DIY Wedge for Hikvision Wi-fi Video Doorbell from composite shims

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  1. Pilot04

    Pilot04 Getting the hang of it

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    I searched around for a while on the net and couldn't find a suitable wedge or shim kit for Hikvision's wifi video doorbell. The only reseller that had such a wedge was Clare but sold as their kit. I checked out the Ring Pro wedge kits but dimensions/holes were a bit off so headed down path to build my own.

    I would've preferred having a custom 3D print made but I don't have such a printer. I had some leftover plastic composite shims from my last remodel and thought I would try using them as shims/wedges for my video doorbell. I had some wooden shims as well but wanted something sturdier so opted with plastic shims.

    The plastic shims were only a 1/16" smaller in width on each side compares to outer shell of doorbell but length was more than adequate to trim down. My house siding angle required three shims to get right angle to get it perfectly plumb. You can create any angle you like by stacking more shims. I liquid nailed the cut down shims together, pre-drilled the holes for screws and wire and clamped them to cure overnight. I didn't like the brown color of the plastic shims so I spray painted them gloss black. Installed against siding with level and attached the video doorbell to the custom built wedge. It was fairly easy DIY project and met the WAF compared to my original idea of using a large octagonal 6" siding blocking mounts from Home Depot that would not blend in well with the small footprint of doorbell. Enjoy!

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  2. yakky

    yakky n3wb

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    Looks good. I needed an angle adapter and went with a ring pro compatible mount, it is close enough. This is the kit I bought:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075WNZT8P

    The mount is about 1/4 too wide and 1/4 too short but it works well enough. I had to drill new holes for the camera, they are right on the edge of the adapter but it all works.
     
  3. Pilot04

    Pilot04 Getting the hang of it

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    Happy that the angle kits for ring pro worked for you. For my setup, spouse didn't like the 1/4" gap with ring pro kits. If I needed to use angle adapters, I would fabricate some out of trimmed down plastic door stoppers to get a perfect fit base. Cheers.
     
  4. yakky

    yakky n3wb

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    That's a great idea. I walked around home depot trying to find something but didn't think of the door stop. I was hoping for some synthetic decking stuff but nothing really fit the bill. I have a 3d printer I need to set up for this type of thing.