Can Wyze Cam See Through Glass? (Are There Any Workarounds If Not?)

Outside Window ledge to mount camera

Wyze provides a versatile variety of smart home security cameras. Depending on which ones you use, you can place them wherever they suit you best. For example, indoor cams, of course, need to be kept indoors as they’re not weatherproof. While outdoor varieties, which are designed to withstand the elements, can be placed anywhere outdoors … Read more

Do Wyze Cams Work Without Internet? (Why All The Confusion?)

Wyze SD card slot with SD card partially inserted

Wyze cameras are a popular choice in many smart homes – perhaps even yours! They’re budget-friendly and yield great quality video footage. Most people use these smart cameras as they’re designed to be used – connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.  Sometimes, however, for varying reasons, using the internet for your Wyze camera may not … Read more

Can You Queue Music Up On Amazon Alexa/Echo? If Not, Are There Workarounds?

Add to Queue selection in Amazon Music App

One of the great things about having an Amazon Echo is being able to stream your favorite music while you’re…well, doing anything! From cooking to relaxing, to partying with your friends – music is always a great addition. So it stands to reason that you want your music to play continuously, without interruption. It would be … Read more

Amazon Echo: Transferring Music To Another Echo (Room to Room)

Echo Dot 3rd generation model, with a blue 'listening' ring after a voice command was issued.

It’s quite common to be listening to music on your Echo in one room, but you need to move to another room – and so you want to continue playing that song on the other room’s Echo. Google Home offer this with Stream Transfer, but what about Amazon? Amazon released a “transfer music” feature late … Read more

Newsletter: Ring Changes Things For The Worse (AGAIN!) & Ring’s CEO Quits

Jamie Siminoff the CEO of Ring

(This newsletter was originally sent to subscribers on 8th March 2023) Hi I’m Tristan! Welcome to today’s Smart Home Point newsletter. Today’s newsletter is a little shorter than previous ones, because not much has happened in the past few weeks… apart from Ring screwing over their customers. Again. News: “An Update to Ring In-App Features” … Read more

3 BIG Bits Of Ring News In 3 Minutes!

Me looking annoyed with the text Im not annoyed at Ring honest

Ring have announced three big bits of news at the start of March 2023: a new battery doorbell, further nerfing of Ring’s subscription-free tier, and Ring’s founder and CEO stepping down. This video takes a bitesized view of all three of these developments. The individual sections of the video are at: For further reading, please … Read more

Ring Camera/Doorbell Lens Has Popped Out? Here’s What To Do

A close up view of the camera lens falling out my Ring cam

Ring’s cameras and doorbells are fairly well built: they feel good quality and sturdy when you take them out of the box. They are also simple enough to install: whether they are battery-powered or hardwired, you shouldn’t need to bang them or force them into position when installing them. So I was surprised to recently … Read more