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

New Neighbor

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 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.

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.

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.