Ring Video Doorbell 2 on a modern home's front door.

Ring Video Doorbell 2 Information

Video Doorbell 2 is a key part of the security around your entire property. Now, you’ll always be connected to your home, so you can watch over your property and answer the door from anywhere.

See who’s at your door, prevent crime and protect your home – all from your phone, tablet or PC.

What are the features of Ring Video Doorbell 2?

  • 1080p HD Video
  • Advanced motion detection
  • Live View
  • One-year limited warranty on parts, lifetime theft protection
  • Works with iOS and Android
  • Wifi Connected
  • Available in two fashionable finishes
  • Does not require connection to a wired doorbell

Video Doorbell 2 Tech Specs

Power Options
Rechargeable battery power or hardwire to existing doorbell kit
Battery Life
approximately 1,000 activations
Compatible Doorbell Transformers
16-24 VAC (40VA max) and 50/60Hz, DC, halogen, and garden-lighting transformers not compatible
Field of View
160 degrees
Video Resolution
HD 1080P
Includes two interchangeable faceplates
Compatible Networks
802.11 b/g/n wifi connection @ 2.4GHz
Advanced Motion Detection
Customizable motion detection zones and sensitivity scale*
Live View Available
5.05 x 2.50 x 1.08 inches
12.83 x 6.35 x 2.74 centimeters
Mounting Screws
Security Screws
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* Ring is always working toward improving your home security experience. Beginning October 2020, we’ve begun releasing a new feature for battery-powered devices called Customizable 

Motion Zones. Customizable Motion Zones have been a standard feature on wired Ring devices for some time, but they will soon be an option for Ring neighbors using battery-powered devices.

Learn more about Motion Detection

Does Ring Video Doorbell 2 operate on battery power?

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 connects to existing doorbell wiring or runs off the built-in rechargeable battery. 

What do I need to install Ring Video Doorbell 2?

Everything you need comes in the box:

  • Ring Video Doorbell 2
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Adapter plate
  • Miniature level
  • Screwdriver handle
  • Two-sized screwdriver bit
  • Screws
  • Screw anchors
  • Drill bit for anchors
  • User Manual
  • Installation instruction guide 
  • Diode
  • Wire extensions
  • Wire nuts
  • Corner wedge
  • Mount wedge
  • Two interchangeable faceplates

Do I need to use everything that comes in the box?

No, you don’t. We’ve included several items for your convenience.

If you already own a Ring Doorbell and you don’t want to drill more holes in your wall, use the adapter plate.

We’ve also included a mounting wedge and a corner wedge, which helps you get a better view from your Ring Video Doorbell 2, depending on where you install it. Tap here to learn more about installing a wedge or corner mount

The diode is only if you have a digital doorbell chime. Tap here to learn more about diode installation.

The screw anchors are only if you are installing your Ring Doorbell 2 on a masonry surface, like stucco or concrete. 

Does Ring Video Doorbell 2 use a diode for digital doorbell kits?

Yes. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 comes with an enclosed diode. Tap here for more information on when and how to use the diode. 

Which doorbells is Ring Doorbell 2 compatible with?

Ring Video Doorbell 2 is compatible with most mechanical or digital doorbell kits that use transformers between 8 and 24 volts AC. DC transformers are not supported. 

What wifi networks is Ring Video Doorbell 2 compatible with?

Ring Video Doorbell 2 is compatible with 802.11 b/g/n wifi networks operating on 2.4 gHz frequencies.

What is the recommended Internet speed for Ring Video Doorbell 2?

For best streaming performance, we recommend 2 Mbps upload and download speeds though the video will function at slower speeds.

Does Ring Video Doorbell 2 use data all the time or just when it's activated?

Ring Video Doorbell 2 will only use data when it’s activated by an event or when you access the camera via the Ring app. If Ring Video Doorbell 2 doesn’t detect motion or isn’t activated with the app, it won’t use your data.

Does Ring Video Doorbell 2 keep footage for later review?

It can, however, this requires a subscription to Ring Protect Plan, an optional service that allows you to view, save, and share up to 180 days of video.

For more information about Ring Protect Plan and what plans are available, check out Subscribing to Ring Protect Plan.

Where can I order Ring Video Doorbell 2?

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is no longer being sold. It has been replaced i the product line by the Ring Video Doorbell 3.

Tap here for more information on the Ring Video Doorbell 3.

Does Ring Video Doorbell have a warranty?

Yes, a 1-year parts and labor and lifetime theft protection. Tap here for more information on Ring's Limited Warranty and Theft Protection Plan. 

What is the Ring's refund policy?

You have 30 days from the date you received your device(s) to request a full refund. You are responsible for covering the cost of return shipping.

What is someone steals my Ring device?

Tap for more information on the theft policy.

Last updated 6 months ago