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How To Make Your Amazon Echo’s Door Chime Louder

A new Echo Dot (sandstone color) in setup mode with an orange ring going around it.

Amazon Echo’s are great little devices, right? They play our music, give us traffic updates, and even introduce us to new recipes. If you have video doorbells, they can even let you know when someone is at the door. Of course, this feature is only useful if you can actually hear the doorbell notification. Sometimes … Read more

Are Your Ring Motion Schedules Not Working? Here’s What To Do

A screenshot of a motion schedule from the Ring app

If you own Ring smart home cameras, you know that one of their most attractive features is customizability. You have the ability to configure your cameras to work the way you want them to. One such option is the ability to create motion schedules.  These are convenient because you can cater them to when you … Read more

How Long Ring Keeps Videos on Their Servers (Even Deleted Ones)

The "This event will be deleted" warning on the Ring app

Smart home cameras and the information age go hand in hand. The ability to save the videos that our cameras record is important. Whether you’re saving video needed to prosecute someone who vandalized your home, or you caught some amazing nature footage, saving video is critical. However, at some point, whether it’s space in your … Read more

Can Ring Cameras and Doorbells Record Cars Going Past?

Car Driving by in Daytime on Ring Video Doorbell

Ring cameras and video doorbells are useful tools in home security. They help protect our homes, families – and our Amazon packages! But what if you want to keep an eye on things a little further out from your home? Say, the street, for example? There are times that suspicious activity or circumstances preceding a … Read more

“Amazon Music Is Streaming On Another Device” (How to Fix This Error)

Amazon Echo for Kids

Amazon Music is one of many popular music streaming services available today. It’s designed to work seamlessly with Amazon Echo devices, and most of the time, they do. But what happens when you get hit with an error message? One of the most common error messages many Alexa and Amazon Echo users encounter is, after … 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

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