How To Convert a Deta Doorbell to a Ring Doorbell Pro – UK

Inside a Deta C3501 mains voltage doorbell: the input (mains voltage) cables are on the bottom left, with the output (CAT5) cables on the bottom right.

When I purchased my Ring Doorbell Pro, I knew that I currently had a Deta doorbell but I hadn’t looked at the wiring much beyond that. To be honest, I intended on getting an electrician in to install it. But now that the country is locked down due to COVID-19 and a smart doorbell isn’t … 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

New Video – Ring Doorbell Local Storage (w/ NAS, No Cloud)?!

Ring Doorbell, a NAS (on the right hand side), an SD card adaptor and Ethernet cable (on the left hand side).

Hi everyone, I have just published a new video to go alongside the ‘Can You Record Ring Doorbell Footage Locally (No Cloud)?‘ guide I posted yesterday. I look at the different options available to users who want to capture their Ring Doorbell’s video footage and store it locally (such as on a NAS or a … Read more

New Video – Ring Video Doorbell Pro: 4 Colored Faceplates

YouTube thumbnail for the Ring Doorbell Pro Faceplate video

I just published a new YouTube video. It’s a quick 4 minute video covering the four different faceplates that come with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro: silver, cream, dark bronze and black. I also show how to change these faceplates (it’s really easy): Video Transcript Hey YouTube, it’s Tristan from Smart Home Point here. I … Read more

Why I Chose The Ring Doorbell Pro For My House

A Ring Doorbell 2 and Ring Doorbell Pro side-by-side, showing how the Pro is much smaller than the '2'.

I live in a new build development, and due to a few initial teething issues with the property developer, we all setup a Facebook group to keep each-other informed. A year ago, one of my neighbors reported that someone was trying their door handle at 3am – i.e. an opportunistic thief. Other neighbors said this … Read more