Outdoor Ring Chime | Can It Go Outside?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

So you’re thinking about moving your Ring Chime Pro to the outside. Do you think the device will work much better from out there or because you’ve got some material inside the house that is stopping the signals from reaching the Ring Chime device?

No matter the cause, if you want to place your Ring Chime Pro outside, then there is good news. In this post, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about placing the Ring Chime Pro outside.

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s start talking.

Can Ring Chime Pro go outside?

The short answer is YES. Below, we’re going to explain in a simple manner how you can do it.

First, let us address something else. This is a pretty interesting question, and the answer to this question depends on what exactly you mean by it.

Did you mean, can a Ring Chime Pro go outside on its own? As in, will it grow a pair of legs, get up, and walk outside? If that was your question, then the answer is a big astounding NO.

The reason is that it’s impossible for a Ring Chime Pro to grow a pair of legs and walk on its own. Maybe Elon Musk will create some extremely Advanced AI that will enable it, but until that’s not the case then it’s not happening.

Alright, that was funny, but we’ve got work to do so stop laughing and start reading. So if you meant that it can be placed outside, then the answer is yes.

Not only can it be placed outside, but it works completely fine. But, there are some catches, because it can get damaged by bad weather.

In the coming sections, we’re going to talk about how the Ring Chime Pro can be damaged by bad weather. Is it waterproof? What can you do to make it safe?

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s keep moving.

Is Ring Chime Pro Waterproof?

It’s a good question. Is Ring Chime Pro Waterproof? The answer to this question is yes.

But just because a car is advertised as bulletproof doesn’t mean it can even take shots of power bullets. It may be able to take a shot from an M9 gun, but it certainly won’t be able to take a shot from a double-barrel shotgun.

Are you getting our point? While the Ring Chime Pro is bulletproof and can certainly stand a loud but not too wet storm, it won’t be able to stand rain that lasts for too long or is raining at a fast speed.

Therefore, if it’s raining too fast or is raining for too long, it might be best to pick the Ring Chime Pro up and put it back inside until the rain stops.

Is Ring Chime Pro Weatherproof?

The question we must ask ourselves first is whether anything is truly weatherproof. We mean sure there are devices that can withstand strong wind storms, rain storms, and snow storms.

By looking at this it makes sense to assume that yes, there are devices that are truly weatherproof. But, we suggest you not be so fast. Because the question was not if any device is simply weatherproof, the question was if any device is truly weatherproof.

By truly we meant the extremest of the extreme weather conditions. Such extreme weather falls under the category of natural disasters. When you look at it this way, it seems like there is no way a device can withstand truly extreme weather conditions.

Alright, enough with this. Let’s talk about Ring Chime Pro. Let’s talk about whether it can withstand a rainstorm, snowstorm, or windstorm.

By reading the previous section you know that it can’t withstand extreme wind storms (we’re not talking at the natural disaster level). So that leaves us with two types of weather conditions, wind, and snow.

As for windstorms, Ring Chime Pro can easily withstand mild windstorms but a strong windstorm may be an issue.

The device itself won’t start flying, it’s fixed in its position very firmly. But there is a catch. If a hard object placed near the device falls on it or comes flying at it, the device could get broken. As you can see, it’s not completely safe.

Now let’s talk about the final type of weather condition, snowstorm. Can Ring Chime Pro stand a snowstorm? We’d like you to give this question a thought and then give us an answer.

Wait, don’t bother because you can’t possibly give an accurate guess. Do you know why you can’t give an accurate guess? Now, this is a question that you do have the knowledge to answer. So go ahead and take a guess.

The answer is that you don’t have any information related to the question. Therefore, you can’t answer it. We hope you got this one right 🙂

So let’s talk about the snowstorm and whether the Ring Chime Pro can handle it or not. The answer to this question is quite simple. Yes, Ring Chime Pro can handle a snowstorm.

This is good news, but don’t just start celebrating right now because for you it might not work. Don’t get said, it’s nothing personal. The Ring Chime Pro just may not like the area where you live.

Alright, you’ve got us. Since Ring Chime Pro doesn’t have any feelings it can’t not like or like the area where you live. But, the main point stands. There is a possibility that Ring Chime Pro might not work in your area.

Why is it? The answer has something to do with, we’ll give you the hint. The words start with S and end with w. Yes, you’ve guessed it right snow.

We know, you’re thinking but just a minute ago you told us that Ring Chime Pro could withstand snow storms. Yes, we did and we stand by what we said.

Still, it doesn’t mean it’ll work in your area. Do you know why? Because of the levels. If the level of the snowstorm is mild, then the Ring Chime Pro can withstand the snow. But, if the level of the snowstorm is even remotely close to strong, then the Ring Chime Pro will get damaged permanently.

So you can see that we’re not liars, instead, we just have a bit of a unique sense of humor 🙂

Best way to put your Ring Chime Pro outside

In this section, we’re going to give you a few short and simple tips that will help you improve the security of your Ring Chime Pro incredibly. Here are the tips.

Extreme weather: If extreme storms in your area occur here and there, then it’s not a good idea to place your Ring Chime Pro outside. The reason is the chances of your device getting damaged will increase significantly.

No objects above: There shouldn’t be any objects on top of the Ring Chime Pro. Otherwise, a mild storm can make the object fall on the Ring Chime Pro and the device will probably get permanently damaged.

If for some reason you don’t want to move the object make sure the object is an incredibly light object. If the object is not incredibly light then don’t even think about it.

Fix it with a heavy object: Strong wind does have the capacity to take the Ring Chime Pro with it. This again is dangerous for the Ring Chime Pro because when it collides with another object or falls on the floor, it’ll get damaged.

When the device is attached to a Heavy object, the wind will have to move the object to carry the device with it. Since the object is too heavy for the wind to move, the Ring Chime Pro will stay in its position and work completely fine.

If your Ring Chime Pro device can’t even survive mild storms, then contact customer support and ask them why this is happening.

Does ring chime no blue light?

This happened when your device does not have power. You can try these steps to get back your ring chime pro blue light working.

  1. If the logo isn’t glowing, try unplugging and plugging the unit back into the power outlet. It should restart immediately.
  2. If the Chime unit still doesn’t light up, try plugging it into another power outlet. If it starts glowing, you may have an issue with the original outlet. To confirm this, plug another appliance into the original outlet to see if it’s receiving power. If not, you may have blown a fuse and need to reset the outlet at the breaker.
  3. If the Chime unit still doesn’t light up when plugging it into an active outlet, you may have an issue with the unit itself. Please call Community Support for further assistance.


Now, it’s time for the conclusion. You can place your Ring Chime Pro outside but in certain cases, it’s not a good choice.

By reading this guide you’ve familiar with the causes that could potentially damage your Ring Chime Pro and you’ve learned the solution for these causes.

If you’ve liked the post, feel free to share it so others can benefit and if you’ve got any questions all you’ve got to do is leave a comment.