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Which Ring and Nest Devices Support 5 GHz WiFi?

Phone screenshot showing the WiFi selection of my Ring Indoor Cam, with the prompt asking me if I want to connect to a pre-existing WiFi network.

When it was first released, 5 GHz WiFi was advertised as being faster and sometimes ‘more reliable’ than 2.4 GHz WiFi. Whilst this is broadly true, many Ring and Nest devices still seem to only support 2.4 GHz WiFi. This got me wondering whether this can lead to worse connections for your smart devices, and … Read more

Ring Device Health Says That Voltage Is Too High (“Danger!”)

A Ring doorbell voltage warning

Wired Ring devices have the convenience of not needing frequent battery changes, but they are at the mercy of the safety and reliability of your home’s wiring. What should you do if you keep seeing the danger alert in your Ring doorbell Device Health? The first thing you want to do is use a voltmeter … Read more

Ring’s Night Time Image Is Way Too Dark (Faulty Night Vision Fixes)

An example of the overly dark night vision performance from the Ring Doorbell Pro 2

Night vision is one of the best selling points of Ring’s doorbells and cameras, but what happens when it just doesn’t work? Ring cameras can struggle in low-light environments. You can take advantage of settings like Color Night Vision or the new night vision options in newer Ring cameras and doorbells. You can also make … Read more

Ring Doorbell Or Camera Stuck On “Updating” (How To Fix This)

Checking for Firmware Updates in the Ring App

Picture it; you’ve finally got your new Ring camera and you’re all ready and excited to set it up! Everything goes well with connecting it to your Wi-Fi network and the Ring app, so for the last step, it starts updating the firmware. So you wait, and wait…and wait. Wait…why’s it taking so long?? Some … Read more

Two (Or More) Ring Doorbells On One Transformer: Possible?

Various Ring wiring diagrams for multiple doorbells on one transformer

Ring Doorbells can be fun, convenient, and offer an extra layer of security, but dealing with wiring a doorbell is a little intimidating. Can you even wire two Ring Doorbells to one transformer? Well the short answer is: You can wire two or more Ring Doorbells to a single transformer, as long as that transformer … 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 Video Freezes After A Few Seconds (Can This Annoying Issue Be Fixed?)

Apps to Update in App Store

Seeing what’s going on in and around our homes is a major key to keeping them safe. To that end, many people opt for smart home cameras like Ring smart cameras to keep an eye on their homes. This goes swell most of the time! But not always… Having a clear picture and video of … Read more

Best Wired Video Doorbell Without A Subscription (No Monthly Fees, Please!)

Me looking confused in front of a load of smart doorbells

Smart doorbells are great – if you’re out, you can easily speak to visitors or delivery people through your phone. They also record any motion that occurs around your property. But many smart doorbells also have flaws: battery-powered doorbells have worse performance than their hardwired rivals, plus many doorbell models require a monthly fee to … Read more