New Video – Deta Doorbell to Ring Doorbell Pro – UK Wiring Guide

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Hey everyone, I’ve just published a new YouTube video covering how to switch from a Deta mains-voltage doorbell to a Ring Doorbell Pro (I had the Deta C3051, but the instructions are similar – if not the same – for some similar Deta models): If you prefer text, check out my accompanying written guide instead. … Read more

What Is The Difference Between Amazon’s Alexa and Echo?

Alexa app screenshot showing both 'Alexa' and 'Echo' listed.

When reading about smart homes, you’ll probably have seen ‘Amazon Alexa’ and ‘Amazon Echo’ used almost interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different. It’s almost like the difference between a guitar player and the guitar… one (the player) uses a tool (the guitar) to do something (play music). An Amazon Echo is a voice activated, internet … Read more

Can We Add Nest Protect To The Google Home App Yet?

The Nest app on the left, and the Google Home app on the right.

If you search for “Nest Protect” – the smart smoke and CO alarm – you’ll be greeted with Google’s logo and the words “Google Nest”. It’s clearly a Google smart home product: So logic would dictate that you can manage Nest Protect in your Google Home app, right? Well, for over half a decade, this … Read more