Five Tips to Give Your Front Door a Smart Halloween Makeover and a Safety Check
Five Tips to Give Your Front Door a Smart Halloween Makeover and a Safety Check
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Five Tips to Give Your Front Door a Smart Halloween Makeover and a Safety Check

By Ring on October 2, 2019

October marks the start of the most thrilling, hair-raising and devilishly fun holidays of the fall season — Halloween.

Halloween is more than just a night for tricks and treats, and it’s definitely not just for the kids! Whether you love getting all dolled up for the occasion, or you get the house ready with Halloween decorations for the dressed-up witches and wizards in search of candy, Ring is here to help you get in the spirit and keep you, your family and the neighborhood safe.

From Halloween Chime tones that are sure to get your whole house in the spirit, to smart ways to help keep unwanted visitors away, Ring helps you decorate your front door with these five easy tips.

#1 Dress Up Your Doorbell With Fantastical Faceplates

Dress up your Ring Video Doorbell with these special edition Halloween print faceplates. Add some festive flair to your Ring Video Doorbell 3, Video Doorbell 3 Plus, or Video Doorbell 4 with boo-rific ghosts and pumpkins, or to your Ring Video Doorbell 2 with spooky spiderweb or bat designs.

#2 Get Into The Spirit With Halloween Chime Tones and Spooktacular Quick Replies

Amp up the Halloween spirit around your home by adding some of these haunting chime tones to your Ring Video Doorbell. Check out some of our favorites — if you dare:

If you’re going for a haunted house theme, these ghosts will add another dimension of eeriness.

The sound of howling wolves will add the perfect, frightful vibe.

Greet trick-or-treaters with this creepy laugh.

Changing your Chime Tone is easy. And even if you don’t have a Chime or Chime Pro, you can still select a Halloween tone as the notification sound for your Ring App.

You can also add Halloween Quick Replies to your Video Doorbell. If you can’t get to the door when trick-or-treaters or delivery people arrive, choose from these four bewitching responses.

Ask what mischief your visitor is up to.

See if your visitor has something to tell you.

Let your visitor know that you’re on your way to greet them.

Or tell them where to leave your package... and their shenanigans.

#3 Charge Your Batteries

Halloween is one of the busiest days for the doorbells as trick-or-treaters and party-goers alike step outside and visit family, friends and neighbors. If your Ring Doorbell is battery powered, charging it up a couple days before will help ensure there is no down time on All Hallow’s Eve. All of the motion and commotion at your front door is likely to drain your battery faster. Check out this Ring Community article for battery charging tips. You can also grab an extra battery pack to always have a backup.

#4 Add Smart Lights For a Brighter Hallow’s Eve

As the weather starts to get eerily brisk and night falls earlier in the day, make sure your home is well lit to help deter any unwanted visitors.

With motion-activated Ring Pathlights and Steplights, you can ensure that no one misses a step or gets lost on their way to your front door for treats. And, you can connect the lights to your Ring Doorbell and other Ring devices to see all the action right on your phone from the Ring App. This way, you’ll know exactly when you need to open the door with your best monster roar to give all the trick-or-treaters a playful fright.

#5 Make Halloween Safety Your Priority

While your front door is likely to see most of the action this Halloween, Ring Spotlight or Floodlight Cams can help you keep an eye on all the other areas around your home. When you connect your devices to the Ring App, you can control them all from one simple dashboard — giving you extra peace of mind (and more time to eat candy).

And when the decorations come down and all the candy is gone, you can still save and share the videos of your fun Halloween memories from your video doorbell or security cameras thanks to a Ring Protect subscription.

How are you getting your front door ready for Halloween? Send pictures of your front porch or videos of your favorite Halloween visitors to!

This blog was updated on October 14, 2021.

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