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Does Ring Support WPA3? (Does It Even Need To?)

Inside the Ring Floodlight Cam Plus box

One of the biggest shake-ups to wireless networks is right around the corner. We’ve been relying on the WPA2 standard since 2004, but WPA3 just started rolling out in 2020. This is a new hardware update for Wi-Fi security and it’s going to mean big changes for smart home devices. We’re going to see more … 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

Is Ring Alarm’s “Professional Monitoring” Worth It?

SpaceX staff working in their control centre during a launch, with lots of computer monitors at each desk each

Ring offer “Professional Monitoring” for their alarm system via the Ring Protect Plus plan, costing $10 per month. This is a lot cheaper than ADT’s $37-$53/month fees, but does Ring’s own offerings compromise some key features? Or is it a genuinely good service, at a genuinely good price? Ring alarm’s professional monitoring is a genuine … Read more

Can Ring’s Smart Cameras Trigger Ring Alarm?

The Ring Alarm base station mounted on a wall above a shelf, with a Ring stick-up cam sitting on the shelf.

Ring’s devices can be linked together to provide closer integration, and it’d be nice if motion detected on a Ring camera (especially an outdoor one) could trigger the Ring alarm to sound. But is this possible? I’ve always been curious about this so I wrote this article to find out. It’s not currently possible for … Read more