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Eufy Bitrate (AKA Recording Quality) Guide: Why So Bad, Eufy?

A low image quality recording due to low bitrate

We’re starting to see more smart doorbells and cameras advertising 2K capable video, but the highest resolution camera in the world won’t help you if the bitrate drops below what’s necessary for 480p. The Eufy Doorbell & Camera ranges have a reputation for having a rocky bitrate. While it is capable of delivering at the … 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

Thread and Matter Are NOT The Same: Key Differences Explained – New Video

Me looking upwards confused at the slash in Thread and Matter

Smart homes are great, other than the fact that there are hundreds of devices from dozens of main manufacturers – leading to various incompatibilities and integration issues. While ‘smart hubs’ can help with this problem, they can only do so much. That’s why the Matter project is so important, which this video explains. I also … Read more

Make Ring Footage Better: Can You Enhance Or Upscale Recordings?

Using VLC Player's "Interactive Zoom" feature to zoom in on part of a video clip.

Ring’s smart cameras and doorbells are supposed to give you near instant video so you can keep track of your home, but what happens when the pics and videos Ring cameras take are too distorted to see anything useful? Ring pictures and videos can be enhanced by first making sure you’re getting the best quality … Read more

Ring Doorbell Screw Guide (Torx Size, Screwdriver & More)

A closer look at the size of all three Ring doorbell screw types

The Ring doorbell is a great little device. It notifies you when someone is at the door, and they help protect your property by recording after motion is detected. However some would-be burglars have considered just ripping the Ring doorbell off the wall (or door). Is there any protection against this? The short answer is … Read more