A homeowner making final installation adjustments their new Ring Spotlight Cam Plus Solar.

Installing Spotlight Cam Plus, Solar

Learn how to install Spotlight Cam Plus for Solar use by following these steps.

  1. Quick Start your device.
  2. Download and open the
    Ring app.
  3. Tap the
    Menu
    (≡)
    , then select
    Set Up a Device
    .
  4. Scan QR code with the
    Ring app
    .

Hardware included:

  • Security screw for metal collar.
  • Mounting screws.
  • Wall anchors.
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Tools needed:

  • Phillips-head screwdriver.
  • Drill (optional).
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Note: Remove protective film from device. This ensures your device works properly.

2. Remove the battery.

Twist the battery compartment counterclockwise to unlock and remove the cover.

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Then, remove the battery and discard the orange battery insulator.

3. Charge the battery.

Plug it into a power source using the provided USB cable. Once the battery’s fully charged, only one light on top will glow green.

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4. Re-insert the battery.

Slide the battery back into the camera until it clicks into place.

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Twist the battery compartment cover clockwise to lock it and tighten the security screw.

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5. Choose a location with the view you want.

Your camera can be mounted on an outdoor wall, eave, or overhang. As a reminder when installing, please do not remove the rubber seal from the base as this could cause potential water damage.

6. Optimize motion detection.

Mount the camera about 3 feet (1 meter) from the middle of the entry point, and about 10 feet (3 meters) above the ground.

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  • If installing on a wall...

Your camera comes ready to mount, with the ball joint pointing down. No adjustments are needed before installation.

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  • If installing on an eave or overhang...

Remove the battery compartment cover by twisting it counterclockwise and insert the ball joint plate with the ball joint pointing up.

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7. Remove the mounting plate.

Slide it down to remove it from the camera mount.

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8. Install the mounting plate.

Warning: Only use the included mounting screws when securing the mounting plate, and do NOT drill into your home's electrical wiring.

For wall installation, the UP arrow should point up. For an eave or overhang, the arrow should point toward the area you want to monitor for motion.

If installing on a wood surface, screw the plate directly into the wall.

If installing on a masonry surface, mark four screw holes using the plate as a guide.

Drill pilot holes using a 1/4” drill bit. Insert the included wall anchors, then drive the four mounting screws through the mounting plate into the wall anchors.

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9. Attach the camera mount.

Slide it onto the mounting plate.

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Then, tighten the security screw.

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10. Attach your camera to the camera mount.

Loosen the metal collar on the bracket using a Phillips-head screwdriver (not included).

Push the ball joint into the socket until it snaps into place.

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11. Adjust the camera angle.

Rotate the camera to focus on the area of your choice. Look at Live View in the Ring app to make sure it’s positioned at your desired angle.

12. Tighten the security screw.

Then, tighten the screw on the metal collar to secure the camera position.

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Install your Solar Panel

When done installing your Spotlight Cam Plus, Solar, install the Solar Panel with these steps.

1. Choose an install location with the most direct sunlight.

If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, direct your Solar Panel towards the south. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, direct your Solar Panel towards the north.

Make sure there is nothing blocking sunlight from your Solar Panel.

Hardware included:

  • Mounting screws
  • Mounting anchors
  • Cable clips
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Tools needed:

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Drill (optional)

2. Screw the bracket to the wall.

If mounting to brick, concrete or stucco, use wall anchors and 6mm drill.

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3. Slide the Solar Panel onto the bracket until it clicks into place.

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4. Loosen the adjustment nut and adjust the positioning as required.

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5. Tighten the adjustment nut when positioned.

We recommend that the Solar Panel is at a 45 degree angle facing the sun.

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Wrap any spare cable round the cable holder, and clip the cable into one of the cable stops.

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6. Connect your Solar Panel to your Spotlight Cam Plus, using the USB-C cable.

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7. Use the cable clips to secure the cable in place.

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Last updated 2 months ago