In this post we review the best video doorbells and how to choose the right video doorbell for your home. Video doorbells are an effective way to secure your home and increase the safety of your family. If you are considering a video doorbell and want to pick the right video doorbell for your home you’ve come to the right place.Read More
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.Read More
In our review of the Ring Smart Light Spotlight we cover the smart features of Ring’s smart wireless outdoor Spotlights designed to light up outdoor areas around your home.
The Ring Spotlight is wirelessly controlled and battery powered, it connects to the Ring app on your phone to allow for smart lighting control using the Ring Smart Bridge. Once the Ring Spotlights are connected to the Ring App you can turn them on and off from your phone, adjust the brightness or adjust the built in motion detection settings on the Ring Spotlights.
The Ring Spotlights work with Alexa and can be set to activate your Ring Doorbell or Ring Cameras to record when motion is detected by the built in motion sensor on the Ring Spotlights.
We’ve found that the Ring Spotlights are great for providing additional security at doors and windows or lighting up a set of steps that might be hard to see at night.
It’s easy battery powered installation allows you to place the spotlights anywhere you want without worrying about running new electrical wiring.Read More
Does Echo Spot work with the Ring Doorbell? Yes, and we teach you how to connect your Echo Spot to your Ring Doorbell so you can view the live streaming video from your Ring Doorbell on your Echo Spot.
Adding the Echo spot to a Ring Doorbell will increase the functionality of the Ring Doorbell and also allow you to use the Echo Spot as a remote chime for the Ring Doorbell.
The Echo Spot is a touch screen enabled voice assistant that allows to to stream the live video stream from your Ring Doorbell and Ring Cameras but also has a full suite of smart home voice command features.
To connect your Echo Spot to the Ring Doorbell you need to add the “Ring” Skill on the Alexa skills store to your Alexa account which will then enable live streaming of Ring Video on your Echo Spot.
The Echo Spot is a great addition to any smart home because of it’s small form factor, it’s full feature list and easy to use interface. Beyond viewing live streaming video on your Echo Spot you can also control other smart home devices with voice commands, play streaming music and check the weather all with voice commands, enabling touch free control of your home.Read More
We review the Ring Alarm Panic Button and how it can work to help you protect your home in the event of an emergency. The Ring Alarm Panic button works with the Ring Alarm System to allow you to instantly tigger your Ring Alarm system in the event of an emergency.
It’s a great way to quickly activate your alarm and deter potential intruders. When you have the Ring Panic button connected to the Ring Alarm System and you are subscribed to active monitoring it will automatically dispatch the Alarm monitoring center if the Ring Alarm panic button is pressed, so you know that help is on the way in the event of an emergency.
The Ring Panic button is a great addition to the lineup of sensors and features for the Ring Security System and adds to the already impressive functionality of the Ring Security System.Read More
We provide you with a list of doorbell chimes that work with Ring. The Ring Smart
We give you a clickable list of doorbells that work with the Ring Doorbell so you can find the right doorbell chime and style that will work in your home with your Ring Doorbell.
We highly recommend using a mechanical chime, wifi chime or Alexa as a chime with your Ring Doorbell as we have found these to be the most reliable chime options for the Ring doorbell.
Using the Ring Wifi Chime or Alexa as a chime allows you to add doorbell chime compatibility without any additional installation or wiring. Just plug in the Ring Chime or Alexa and set it up through the Ring app to begin using it as a doorbell chime.Read More
We cover what doorbell chimes you can use with the Ring Doorbell Pro as a compatible doorbell chime. We cover both mechanical and electronic chimes that will work with the Ring Pro.
Setting up a new Ring Doorbell chime is easy if you use a compatible chime. We have found that mechanical chimes are more reliable with the Ring Pro doorbell and will work with a wider range of voltages.
You can use electronic chimes as a Ring Pro chime but you will need to make sure that you are using one of the compatible doorbell chime and you are providing enough power from your doorbell transformer to ensure proper operation of your electronic chime for the Ring Doorbell Pro.
The Ring Doorbell Pro will also work with Alexa as a remote wireless chime. Ring also makes two versions of a plug in remote wireless chime that will work with the Ring Pro Doorbell without any wiring required. You just install the Ring Doorbell, plug in the Ring Wireless Doorbell Chime and set it up through the app.Read More
We give you ideas for the Best-smart-home wedding gifts. Are you trying to pick the perfect gift for the happy couple? Wow them with a smart home device that is sure to please. We’ve selected a smart home wedding gift that is right for any couple and multiple options so you can find something within your budget and the tastes of the newlyweds.
You can’t go wrong with a smart thermostat, smart doorbell or smart speaker as a wedding gift as all of these high quality gifts will keep on working for years to come and make married life even easier.Read More
The new Ring Smart Lighting system works with Alexa and offers both battery powered wireless lighting and hardwired lighting options. The Ring Smart Lighting system provides built in motion detection, app control and can be integrated as part of the Ring Security System.
Using the Ring Bridge the Ring Smart Lights connect to the internet to allow for app scheduling, control and customization all through the Ring app on your phone. The smart lights are great for updating your existing landscape lighting or providing new landscape lighting without the need to run new wiring.
We teach you about the Ring Smart Lighting products and how they integrate with Alexa for voice control of your Ring Outdoor lighting.Read More
In our review of the Ring Steplight we cover the smart features of Ring’s smart wireless outdoor steplights designed to be light up your steps and walkways
The Ring Steplight is wirelessly controlled and battery powered, it connects to the Ring app on your phone to allow for smart lighting control using the Ring Smart Bridge. Once the Ring Steplights are connected to the Ring App you can turn them on and off from your phone, adjust the brightness or adjust the built in motion detection settings on the Steplights.
The Ring Steplights work with Alexa and can be set to activate your Ring Doorbell or Ring Cameras to record when motion is detected by the built in motion sensor on the Ring Steplights.
The Ring Steplight is an easy to install smart light that provides extra illumination for your steps at night.Read More
In our review of the Ring Pathlight we cover the smart features of Ring’s smart wireless landscape lights designed to be placed in your yard.
The Ring Pathlight is battery powered making it completely wire free and it connects to the Ring app on your phone to allow for smart lighting control using the Ring Smart Bridge. Once the Ring Pathlights are connected they allow you to turn them on and off from your phone, adjust the brightness or adjust the built in motion detection settings on the Pathlight.
The Ring Pathlights work with Alexa and can be set to activate your Ring Doorbell or Ring Cameras to record when motion is detected by the built in motion sensor on the Ring Pathlights.
The Ring Pathlight is an ingenious landscape light that allows anyone to install landscape lighting quickly without the worry of running built in wiring.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Does Ring Security System work with Alexa? Yes, the Ring Security System works with Alexa. Using Alexa voice commands you can arm and disarm your Ring Security System. We teach you how to set up your Ring Security System to work with Alexa and what Alexa devices are compatible with Ring.
The Ring Security System offers one of the best values for security systems on the market. It offers self monitoring of your home completely free or the option to have your Ring Security System professionally monitored by live personel for only $10 a month.
The Ring Security System with Alexa offers an unparalleled level of ease of use and features to make using your Ring Security System with voice easy. You no longer need to walk down to your security system every night to check to make sure that it is armed, you can arm your Ring Security System directly from your phone or just tell Alexa to arm your Ring Security System by saying “Alexa, arm my Ring Security System.”Read More
Can you use a plug in transformer with the Ring Doorbell 2? Yes. What plug in transformer should you use that will be compatible with the Ring Doorbell 2? We teach you how to install a new transformer for your Ring Doorbell 2if you don’t have any existing wiring and what plug in transformers will work with the Ring Doorbell 2. We also provide a guide of everything you need to install a Ring Doorbell 2 if you are replacing an old battery powered doorbell or need to connect your doorbell to new power source. The Ring Doorbell 2 can operate on batteries or hardwired power. If you wire your Ring Doorbell 2 with a constant power supply from a plug in transformer it will operate better, with better video quality, less delay and a better wifi connection. It’s important to select the right plug in doorbell transformer for your Ring Doorbell 2 for proper functionality of the Ring Doorbell 2.Read More
Does Wyze Cameras work with Alexa? Yes, both the Echo Show & Echo Spot work with all Wyze cameras. We show you how you can connect your Wyze cameras to any Amazon Alexa device that has a screen. We also teach you what the Amazon Alexa can do with the Wyze cameras and provide you the list of other smart wifi cameras that work with Alexa.
The Wyze cameras that work with Alexa are one of the best value options for providing live streaming video of your home for under $50.Read More
This is the first project in Our One Hour Smart Home Project Of The Week Series
Want to Learn how to install the Ring Floodlight? We cover everything you need to know to install Ring Floodlight and set it up on your smartphone.
This is the first project in Our One Hour Smart Home Project Of The Week Series and we teach you everything you how to wire the Ring Floodlight, and tips to help you set up the Ring Floodlight. We also teach you how you can connect your Ring Floodlight to Amazon Alexa. We cover the smart features of the Ring Floodlight and how it can help you secure your home.Read More
Learn what doorbell transformers you can use that are compatible with the Ring Doorbell 2. We teach you what you need to know to identify the voltage of your existing doorbell transformer and what tools to use to upgrade your transformer to be compatible with the Ring Video Doorbell 2. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 can work on it’s internal batteries for up to 6 months or if you want to hardwire the Ring Doorbell you won’t need to change the batteries and it will make the Ring Video Doorbell 2 more reliable. To provide enough power for the Ring Doorbell 2 the transformer needs to supply between 16-24V AC to function properly. Depending on your existing doorbell setup you will need to upgrade to a 16V-30VA transformer or a 24V-40VA transformer for the Ring Doorbell 2. We cover everything you need to know to find the right transformer for your Ring Doorbell 2. www.onehoursmarthome.comRead More