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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

Which Ring And Nest Cameras Are PoE (Power over Ethernet)?

Various Ring doorbells and cameras in a UK store.

Power over Ethernet involves using the multiple wire strands within an Ethernet cable to send both data and electrical power. This allows the end device to be fully powered by the Ethernet cable, whilst also having full internet connectivity without the need for WiFi. None of Nest’s cameras nor doorbells support power over Ethernet (without … Read more

How Power over Ethernet (PoE) Can Improve Your Smart Home

A Netgear network switch installed on a piece of wood in a loft, with three ethernet cables going in and one power cable (for the switch) in the back.

Whilst looking at smart doorbells for my house, I came across the Ring Doorbell Elite – which is powered by an Ethernet cable. This reduces the need for running electrical cable to power it, whilst also guaranteeing interruption-free video uploads. Power over Ethernet therefore seems like the perfect fit for smart homes… right? Ethernet cable … Read more