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Flashing Light Doorbell: Blink Lights When Someone’s At Your Door (Without IFTTT)

Doorbell Routine Trigger action

Automations in the modern smart home are one of the most useful things today. They make things easier such as creating bedtime routines that help get the little ones to sleep, or even help you to relax after a long day. They may even be of help to families who are hard of hearing. For … Read more

5 Simple Ways to Christmas-ify Your Smart Home – New Video

A YouTube thumbnail showing me after lazily throwing a smart lightstrip on a Christmas tree

Smart homes are great, but sometimes it’s not always clear how to use smart devices to make your home more Christmasy. This video covers five simply ways that you can use common smart devices to smarten up your Christmas. The individual sections of the video are at the timestamps below: 0:00 – Intro 0:19 – … Read more

Ring Camera and Doorbell FPS (Frame Per Second) – Why It Matters

Ring Stick Up Cam Video Clear Footage

Our Ring cameras and doorbells are vital parts of our home security. So it stands to reason that when we view our smart camera footage, one of the most important factors is that we can actually decipher what we’re looking at. It makes all the difference to know whether we’re looking at a person – … Read more

Does Ring Work Better on 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi? (Can You Force it to One or the Other?)

Ring Spotlight Cam installed outdoors

Though it’s been around since about 1999, the 5 GHz band of Wi-Fi has become increasingly popular more so in the years following 2009 when home networks were first becoming popular. 5 GHz Wi-fi is a short-range, but high-speed band of Wi-Fi, and is often praised as being the best band to connect your devices … Read more

The Ring Doorbell – Does it Count as a Security System to Homeowner’s Insurance?

Ring Video Doorbell 2020 release

If you own a home, you no doubt have homeowner’s insurance, in fact it’s acutally a requirement that you do! You also no doubt want to make sure you maximize whatever discounts may be available to you. One way many homeowners save on their insurance, is by using a security system to protect their home. … Read more

Why Your Ring MISSES Lots of Recordings (Such as Deliveries)

The Ring event history timeline within the Ring app

Have you been getting a lot of blank notifications from your Ring camera? There’s a good chance that your Ring device is having trouble either recording video or sending it back to your smartphone. We’re going to take a deep dive into what causes Ring to start missing video recordings. The most common cause for … Read more