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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 8:11 PM

install 2nd Doorbell Pro as a back-door camera only ?

With the absence an outdoor camera option in SimpliSafe, has anyone installed a 2nd or 3rd Doorbell Pro without wiring it to the existing doorbell transformer  to use simply as an outdoor monitoring camera ?   I don't care about the secondary doorbell functionality as they are not guest entered doors but I would like activity captured on video.   Can i simply add another 8-24VAC transformer and wire to the Doorbell Pro, hook it up to WiFi and use as simply an outdoor camera ?

The 2nd and 3rd doors are in proximity of the existing doorbell transformer just not sure if I can tap into it to run additional video doorbells.


172 Messages

4 years ago

I've thought of this a bit, thinking it over again, it sounds like a good idea
I would go with separate transformer, unless yours is HUGE one.

I wonder how it would do with animals, we have small cat and dog.
Nice wide angle, and HD video as well in 1080p.

I'm interested to see what others say.

15 Messages

4 years ago

I have the first version of Ring on my deck and it works great. It syncs with the front doorbell without me doing anything. I do have two transformers. I already had a large floral arrangement in a wire container on the brick wall so I put the doorbell under it to give protection from the rain.
This gives a wide view of the deck and across the back driveway. I have 3 cats that hang out on the deck. Sometimes it picks them up but mostly does not. If they jump down off a chair it will pick them up but not just roaming around.
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