Ring cameras; or Ring Stick Up Cam, as Ring likes to call them, are small, discreet, and extremely discreet cameras that are designed to be easily installed and to not interfere with your daily life. Ring Stick Up Cam can either plug directly into an outlet or be installed using a hardwire kit, which allows you to plug the Ring camera into any electrical source.
Ring Stick Up Cam is a motion-activated camera that can be placed on any flat surface. It can be mounted on a porch railing, the ceiling, or any wall and even has an outdoor version for those who want to monitor their backyard. For many people, this means that they are capturing more information than they ever would be able to see in person.
For a lot of people, this means that they’re also wondering if Ring Stick Up Cam can be hardwired. The answer is yes, but the process can be a bit confusing for the average homeowner who knows little to nothing about home electronics.
The good news is that if the Ring Stick Up Cam can be hardwired, you don’t have to do it yourself. Ring will send an expert over to your home and do it for you in most cases. But if you’re looking for a simple DIY project on how to hardwire Ring Stick Up Cam, I’m going to walk through the process step-by-step.
You can hardwire Ring Stick Up Cam. However, there are some considerations and caveats that come along with owning this device.
How to hardwire Ring Stick Up Cam like a Pro
Installing your Stick Up Cam Wired is a simple process. Just scroll down for step-by-step instructions. Note that you should set up your Stick Up Cam in the Ring app before physically installing it.
Step 1: Slide off the bottom cover
The first step in installing your Stick Up Cam is to remove the bottom cover. Use the orange screwdriver included in the box to remove the safety screw, and then pull off the bottom cover. Removing it will reveal a USB port, an Ethernet port, an orange button, and a QR code that you will scan in the Ring App when setting up your Stick Up Cam Wired.
Note: Keep this cover within reach! When connecting your Ethernet cable to the Stick Up Cam, you will need to run the cable through the hole in the cover.
Step 2: Choose your location
Your Stick Up Cam will be comfortable anywhere, indoors or out. It can stand on its own stand or be mounted on a wall or ceiling. Choose a location where it will provide the view you want, and make sure it’s within range of a power outlet or the PoE adapter.
Step 3: Power your Stick Up Cam
You can power your Stick Up Cam in one of two ways. Plug it into a power outlet (with USB), or plug it into the PoE adapter. Note: Your Stick Up Cam requires power from a traditional AC power source or via Power over Ethernet. It will not work with an Ethernet-only connection.
To power the Stick Up Cam via PoE
- Run an Ethernet cable through the hole in the bottom cover.
- Plug it into the Ethernet port in the Stick Up Cam.
- Plug the other end of the cable into the PoE adapter.
- To power the Stick Up Cam via USB
Two USB power adapters are included in the package. One is for indoor use and one is for outdoor use.
- Feed your chosen USB cable through the hole in the bottom cover.
- Plug the USB cable into your Stick Up Cam.
- Plug the power adapter into a power outlet.
- Step Four: Installing Your Stick Up Cam on a Shelf or Table
To install your Stick Up Cam on a shelf or table
- Place the rubber pad on the bottom of the base if it is not already there.
- Snap the cover onto the top of the base.
- Place the Stick Up Cam on a table or shelf.
- That’s it! If you are mounting to a shelf or table, your Ring Stick Up Cam is now installed.
Step 4: Mounting the Stick Up Cam Wired to a wall or ceiling with a rubber pad
If you are mounting the Stick Up Cam to a wall: Press the rubber pad into the top of the base. Fold the base backward.
When mounting the Stick Up Cam on a ceiling: Swing the base over the camera. Press the rubber pad into the bottom of the base.
Step 5: Screw in the screws
Hold the round part of the base, rubber side down, against your wall or ceiling. If you’re mounting the Stick Up Cam to a wall, use the included level to make sure it’s level. Mount your Stick Up Cam using the screws provided.
Step 6: Close it
Make sure all connected cables have been routed through the bottom cover and slide the cover onto your Stick Up Cam. Then tighten the screw with the star-shaped end of the screwdriver bit.
Step 7: Snap the cover onto the base
Snap the cover onto the base. Secure it with the short locking screw provided. That’s it! Your Ring Stick Up Cam Wired is installed.
After installing the device, you can connect it to your home’s Wi-Fi network and configure it via the Ring App on your phone. However, any time you need to change or configure anything with it, such as adding a new motion sensor or setting up a driving zone, you’ll need to manually enter those changes.
If you find that your Ring Stick Up Cam is not working properly, unplug it from its hardwire and plug it back in using the battery pack. This solves all of your issues.