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The Ring Video Doorbell in Satin Nickel, installed beside a doorway.

How to change the owner on a Ring Doorbell

If you're buying or selling a home that has a Ring Doorbell, you'll need to transfer ownership of the device. The process is straightforward and simple, though.
The Blink Mini 2 installed outside.

Blink Mini 2 vs. Blink Mini: Is Amazon’s new security camera a worthy upgrade?

The Blink Mini 2 has a lot of features you won't find on the Blink Mini, but is it worth upgrading to Amazon's newest security camera? Here's what to know.
Ring Video Doorbell Wired

Ring Video Doorbell buying guide: Which is best for you?

Ring has a variety of video doorbells that feature different capabilities. We'll help you decide which is the right choice for your home.
A Ring Video Doorbell 4 mounted near a home's front door.

How to install a Ring Video Doorbell at your home or office

Installing a Ring Video Doorbell doesn't have to be hard, even if you aren't a DIY pro. We'll walk you through what to do and what you will need for the job.
Person installing Ring video doorbell

How to remove a Ring Doorbell from a door or wall

Moving, or just need to recharge a Ring Video Doorbell? Here's how to do it, even if you don't have the special screwdriver that comes with the unit.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro on a wooden background.

Ring Battery Doorbell Pro review: a convenient, capable battery-powered option

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro is packed with premium features without the need for cumbersome wires, making it one of the best video doorbells.
The Blink XT Home Security Camera mounted on a tree in snow.

How to factory reset a Blink camera (indoor or outdoor)

Here is an overview on how to reset your Blink camera system if you're having issues or want to sell it to a new owner.
A person using WhatsApp Messenger on his Android smartphone.

How to remove an account from Google Smart Lock

Google Smart Lock makes logging into your Google products easy, but sometimes things change. Here's how to remove an account from Google Smart Lock safely.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 installed near a door.

How to use Amazon Echo as a doorbell chime

Your Echo device can be linked to your video doorbell, allowing the former to issue a chime when the latter is rung. Here’s how to set this up in the Alexa app!
The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro on display the 2023 Amazon Fall Devices and Services event.

Does the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro rotate or swivel?

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is a premium security camera, but does it rotate or swivel? Here's what you need to know before adding it to your home.
The Canary Pro next to the Ring Stick Up Cam pro

Ring Stick Up Cam Pro vs. Canary Pro: Which is the better security camera?

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is a popular security camera, but how does it stack up to the lesser-known Canary Pro? Here's a comprehensive look at both.
An Arlo Smart Hub on a wooden table.

Do Arlo Essential cameras require the Arlo Smart Hub?

Arlo offers a Smart Hub to help get your devices online, but do the Arlo Essential cameras require the Smart Hub? Here's everything you need to know.
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 installed near a door.

Do you need a subscription for a Ring doorbell or camera?

Ring makes some of the best video doorbells and security cameras on the market, but do you need a subscription to use them? Here's everything you need to know.
Blink Outdoor cam wet from the rain.

Can you use a Blink Outdoor Camera without a subscription?

Blink's outdoor camera is affordable and has great battery life, but do you absolutely need a subscription to use it? Our guide will cover the key details.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro installed near a door.

Ring Battery Doorbell Pro vs. Nest Doorbell: Which is the better video doorbell?

The new Ring Battery Doorbell Pro shares many features with the Nest Doorbell, yet carries a slightly higher price. But is it worth the investment?
A Eufy video doorbell installed near a door.

Should you buy a wired or wireless video doorbell?

Wired and wireless video doorbells are great options for your front door, but they both come with unique advantages and disadvantages. Here's a look at both.
A Eufy video doorbell installed near a door.

Check out these Ring video doorbell alternatives that don’t require a subscription

Ring offers great video doorbells, but there are plenty of alternatives that don't force you into a monthly subscription. Here are some brands to consider.
The Ring Elite installed on a wall.

Everything you need to know about the Ring Protect price hike

The Ring Protect Basic price hike takes effect on March 11, 2024. Here's everything you need to know about the Ring price hike before it kicks in.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Plus installed outside a front door.

Ring Battery Doorbell Pro vs. Ring Battery Doorbell Plus: Is the new Pro model worth it?

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro is the newest addition to the Ring catalog, but how does it stack up to the existing Ring Battery Doorbell Plus?
The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro installed near a door.

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro offers premium features without the need for cumbersome wires

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro offers HD+ video, noise-canceling audio, and support for Bird's Eye View without the need for a wired connection.
The Ring Elite installed on a wall.

Ring Video Doorbell Elite vs. Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2: which is the best video doorbell?

The Ring Video Doorbell Elite is an expensive product, but is it a better product than the more affordable Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2? Here's what to know.
A person rings a Google Nest Doorbell.

Arlo and more: The 4 best Ring Doorbell alternatives in 2024

If you're in search of a video doorbell and Ring isn't your brand, these are our selections for the best Ring Doorbell alternatives.
A person adjusting the Wyze Cam Floodlight v2.

Wyze Cam Floodlight vs. Wyze Cam Floodlight v2: What’s new about this updated security camera?

The Wyze Cam Floodlight v2 makes big improvements over the existing Wyze Cam Floodlight, but is it worth replacing your existing gear? Here's what to know.
The Wyze Cam Floodlight v2 on a wall.

Wyze Cam Floodlight v2 adds tons of new features at a lower price tag

The Wyze Cam Floodlight v2 features 2K video capture, 2,800 lumen lights, 160-degree viewing angle, and a built-in microSD slot for less than $90.
The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera (Gen 2) with the Privacy Shield enabled.

Arlo Essential XL Gen 2 vs. Arlo Essential Gen 2: Is the XL model worth an extra $50?

The Arlo Essential XL Gen 2 costs $50 more than the standard Arlo Essential Gen 2. But is it worth the added expense? Here's everything you need to know.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 installed near a door.

How to improve Ring Video Doorbell performance in cold winter weather

The Ring Video Doorbell works well in the cold, but extreme winter weather can impact its performance. Here's how to improve its skills during the winter.
The Diasy logo on a white background.

Daisy is an installation and repair company designed for your smart home

Daisy is a new smart home company that wants to streamline the set up and maintenance of all your devices. It'll be rolling out to key markets this year.
The Lockly Visage Smart Lock

Lockly is bringing Matter and facial recognition to your front door in 2024

Lockly revealed a new smart lock with facial recognition during CES 2024, as well as a Matter hub that supports most existing smart locks.
A person pressing the Arlo Video Doorbell.

The best video doorbells for 2024

Keep a watch on your front porch with the best video doorbells for 2024. These products feature smart cameras, so you can check the door from anywhere.
Person installing Ring video doorbell

How long does a Ring Video Doorbell battery last?

Many Ring Doorbells are wireless models that use batteries so they can be placed anywhere. Here's how those batteries recharge and how long they will last.
The Yale Assure Lock 2 installed on the outside of a door.

How to check the battery level on the Yale Assure Lock 2

Trying to figure out how much juice is left in your Yale Assure Lock 2? Here's how to check its battery level using the smartphone app and on the lock itself.
The Yale Assure Lock 2 Smart Lock Deadbolt keypad being used by someone.

How to set a temporary password on the Yale Assure Lock 2

The Yale Assure Lock 2 lets you create temporary passwords, which is perfect for short-term rentals or visiting family members. Here's how it works.
Ring Video Doorbell 3

How to charge a Ring Video Doorbell

Charging the battery for a Ring Video Doorbell is a straightforward process that doesn't require many tools. Here's how to recharge it in a few simple steps.
Mother and daughter dancing in living room with Govee smart lights on.

How to deck out your pad with smart home gadgets for the holidays

Planning for the holidays can be a stressful experience, but there are a variety of great smart home gadgets that can make your winter season a bit more jolly.