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Ring Doorbell and Camera Night Vision (What You Need To Know) – New Video

YouTube thumbnail showing me in night vision mode with the text Rings night vision any good

Since most crime happens at night, a high quality night vision mode is really critical for your security system. As a result I wanted to shoot this video and talk through the pros and cons of Ring’s night vision mode, and also discuss how it works. I also explore Ring’s color night vision mode, and … Read more

Ring Camera or Doorbell Shows Pink, Purple or Green Video (How To Fix)

Ring Doorbell screenshot with a purple pink tinge due to an IR filter problem

Ring’s cameras and doorbells are some of the most common smart home devices out there. Whether you have your own home or you’re renting, it’s getting fairly common to find Ring doorbells as a standard feature. These cameras come packed with a few interesting features. One of the coolest capabilities of a Ring camera is … Read more

Ring Doorbell or Camera Two-Way Audio Not Working (How to Fix)

Ring footage from the app with microphone and speaker options on display

The Ring Doorbell is one of the flagship devices that brought smart home technology to a wider audience. Being able to see who is at your door even when you’re away from home is a security and comfort feature that many people enjoy. Ring’s camera are equally as convenient for the same reasons. However, these … Read more

Help, My Ring Camera Or Doorbell Video Is Black! (How To Fix)

Ring motion recording footage showing the blacked out privacy zone.

Ring is still on the top when it comes to smart home technology. Since being acquired by Amazon, Ring has moved to become the leader of smart home security as well as lighting and other smart tech arenas. However, their technology isn’t always totally reliable. Smart home devices rely on complicated networks of apps, physical gadgets, … Read more

Are Ring Cameras Best for Recording Wildlife (In Your Yard Or Elsewhere)?

A cat captured during daytime on my Ring Doorbell Pro

You’ve probably seen at least one viral video from a Ring camera that captures the quirky and fun world of wildlife. Because these cameras are motion activated, they’re always getting interesting and exciting footage of our local wildlife. There are Ring camera users who are looking to use their Ring tech for wildlife photography and … Read more

Will Ring Doorbells and Cameras Work With a Mobile Hotspot?

Samsung S10 screenshot showing the mobile hotspot options on Android

With everything opening up, more people are on the go. Perhaps you yourself are planning on traveling soon. For added security during their travels, many decide to take one or more of their Ring security devices with them. But being these devices require an internet connection in order to be able to operate, is this … Read more

No, Ring Does NOT Offer True “Full HD” Quality – New Video

Picture of me talking with half of me being really pixelated

People quite rightly think that when a company advertises “full HD” quality… the image quality matches expected full HD (1080p) quality. Seems obvious, right?! Well unfortunately this isn’t really the case. Whilst Ring’s cameras and doorbells tend to have a 1920x1080p resolution, the all-important bit rate is a measly 2.5 Mbps – which is closer … 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

Ring Camera & Doorbell Signal Strength (RSSI) – How To Fix Poor WiFi Connections – New Video

YouTube thumbnail showing me talking with a Ring app screenshot and RSSI values to the side

Ring cameras and doorbells are great… when they have a strong Wi-Fi signal strength, that is. When they have a weak signal, you may experience a range of issues from missing recordings to poor quality video. Thankfully the Ring app makes it easy to see whether a weak Wi-Fi signal is at fault due to … Read more