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5 Reasons to get a video doorbell (and 5 reasons not to)

5 Reasons to get a video doorbell (and 5 reasons not to)

Many of you out there who have busy lives and work in corporate offices know the all-too-common problem of missed package deliveries while at work, and the pain of having to reschedule those deliveries with the couriers; not to mention worrying whether those packages are indeed safe in front of your door when you're not home. As such, a video doorbell may be an option you'd like to explore - but before you hit the buy button, there are a few factors you'll want to consider.

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Ring Pan-Tilt Mount is an affordable way to add security to blind-spots

Ring Pan-Tilt Mount is an affordable way to add security to blind-spots

Amazon's IoT company Ring has announced a new mount for its Stick Up Cam that enables customers to pan and tilt the security camera using the Ring smartphone app. The added functionality makes it possible to monitor parts of one's home that may otherwise not be visible in the video, expanding coverage for added peace of mind.

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Ring Alarm Pro with eero WiFi 6 router and backup Internet is finally shipping

Ring Alarm Pro with eero WiFi 6 router and backup Internet is finally shipping

During its fall event back in September, Amazon introduced a new Ring product called the Ring Alarm Pro. As its name suggests, this model is part of the Ring home security product line, though with a unique twist: it has a built-in eero WiFi 6 router and optional backup Internet service for those times the home network is offline.

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Ring Video Doorbell gets Halloween-themed Quick Replies

Ring Video Doorbell gets Halloween-themed Quick Replies

Amazon's Ring has rolled out new Quick Replies for the Halloween season, giving Ring Video Doorbell owners access to some mildly creepy quick replies for those times you're away from home. The Quick Replies, as with the Halloween-themed ringtones, are a temporary offering to add a bit of amusement for holiday visitors.

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Everything Amazon announced today, and how to preorder or register early

Everything Amazon announced today, and how to preorder or register early

Today Amazon revealed a collection of devices for smart home monitoring, security, and communication. Ring devices like the Always Home Cam (the flying security camera), Virtual Security Guard, and Ring Alarm Pro, Blink video doorbell, Echo Show 14, "Hey, Disney!" voice assistant, and Halo View. There's also a home robot called Astro.

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Ring Alarm Pro puts a WiFi router in your Ring base station

Ring Alarm Pro puts a WiFi router in your Ring base station

It's not an Amazon Devices and Services reveal event without new Ring devices, and Amazon announced an interesting one today. Amazon led its Ring announcements with the reveal of the Ring Alarm Pro, which combines an eero WiFi router with a Ring Alarm base station. In addition to the Ring Alarm Pro, Amazon also announced several new services that will be associated with it, including something that will allow construction professionals to secure their jobsites when they're away.

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Ring end-to-end encryption goes global: How to turn it on

Ring end-to-end encryption goes global: How to turn it on

Ring is switching on end-to-end encryption for video worldwide, adding extra security to its camera and video doorbell streams. The expansion follows Ring's technical preview of encryption that launched earlier in the year, though which at the time was only available to users in the US.

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Ring Car Cam leaks: This could be Amazon’s Alexa dash-cam

Ring Car Cam leaks: This could be Amazon’s Alexa dash-cam

Details and what appears to be an image of Ring's upcoming Car Cam have leaked, with the connected dash cam expected to add security both when the vehicle is parked and while it's on the move. The newest addition to Ring's line-up was actually announced in September 2020 as part of Amazon's big device launch, though at the time no pictures of the Car Cam hardware itself were shared.

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I just opted out of Amazon Sidewalk: Here’s how and why

I just opted out of Amazon Sidewalk: Here’s how and why

Amazon Sidewalk launches this month, but I just headed into the Alexa app to make sure I wasn't automatically enrolled into the controversial shared neighborhood network. Part of Amazon's Echo and Ring products, Sidewalk makes big promises about more resilient connectivity, useful features like lost object tracking, and even helping get new smart home devices online. At the same time, though, Sidewalk and the way Amazon is launching it has given many users pause.

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Amazon Sidewalk Wi-Fi sharing experiment goes live next month

Amazon Sidewalk Wi-Fi sharing experiment goes live next month

It might not be as big a name in tech as Google or Apple or Microsoft or in social networking like Facebook but it's hard to argue that Amazon may have actually trumped them all. Best known for its e-tailer business, Amazon's empire actually covers a whole range of industries and there seems to be no stopping its ambitions even in the face of controversy, criticism, and lawsuits. Its latest will surely put it under a microscope once more as it prepares to flip the switch on its controversial Internet sharing experiment known as Amazon Sidewalk.

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Tile and Level add Amazon Sidewalk support for neighborhood networks

Tile and Level add Amazon Sidewalk support for neighborhood networks

Amazon Sidewalk, the controversial neighborhood network created by select Echo and Ring devices, is gaining Tile tracker integration, potentially making it easier to hunt down the AirTag rivals. In addition, Level smart locks are also adding support for Sidewalk, while more Echo devices are gaining compatibility for the technology.

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Amazon’s Ring sued by ADT over blue octagon design

Amazon’s Ring sued by ADT over blue octagon design

ADT is suing Amazon's Ring, with the home security company arguing that Ring's "blue octagon" is a blatant copy of the signage ADT has long used. Ring began using the blue octagon design earlier this year, featuring it on its outdoor siren and in a number of yard signs intended to make clear that a property is "Protected by Ring."

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