Newsletter: Ring ‘Upgrades’ The Indoor Cam, HomeAssistant Competes With Alexa & More

The Ring Indoor Cam 2nd Gen

(This newsletter was originally sent to subscribers on 2nd May 2023) Hi I’m Tristan! Welcome to today’s Smart Home Point newsletter. There’s a few smart home updates to discuss today, including HomeAssistant’s recent voice upgrades – and the fact that Ring subtly upgraded their Indoor Cam. News: Announcing The Ring Indoor Cam 2 (Sort Of) Ring … Read more

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

5 Smart Indoor Cameras Compared (Who Wins? Ring, eufy, SwitchBot, Tapo Or Blink?) – New Video

Me reviewing five smart indoor cameras: I liked three of these but disliked two

This in-depth video compares five well known smart indoor cameras, from Ring, Eufy, SwitchBot, Tapo and Blink: The exact models that I compared are: I do a range of image quality tests in this video, but I also do a deep-dive into each camera’s pros and cons. I also look at each camera’s sound quality. … Read more

New Video – Ring Indoor Cam Setup (With No Internet In Garage!)

YouTube thumbnail for my Ring Indoor Cam garage install video.

I recently bought a Ring Indoor Cam for £15 as part of an Amazon bundle deal, and I wanted to wall mount this in my garage to detect would-be burglars. However there’s one big flaw in my plan: I don’t have any internet in my garage. As a result, I wanted to shoot this full, … Read more

Ring Indoor Camera: 10 Most Popular Questions Answered

A Ring Indoor camera removed from the box, but still with the protective plastic films on it.

The Ring Indoor Cam was released towards the end of 2019, and whilst it’s been out for a little while now, there’s still quite a few questions being asked about it. So I wanted to write this ‘frequently asked question’ guide to answer some of the 10 most commonly asked questions about it. Read on … Read more