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Ring finally adds a vital security feature to video doorbells and security cameras

Ring has introduced it’s now providing end-to-end encryption to offer protection to the video captured by way of its good doorbells and security cameras.

The feature, which was once introduced in September and now rolling out in technical preview, is now to be had on suitable gadgets, the Amazon-owned good house corporate says.

The encryption will offer protection to the video captured by way of the tool because it travels to a secondary tool that streams the photos. So, from the digital camera/doorbell to your smartphone, for instance. The thought is to offer protection to that photos to save you it being intercepted by way of 3rd events with dangerous intentions.

In a (*4*)weblog submit, Ring writes: “By default, Ring already encrypts movies when they’re uploaded to the cloud (in transit) and saved on Ring’s servers (at leisure). With End-to-End Encryption, buyer movies are additional secured with an extra lock, which is able to best be unlocked by way of a key this is saved at the buyer’s enrolled cell tool, designed in order that best the client can decrypt and view recordings on their enrolled tool.”

However, no longer all the corporate’s gadgets fit. Right now Ring is promising give a boost to for the more recent Doorbell Pro and Doorbell Elite in addition to the Floodlight, Spotlight and Stick Up Cam security cameras. Older gadgets like the primary two Ring doorbells are out of success.

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Users can even want a cell tool working iOS 12 and Android 8 and above so as to benefit from the feature.

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Ring is including the feature because it continues to face grievance for the way it has treated the privateness of its customers in the previous few years.

In December 2021, the private knowledge of greater than 3,600 Ring customers was once uncovered, whilst in the similar month there was once stories of a guy hacking a digital camera in an 8-year-old lady’s bed room. In March this 12 months it emerged Amazon was once hoarding movies from Ring cameras on its servers.


Each time I’ve watched this video it is given me chills.

A Desoto County mom shared this Ring video with me. Four days after the digital camera was once put in in her daughters’ room she says anyone hacked the digital camera & started speaking to her 8-year-old daughter.

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— Jessica Holley (@Jessica_Holley) December 10, 2021

The corporate has additionally come beneath fireplace for its (*3*)shady preparations with police departments across the United States.