences. As for using the cable method. What type of ground will it be in, is there any high water tables just under the surface? So, to correctly answer your question, you’d need to supply much better information to get a much better answer. Sorry, you can’t research it yourself it seems and want others to advise you on something that Ring just can not do with their products.

Thanks

Thanks BAFlyer. Helpful points for me to consider. I notice the “Elite” uses Cat5 connection but does it also need to be in range of a WiFi signal? I watched the video for the Elite and it shows connecting to Ethernet as well as low-voltage doorbell power. If the Elite still needs to access a WiFi signal, what is the purpose of the Ethernet connection which suggests also is PoE? If the Ethernet connection alleviates the need for a nearby WiFi signal, seems the distance from router to Elite Doorbell could be quite long - maybe 500 feet? Perhaps using a coax to Ethernet adapter would allow for a long run of RG6 to work between router and Elite doorbell. Thanks