IT'S no surprise that our gadgets really don't like hot weather – and your Ring doorbell is no different.
The Amazon-owned company has revealed the exact temperature your Ring doorbell may stop working.
And the good news is, British weather is still a long way off.
But there are some mistakes that can make things worse if it's kept in a particularly stuffy spot trapped with all that hot air for hours on end.
For example, it's not a good idea to leave it exposed to direct sunlight for long periods at a time.
The firm has also shared some advice on what to do if yours overheats.
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"While Ring devices are engineered to work in a variety of weather conditions, extreme heat conditions and exposure to direct sunlight can cause overheating and damage the internal components of your Ring device," the company explains on its website.
"Your devices are therefore programmed to shut down and not ring before the heat tolerance of the device is exceeded.
"Note that this behavior is expected and the device should reactivate when the temperature goes down."
The key temperatures to look out for are 45C and 50C – sweltering highs never seen in the UK fortunately.
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At 45 degrees your doorbell can just about cope but may shut down if exposed to this temperature for a prolonged period of time.
If the environment reaches 50 degrees – which is rare for anywhere in the world – the device will shut down immediately.
How to cool down my Ring doorbell
If it gets too hot for your Ring doorbell, the firm advises users to unscrew the device and bring it in doors.
Take out the batteries and allow them both to cool down at room temperature.
Ideally, install your Ring doorbell in a spot that's shady, at least for a few hours a day.
And always keep an eye on weather forecasts.
"While your Ring device will operate at 40C, a couple of days at the temperature may trigger a shutdown," Ring says.
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