How to Install SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Welcome to One Hour Smart Home, where we will show you how to install the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing this advanced doorbell and ensure that you do it safely and efficiently. Follow along to learn how to install the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro in just a few simple steps.

Before we begin, make sure to turn off the power to your existing doorbell. If your doorbell is currently lit up and functioning, press the button to confirm that it is powered on. However, if you’re unsure if the power is off, you can use a multimeter to test for voltage. Carefully remove your existing doorbell by unscrewing the two screws, taking care not to touch the contacts inside.

To check if the power is off, set your multimeter to voltage reading mode and place one terminal on each screw of the doorbell. If the multimeter doesn’t show any reading, you’ve successfully turned off the power. If you don’t have an existing doorbell or aren’t sure which circuit breaker controls it, locate the circuit breaker for the doorbell and turn it off to ensure the power is off.

Now that the power is off, it’s time to install the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro. Start by removing the existing doorbell and keeping the two wires exposed. The Video Doorbell Pro comes with a base plate and an optional angled plate for adjusting the angle of the doorbell. If you prefer to install it vertically, without an angle, skip the use of the angled plate. Slide the wires through the base plate and secure it with the two screws provided.

After attaching the base plate, remove the clearance tab from the doorbell. Ensure that there is nothing obstructing the path above the doorbell, as it needs space to slide into place. Align the Video Doorbell Pro with the base plate and insert the screws to secure it. Make sure the doorbell is level or adjusted to the desired angle if using the angled plate.

Once the doorbell is securely in place, it’s time to connect the wires. Loosen the terminals on the doorbell and insert the wires, either the white or red wire, into each terminal. It doesn’t matter which wire goes where as long as both are securely connected. Tuck the wires under the doorbell and tighten the terminals to ensure a strong connection.

At this point, the physical installation of the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro is complete. However, before restoring power, make sure to install the tiny security screw provided with the doorbell. The security screw prevents unauthorized removal of the doorbell. Insert the screw using the provided mini screwdriver and ensure it is securely in place. Don’t lose the screw, as it may be difficult to find a replacement.

Now that the installation is finished, it’s time to power on the doorbell. Turn the power back on at the circuit breaker and wait for the doorbell to start up. It may take a couple of minutes for the doorbell to power up fully. Once powered on, the doorbell will indicate its status with a green light and a flashing blue light.

To complete the setup, download the SimpliSafe app and create a username and password. Open the app and select “set up a system.” If you have a base station, choose that option; otherwise, select “video doorbell pro.” Give your property a name and choose your Wi-Fi network. Enter the Wi-Fi password when prompted and proceed to the next step.

Now you should be able to see your SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro on the app. Follow the instructions provided in the app to customize your settings and link the doorbell to your home security system, if applicable. Once you’ve completed these steps, your doorbell is ready to use.

Remember to secure the doorbell with the provided security screw before finishing the installation. This prevents any unauthorized removal of the doorbell. Enjoy the convenience and security of your new SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro.

In conclusion, installing the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro is a straightforward process that can be completed with a few simple steps. By following the instructions provided in this article, you can install the doorbell safely and efficiently. Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing who is at your door, even when you’re away from home.