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Doorbell camera captures deputies serving eviction notice at wrong home

A Land O’ Lakes woman says her doorbell camera captured Pasco County deputies attempting to serve an eviction notice at the wrong address. “Whenever somebody rings the doorbell, you actually get a notification,” said Jennifer Michele, who was not home at the time.  The doorbell camera recorded the following exchange between Michele and deputies :  “Hello? […]

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VIDEO: Black bear rings Greenville County woman’s doorbell

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – When Wendy Watson saw the visitor captured on her video doorbell early Tuesday morning, she said she nearly spit out her coffee. Her Remo+ camera recorded a black bear walking up to the door and appearing to “ring” her doorbell around 3:30 a.m. “The bear kind of ambled up on […]

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‘That’s an angel’: Woman who alerts family to fire called more than a hero

A family saved from a raging fire when a woman knocked on their door in the middle of the night is saying the stranger is more than a hero.“That’s an angel,” said the children’s father Josh Ellis. “She saved our family, no exaggeration about that. She stayed and she saved our family. I mean, the […]

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Gaming

Amazon knocks the Ring Video Doorbell down to $75 for Prime Day | Engadget

Amazon has discounted most of Ring’s Video Doorbells for Prime Day this year. The cheapest of the bunch is the 2020 Ring Video Doorbell, which is 25 percent off and down to $75. The upgraded Ring Video Doorbell 3 is $40 off and down to $160, while the latest model, the Video Doorbell 4, is […]

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Pets

This ‘Ring Doorbell for Pets’ uses facial recognition to let your pets enter/exit your home! – Yanko Design

The most advanced pet door on the market only allows ‘approved’ pets to enter or exit your home. The smart home just got a little smarter for your four-legged friend too. Meet Petvation, a camera-enabled pet door that solves a few common problems with traditional pet doors. The problem with flap-based doors is that they […]

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UK

Chilling warning as cybercriminals ‘easily hack gadgets like speakers and doorbell cams’

The weaknesses in security could easily be exploited by domestic abusers as well as thieves and snoopers, it claimed. Research by Which? highlights poor protection on devices that are likely to be no longer supported by tech firms, including Amazon and Google, leaving them vulnerable to data theft and spying. Ethical hackers, invited by consumer […]

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UK

Burglary warning: Cruel new doorbell trick thieves are using to target British homes

Home video doorbells with motion sensors allow homeowners to monitor who approaches their home and ward off potential intruders. But research has found the devices could instead be an “affluence cue” and increase the likelihood of your home being targeted. Mark Hall, from Divert.co.uk, said criminals are also using Google Maps to assess “CCTV blind spots” […]

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Caught on Camera: Ring Doorbell camera captures tornado in downtown Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – ABC7 has obtained new footage of a tornado that tore through downtown Sarasota Wednesday afternoon. Randy Bautista shared his footage from his Ring Doorbell of the storm ripping through 9th Street. Strong winds caused damage to a roof of a Warehouse on 10th street and ripped a tree from the ground […]

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‘I was scared for my dad’: Family on vacation watches disabled grandfather escape burning home on doorbell cam

An Auburn man says he awoke early Saturday morning to the sound of windows shattering and the smell of smoke. Harrowing doorbell camera video shows him escaping in his wheelchair and calling for help as the fire swells.His family shares the terrifying story.The start of a family vacation to South Dakota ended quickly at 2:30 […]

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Gaming

The batteries in Google’s Nest Cam and Doorbell won’t charge in freezing weather | Engadget

Following , Google has confirmed its battery-equipped Nest Doorbell and Cam devices won’t charge when they’re subjected to extreme cold weather. “At temperatures below freezing, the lithium-ion battery in your Google Nest camera or doorbell won’t be able to charge,” the company said in a recently published spotted by . According to Google, the battery […]