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Do Ring’s Smart Home Products Use a Lot of Electricity?

Ring Floodlight Cam wall mounted - front view

Smart home devices might seem like they use up a lot of electricity, but is this true? How much energy is being used by your Ring devices? Ring’s smart home products do not use a lot of electricity. Even the most power-hungry Ring devices are still only using a small amount of electricity and shouldn’t … Read more

How To Disable Ring Notifications When Home (Or Going Out)

The Do Not Disturb options on an Android phone

Ring notifications are great—when they aren’t overwhelming! It’s great to know when a package arrives or who’s at the door, but when you’re home trying to relax, sometimes you just want some peace and quiet. Is there a way to get in control of those notifications? Ring notifications can get a little bothersome when you’re … Read more

Using Wyze Without a Subscription – What Works and What Doesn’t

Screenshot of the Wyze Cam Plus webpage

In order to help people get the best use out of their cameras, Wyze offers a few subscription services. In addition to Cam Plus, Wyze’s most popular plan, they’ve recently added Cam Plus Lite, Cam Plus Pro, as well as Home Monitoring. These subscriptions add on a few enhanced capabilities, giving you new ways to … Read more

Ring Recordings Have Strange Lights Or Orbs At Night – Why?

A light orb type effect from my Ring Indoor Cam inside my garage with color night vision enabled

Have you been catching some eerie orbs in your Ring camera photos and videos? These orbs could be ghosts, but they are much more likely to be a simple trick of the light! Ring cameras catch orbs due to a photography effect known as backscattering. This happens when small objects, like dust or small insects, … Read more

Why Your Ring Battery is Dead After Charging or Hardwiring It

Ring Doorbell brought inside to charge

Some Ring users unfortunately know this scenario all too well – myself included! You’ve just charged your Ring Video Doorbell or its battery. Then, within a couple of weeks or even days, you get the notification that the battery is dying or dead – again! How are you supposed to keep your home secure if … Read more

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