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Is Someone Shining Bright Lights Into Your Doorbell Or Camera?

Me shining a phone torch light into a Ring Indoor Cam

In this day and age, most of us have at least one smart home camera and/or video doorbell to monitor and protect our homes. Especially when it comes to outdoor cameras, the potential to have something happen to one of them is unfortunately always there.  One new trend involves people flashing lights at smart cameras. … Read more

Ring Smart Floodlight vs Floodlight Cam vs Cam Plus & Pro (Huh?!)

Two Ring Floodlight Cams installed at different points of my property one on my house and one on my garage

Ring’s line of products is dynamic – always expanding and changing. Some devices get upgrades, others, new versions. But the bottom line is, Ring is always finding new ways to expand their line of smart home devices. One way they’ve done this is with their smart Floodlights and Floodlight Cams. While originally many thought there … Read more

PSA: Ring Devices Can Have Issues With TP-Link Deco’s Mesh Routers

Ring doorbell wifi error on app

Smart home technology has been out for a while now and this means that we’re starting to experience compatibility issues between older devices and newer standards. Mesh networks are the latest in Wi-Fi connectivity, but that means they sometimes have problems connecting to some older devices like Ring cameras. The first thing you should do … Read more

Make Ring Footage Better: Can You Enhance Or Upscale Recordings?

Using VLC Player's "Interactive Zoom" feature to zoom in on part of a Ring.com video clip.

Ring’s smart cameras and doorbells are supposed to give you near instant video so you can keep track of your home, but what happens when the pics and videos Ring cameras take are too distorted to see anything useful? Ring pictures and videos can be enhanced by first making sure you’re getting the best quality … Read more

Can You Disable Night Vision on Ring Cameras Or Doorbells?

The night vision options within the Ring app allowing you to turn off night vision on the Ring Doorbell Pro 2

The IR night vision feature on Ring cameras can be a great add-on, but it can also cause plenty of headaches. Users have been requesting more control over IR night vision for years, but can you disable night vision on Ring devices? You can’t disable auto IR night vision on most of Ring’s cameras or … Read more

Ring’s ‘You Are Being Recorded’ Warning: How To Turn On Or Off

Four Toggle Options in the Ring app Doorbell settings

Ring is one of the most popular smart home device manufacturers available today. To keep themselves in the running, they’re constantly upgrading their devices and software. These updates sometimes include new and ever more useful features for their line of smart cameras. One of these recent upgrades, however, has gotten mixed reception. It involves a … Read more

Do Ring’s Smart Home Products Use a Lot of Electricity?

Ring Floodlight Cam wall mounted - front view

Smart home devices might seem like they use up a lot of electricity, but is this true? How much energy is being used by your Ring devices? Ring’s smart home products do not use a lot of electricity. Even the most power-hungry Ring devices are still only using a small amount of electricity and shouldn’t … Read more

How To Disable Ring Notifications When Home (Or Going Out)

The Do Not Disturb options on an Android phone

Ring notifications are great—when they aren’t overwhelming! It’s great to know when a package arrives or who’s at the door, but when you’re home trying to relax, sometimes you just want some peace and quiet. Is there a way to get in control of those notifications? Ring notifications can get a little bothersome when you’re … Read more

Ring Recordings Have Strange Lights Or Orbs At Night – Why?

A light orb type effect from my Ring Indoor Cam inside my garage with color night vision enabled

Have you been catching some eerie orbs in your Ring camera photos and videos? These orbs could be ghosts, but they are much more likely to be a simple trick of the light! Ring cameras catch orbs due to a photography effect known as backscattering. This happens when small objects, like dust or small insects, … Read more