Ring was one of the first companies to come to market with a smart video doorbell. Since the launch of their first gen video doorbell, the company has expanded its product line to include security cameras, smart lighting and DIY smart home security systems. Ring has also expanded its integrations with other smart devices like smart locks and switches. However, many users don’t know about these compatible products or the type of integrations you can setup in the Ring app with these devices. In this Ring buying guide, we will educate you on which devices work with Ring video doorbells, cameras, and security systems. We will also show you the benefits of having one app to control all these devices and how to find them by using The GearBrain, our compatibility find engine for smart devices.
Before we begin, it is important to note on Ring’s site they list two types of compatible devices that work with Ring, certified and uncertified. Certified devices provide guided setup, additional features and best in-app experience when connected with Ring products. These integrations and device can also be controlled through the Ring app. Uncertified products will have basic functions and limited features in the Ring app. For instance, you might be able to only turn a device on or off using the Ring app. We will help you learn more about these two types of compatible products and how they work with Ring.
Devices that work with Ring Video Doorbells, Smart Lighting and CamerasRing Video Doorbell Wired Ring
When looking to integrate smart devices with your Ring video doorbell, it will vary based on how your Ring Video Doorbell is setup. For instance, if your Ring doorbell is the only device you are using, there is a limited number of connected products that will work with Ring. However, if you have your Ring Doorbell connected to a Ring Alarm Systems, your selection of devices will increase. This is because the Ring Alarm System works on a different wireless protocol. The Ring Alarm Systems work on a Z-Wave wireless connection while Ring Video Doorbells, Smart Lighting and Cameras connect on a Wi-Fi signal when not connected to Ring Alarm.
Smart Locks that work with Ring Video Doorbellsinside view of Level Touch smart lock Level Home
The first good compatible device for your Ring Video Doorbell is a smart lock. Having a certified smart lock that works with Ring doorbells allows you to unlock your smart lock while you are talking to your visitor through the live stream in the Ring app from your Ring Video doorbell. We really like this integration, but the choices of certified smart locks are limited based on the how your Ring Video Doorbell is connected. Here are the certified smart locks which work with Ring Video doorbell when your Ring doorbell is used as a standalone device:
- Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt – Ring Video Doorbell 3
- Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt with Camelot Trim – all Ring Video Doorbells
- Level Bolt – all Ring Video Doorbells including Ring Video Doorbell Pro
- Level Lock Touch – Ring Video Doorbell Pro (with Amazon Sidewalk)
Smart Locks that work with Ring Alarm SystemThis lock from Yale includes a touchscreen keypad, and works with Z-Wave GearBrain
If your Ring Video Doorbell is connected to a Ring Alarm system, your choices of smart locks increase dramatically. You can choose any Z-Wave smart lock since it will be controlled by the Ring Alarm Base Station. The Ring app will help you set up these integrations. However, there is only one Z-wave smart lock that is Certified and compatible with Ring Video Doorbells when connected to Ring Alarm System. It is the Yale Real Living Assure Lock SL With Z-Wave Plus. All other Z-Wave compatible smart locks will work with Ring but are not certified. You can use The GearBrain to find the 19 smart locks that are compatible. Listed below are just a few good Z-Wave smart locks for you to consider:
- Kwikset Home Connect 620 Keypad Connected Smart Lock with Z-Wave
- Schlage Z-Wave Connected Deadbolt Lock
- 914 SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt Lock with Z-Wave
Smart Garage Door Openers and Controllers that work with Ring Video Doorbells and Alarm SystemsChamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Controller Chamberlain
Next smart device to consider using with your Ring Video Doorbell is a smart garage door opener or controller. Though none of these compatible devices are certified, they can be controlled in the Ring app, and you can easily setup notifications and routines to work with your garage door. Here are the smart garage door openers that work with Ring:
- Chamberlain Ultra-quiet belt drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener
- Chamberlain Smart Garage Control
- Chamberlain Next-Gen Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener
Siren that Works with Ring
Dome Siren is the only compatible alarm siren that works with Ring Alarm systems
All smart home security systems need a good reliable siren. Ring Alarm System does come with a Base Station with a built-in siren. However, if you would like another siren to help prevent intruders, Dome Siren is the recommended Certified siren. You will need a Ring Alarm System since Dome connects to the Ring Base station. In the Ring App you will be able to set up the Dome Siren to go off when the Ring Alarm is triggered and adjust the loudness of the Dome Siren.
Wi-Fi 6 Router That Works with Ring
Ring Alarm Base Station comes with eero Wi-Fi 6 Router built-in for better connectivity in your smart home.
Ring Alarm Pro’s latest DIY smart home security system is called Ring Alarm Pro Security Kit with eero Wi-Fi 6 Router Built in. Yes, Ring’s new smart home security system comes with a built-in W-Fi 6 router. In case you don’t know about Wi-Fi 6, it’s the next generation Wi-Fi standard (802.11ax) which can speed up your internet connection to exceed 1Gbps. This is three times faster than current Wi-Fi 5 (aka 802.11ac). Ring has built-in an eero Wi-Fi 6 router to the Ring Alarm Base Station to provide a strong and secure wireless connection throughout your smart home. And if needed, you can easily add more eero Wi-Fi extenders in your home to bring wireless connectivity to those dead zones.
To setup and control the eero Wi-Fi 6 router in your base station, you will need to use the eero app.
Smart Home Devices that work with Ring
The Honeywell T9 Smart Thermostat and Room Sensor works with Ring.Honeywell
The other smart devices that will work with your Ring devices which are Certified are smart thermostats, smoke/CO alarms and smart water systems. All these devices can be controlled in the Ring app. Here is the list of certified devices:
- Honeywell Home T5 Smart Thermostat
- Honeywell Home T9 Wi-Fi Thermostat with Smart Sensor
- First Alert Z-Wave Plus Smoke/CO Alarm (2nd Generation) – does require Ring Alarm
- Flo by Moen 3/4-Inch Smart Water Shutoff
For the First Alert Z-Wave Plus Smoke/CO Alarm, you will need to connect it to Ring Alarm Base station. Once connected, users can get real time notifications in the Ring app when smoke or carbon monoxide is detected. You can also setup to send notifications to Ring monitoring team and request emergency responders to your home if needed.
Flo by Moen ¾ Inch Smart Water Shutoff is a smart home water security system that provides 24/7 leak detection and helps you learn more about your daily water habits and vulnerabilities. It can also help you save money on your water bill. Though you will need to use the Flo by Moen app for notifications and alerts, you can use the Ring app to connect Flo by Moen with your Ring devices. Note this integration is only available in the USA. And there are two other Flo devices that work with Ring but are not certified: Flo by Moen 1-Inch Smart Water Shutoff and Flo by Moen 1 ¼-Inch Smart Water Shutoff.
Smart Plugs and Outlets That Work with RingLeviton Decora Smart Switches and Plugs with Wi-Fi Technology GearBrain Besides smart locks, smart thermostats and smart garage door controllers, Ring devices do work with smart plugs and outlets. All these smart devices do require a Ring Alarm Security System since they work on Z-Wave connection. None of these devices are Ring certified which means they will have limited functionality in the Ring app. For instance, you will be able to control devices plugged into these devices or smart outlets in the Ring app. Controls are limited to turning appliances on and off and adjusting brightness on dimmable lights. Here the smart plugs and outlets that work with Ring:
- Leviton Decora Smart Plug-In Outlet
- GE In-Wall Smart Outlet• GE Plug-In Dimmer (Two Outlet)
- Leviton Decora Smart Plug-In Dimmer
Smart Switches That Work with Ring
Leviton Decora Smart Switch with Z-Wave is compatible with Ring app.GearBrain
Smart switch is another category of smart devices that are compatible with Ring video doorbells, cameras and alarm systems. These smart switches are not certified and do require a Ring Alarm to work with Ring. The switches will allow you to use the Ring app to turn your lights on and off and adjust brightness of any dimmable light you connect to your switch. Here are the smart switches that work with Ring recommended by Ring:
Smart Speakers and Displays That Work with RingNew Portal Go and Portal+ Smart Displays by Facebook Facebook
The one category that all Ring products are compatible with is smart speakers and displays. Whether you have a Ring Video Doorbell, StickUp Cam, Floodlight Cam or Ring Alarm system, you will be able to use voice commands with these devices. However, there's only one voice platform Ring devices and systems work with today and it’s Amazon Alexa. This is most likely due to the fact Ring is owned by Amazon.If you have an Echo Show, Echo, Echo Dot or even an Echo Plus, it will work with Ring products. You can even use other smart speakers or displays with Amazon Alexa built in. Products with the Amazon Alexa platform built-in can function just like an Amazon smart speaker or display. Listed below are some of the products that have Amazon Alexa built-in which will work with Ring devices:
- Facebook Portal, Portal+, Portal Mini and Portal TV
- Lenovo Smart Tab P10 with Amazon Alexa built-in
- Smart TVs by Insignia, Vizio, Samsung and LG with Amazon Alexa Built-in
- Brilliant Smart Switches
You can use The GearBrain to see if your smart speaker, display or TV has Amazon Alexa built-in and works with Ring.
Ring’s ecosystem does come with many applicable integrations which can help secure the inside and outside of your smart home. And we like how you can use one app to control all your Ring and compatible devices. Just remember standalone Ring devices have limited integrations and compatible products versus Ring devices which are controlled by Ring Alarm System. And if you need help with troubleshooting problems with integrations, connecting compatible devices with Ring app or just trying to find compatible products, you can use The GearBrain. It’s free and easy to use. Also, you can store all your smart devices’ product information (i.e., user manuals and warranties) for free.
Overall, Ring does make it easy for you to set up these integrations with compatible smart devices by using only one app, the Ring App and one voice platform, Amazon Alexa.
How to Ask Questions on The GearBrain, the Compatibility Find Engine for Smart Devices. www.youtube.com