Ethernet Smart Doorbells: Is The Ring Elite Really The Best?

The power over Ethernet Ring Doorbell Elite, mounted on a wall.

We’re in the middle of a smart home technology boom. Everyone is racing to bring new products to the market. Not all of these are just cut-cost clones of name brand products. Companies are releasing products designed to fill both high-end and emerging markets. Ethernet connected doorbells, that may or may not offer the simplicity … Read more

New Video – Protect Your Neighbor’s Privacy With Ring Cameras & Doorbells

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Ring cameras and Ring doorbells are great for crime prevention and parcel deliveries because they record in full HD and record audio. However this also means that they can be misused to invade neighbor’s privacy. As a result, this video explores some of the things you can do to protect your neighbor’s privacy when installing … Read more

New Video – Ring Floodlight Cam Brightness: Is 3,000 Lumens Enough?!

YouTube thumbnail showing me wearing sunglasses, the Ring Floodlight Cam and the text "Bright enough?"

The Ring Floodlight Cam should be bright. After all, it’s a floodlight! But is its 3,000 lumen total light output (from two 1,500 lumen lights) bright enough? I wanted to answer that question in this video, which compares it to other outdoor lights and also talks generally about when the Ring Floodlight Cam’s brightness will … Read more

New Video – Ring Floodlight Cam ‘Broken’ Issue: Don’t Make This Mistake

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I recently purchased a Ring Floodlight Cam after it went on sale during Amazon Prime Day. I’d been really looking forward to this item, so when I ‘broke’ it by mistake during install – and when I read other people online say their cameras had the same issue – I was really disappointed. Thankfully I … Read more

Can You Adjust The Ring Floodlight Brightness? Or Dim It?

Ring Floodlight Cam wall mounted - front view

I remember when I first stepped into my backyard at night after installing the Ring Floodlight Cam, only to be half-blinded by the floodlight! Okay, I wasn’t actually blinded – but it certainly felt like it at first! The 3,000 lumen (total) floodlights can be quite bright, which led me to wonder whether it’s possible … Read more

New Video – Ring Smart Alerts (Rich Notifications) – A Really Useful Feature

YouTube thumbnail for my newest video, covering Ring Smart Alerts (Rich Notifications)

Ring have recently released a new feature called ‘smart alerts’ or ‘rich notifications’, which basically sends an image (snapshot capture) alongside any alerts it sends out. So if someone clicks your Ring doorbell, you’ll see an image of that person. If your Ring camera (and doorbell) detects motion, you’ll also see an image of the … Read more

New Video – How Ring Recovered From December 2019 (Ring App Privacy Run-Through)

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Ring had a bad end to December 2019, with various news items in the mainstream press about different breaches and hacks, including the very worrying story of parents who noticed that a ‘hacker’ was watching their children play via the nursery’s Ring camera. Ring therefore released various new app features at the start of 2020 … Read more

Can Ring, Nest, Wyze & Eufy Smart Cameras Be Hacked?

Various light glare from a Ring recording, due to sudden light, when in night vision mode.

The world of smart home technology has developed quickly and for the most part, it’s an exciting and positive change. Being able to control your smart home with ease, whilst checking in on video feeds when you’re out and about (or simply in another part of the house) has never been easier. It’s fun, convenient … Read more

New Video – View All Ring Devices On 1 Monitor (Possible?)

YouTube thumbnail for my "watching all your Ring feeds in 1 monitor" video.

Professional grade security systems will allow you to watch all real-time (live) views of the camera feeds on a single PC/TV monitor. This got me wondering whether it’s possible to do this with Ring’s cameras (and doorbells) too? This video explains if it’s possible, and how to do it if so: Video Transcript Hey YouTube, … Read more