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 can ring camera trigger alarm. … Read more

Ring Video Range: How Far Can It See? Can You Zoom In/Out?

Using 'pinch zoom' in the Ring phone app to try and read information from a passing car at night.

Ring’s cameras and doorbells tend to film in full HD (1920x1080p) with a few exceptions. Whilst this is good, Ring cameras also use a wide angle lens that pick up a lot of footage – at the sacrifice of overall detail quality, that is. Whilst you can zoom in on Ring recordings by doing a … Read more

Ring Doorbell And Ring Cameras: Animal Detection

Ring Doorbell footage showing a cat which was picked up when 'People Only' mode was disabled.

Ring’s range of doorbells and cameras work by only recording when motion is detected (or the doorbell is pressed). This saves electric use or battery power, bringing down the costs of running your device. It also saves Ring money in cloud storage fees! But what happens if you live in an area with lots of … Read more

Is Ring Protect Free with Amazon Prime?

Ring Protect Plus Plan pricing, with "amazon Prime" text in foreground and a question mark.

Ring Protect is a paid-for plan that stores footage from Ring cameras and doorbells in the Ring cloud, ready to access 24/7 (along with extra features for the Ring Alarm system). Amazon Prime is a paid-for plan that gives access to a range of Amazon products and services. Amazon own Ring. Therefore Ring Protect should … Read more

New Video – How To Stop Your Ring Cameras From Recording: 6 Simple Solutions

YouTube thumbnail for my 'Stop Ring recording' video

To go alongside my ‘How To Stop Your Ring Cameras From Recording‘ text guide, I have just finished recording a video guide for it too: (no Ring cameras were hurt in the filming of this video!) The six approaches are: Video Transcript Hey YouTube, it’s Tristan from Smart Home Point. Ring cameras and Ring doorbells … Read more

Do You Need To Put Up The Ring Recording Warning Sticker?

Ring 'audio & video recording' warning stickers in different languages - English, French, German, Spanish and others.

When you buy a Ring doorbell, camera or alarm system, Ring warning decals come in the box – such as stickers that say “Attention: Ring Audio & video recording“. These are designed to be put in your window, and in theory they should ward off would-be criminals. But are they really a good thing to … Read more

Do Ring Doorbells & Cameras Record Continuously (24/7)?

A Ring Doorbell Pro on the foreground, and a NAS ShareCenter in the background. Also with the infinity symbol and the text "24/7?!".

So you recently paid $229.99 for a Ring Doorbell 3 Plus and $99.99 for a Ring Stick Up Smart Camera, and you’ve finally installed them. Phew, now you can sit back, and relax in the knowledge that your house is protected by 24/7 video surveillance, right? What do you mean no?! Ring’s smart doorbells and … Read more