Where is my doorbell transformer?

Where is my doorbell transformer?

Are you trying to find your doorbell transformer so you can fix or upgrade your doorbell to a smart doorbell like Ring or Nest? Or do you just want to repair your existing doorbell and get it working again?

We teach you where to look to find your doorbell transformer and how to measure your doorbell transformer voltage. You can check your existing doorbell’s voltage for compatibility with Ring or Nest so you can know if you will need to upgrade your transformer when you install a new smart doorbell.

Our list of doorbell transformer locations provides you with the best shot of finding where your doorbell transformer is located in your home.

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Best Smart Cameras That Work With Alexa

Best Smart Cameras That Work With Alexa

We provide you the list of the best smart cameras that work with Alexa. We’ve tested each of the listed cameras and give our take on the smart cameras that work with Alexa.

When you connect your smart camera to Alexa it allows you to view the live video feed of the smart camera on your Echo Show, Echo Spot or Compatible Fire TV device.

Connecting your smart camera to Alexa unlocks additional functionality and provides you quick and easy viewing of your smart camera without the need for your phone.

We also teach you how you can connect your smart camera to Alexa with our step by step guide and detailed screenshot instructions.

Smart Camera Voice Commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have a smart home cameras that works with Alexa you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.

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Does Nest Work With Alexa?

Does Nest Work With Alexa?

Does Nest Work With Alexa? Yes, we teach you how to connect your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell to Alexa for voice control of your smart nest device. We also provide you with the complete guide to Alexa voice commands to use with your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell.

The Nest Thermostat will work with any Amazon Alexa Echo device but the Nest Cameras and Nest Doorbell require an Echo Device with a screen like the Echo Show or Echo Spot.

We cover all of the Alexa nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using Amazon Alexa Echo Devices like the Echo Dot and Echo Show. You can control your nest thermostat, nest doorbell and nest cameras with Alexa nest commands.

The Nest Protect Smoke Detector, Nest x Yale lock, nest security system and the Nest Temperature sensors don’t currently support Alexa Nest commands.

Nest voice commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.

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Ring Security System Review

Ring Security System Review

We provide our Ring Security System review. I’ve tested a lot of smart home security systems over the years and for the time being I’ve chosen to stick with the Ring Security system because of it’s huge feature set, great value and reliability.

What I like about the Ring Security System is that you don’t need to sign up for a security monitoring contract but if you want professional monitoring it’s only $10 a month to have your system professionally monitored.

The Ring Security System offers a huge list of features that allow you to protect your home and family from intruders but also protect your home from water damage, fires and carbon monoxide. The Ring Security System offers a wide array of sensors and is constantly updating features to provide a great user experience.

The Ring Security System is also compatible with Alexa meaning that you can arm and disarm your security system using your voice and your passcode. The added functionality of voice control of your alarm system is something few other competing alarm systems don’t offer.

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Connect Alexa To TV

Connect Alexa To TV

Learn how to connect Alexa to TV. We teach you how you can connect Alexa to TV for full voice control of your TV. You can connect your TV to Alexa using the Fire TV Cube, it will allow your TV to be controlled by voice though connecting to your TV’s HDMI port.

Using Alexa voice commands you can turn on an off your TV with your voice, change the channel, and use your voice to find Netflix shows or TV & Movies you want to watch. The Fire TV Cube also includes 4K resolution and connections to hundreds of different streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu and more.

To connect Alexa to TV you just need a Fire TV Cube and available HDMI port on your TV. Most newer flat screen TV’s will allow for native control of your TV through the HDMI port. The Fire TV cube also includes an infrared blaster that works just like a remote to control your TV and Cable Box if your HDMI port does not have native control of your TV.

The Fire TV Cube is a great solution to a connecting Alexa to TV and allowing you to enjoy full voice control of your TV. Investing in the Fire TV Cube will increase the functionality of your TV and and provide you with great access to streaming video services.

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Ring Water Sensor Review

Ring Water Sensor Review

We review the Ring Water Sensor and how it can work to protect your home from floods and freezing temperatures. The Ring Flood and Freeze sensor works with the Ring Security System to detect water or low temperatures which may cause burst pipes.

The Ring Water Sensor is an great value to prevent water damage and all of the bad things that come with water damage like costly repair bills and mold.

In our Ring Water Sensor review we cover the top locations to place a Ring Flood and Freeze Sensor to detect water and prevent flooding in your home. Overall we love the Ring Water Sensor and think it’s a great addition to the Ring Security System lineup to provide additional protection for your home.

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Does Ring Pro Work With Alexa?

Does Ring Pro Work With Alexa?

Does Ring Pro Work With Alexa? Yes, the Ring Pro Doorbell works with Alexa. The Ring Pro is Ring’s top of the line smart doorbell with advanced motion detection, streaming live HD video and full control from your phone.

The Echo Show and the Ring Pro you can view live feeds directly from your Door View Cam on your Echo Show. You can set up Ring Pro to display it’s live video feed on any Amazon Echo Device with a screen or on Amazon Fire Cube TV.

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Smart Switch No Neutral

Smart Switch No Neutral

How to install a smart switch no neutral: We give you the options for installing a smart light switch if you don’t have a neutral wire in your existing junction box for your light switch.

We provide four options for installing a smart light switch with no neutral wire. We tell you how you can add a neutral wire to your existing switch box so you can install any smart switch and what smart light switches will work without a neutral.

If you don’t want to do any wiring in your home and you don’t have an existing neutral wire you can also you smart light bulbs like the phillips hue light bulbs instead of a smart light switch. You can also connect your smart light switches to amazon alexa for full voice control.

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Nest vs Ecobee

Nest vs Ecobee

Nest vs Ecobee: Which smart thermostat is best for you? We cover everything you need to know if you are considering either of these two smart thermostats. The nest and ecobee thermostat are two of the best smart thermostats on the market and millions of these smart thermostats have been installed in homes worldwide.

Both nest and ecobee will help you save energy, make your life easier and they both work with Amazon Alexa for full voice control of your smart thermostat.

There are a few major differences between the two smart thermostats and we compare nest vs ecobee so you can decide on the features you want in your smart thermostat.

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Does Ring Work With Alexa?

Does Ring Work With Alexa?

Does Alexa work with the Ring Smart Video doorbell? Yes, all Ring doorbells including the Ring 2, Ring Pro & Ring Elite work with alexa. The Ring Cameras like the Ring Spotlight and Ring Floodlight also work with Alexa. We show you how you can connect your Ring smart video doorbell to any Amazon Alexa device that has a screen. We also teach you what the Amazon Alexa can do with the Ring Video doorbell and what it can’t do with the Amazon Alexa. You can also use a Ring Chime or Ring Chime pro as an interior doorbell for any Ring Doorbell device.

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Nest Doorbell Chime - What Chimes Work With Nest Hello?

Nest Doorbell Chime - What Chimes Work With Nest Hello?

We cover what doorbell chimes you can use as a nest doorbell chime. We cover both mechanical and electronic chimes that will work with the nest hello doorbell.

Setting up a new nest doorbell chime is easy if you use a compatible chime. We have found that mechanical chimes are more reliable with the nest hello doorbell and will work with a wider range of voltages.

You can use electronic chimes as a nest doorbell chime but you will need to make sure that you are providing exactly 16V from your doorbell transformer to ensure proper operation of your electronic nest doorbell chime.

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Does Ecobee Work With Alexa?

Does Ecobee Work With Alexa?

Does Ecobee work with Alexa? Yes, all ecobee thermostats including the ecobee 4, ecobee 3 and ecobee 3 lite all work with Amazon Alexa & Google Home. We teach you how to set up your ecobee to work with Amazon Alexa so you can have full voice control of your smart thermostat.

Our favorite ecobee smart thermostat is the ecobee 4 thermostat which has built in amazon alexa functionality with an alexa microphone and speaker built into the casing of the ecobee 4. With built in amazon alexa on the ecobee 4 you can talk directly to the ecobee 4 with voice commands to control your thermostat. It also works with other alexa devices for full voice control.

We also teach you the best Amazon Alexa commands to control your ecobee thermostat.

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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Installation Wiring

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Installation Wiring

We teach you how to install your install your nest cam iq outdoor camera. You can install your nest cam iq outdoor camera the traditional way using the plug and play cable and adapter or you can install your nest cam iq using existing ethernet or cat 6 cabling.

We teach you how to install your nest cam iq outdoor camera with ethernet cabling and the tools and supplies you will need for a successful installation.

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Does Arlo Work With Google Home Hub?

Does Arlo Work With Google Home Hub?

Do arlo cameras work with google home hub? Yes, all arlo cameras work with the google home hub with it’s 7” touch screen to display live streaming video from your arlo cameras.

We show you how you can connect your arlo smart cameras to the google home hub. We also teach you what google home hub can do with the arlo cameras and review other smart wifi cameras that work with google home hub.

Connecting your arlo cameras to a google home hub will unlock additional functionality and allow you to use your google home hub as a remote viewer for your arlo cameras. You can also configure the google home hub to be used as a baby monitor with arlo cameras.

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Best 3 Way Smart Dimmer Switch

Best 3 Way Smart Dimmer Switch

We cover the best 3 way smart dimmer switches to use for your home. With a smart 3 way dimmer switch you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using a smart wifi app.

The top two 3 way smart dimmer switches we recommend also can be used to with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for full voice control of your 3 way smart switches. Upgrading your lighting to voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home.

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Do Nest Cameras Work with Google Home Hub?

Do Nest Cameras Work with Google Home Hub?

Do nest cameras work with google home hub? Yes, all nest cameras work with the google home hub with it’s 7” touch screen to display live streaming video from your nest cam.

We show you how you can connect your nest wifi cameras to the google home hub. We also teach you what google home hub can do with the nest cameras and review other smart wifi cameras that work with google home hub.

Connecting your nest camera to a google home hub will unlock additional functionality and allow you to use your google home hub as a remote viewer for your nest cameras. You can also configure the google home hub to be used as a baby monitor with nest cameras.

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Google Home Commands: Top 100 Of 2019

Google Home Commands: Top 100 Of 2019

The Top 100 Google Home Commands of 2019: We teach you the top 100 Google Home commands so you can get the most out of your Google Home device.

We teach you the Google Home commands you can use to control your smart thermostat, smart lighting, smart cameras and smart doorbells like the nest hello.

You can also use Google Home commands to play music, check your commute to work and review your daily schedule. Devices like the Google Home Home are versatile smart home assistants and we help you get the most out of your Google Home Hub by teaching you the top Google Home commands you can use with Google Home.

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Does Ring Door View Cam Work With Alexa?

Does Ring Door View Cam Work With Alexa?

Does Ring Door View Cam Work With Alexa? Yes, Rings New Door View Cam designed to replace any existing peephole works with Alexa. The Ring Door View Cam was launched at CES 2019 and has all of the outstanding features of the other Ring Smart Doorbells we love.

The Echo Show and the Ring Door View Cam you can view live feeds directly from your Door View Cam on your Echo Show. You can set up Ring Door View Cam to display it’s live video feed on any Amazon Echo Device with a screen or on Amazon Fire Cube TV.

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Sonos Play 1 Review 2019

Sonos Play 1 Review 2019

Sonos Play 1 Review 2019: Still one of the best speakers on the market. We review the great features of the Sonos Play 1 and how it has evolved over the years to become even better with over the air updates and enhanced app usage.

One of the best things about choosing a Sonos speaker is that it can be used on it’s own to deliver great sound or paired with additional sonos speakers to create a full house sound system with streaming music synced throughout your home. In our updated 2019 Sonos Play 1 Review we cover all of the things we love about the Sonos Play 1 and how it could be a great fit for your home.

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Ring Door View Cam Review: The Newest Ring Smart Doorbell CES 2019

Ring Door View Cam Review: The Newest Ring Smart Doorbell CES 2019

We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at Ring Door View Cam at CES 2019 and are excited to share our Ring Door Cam Review with you.

The Ring Door View Cam is the newest addition to the Ring Smart Doorbell Lineup, it’s meant to be installed in your existing door peephole without the need for any new wiring. The Door View Cam has a great form factor and all of the great features we’ve come to love in the other Ring Smart Doorbells.

The Ring Door View Cam features 1080 HD video, a rechargeable battery pack and will allow you to view your front door from your cell phone. The Door View Cam connects to standard home wifi networks and also includes a built in doorbell button that can “Chime” like a doorbell using Amazon Alexa when connected through the “Ring” skill with Alexa.

Overall we love that Ring continues to listen to their customers to provide great solutions that meet specific customers needs. If you have a peephole, rent, have no existing doorbell wiring or live in a condo that won’t allow you to mount a doorbell the Ring Door View Cam is a great option to secure your front door because it is completely removable.

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