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Will Ring Doorbells and Cameras Work With a Mobile Hotspot?

Samsung S10 screenshot showing the mobile hotspot options on Android

With everything opening up, more people are on the go. Perhaps you yourself are planning on traveling soon. For added security during their travels, many decide to take one or more of their Ring security devices with them. But being these devices require an internet connection in order to be able to operate, is this … Read more

Does Amazon Echo Extend Wi-Fi? Is It A Wi-Fi Extender?

A diagram showing the various parts to a home network which doesn't reply on PoE - i.e. an internet supply cable brings internet to the router, which then mainly 'speaks' to the smart components over WiFi. Various power supplies are then required.

Within the last couple of years in particular, working and schooling at home having become more popular – if not essential. To that end, the need for a good, strong Wi-Fi connection is more in demand than ever before.  Besides laptops, desktops, and tablets, many of us also operate a variety of smart home devices. … Read more

Can Ring Pathlights Stay On? How Do You Charge Them?

Rings smart lighting pathlight solar installed down a path

Since their introduction in 2018, Ring’s smart lighting has become a popular addition in the modern smart home, especially with those who already use Ring products. Their line of smart lighting includes Floodlights, Steplights, Spotlights, Motion Sensors, and even pedestal Pathlights. Ring’s Pathlights not only look inviting as they light the path up to your … Read more

Does Amazon’s Smart Plug Work With Google/Nest, HomeKit and More?

Amazon Smart Plug marketing image

Since its introduction, the Amazon Smart plug has become increasingly popular with smart home users around the world. These simple, easy-to-operate smart plugs have helped many turn their normal or ‘dumb’ appliances into smart appliances, making it possible to integrate these appliances into their already functional smart homes. Being manufactured by Amazon, this smart plug … Read more

Can I Use Amazon’s Smart Plug Without Alexa or an Echo?

Amazon Smart Plug marketing image

With the introduction of the smart plug, came a new convenience that has even further enhanced the functionality of today’s smart home. Smart plugs have been a game-changer for those who want to integrate their ‘dumb’, or average fixtures (i.e. lamps and air conditioners), into their smart homes. One of the best selling smart plug’s … Read more