Mounts for the Ring Indoor Cam

Ring Indoor CamThe Ring Indoor Cam is from the same company that makes the popular doorbell cameras.  Absent from the product line was an inexpensive indoor camera and this camera fits that role for the company.

The Ring Indoor Camera was introduced in September, 2019.  It’s a small camera measuring 1.81 in. x 1.81 in. x 2.95 in. without the swivel stand.

Ring Indoor Cam Included Mount Options

Ring did a great job on their included mount.  The Ring Indoor Cam is shipped with the mounting base already attached to the bottom of the camera.  If looking to stand this camera on a table or shelf, stop here.  Nothing more needs to be done.  Use the camera as is.  The included stand has a ball and socket feature that allows the camera to pivot and swivel for the best angle.

Notice the small round rubber cap on the back of the Ring Indoor Cam?  Remove it to uncover a standard 1/4″ – 20 thread screw hole.  This is common to many third party camera mounts.  Ironically, it’s the same size as most camera tripods.

Remove the stand using a Phillips Head screwdriver and attach it to the back of the camera using that 1/4″ – 20 thread screw hole.  Now mount it to a wall using the screw kit included with the camera.

So, if you want to mount the Ring Indoor Cam to a wall or place it on a table or shelf, you’re all set.  Nothing more to purchase.

Mounting the Ring Indoor Cam in Unusual Locations

You may also want to consider use of a suction cup mount.  A suction cup is handy for attaching to windows, especially if you want to use the camera to peer outdoors through a window.  That’s where the Arkon Windshield Camera Mount comes in.  These short arm mounts allow the camera to swivel 360 degrees.  You want the cameras to be as flush as possible to the window as a means to eliminate glare.  Be sure to turn the night vision off if pointing it through a window as the returning glare will distort the video at night.

Another interesting entry is a standard tripod attachment so consider the Arkon 11 inch Camera Tripod Mount.  This mount stands 11 inches tall and is very flexible in terms of mounting.  It can be used as a traditional mini tripod where it stands on a flat surface or the flexible legs can wrap around a pole, post, chair arm or anything similar.  It will screw into the back of the camera using that tripod screw hole.

As a last suggestion, consider the Arkon Camera Wall Mount.  This is a metal extension mount that uses the tripod screw already mentioned.  It’s eight inches long and made of metal.  There are adjustment points at the base, midway and end and this allows the user to get an almost endless variety of angles.  It comes with a set of wood screws and anchors for mounting.  The square base has four mounting holes.  Installation is easy.

This mount is much longer than the one that comes with the Ring Indoor Cam.  This is useful for getting a better angle versus the short stand that comes with the camera.