I’m considering purchasing a Ring Elite to use with PoE. I would actually like to position the camera at the electric gates to our house. We have an existing wired door bell / intercom which incorporates a keypad to open the gate (or it opens with a remote control or by pressing an intercom button inside the house).
I would like a Ring to be able to answer the gate when I’m in the garden or away from the house altogether. However, I would like to leave the existing door entry which has its own bell push as well as having the Ring. Rather than having a sign saying “push the Ring bell” I’d like visitors to be able to push either bell and the chime will ring in the house AND Ring will send a message (I assume I could leave the old one connected and it would sound in the house, but that kind of defeats having Ring). I know that is possible if I just use the Ring bell push (and connect the existing chime), but I’m not sure if it would be possible to have the existing bell push also trigger the Ring?
Does anyone know?! Sadly I can’t remove the existing intercom / keypad (as for opening the gate remotely I will use a separate product for that - I think a solution exists in the US, but not in the UK yet - in any event digiGate looks like a good solution for that part).
Hey there @nk! The Ring Video Doorbell Elite is compatible with most AC-powered bells operating between 8-24 volts. Unfortunately, the Ring Video Doorbell Elite is not compatible with wireless bells or any bell/intercom system using a DC transformer. Do you know if your current setup is running via AC or DC? This will help you isolate further if this is a compatible setup, but you can also verify if your chime kit is compatible as well here. In addition, if it helps, here is information on how the physical installation of the Elite looks like so you can see if this seems like it may work in your home after checking compatibility.