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New Video – Ring Smart Alerts (Rich Notifications) – A Really Useful Feature

Ring have recently released a new feature called ‘smart alerts’ or ‘rich notifications’, which basically sends an image (snapshot capture) alongside any alerts it sends out. So if someone clicks…

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New Video – View All Ring Devices On 1 Monitor (Possible?)

Professional grade security systems will allow you to watch all real-time (live) views of the camera feeds on a single PC/TV monitor. This got me wondering whether it’s possible to…

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Cropped screenshots from the Ring app showing the WiFi health of two of my Ring devices.

Can Ring Cameras & Doorbells Be On Different Networks?

Ring produce a wide range of cameras and doorbells which can protect all parts of your property – inside and out. This is great, other than the fact that your…

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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.

Which Ring and Nest Devices Support 5 GHz WiFi?

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…

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A Ring Pro attached to a door frame, but without the faceplate - or power being supplied to it (yet).

Can You Change The Ring Doorbell Sound Outside?

When someone presses your Ring Doorbell, an external ‘ringing’ sound is played. One time – not long after installing my own Ring Doorbell Pro – someone pressed the doorbell (without…

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Screenshot from the Ring app's "History" section, with a big red 'x' across it.

Using Ring Devices Without A Subscription: What Won’t Work

The basic Ring Protect plan costs just $30 per year (per device) and it appears to offer a bunch of nice features over and above not having a Ring subscription….

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New Video – Amazon Alexa – All Ring Doorbell Sounds

You can use your Echo (and Fire TV) devices as a doorbell for your Ring devices. There are currently 26 different doorbell sounds you can play via Alexa when someone…

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Two people standing under lots of bullet CCTV cameras

Viewing All Your Ring Cameras (And Doorbells) At Once

We’ve probably all seen movies where a secretive company has dozens of CCTV cameras along their perimeter, and the security control room has multiple TV monitors that display the live…

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Various Ring doorbells and cameras in a UK store.

Which Ring And Nest Cameras Are PoE (Power over Ethernet)?

Power over Ethernet involves using the multiple wire strands within an Ethernet cable to send both data and electrical power. This allows the end device to be fully powered by…

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YouTube thumbnail for my video covering zooming in Ring video captures (for Ring cameras and doorbells).

New Video – Ring Doorbell & Camera Zoom: Is It Any Good?

Ring doorbells and cameras record in full HD (1080p), apart from the original Doorbell 1 (which is 720p). Whilst this captures a good level of detail, they don’t contain a…

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