Base Station - Doorbell Chime

Hi,

I’ve seen a few old requests about this but wanted to add my vote and see if there was an update.

Is there any plan to allow the base station to work as a doorbell chime?

The Base Station is obviously capable of a wide variety of sounds so this should be possible. It would also be ideal as my Base Station is wired centrally in my house (through the wall) so can be heard from anywhere. I have limited available sockets for additional separate Chimes.

Many thanks

J

I have this same question. Doesn’t make sense that the base station can’t also work as a door chime for the doorbells. Crazy!

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I agree with this 100%

With all the money we have put out on devices, there is no reason we should have to pay another $50 to have a doorbell sound when we already have a device that does sounds for the alarm system

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100% aligned
Just bought a ring alarm and i’m now considering buying a doorbell. This sounds like an obvious feature as Ring claims that the app allows administration of all the products. That’s all about cross-integration…. And, marketing guys : such integration is what will make customer buy Ring ecosystem and not leave for another brand.
Please add this (easy ) feature.
Thanks

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Totally +1 here. I have a ring doorbell, but am considering switching because I don’t want to buy a bunch of chimes.

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I do not like to have a lots of devices , I do not understand the reason , but it should not be hard to make station works as chime!

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I can’t believe people have to vote for this feature why would you have to buy an additional device that is completely extra when you have the base station. I am very disappointed in Ring and almost ready to cancel and head back to ADT. ADT does not have this same issue and is superior in this respect. Step it up ring team!

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I too would like this feature. 100% software. No need to buy yet another gizmo, block an outlet, use power and manage in the app.

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I am a software developer myself and I would treat this as a bug, not a feature request.

A Ring door bell does not play a notification or open a two way communication channel with either the Ring base station or Ring keypads? That is pretty embarrassing and should be fixed.

I rather return my door bell than getting me yet another gadget!
If they want money from me, I would pay 20.- to unlock this!

Best regards!

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Why is this thread not blowing up more? This is such an obvious feature. C’mon Ring, if you’re worried about the revenue, just charge a fee to unlock it. I don’t want another device just to ring my doorbell.

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Great idea this. Gets my vote.

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How is this not yet done! It seems a bad oversight by Ring. I mean, this should be available at the same time that the doorbell wired plug adapter (for those not using the existing doorbell wiring circuit) is available. Ring should offer the separate chime as an option, and not force users to buy another chime, as the base station makes a perfectly appropriate chime in most instances.

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Definitely something that should already be there. Ring fix this ASAP

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Why not use your Echo devices as your Chime? Can be setup in Alexa app with different chimes and which devices to use. Almost everyone has Alexa.

Come on ring dev, you can do it :muscle:

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I literally just finished setting up ring equipment all around my house, and I’m completely surprised ringing to the base isn’t automatic. I assumed I was doing something wrong, because I can’t imagine this is not standard. Please add this enhancement to the top of your backlog. I love everything else so far except this!

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I have just purchased and installed the Ring alarm system gen 2.
Expected it to also function as a chime for the latest door bell v4 which I also have.
Clearly my expectations are way too high :confused:

If it can chime when a door opens then it can surely work when the doorbell is pressed!
The doorbell is just another device on the same system… RING … what are you doing about this?

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Ring Devs rarely, if ever, make comments on features that they are working on (or not working on as the case may be) before a general availability announcement is made.
Likely this item is going to need more votes before it is noticed by the Devs.

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There are more valid reasons to have the base station linkable to the doorbell than current design. For one, you can save the earth from additional plastics used to make these separate chimes. You’re more efficient and lean in your build by linking it to the base station and you cut down costs used to make the chimes, even if the price of the base station was to go up a tad bit to compensate for potential losses from discontinuing the chimes.
In any case I try to keep my phone notifications on as a work around to this because I find it unreasonable to purchase yet another hardware.

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It is ludicrous that this feature is STILL not offered! Absolutely asinine!

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