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Amazon Rolled Out End-to-End Encryption For Ring Devices Globally

by Abeerah Hashim
Ring end-to-end encryption

Almost a year after initially launching the service as beta, Amazon has now released end-to-end encryption for all Ring users. Though, the availability of this feature is still somewhat limited for different devices.

Amazon Ring End-to-End Encryption

Recently, Amazon has globally released the end-to-end encryption feature for Ring device users.

This isn’t a new announcement, though, since Amazon first introduced this feature earlier this year. However, it was a technical preview for the users, available as an optional feature in the Ring App Control Center.

But now, this end-to-end encryption is available for all users worldwide, depending upon the eligibility of devices. Currently, e2ee is available on the following devices, as mentioned in a support article.

  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Pro 2, Elite
  • Ring Video Doorbell Wired
  • Spotlight Cam (Wired, Mount)
  • Stick Up Cam Elite (2nd Gen)
  • Stick Up Cam Wired (2nd Gen)
  • Ring Floodlight Cam (1st Gen)
  • Ring Floodlight Cam Wired (Pro, Plus)
  • Indoor Cam
  • Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-In (3rd Gen)

However, battery-powered cameras and video doorbells still lack this feature.

2FA And Self-Service Ownership Transfer Also Released

Alongside this global roll-out, Ring has also launched a convenient method for device users to transfer device ownership. This process will save users from contacting Customer Support. As elaborated in their article, here’s how it’ll work.

Now, the new device owner can simply scan the device during setup, and follow the instructions on the Ring App, which will also alert the previous owner. This process ensures that all videos and events from the previous owner’s account are no longer linked to the device before the ownership is transferred to the new customer.

Though, this transfer feature won’t help for stolen and e2ee-enabled devices.

Moreover, the service has also introduced support for two-factor authentication via SMS or an authenticator app for secure logins. Besides, to prevent unauthorized access, they have introduced CAPTCHAs in the Ring App and Neighbors App.

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