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

Ring Video Doorbell 3 vs 3 Plus vs 2 vs Pro vs Eufy Doorbell – What has Ring improved? Which is the best alternative?

There is no getting away from the awful PR Ring has had recently, it has been revealed that the company has some serious issues with privacy as well as agreements with law enforcement to share your data. They are trying to improve though; they claim to have locked down the privacy concerns enforcing mandatory 2FA … Read more

Ring launch Access Controller Pro for gates, lightbulbs and garden lights. Promises to be better with your privacy

Ring has had a string of bad publicity recently, so their CES product launch is somewhat tarnished. It has recently come to light, that Ring has been working with police to make it easier for them to access footage, and they are facing legal action for poor security and also a data breach. So as … Read more

Ajax Smart Home Alarm Review – An impressive smart home alarm that competes with Yale & Ring plus monitored solutions from SimpliSafe & ADT

Ajax is another new contender in the smart home alarm industry. The system has a wide range of features and accessories, and it is contract-free, with optional monitoring services. They are not very well known in the UK, but several professional CCTV companies have started to stock them and they appear to be an excellent … Read more

UCam247 Moobox ProXT Review – A well-made sub-£100 Wire Free Outdoor Security Camera

*This review has been updated to reflect the new firmware which addresses my main gripe with motion detection* In the past few years, the wire free outdoor camera market has boomed there are now dozens of options on Amazon. I have recently reviewed the Ring Spotlight, Eufy E, and D-Link, all of them being great … Read more

Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell Announced at CES 2019

For a while Ring smart doorbells were the only decent option on the market, but, quite likely due to their success, several other brands entered last year including Arlo Audio Doorbell and Nest Hello. Not to be left out Netatmo have just announced their own smart video doorbell at CES 2019. With the Netatmo Smart Video … Read more

Nest Hello vs Ring Doorbell Pro vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell

Having recently reviewed the Ring Doorbell and loved it, I thought it would be good to compare the options currently available for a smart doorbell. With Nest Hello now being available, there is a bit more competition on the market and it offers some appealing features over the Ring products if you can justify the … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell 2 with Chime Pro Review

I have covered a lot of home security products in the past couple of years, and I have always been eager to try one of the Ring products. As I have IP CCTV at home I mainly wanted a Ring Doorbell for its notifications, I live in a reasonably large semi-detached house (thanks to Blackpool’s … Read more

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