In this post why you need a Ring Chime and what it can do with your Ring doorbell. We provide our review of the Ring Chime and the Ring Chime Pro and which one works best with your Ring Doorbell or Ring Camera. The wireless Ring Chimes will work with all Ring Doorbells and Ring Cameras to alert you to a doorbell press or when motion is detected.Read More
We provide a video blog post review of the Ring Door View Camera. The Ring Door View Camera is designed as a battery powered smart video doorbell that can be installed in your existing peephole. It’s great for renters or condo dwellers with peep holes.Read More
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
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 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
Learn what transformers you can use that are compatible with the Ring Pro Video Doorbell. 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 Pro Doorbell. The Ring Pro Doorbell requires that the transformer 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 Pro. www.onehoursmarthome.comRead 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
The Echo Spot is a touch screen enabled voice assistant that allows to to stream the live video stream from your Nest Hello doorbell.
In order to use your Nest Hello with Echo Show you need to download the Nest Alexa Camera Skill which once enabled allows you to view your Nest Hello remotely on your Echo Spot by saying “Alexa, show me the front door.”
Connecting your Echo Spot to your Nest Hello will increase the functionality of both the Echo Spot and Nest Hello and allow you to view live doorbell feeds even if you don’t have your phone close by.Read More
Does Echo Show work with the Nest Hello Doorbell? Yes, and we teach you how you can connect your Echo Show and Nest Hello doorbell to view the live stream from your Nest Hello Smart Doorbell on your Echo Show.
We cover how you install the Nest Alexa Skill so that your Echo Show will work with your Nest Hello and other smart doorbells that also work with the Echo Show.
Connecting your Echo Show to your Nest Hello will increase the functionality of both the Echo Show and Nest Hello and allow you to view live doorbell feeds even if you don’t have your phone close by.Read More
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.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
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.Read More
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.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
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
We provide example views of the nest hello without any adjustment, how it looks installed with the nest hello wedge and the expected viewing angle when installed with the nest hello angle mount. The guide has comprehensive diagrams and illustrations showing you every angle option to optimize your nest hello installation.
We also have a full review of the nest hello and installation guide available here if you are still considering purchasing a nest hello or you can read our doorbell comparison guide.Read More