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Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

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Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

Has anyone successfully figured out how to mount the base station on the wall like in all the Ring advertisements? I'll attempt to attach the photo I'm talking about.

 

I'm guessing it is not even plugged in and they edited the blue circle into the photo . Have you seen the power adapter on this thing? It's HYUUUGE! I can't find a recessed outlet it will fit into.

 

So, I have to say this is my biggest disappointment ( I have others) with the Ring alarm so far. 

 

A much better option would be to allow the base station to receive hard-wired power so I could utilize my existing old-fashioned doorbell's power. The Ring doorbell models generally already can connect to old-fashioned doorbell wiring so it would then have a direct hardwire connection to the base station for both power and ding-dongs (yes, I said it).

 

You know, they also could have taken the opportunity to make some money by selling some mounting hardware to blend this thing in better.

 

The aesthetics of a residential alarm system are very, very important and Ring has failed with the base station--and the keypad is just as terrible but at least it can run on a battery, I guess.

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New Neighbor

Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

eshock, I have a solution for you.

 

In the end I spent about $30, but it's a clean install. You will need to make a bracket to support the base station in/on the box since the keyholes don't match with anything, but other than that, everything is from Amazon. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

The outlet is currently out of stock, but the only reason I went with this particular one is it was rated at 4a. The Ring power brick is 2.5a and I couldn't find reliable information on other USB outlets on what the output of a single USB port was.

 

Box:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B003E48COU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Outlet:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0817225XL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

USB Adapter:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B075112RM6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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New Neighbor III

Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

There are mounting holes on the bottom (or back) of the unit.  You need to run the wire(s) (power and ethernet if used)  through the wall, sort of like people often do with flat screen TVs.

New Neighbor

Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

I get that there are keyhole mounts on the back of the unit.

 

With a TV mount, one would put a recessed outlet behind the TV to plug the power cord into. For the base station, 1) the recessed outlet sticks out too far to mount the base station over, and 2) the large power adapter and excess cord are too much for a recessed outlet.

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New Neighbor III

Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

With a tv mount you typically also run all the low voltage wires (hdmi, optical audio, etc.) through the wall to your other equipment.  With the alarm base station, this would mean the low voltage power and ethernet.  I am sitting here right now looking at my tv mounted this way (yes it does have a power outlet behind it also . . . but there is no option for low voltage power feed for the big tv). You may not want to do this, but I am just answering your question . . . how to.

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New Neighbor

Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

You're describing to me how to mount a TV.  I'm concerned with mounting the Ring Alarm Base Station. It's apples and oranges. A TV has all kinds of space and leeway to hide things while the current base station does not.

 

I'd like to see any successful mounts of the Base Station that are more elegant than a hole in the wall behind the base station with a power cord sticking out the other side.

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New Neighbor

Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

eshock, I have a solution for you.

 

In the end I spent about $30, but it's a clean install. You will need to make a bracket to support the base station in/on the box since the keyholes don't match with anything, but other than that, everything is from Amazon. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

The outlet is currently out of stock, but the only reason I went with this particular one is it was rated at 4a. The Ring power brick is 2.5a and I couldn't find reliable information on other USB outlets on what the output of a single USB port was.

 

Box:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B003E48COU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Outlet:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0817225XL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

USB Adapter:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B075112RM6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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New Neighbor

Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?


@eshock wrote:

I'm concerned with mounting the Ring Alarm Base Station...I'd like to see any successful mounts of the Base Station that are more elegant than a hole in the wall behind the base station with a power cord sticking out the other side.


Why?  Why do you want to see the thing in the first place?  Once it's in operation, you never have to physically access it for any reason.  It's not an object of art you want to show off to friends.  I have mine in a recess on top of a wood cabinet, and it's nearly concealed, and that's exactly what I wanted.  The power cord and outlet are behind the cabinet as well.  Out of sight, out of mind was the objective for me.

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Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?


@Racklefratz wrote:

@eshock wrote:

I'm concerned with mounting the Ring Alarm Base Station...I'd like to see any successful mounts of the Base Station that are more elegant than a hole in the wall behind the base station with a power cord sticking out the other side.


Why?  Why do you want to see the thing in the first place?  Once it's in operation, you never have to physically access it for any reason.  It's not an object of art you want to show off to friends.  I have mine in a recess on top of a wood cabinet, and it's nearly concealed, and that's exactly what I wanted.  The power cord and outlet are behind the cabinet as well.  Out of sight, out of mind was the objective for me.


Kudos to you for being able to put the base station where you want it to be, but your post was not the least bit helpful in resolving the OP's question.

 

To answer your "why?": some people want the base station centrally located in their home and don't have a piece of furniture or cabinet to put it on top of. Some also like to be able to visually see that the ring is red or blue indicating the state of arm. If I am one of these people, which I am, then I am not going to halfass the install and have wires and cables coming down my wall to an outlet (which doesn't exist below where I installed the base station).

 

My way is right for me and how I want it installed, and I am guessing the OP feels the same way. Your way is right for you, but wrong for me.

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New Neighbor

Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

Is there a reason you had to use a (2) gang box in liue of a (1) gang box?

 

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New Neighbor

Re: Mounting the base station like the picture in the Ring advertisement - is that possible?

It is what was required. The outlet and ethernet needed to be separated, and I wanted the base as flush as possible.