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Philips Hue smart plug manual showing the different install modes

Ethernet Based Smart Plugs: Possible, Pointless or Useful?

Smart plugs are an interesting item in the world of smart home devices. They have the potential to become extremely useful, but there are some major questions that need to…

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

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

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…

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Various Ring doorbells and cameras in a UK store.

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

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…

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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.

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

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…

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