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Ring Camera and Doorbell FPS (Frame Per Second) – Why It Matters

Ring Stick Up Cam Video Clear Footage

Our Ring cameras and doorbells are vital parts of our home security. So it stands to reason that when we view our smart camera footage, one of the most important factors is that we can actually decipher what we’re looking at. It makes all the difference to know whether we’re looking at a person – … Read more

Does Ring Work Better on 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi? Can You Force it to One or the Other?

Ring Spotlight Cam installed outdoors

Though it’s been around since about 1999, the 5 GHz band of Wi-Fi has become increasingly popular more so in the years following 2009 when home networks were first becoming popular. 5 GHz Wi-fi is a short-range, but high-speed band of Wi-Fi, and is often praised as being the best band to connect your devices … Read more

Why Everyone Needs a 4K Smart Cam (Reolink Vs Ring Image Quality Compared) – New Video

YouTube thumbnail for my video comparing Reolinks 4K and Ring full HD footage

Reolink recently got in touch with me, asking if I wanted to review one of their cameras. I opted for their RLC-810A, a 4K, 8 megapixel smart camera which records with MUCH better image quality than Ring does. This video compares the Reolink 4K footage with my Ring Floodlight Cam Plus, that records in full … Read more

Why Your Wyze Cam Image Is Upside Down – And How to Fix It!

Wyze Cam footage upside down

Wyze cameras have undoubtedly become one of the most popular smart home cameras on the market. This is due in part to their ease of use, compact size, and affordability. But just as with all technology, sometimes, things go wrong. One issue that some Wyze users have run into is their camera footage not displaying … Read more

The Ring Doorbell – Does it Count as a Security System to Homeowner’s Insurance?

Ring Video Doorbell 2020 release

If you own a home, you no doubt have homeowner’s insurance, in fact it’s acutally a requirement that you do! You also no doubt want to make sure you maximize whatever discounts may be available to you. One way many homeowners save on their insurance, is by using a security system to protect their home. … Read more

Why Your Ring MISSES Lots of Recordings (Such as Deliveries)

The Ring event history timeline within the Ring app

Have you been getting a lot of blank notifications from your Ring camera? There’s a good chance that your Ring device is having trouble either recording video or sending it back to your smartphone. We’re going to take a deep dive into what causes Ring to start missing video recordings. The most common cause for … Read more

Does Ring Support WPA3? (Does It Even Need To?)

Inside the Ring Floodlight Cam Plus box

One of the biggest shake-ups to wireless networks is right around the corner. We’ve been relying on the WPA2 standard since 2004, but WPA3 just started rolling out in 2020. This is a new hardware update for Wi-Fi security and it’s going to mean big changes for smart home devices. We’re going to see more … Read more

Wyze Cam Says ‘SD Card Not Available’? Here’s What To Do

Wyze SD card slot with SD card partially inserted

Error messages! Whether they’re from your computer, phone, car – we all hate them! The fixes often involve a lot of work, complicated measures, or are just plain costly. Now what if this happens with one or more of your smart cameras? The most common problem people usually run into when it comes to their … Read more