Why Your Kasa Smart Plug Keeps Losing Wi-Fi Connection

A Kasa smart plug with cross over it

One of the biggest challenges you face when you’re updating your home to smart devices is figuring out what to do with all of your old technology. You don’t have to update every piece of technology when you can simply update how they connect, but sometimes that connection can be a source of trouble. Kasa … Read more

Ring Motion Not Picked Up Until Person At Front Door: Why?!

Someone standing right next to a Ring Doorbell

You may have run into this scenario before. You receive a motion alert on your phone from the Ring app, and the snapshot shows you the back of someone. You then view the recording, and it’s your Amazon driver walking down the pathway away from your house. You had no idea anyone was at the … Read more

Using Amazon Echo As A Baby Monitor (But Is It Worth It?)

Two Echo devices (a full size Echo and an Echo Dot), along with a 'Love You' baby bear.

So you’ve just found out that you’re expecting a little one? Congratulations, that’s awesome! Speaking as a fairly new dad myself, I’m sure that clearly the first question you’ll be asking yourself is “How can I hook-up two Echos to function as a DIY baby monitor“? Since this is obviously an important topic, I thought … Read more

PSA: Ring Devices Can Have Issues With TP-Link Deco’s Mesh Routers

Ring doorbell wifi error on app

Smart home technology has been out for a while now and this means that we’re starting to experience compatibility issues between older devices and newer standards. Mesh networks are the latest in Wi-Fi connectivity, but that means they sometimes have problems connecting to some older devices like Ring cameras. The first thing you should do … Read more

Ecobee’s Smart Thermostat Humidity Guide: All You Need To Know

An ecobee room sensor

The ecobee smart thermostat is one of the leading choices when it comes to bringing some elegance to your HVAC system. This smart thermostat comes packed with features that handle everything from learning your daily routine to nuanced scheduling options. On the top of every homeowner’s mind is humidity. Not only is this about comfort, … Read more

Are The Ring Floodlight Cam Bulbs Replaceable?

Ring Floodlight Cam wall mounted - front view

Ring is still one of the leading names in smart home technology. Their motion sensor security cameras are some of their most popular products. The Ring Floodlight Cam not only keeps the outdoors bright via its two bright LED bulbs, it also makes sure you have an added layer of security around the house. So … Read more

Can Hue Lightstrips Be Hardwired?

Power brick adapter for the Philips Hue Lightstrip V4

I’m soon going to be adding some under-cabinet kitchen lighting into my kitchen, and as a recent smart lighting fan, I was checking out Philip Hue’s Lightstrip range. These are designed to be plugged into a wall socket, but since I don’t have any sockets under my kitchen cabinets, I was wondering whether they can … Read more

Will Ring Doorbells And Cameras Work Without WiFi or The Internet?

Ring screenshot showing a device being disconnected from the internet

More than ever, our world is heavily dependent on the internet. It’s to the point that most smart home devices manufactured today rely on Wi-Fi and the internet in order to operate properly.  Ring devices are one such example of smart devices that rely heavily on Wi-Fi and the internet. While there are a couple … Read more