Amazon Ring Video Doorbell: Integrate it in your Loxone or KNX smart home today

Compatible with: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant (limited)


Smart security starts at the front door and having a video doorbell is a great way to upgrade your smart home and gain control over who’s at your driveway.

Amazon Ring Video Doorbell is a quick and easy solution that lets you see, talk to, and record people who come to their doorsteps. Ring’s low-cost security devices are part of the fastest-growing segment of smart devices, with shipments expected to grow about 21% every year through 2023 (Source: Market research by IDC).

By integrating the Ring Doorbell via 1Home to your Loxone, Gira or KNX smart home, you can control your wired smart home together with the wireless Ring Doorbell. All from a single mobile app - the Amazon Alexa or Google Home app. The doorbell works especially well via the Amazon Echo Show smart speaker as you can transmit the video footage of your front porch directly to its screen.

Given the insane pricing policy on intercoms by the wired smart home manufacturers, Ring is a great alternative with the price heavily slashed. Plus it’s wireless and easy to set up.

Before you can add the Amazon Ring Video Doorbell, you need to connect your home with a smart assistant platform. It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes, that’s a promise.

Here’s how you do it:

Or you can get right to your free trial and see for yourself.

Smart assistant compatibility

Amazon Alexa compatibility

Ring was acquired by Amazon in February 2018 and has since then been integrated with all Amazon’s services, including the Amazon Alexa smart assistant. This is why Ring and Amazon are a match made in heaven and are a pleasure to use together.

Google Home compatibility

Since Google and Ring (owned by Amazon) are in competition with each other when it comes to smart doorbell products, Google has gone out of their way to make Google Home compatible with Ring. So you can add your Ring Doorbell to a Google Home smart speaker, but its abilities are somewhat limited (e.g. you can’t view video from your Ring doorbell, but you can do these things:

Apple HomeKit compatibility

Ring has been promising HomeKit support for almost four years now, and the wait might finally be over as they did a HomeKit self-certification for their Video Doorbell Pro and Spotlight Cam.
(Note: they will still need a full certification from Apple before it’s truly HomeKit ready. Some other manufacturers like August have done the self-certification step for their doorbell and still not shipped support. Fingers crossed that won’t be the case for Ring.)


Amazon Ring products:

  • Amazon Video Doorbell
  • Amazon Door View Cam
  • Amazon Video Doorbell 2
  • Amazon Video Doorbell Pro
  • Amazon Video Doorbell Elite
  • Amazon Indoor Cam
  • Amazon Spotlight Cam
  • Amazon Floodlight Cam
  • Amazon Chime
  • ...

Compare the Amazon Ring Video Doorbell and Video Doorbell 2 HERE.


What do I need?

  • Amazon Ring Video Doorbell (or other Amazon Ring products mentioned above)
  • Amazon Alexa or Google assistant smart assistant
  • Loxone, GIRA or other KNX smart home
  • 1Home voice control licence

How the Amazon Ring Video Doorbell works:



Connect Amazon Ring Video Doorbell to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant

Control Ring smart products with Amazon Alexa

STEP 1

  • Start your free trial on our Dashboard. (https://my.1home.io/)
  • Connect your smart home. It’s a fairly simple process as our software automatically reads your existing Loxone or KNX configuration
  • Follow the on-boarding to set up your assistant. If you are an existing user and would like to use a different smart assistant, set up your assistant by going to Profile and connecting it with Amazon/Google account.

STEP 2

  • Use Alexa mobile app to first enable the 1Home skill (see how), then enable Ring skill  in the same way.

STEP 3

  • Once your Ring account is connected, you’ll be asked if you want to discover your Ring devices. Tap Discover Devices to initiate that process.
  • Your Ring will show up in the list and automatically connect.
    (In case your Ring Doorbell doesn’t connect, make sure it’s on and ask Alexa to find it by saying, “Alexa, discover my devices.”)
    Need help with connecting?

STEP 4

  • Start claiming control over your smart home!
  • Try commanding “Alexa, show me the door.”

Control Ring smart products with Google Assistant

Note: This is currently only available in the US, UK and Canada

STEP 1

  • Start your free trial on our Dashboard. (https://my.1home.io/)
  • Connect your smart home. It’s a fairly simple process as our software automatically reads your existing Loxone or KNX configuration
  • Follow the on-boarding to set up your assistant. If you are an existing user and would like to use a different smart assistant, set up your assistant by going to Profile and connecting it with Amazon/Google account.

STEP 2

  • Use Home mobile app to first enable the 1Home Action (see how), then enable Ring Action in the same way.

STEP 3

  • Once your Ring account is connected, you’ll be asked if you want to discover your Ring devices. Tap Discover Devices to initiate that process.
  • Your Ring will show up in the list and automatically connect.
    (In case your Ring Doorbell doesn’t connect, make sure it’s on and ask Googleto find it by saying, “Hey Google, discover my devices.”)
    Need help with connecting?

STEP 4

  • Start claiming control over your smart home!
  • Try commanding “Hey Google, talk to Ring about starting a new recording.”

Jump right to it. Start your free trial here and add any Ring smart device to your existing wired smart home with little to no effort.

If you have any additional questions connected to connecting Amazon Ring products and your KNX smart home, our support team will be happy to answer them (support@1home.io).