Ring Spotlight Cam (1st Generation) mounted on a wall outside lighting up a dark night

Installing Spotlight Cam (1st Gen), Wired

Installing your Ring Spotlight Cam (1st Gen), Wired is a simple process. 

1. Set up Your Spotlight Cam in the Ring app.

Before physically installing your Spotlight Cam, it's important to set it up in the Ring app. Tap to learn how to perform the in-app setup.

2. Select your Location to install Spotlight Cam.

Select a location to install your Spotlight Cam. It's important when selecting a location to remember that Spotlight Cam is designed to be placed at an optimum height of nine feet with the motion detector parallel to the ground. This will put the motion sensor in a perfect position to detect human-sized objects at up to 30 feet.

3. Install the mounting bracket.

Once you've selected your spot, turn the mounting bracket so that the word "Up" is facing you. Use the built-in level to make sure Spotlight Cam is even before using the bracket to mark your holes.

If installing on a masonry surface like stucco or brick, use the provided drill bit to make your holes, then insert wall anchors before installing the screws. If installing on a wood surface, use the install screws to screw the mounting bracket directly into your wall.

4. Mount the Spotlight Cam.

After installing your bracket, align the four screws on the base of Spotlight Cam with the small holes on the mounting bracket and push down into the slots, securely locking it. Use the Phillips end of the screwdriver bit to tighten the security screw on the right until Spotlight Cam is secure.

5. Secure the cable.

Use provided cable clips to secure the 20-foot power cable to your mounting surface. Once again, use the provided drill bit if installing on a masonry surface. Then, insert the wall anchors before installing the screws. If installing on a wood surface, you can screw the cable clips directly into your wall. Feel free to paint the cable to match your wall, as well.

6. Position the camera.

If Spotlight Cam isn't plugged in yet, go ahead and do so now. Wait a minute for Spotlight Cam to power up and come back online. Using the live feed on your phone, position Spotlight Cam to your desired view. Once you are happy, tighten the security screw on the right side to fix Spotlight Cam in position.