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Ring Rolls Out Video End-to-End Encryption To Consumers As Technical Preview

by Abeerah Hashim
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The smart doorbells powered by Amazon, Ring, has finally taken a step towards better consumer privacy. As announced, Ring has rolled out video end-to-end encryption for its consumers of smart doorbells. This feature will contribute to better security of home video feeds.

Ring Launched Video End-to-End Encryption

Reportedly, Ring has introduced video end-to-end encryption to their consumers as a trial. Ring is a popular smart home security brand known among consumers for its smart doorbells.

As elaborated in their blog post, the e2e encryption is presently available as a technical preview. While the makers await feedback from the consumer that the latter can submit via the Ring App’s Control Center.

At present, this end-to-end encryption is available as an optional feature to the consumers. Ring already encrypts videos during transit, though the new e2e encryption feature will further enhance the secure accessibility to home video feeds to  relevant users only. Users can manage this feature via the encryption keys stored on the registered devices. As stated in the post,

By default, Ring already encrypts videos when they are uploaded to the cloud (in transit) and stored on Ring’s servers (at rest). With End-to-End Encryption, customer videos are further secured with an additional lock, which can only be unlocked by a key that is stored on the customer’s enrolled mobile device, designed so that only the customer can decrypt and view recordings on their enrolled device.

How To Use Ring Video E2EE

The new security feature works with the latest Ring App. Therefore, users must ensure they are using Ring app versions 5.34.0 or higher.

Moreover, it is presently available for the following devices. Battery-powered devices (doorbells and cameras) do not presently support end-to-end encryption.

  • Ring Video Doorbell Elite
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro
  • Ring Spotlight Cam Wired
  • Ring Floodlight Cam
  • Stick Up Cam Plug In
  • Stick Up Cam Elite
  • Indoor Cam

To set up this option, users can check out the detailed instructions in this support article. Whereas, technical details about video encryption are available in this white paper.


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