I recently installed a Ring Doorbell Pro to my existing mechanical doorbell chime using the existing wiring and the included power pack. I don’t have any issues with amount of power and the doorbell doesn’t have any issues with WiFi or anything like that. My current issue is that I expect my Ring Doorbell Pro to ring the inside mechanical doorbell chime every time the doorbell button is pressed because that’s what a doorbell should do.
Currently it seems to have 2 requirements to ring
- It has to sense motion prior to ringing the mechanical chime. If it fails to detect motion prior to the button being pressed, the internal chime won’t go off.
- It will only ring a single time per motion event and continuing to press the doorbell button will not ring the chime any more times until the motion event ends.
Does anyone know if this is the doorbell “working as intended” due to software settings, electrical limitations, etc and has anyone figured out how to go about fixing this so it rings every time the button is pressed? Right now there’s just not enough “dumb” redundancy for me in this smart device. If I miss hearing the initial chime due to whatever reason (WiFi is out so only the chime goes off instead of all devices, I’m in the backyard, or literally any reason), I want the redundancy built in so that the person at my front door can keep pressing the button and expect something to ring.