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Floodlight Cam Mounting

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Community Moderator

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting

I apologize again for the confusion @DalTxJim! The Floodlight Cams are capable of being mounted on a ceiling, however, we always want our neighbors to keep in mind that a horizontal mounting environment can often make angling the camera for optimal detection tough in some areas, depending on what part of your property you want to monitor.

 

The lights are adjustable, and the bracket is designed to be able to accommodate this mounting, so it will work as expected, as long as you consider motion zones, field of view, and obstructions that might hinder these things.

 

We'll be sure to send this feedback to the team to work on getting this added to more of our help center articles for the Floodlight Cam.



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New Neighbor III

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting


@Marley_Ring wrote:

If you are interested in a ceiling mounted cam, check out our Spotlight Cam Wired which can be used with a Ceiling Mount accessory. I hope this helps! Smiley Happy 

 

This statement just amplifies the fact that it would be very simple to also have a Ceiling Mount specifically for the Floodlight Cam


 

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New Neighbor

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting

@Marley_Ring, the ceiling mount accessory you linked to is not intended for the Spotlight Cam. The best that can be done to gain exteneded viewing range when mounted horizontally (ceiling) with Ring's current mounting base design is to modify the ball portion of the mounting base as shown in the attached photos.

It is my opinion Ring Engineering and R&D groups have really dropped the ball on this design flaw.

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New Neighbor

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting

additional photos

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New Neighbor II

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting

I have no idea why Ring is not capable of FIXING this issue.  Would it really be that big of a deal to come out with a 2nd mount that would allow the Floodlight Cam camera to be placed properly when mounted on an eave???  Seems like a missed opportunity to #1 make customers happy and #2 have another source of income and #3 sell more Floodlight cams.  Instead, Ring seems to enjoy ignorning what the customer is asking for.

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New Neighbor

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting

I was wondering if it was possible to mount this to the ceiling. I have a floodlight fixture already that's a bit under an eve but it comes from the top, not sure if ceiling is the right word since it's outside. I guess you would say under an eave?

Anyways it seems some people were saying it was possible and some were saying it wasn't. I went ahead and just bought a ring floodlight. The camera has a ball joint and was able to rotate such that it has a proper viewing angle when mounted from the cieling.

So it IS POSSIBLE. one thing im thinking is maybe I have a newer model then some of the people who say their camera wouldn't rotate to work when mounted like this. I'll try to attach a picture of the view.
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New Neighbor II

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting

According to Ring, they state the eave type of mounting is possible, but not recommended!  Their reasoning, unless it has changed recently, was that you couldn't adjust the camera to a proper angle to have proper motion alerts.  In reality, Ring simply needs to either make an adjustment to the mounting bracket, or, do what they've done with other products and make an adapter.  I purchased a Floodlight cam and returned it for this very reason, and that was over 6 months ago.  Plenty of people are asking for a "fix", but Ring ignores it.

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New Neighbor

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting

To all that are having this issue and would like their mounting bracket modified, I will gladly do it for you. If interested, send me a request to bearden65@bellsouth.net.
Ring is not interested in helping their customers so we customers must help each other it seems.
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New Neighbor

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting

My light shows up this weekend and this is what I am planning on doing. Crossing fingers is works...

https://youtu.be/Xu_7yPY7y7w
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New Neighbor II

Re: Floodlight Cam Mounting

And watch them void your warranty if it is ever needed!