Amazon.com: Customer reviews: KIMILAR Adjustable 30 to 55 Degree Angle Mount Compatible with Ring Video Doorbell 2 / Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell, Replacement Angle Adjustment Adapter Mounting Plate Bracket Wedge Kit, Black
This adjustable wedge for the Ring doorbell was very convenient to install and is quite useful to get exactly the angle you need. My doorbell is mounted at right angles to the door opening so I needed to tilt it to the side. The wedge that comes with the Ring wasn't enough and they only offer fixed angle add-ons. I like the fact that I can install this adjustable wedge and move it to exactly where I want it while watching the video. Now, the shortcomings - The Ring is designed to make it very difficult to remove from its mount. They use a "security screw" to hold the cover on (really a just small Torx bit, but not too many people carry around these anyway). A standard Phillips head is the adjustment locking screw on this wedge. If you remove them, one might be able to rip the housing off the wall and carry away the doorbell, so this is something that could be improved. Of course, you would have their picture as they stole the doorbell, but I wonder if this voids Ring's theft guarantee. Second concern: My doorbell is mounted under an overhang, so there is very little harsh weather to deal with. If your doorbell is out in the open, I am not sure how weathertight this wedge is, particularly where the angle adjustment slot is. Not too much water can get in, but I like to design things with a little overkill anyway.
Our Ring Doorbell 2 is installed on an adjacent wall, at a 90 degree angle from the front door. We bought this to be able to tilt the doorbell so it faces people more onward as they come to the door. This item does the trick! Very easy to adjust the angle and user friendly to install.
I have the original Ring and this works perfectly. The holes on the Ring mounting plate line up perfectly with the holes on the mount and is really easy to attach. The only thing I wish is that they could change the design so that the top and bottom screws that adjust the angle were a little more discrete. When the doorbell is mounted at approximately eye level, you can see the top of the unit and the screws; not the most elegant. Also, the Ring mounting bracket sits about 2mm away from the mount, so it doesn't look as flush and clean as it could be. But I'm very pleased with the ease that this unit holds the Ring doorbell and mounts to the wall. It allows me to put the Ring where it has the best 'view' of the area in front of the door.
My doorbell is perpendicular to my door, so I got this angle mount to increase the range of view. Set at 55 degrees, I can now see who is approaching the door.
Install: It was actually easier to install the Ring Doorbell 2 WITH this mount, compared to mounting the Ring direct. The Ring Doorbell 2 requires drilling/screwing 4 holes into the wall/cbs. This angle mount only has 2 holes/screws (one on top and one on bottom). The Ring Doorbell 2 then attached via 4 screws ONTO the angle bracket.
My existing doorbell was mounted to an electrical box. I made some modifications to my angle mount to make the install cleaner. I secured the bottom screw hold of the mount onto the bottom hold of the electrical box. Because the ring is a taller doorbell, the electrical box holes do not match up to the Angle Mount's holes. By using the bottom hole, I only needed to drill one hold in the Angle Mount that was at the same height as the top hole of the electrical box. By doing this, I did not have to drill any holes into the wall/cbs.
Worked perfect to mount my Ring on a slim location where original doorbell was. No I don't have to reroute wires and works perfectly. If you have a slim mounting location where it may not fit, this allows it to be mounted centrally with the screws in center. Allowed me to keep the Ring.
Pros: 1). 30 to 55 degrees more useful than a fixed angle; 2). Easy to mount; 3). Volume within the mount more than enough to tuck the wires and allow longer wires if the Ring doorbell needs to be removed to maintenance. 4). High impact plastic durable. 5). I used acetate to prime to paint to match house mounting (should have used sand paper). 6). Unit is ambidextrous - just flip vertically to mount on opposite side. Cons: none.
I used this for my Ring obviously. Half of the lens was simply seeing a wall. I bought this thinking I would use the 30 degree setting to enhance the view, but found that 55 was a completely different experience allowing me to see not only the whole porch and stairs, but also the front door while sitting right next to it. I wish I had installed this 2 years ago when I put the ring in.
I removed a start under sturdiness because while it has a few set screws (top and bottom) do hold the extreme angles, however eventually there will be problems if sitting in the sun. Plastic gets brittle in the sun and in the winter. There is not any other reinforcement. Since I have northern exposure and a covered porch I hope this will not be a problem for me any time soon, but it just feels less sturdy than the minimum position that I had planned to use. regardless you would get several years out of it so worth the money. Also this will not help if someone wants to rip the Ring off the door because the screws are short and only a few support it on the plastic. There have been many instances of this happening before they can record the intruder, but because of my setup there is no way to sneak up on mine to do this. It is a problem for a few others I have installed for friends and family.
This offers no up or down adjustment, but I don't think this is needed in most cases unless you have 4-5 steps off your porch.
great product. couldn't be easier all hardware is included. even philips screwdriver and 4 screws made to attach the video doorbell 2. the 2 holes used to mount the bracket to the wall are in the middle which was good for me cause i could not have used holes on the corners, i don't have much width on my door jam. i hardwired mine but charging the battery will not be hard. happy with product.
I wanted to angle my Ring doorbell to capture traffic from the road and this did the trick. Awesome product, hard plastic and like the convenience of the angle screw in case I want to adjust it. The best part is you can use the same drill bit provided by Ring to drill the wholes on the wall. Quick note before you buy is you will have to drill new wholes on wall as this has a screw whole on top and bottom.
The product truly helps,get better angle if you front walkway is at an angle. It helps see whose approaching up your front walkway. I would recommend if your doorbell is off to the side to use this product. It took only 2 days to receive. Worth it.