RING doorbell owners have discovered a different way to receive alerts from your front door.
Rather than relying on your iPhone to ping or a Ring chime accessory, there's a clever trick which makes your living room lights flash instead.
It works if you have smart lights like Philips Hue.
And doesn't necessarily need to be in the living room either – you could designate one lamp for example.
An app called If This Then That – IFTTT – does the magic, bridging various smart home kit to do different things.
This particularly trick could be especially handy for those with a hearing impairment too.
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IFTTT is free to download on iOS and Android.
Once you've installed it, here's what you need to do.
How to make your lights flash when someone presses your Ring doorbell
Open the app and tap the Explore button.
Search for Ring.
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Choose the smart lighting product you own – in this example we've gone with Hue.
You should see Blink your lights when your doorbell rings as an option.
Tap it and choose Connect.
You'll be asked to sign into your Ring account and your Philips Hue account.
Approve authorisation to IFTTT for each and it's ready to go.
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