Ring Doorbell Program

Free doorbell camera for qualified residents of suburban Cook County.

AgeOptions is pleased to offer Ring Video Doorbells to older adults and adults with disabilities in suburban Cook County (at no-cost while supplies last) to help them maintain their independence and add additional safety and security to their home. 

Eligibility

To qualify for a Ring Doorbell, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Live in Suburban Cook County 
  • Belong to one of the following categories: 
    • Adult 60 years or older 
    • Person with disabilities (age 18-59) 
    • Caregiver for one of the above groups (Caregivers may live outside the suburban Cook County since the Ring Doorbell will be given to the care recipient’s home.)   

In addition to these eligibility requirements, the recipient must have the following for the device to be set up: 

  • Recipient must have working wi-fi  and access to the Wi-Fi username and password 
  • Access to a tablet and/or smart phone (iPhone/android) that is able to download the Ring app.  
  • Access to an email to activate their Ring account  

Apply for a Ring Doorbell

Please click HERE to fill out the application for a Ring Doorbell

  • AgeOptions will review applications and reach out to eligible applicants in September 2024

FAQs

  • What is a Ring Doorbell?
    • The Ring Doorbell is a front door security system that is activated when a visitor presses the door button on your Ring and you receive a notification on your smartphone. The video doorbell also tells you when it detects motion outside your door. Additionally, you can also receive a live view of your porch. In addition, you can speak with guests to give instructions or let them know you are coming to the door. Ring doorbells connect to the internet using Wi-Fi and are battery- powered, making installation easy.
  • Which Ring Doorbell are you offering?
    • The doorbell we are offering at no-cost is the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus. Click here for more product information: Ring Video Doorbell
  • How are you able to offer it at no-cost?
    • USAging has teamed up with Ring on a new community initiative to help older adults maintain their independence and quality of life as they age. Ring is donating up to 5,000 Ring Video Doorbells and Stick Up Cams and a free subscription for the life of each device to ten Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) located across the country, and AgeOptions is one of those lucky ten and  participating in the program and able to bring them to your home.
  • Isn’t there a subscription that you need for Ring Doorbells?
    • Yes there is a subscription that will come with your device. Without getting too technical, the camera devices have the subscriptions already attached to the devices and it will be activated once the user activates their account and complete installation of the device.
      • Something to note—The subscription is only for the donated devices and will not cover any other Ring devices purchases before or after receiving the donated devices. For these products, a lifetime subscription to Ring Protect Plan is included.
  • Is there any special products for caregivers in addition to the Ring Doorbell?
    • Yes, we also have available the Ring Stick Up Camera, for interested and qualified caregivers. Please inquire more information from AgeOptions.
  • How will my Ring Device be installed if I am chosen to receive a device? 
    • We will have two processes for installation:  
      • The first being a self-install option  
        • AgeOptions will send you information on the installation  
      • The second being an assisted installation, AgeOptions if finalizing this process  

Flyer and Other Materials

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