PSA: Ring Devices Can Have Issues With TP-Link Deco’s Mesh Routers

Ring doorbell wifi error on app

Smart home technology has been out for a while now and this means that we’re starting to experience compatibility issues between older devices and newer standards. Mesh networks are the latest in Wi-Fi connectivity, but that means they sometimes have problems connecting to some older devices like Ring cameras. The first thing you should do … Read more

How Much Internet (Bandwidth) Does Ring Use?

Ring and Philips Hue internet usage from my BT HomeHub

Ring devices are some of the most common smart technologies out there today. This company makes everything from smart security systems to home lighting. It would be great to have a full home of Ring technology, but how much internet data would that take? Ring systems are dominantly WiFi based. This means that they are … Read more

Smart Locks For Multipoint Door Locks

Photo showing some of the multipoint latches/locks for my back door.

A lot of smart locks happily advertise that they can be easily installed as they are fully compatible with cylinder-type deadbolts. Whilst a lot of Americans doors use these type of door lock, its increasingly common to see multipoint locks used instead. Can these be used with smart locks, then, or are multipoint locks incompatible? … Read more

“Turn Off” Ring Alarm: How To Remove The Battery Of The Base Station

The now removed battery within the Ring Alarm Base Station

The Ring Alarm system is great, offering homeowners a simple way to install and manage their home’s security system. But sometimes you want to turn off the alarm system completely, which is difficult considering that the Base Station has a internal battery backup. This article discusses how to turn off the Ring Alarm system (by … Read more

Having A Dedicated Wi-Fi Network For Your Smart Home Tech

BT Smart Hub 2 showing connected 5 Ghz WiFi devices

Smart home devices are all about making our lives easier, but they could actually be making things more challenging by creating some problems with your home’s WiFi network. Your smart devices could be hoovering up bandwidth and creating cybersecurity problems without you even knowing it. This is why it’s so important to create a dedicated … Read more