Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for all the latest smart home tips, tricks and updates!

Why Your Ring Sensor Keeps Going Offline (& How To Fix It)

One Ring Motion Sensor showing as offline in the Ring app

Ring’s security sensors are a great way to get some extra piece of mind when it comes to home security. These sensors take old school home security systems and add a smart technology twist that keeps you up-to-date on everything from a window opening to your basement flooding. However, this technology is only as good … Read more

When Your Ring Alarm Sensor Keeps Saying Tampered

Getting various tampered errors for my Ring Alarm contact sensor

Ring security sensors are a great choice for adding some extra protection to your home security plan. However, what do you do when those sensors start sending you false alerts? The tamper alert is designed to let users know when someone has tried to physically damage the sensor. There are also glitches that can cause … Read more

Why I Love This ‘Hidden’ Smart Lighting Feature – New Video

Youtube thumbnail of me holding a Hue Motion Sensor and the text Loads of ways to achieve this

When people think of smart lighting, they usually think of the obvious: full color (RGB) bulbs. Setting rooms to bright green, or dancing to strobe lighting effects. But I actually prefer a less discussed smart lighting feature: motion sensitive lighting. This is simple to set up, and it feels like something out of sci-fi. I … Read more

Flashing Light Doorbell: Blink Lights When Someone’s At Your Door (Without IFTTT)

Doorbell Routine Trigger action

Automations in the modern smart home are one of the most useful things today. They make things easier such as creating bedtime routines that help get the little ones to sleep, or even help you to relax after a long day. They may even be of help to families who are hard of hearing. For … Read more

How Do You Unstick Or Remove a Ring Sensor (Contact or Motion Sensors)?

Me holding one of my Ring Contact Sensors

We tend to forget about the placement of our bring sensors and once they’ve been up for a while, but there’s actually plenty of good reasons why you’d want to move a Ring sensor after you’ve installed it. You might want to move your Ring sensors in order to improve the plan for your home … Read more

Ring Sensor Guide for Garage Doors

Example placement of Ring Contact Sensor on a garage door

The Ring Alarm is a great tool for ensuring the security of your home. It helps protect most aspects of your home, most notably entryways – but what about your garage? After all, this is another way thieves can enter your home. One component of the Ring Alarm System, the Contact Sensors are advertised for … Read more