Sunday, 24 January 2021

Ring IR beam modification

Ring Security, as far as I know, do not have an infra-red beam solution for things like driveways.


It was a fairly easy job to modify a Ring door sensor to connect to a commonly available IR beam.

I'm sure I'm not the first, nor will I be the only, person to have made this modification.


The door sensors use a standard reed switch, which is just on and off. The IR beam, that I have, just connects or breaks a relay switch, so is ideal to connect in to where the reed switch would normally be.

I soldered on a pair of wires in place of the reed switch.

I used a water proof box to house the modified door sensor and ran the lead to connect it to the IR beam. Works perfectly. 

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