You can pair multiple Ring Chime units to one Ring Video Doorbell
Can be configured to play a notification sound when someone presses the Ring Video Doorbell button and when doorbell detects motion
Free Ring App for iPhone, iPad, Mac Desktop, Android, and Windows 10
Chime plugs into any standard power outlet and works with your Ring Video Doorbell to let you know when you have a visitor even if your phone is in the other room. When someone presses the doorbell button on Ring Video Doorbell, the Chime unit will play a pre-set tone to notify you. The Ring Chime can also be configured to play a notification sound when Ring Doorbell detects motion. Ring Chime connects to 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi just like Ring Video Doorbell and can be paired to any number of Ring Video Doorbells. You can also pair multiple Ring Chime units to one Ring Video Doorbell.
Once connected to your Ring Video Doorbell, your Ring Chime will work anywhere it has a Wi-Fi connection, even in another location. After setting up your Ring Video Doorbell first, you should then set up Ring Chime. When both devices are active and on the Wi-Fi network, use the Ring App to associate Ring Chime to Ring Video Doorbell units. You will be prompted by the Ring App to associate your Ring Chime to one or more Ring Video Doorbells during the last step of the WiFi setup process. The Ring App is available on iPhones and iPads, Mac App, Android phones and tablets and any Windows 10 computer and tablet.
Plug & Play
Plug Chime into a wall outlet, connect to your Wi-Fi network and link to your Ring Doorbell.
Do Not Disturb
Disable Chime for the times when you want peace and quiet.
Set a custom volume in the Ring app so Chime is never too loud or too quiet.
Set up as many chimes as you want and never miss a ding
Ring Chime works with your Ring Video Doorbell by letting you know when you have a visitor, even when your tablet or smartphone isn't nearby.
WiFi has spread widely in the past decade, you can "get connected" almost anywhere nowadays - at home, at work, in libraries, schools, airports, restaurants, hotels and even on-the-move in certain types of public transport.
The ubiquitous nature of WiFi makes it an ideal technology for your Home Automation system - of a device can connect to your WiFi and onward to the Internet then you can connect to it from almost anywhere on the planet!
Many devices are now featuring WiFi connectivity as vendors recognise that they can take advantage of your existing network. The chances are you already have good WiFi coverage throughout your home, so it makes sense to use this network, rather than you having to implement something else.
That said, while current WiFi standards are very well suited to high bandwidth tasks such as video streaming, telephony, listening to music and playing games to a handful of client devices such as PCs, laptops, smartphones and tables, they aren’t particularly suitable for situations where there are many, many devices that need to communicate quickly but with much less data. Most residential WiFi equipment is designed to support a maximum number of client devices - typically between 32 and 64 - so when you add up all the WiFi devices that you already use you may find that you’re already approaching those limits!
It should also be remembered that WiFi is a point-to-point protocol, where any device needs to be able to communicate directly to the closest WiFi Access Point (AP) which could be quite some distance away. This typically means that WiFi devices need to use much more power when communicating, especially during any initial WiFi connection negotiating. Due to this it makes WiFi less suited to battery powered devices, that need to be able to run for many months, or even years, before replacing the batteries.
Other protocols, such as Z-Wave and ZigBee, are specifically designed to be low power RF communication protocols that in turn use very low amounts of energy to work. So they are very well suited for use in battery powered devices such as motion sensors, door sensors and environmental sensors. Using techniques such as “deep sleep” and “wake up” they will only communicate when absolutely necessary. Due to the mesh-networking nature of the underlying protocol they are able to transmit and receive to their nearest “neighbour” device. All of these measures mean that your battery powered Smart Home devices will go for very long periods between battery changes!
Of course, WiFi is constantly improving with advances in speed, coverage, range and power consumption being made all the time. So-called "next generation" WiFi 6 (802.11ax) is beginning to appear in consumer grade WiFi equipment and with it many of the shortcomings mentioned above are addressed. We expect many Smart Home devices to be released supporting the new standard during 2020, however unless you're intending to update your home WiFi Router(s) or Access Point(s) too then we predict it will be several years before WiFi 6 even begins to challenge the other more established Smart Home protocols.