Ring has made a move to ensure it stands out from competitors such as Arlo and Google Nest: end-to-end encryption for its security cameras.
It is available globally and will need to be activated via the Ring app. Basically, only the mobile device connected to the Ring cameras will be able to view your video. “not even Ring or Amazon”, according to the company.
“Ring already encrypts your videos by default when they are uploaded to the cloud (in transit) and stored on Ring’s servers (at rest),” the company explains.
“E2EE provides an additional, advanced encryption option to give customers even more control over who can view their videos. With video E2EE, only your enrolled mobile device has the special key needed to unlock these videos, designed so no one else can view your videos — not even Ring or Amazon.”
The following devices can activate this feature:
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2
Ring Video Doorbell Elite
Ring Video Doorbell Wired
Ring Spotlight Cam Wired
Ring Spotlight Cam Mount
Stick Up Cam Elite (2nd Gen)
Stick Up Cam Wired (2nd Gen)
Ring Floodlight Cam (1st Gen)
Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus
Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-In (3rd Gen)