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249 14 November 5, 2017 at 03:24 PM
Ring Floodlight Camera Motion-Activated HD Security Cam Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm, Black

I purchased this and I just received it. However, where I plan to install it there isn't a junction box nor any wiring. I had a flood light here before and attached it to a power cord that I cut. Of course this was 5 years ago. Is it possible to do the same to this?

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Ring Floodlight Camera Motion-Activated HD Security Cam Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm, Black

I purchased this and I just received it. However, where I plan to install it there isn't a junction box nor any wiring. I had a flood light here before and attached it to a power cord that I cut. Of course this was 5 years ago. Is it possible to do the same to this?
HI Allison,

As the camera requires AC electrical power and you plan to have it installed for more than temporary you probably will have to have an electrician install a box in that location for it to meet code.
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Ring Floodlight Camera Motion-Activated HD Security Cam Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm, Black

I purchased this and I just received it. However, where I plan to install it there isn't a junction box nor any wiring. I had a flood light here before and attached it to a power cord that I cut. Of course this was 5 years ago. Is it possible to do the same to this?

It kind of defeats the purpose of a security light if you are gong to power them by extension cords (to say nothing about the potential code violations of such). External lights should be installed by an electrician or someone who is knowledgeable about such things imo. Depending on where it is being mounted, it really should not be more than 100-125 dollars for an electrician to run one power line and connect it imo.

That said, I would be interested in knowing how useful these things really are. The problem with this security setup imo is that it relies on motion detection to alert the home owner. While that may seem fine, false alarms and\or the home owner not being around on their phone makes me think this is less useful than one would initially think. It sort of encourages you to sign up for the cloud based storage which costs something like $30 a month per camera (which is almost as much as some central monitoring home security services).
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It kind of defeats the purpose of a security light if you are gong to power them by extension cords (to say nothing about the potential code violations of such). External lights should be installed by an electrician or someone who is knowledgeable about such things imo. Depending on where it is being mounted, it really should not be more than 100-125 dollars for an electrician to run one power line and connect it imo.

That said, I would be interested in knowing how useful these things really are. The problem with this security setup imo is that it relies on motion detection to alert the home owner. While that may seem fine, false alarms and\or the home owner not being around on their phone makes me think this is less useful than one would initially think. It sort of encourages you to sign up for the cloud based storage which costs something like $30 a month per camera (which is almost as much as some central monitoring home security services).
Can't comment on the wiring, but the plans are $3/month or $30/year.
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Ring Floodlight Camera Motion-Activated HD Security Cam Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm, Black

I purchased this and I just received it. However, where I plan to install it there isn't a junction box nor any wiring. I had a flood light here before and attached it to a power cord that I cut. Of course this was 5 years ago. Is it possible to do the same to this?
Best to have a cut-rate but licensed electrician install a proper wiring system for outdoor lighting and keep the receipt.

If anything goes wrong in the future your insurance company would want to know if a licensed electrician installed your fixture.

Alternatively, but not ideally, change your desired location to the next best place where you have existing outdoor powered light fixture or something.
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If you don't already have a floodlight to screw one of these into, it would make a lot more sense to just install a real security camera.

Many floodlights have motion sensors and light sensors to keep them off during the day, the ring won't work very well like that.

The best mounting location I can think of for the ring is:
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