Smart Home Prime Day Deals – Ring, Eufy, iRobot, Arlo & Tado

The yearly Amazon Prime Day starts today, lasting more than a day until tomorrow, acting as a mid-year Black Friday to boost Amazon sales further. It is a great time to pick up products for any Amazon branded tech or its sub-brands, they are always heavily discounted. Echo and Fire TV devices are a particularly … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell 4 Review – Better than expected compared to the Video Doorbell 3 Plus

The Ring Video Doorbell 4 was announced last month and is now available to buy. On paper, it only offers incremental changes from last year, so existing users won’t feel the need to upgrade. The headline change is the rollout of colour pre-roll from the black and white on the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus. … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell 4 vs Video Doorbell 3 Plus Compared – What’s different?

This is a quick short post to highlight the specs of the new Ring Video Doorbell 4 and how it is different to the existing Video Doorbell 3. Key differences This post can be condensed down to 4 lines of differences: Plus model dropped Standard model now includes pre-roll Pre-roll is now colour Video Doorbell … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell 4 & Floodlight Cam Wired Pro Announced for £179 & £219 – New colour pre-roll

Ring has been on one with product launches recently; with pressure increasing from competing brands, they will likely want to establish their dominance (in the doorbell market at least). Ring Video Doorbell 4 with colour pre-roll for £179 – No Plus model? I was provided with an embargoed announcement to write this up, which is … Read more

Safely Smart Home Alarm Review – A DIY smart home security system with extensive options by SafelyTeam

The Safely DIY home alarm system by SafelyTeam is the latest smart home alarm system to enter the market. This is a new company hoping to compete with big players like Ring and SimpliSafe. The Safely alarm system is more advanced than many off the shelf solutions from the likes of Ring and Eufy, offering … Read more

Ring Alarm (2nd Generation) & Ring Alarm Outdoor Siren Announced for £219 & £49

The original Ring Smart Alarm launched back in 2019 in the UK, at the time, Yale was the best alternative options, but there has been a growing number of alternatives. Netatmo and Somy both have smart solutions, and SimpliSafe also launched in the UK in 2019. Since then, Eufy has got in on the action … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 vs Doorbell Pro vs Doorbell 3 Plus Compared – Ring’s new wired smart doorbell is their best yet

The smart video doorbell market has been getting increasingly competitive in the past year. Ring may dominate the market, but we have seen impressive launches from Arlo and Eufy that are just as good if not better than some of the Ring products (depending on your requirements). Ring has not been resting on their laurels, … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell Wired Announced – Smallest & cheapest video doorbell but requires existing wires

I have covered a lot of video doorbells recently, and Ring has now announced another new video doorbell to the market. They have traditionally dominated in with the battery powered options, being the only viable solution until the wire-free Eufy doorbell arrived, and more recently the wire free Arlo. While all the Ring doorbells can … Read more

Arlo Wire-Free Video Doorbell vs Ring Video Doorbell 3 vs Eufy Wireless Doorbell – Which is the best battery powered video doorbell?

I am a big fan of video doorbells, in a period of time where the vast majority of my shopping is done online, I get packages daily as well as regular pickups due to the nature of my work. Thanks to COVID-19, delivery people have changed the way they work, so it is less likely … Read more

Eufy Battery Powered Video Doorbell 2K Review – Is this good enough to replace my Ring Doorbell 3 Plus? [Currently 20% off at £143.99]

I have been a big fan of smart video doorbells ever since getting the Ring Doorbell 2. I receive a huge number of parcels as well as regular pickups, and it is a genuine cause of stress for me (first world problem). Ring massively alleviated that, and I now rarely miss the door when I … Read more

Prime Day 2020 – Home Surveillance deals including Arlo Pro3, Eufy 2C, Ring Doorbell 3, and Reolink

Lots of smart home surveillance camera deals to be had on Prime Day, from doorbells to floodlights, most of the options below are the cheapest they have ever been. All-new Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus with Echo Show 5 for £129 A corker of a deal, you are basically getting the excellent Echo Show 5 … Read more

Ring Always Home Cam – One up’s every home surveillance brand with a new automated indoor drone & is the new archenemy of your cat

Throwing a complete curveball in the world of home surveillance, Ring has launched the Always Home Cam. They seem to be coy about calling it a drone, but it is one. While it was inevitable drones would enter the consumer home surveillance market, I wasn’t expecting it so soon. Ring was at the forefront of … Read more

2nd Gen Ring Chime Pro Review – is the 2020 Chime Pro much better than the old one? And is the Pro model worth it?

I have covered Ring quite a bit now, while the company has had a few PR nightmares in the past year or so, they have addressed most of these issues. With little competition in the wire-free smart doorbell market, they are still the best option by a significant margin, and while not perfect, the Ring … Read more

Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera vs Eufy 2C vs Ring Spotlight Cam – Arlo introduces a new affordable hubless spotlight camera for just £129.99

Arlo may be the biggest name in the wireless security camera business, but its rivals have quickly gained grounds. Brands like Eufy offer extremely appealing alternative systems. However, Arlo has been good at introducing new cameras and features to keep up with the times. Recently they finally made the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera available, … Read more

Arlo Video Doorbell finally comes to the UK for £179.99 undercutting Ring & Google Nest Hello

I love smart video doorbells, they are probably one of my favourite bits of new technology in recent years as I used to miss the doorbell all the time which is very inconvenient due to the nature of my work. While the home surveillance market has become completely saturation, good options for video doorbells are … Read more

Ring Doorbell 3 Plus Review – Privacy concerns aside, Ring still dominate the battery-powered smart doorbell market

[Update 12/05/2020] Ring reached out to me to confirm some of the privacy aspects of their system. I have copied the full statement at the bottom of the review Smart home surveillance and smart doorbells have boomed in the past few years with dozens of options available on Amazon. However, if you are looking for … Read more