Base station as chime for Ring Doorbell

Hi -

I have a new Ring Alarm system and a new Ring Doorbell. I don’t think I’m going to be able to get power/physical doorbell to the Ring Doorbell. Can I set things up so that the Base Station chimes when someone rings the doorbell?

Thanks

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Not the base station, but there is a Ring Chime just for that purpose. I have one and it works just fine.

https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Chime-Wi-Fi-Enabled-Speaker-Doorbell/dp/B011MYEMKQ/

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Thanks. I’ll buy that if necessary, just hoped there was a way around it. How about the ring going through an Echo?

@MJV wrote:

Thanks. I’ll buy that if necessary, just hoped there was a way around it. How about the ring going through an Echo?

The Ring Chime is your only option today. I expect Ring to add further cross-product integration as time goes by . . . but right now . . . get a Ring Chime.

EDIT >> It appears I gave you a wrong answer . . . sorry . . .

https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018032731-Doorbell-Announcement-Notifications-Through-Amazon-Alexa

but you may not like the settings you need on the echo, you have to turn on communications, I leave mine on do not disturb.

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This would be an obvious feature. Not sure how the engineers didn’t think of it. Furthermore, the base station should be capable of completely replacing an existing old-fashioned hardwired door bell system (hardwire power + doorbell button wiring). It seems they have never actually installed this thing in a real house before.

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Or… they wanted to sell chimes.

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Bumping this thread in hopes of catching a Ring product manager’s eye. This is such an obvious and elegant feature for the Base Station.

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This is really stupid. I’m really suprised how bad doorbells from Ring is. The first one I bought should be connected to my hfi, which was really difficult. No one mentioned in the description that you could not just connect it to power. Then I bought one for battery, and then you cannot even hear the bell on the base station? WTf are the developers doing :frowning: