Ring Doorbell Wedge, we show you how to get the best viewing angle with your Ring Doorbell and provide simulated views so you can decide what works for you.Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does Alexa work with the nest hello smart video doorbell? Yes and No. We show you how you can connect your nest hello smart video doorbell to any Amazon Alexa device that has a screen. We also teach you what the Amazon Alexa can do with the nest hello video doorbell and what it can’t do with the Amazon Alexa. There is an alternative you can connect your google home mini to the nest hello if you want to use your google home mini as a chime for your nest doorbell.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
Yes, the Google Home Hub works with the nest hello and allows you to display a live video feed of from your nest hello directly on your Google Home Hub.
We show you how you can connect your nest hello smart video doorbell to any Google Home Hub device that has a screen. We also teach you what the Google Home Hub can do with the nest hello video doorbell. You can also connect your google home, or google home mini to the nest hello if you want to use your google home device as a chime for your nest doorbell.Read More
Does the nest smart lock work with google home? Yes, the nest x yale smart lock does work with all google home devices, including the google home hub, google home mini and google home allowing for full voice command control of the nest x yale smart lock. We cover all of the nest devices you can connect to Google Home. Currently the nest thermostat, nest cameras and nest smart doorbell, nest locks, and nest security system all work with Google Home. The nest protect smoke detectors don’t work with Google Home.
If you want to have voice control of your nest x yale smart lock you can use any google home device or you can download the google assistant app on your phone for full voice control of the nest x yale smart lock. With voice commands you can lock your nest smart lock or check to see if the nest lock is unlocked or locked. You can’t unlock your nest x yale lock with your voice.Read More