Video end-to-end encryption on Ring to be available worldwide – ITP.net

Ring, the Amazon-owned home security and smart home company, announced that it is moving video end-to-end encryption out of technical preview stage and expanding the features availability to customers around the world.

By default, Ring already encrypts customer videos when they are uploaded to the cloud (in transit) and stored on Rings servers (at rest). Now, customers with eligible Ring devices, can opt into video end-to-end encryption, to add an extra layer of security that only allows their videos to be viewed on their enrolled mobile device.

This advanced security option is simple to set up via the Control Centre in the Ring App, and offers additional peace of mind and protection.

In a blog post, Josh Roth, CTO, Ring, said: Were always looking at how we can continue to innovate for our customers, and security and privacy sit at the core of that. We build privacy and security into the process - designing our devices and services with these pillars front of mind, while putting our customers in control.

Earlier this year, we announced a technical preview of in the US. Today, were proud to announce that we're moving it out of technical preview and expanding the feature's availability to customers around the world. We believe that our customers should control who sees their videos.

We are always looking at ways to empower our customers with greater choice when it comes to their privacy and security, without compromising convenience. This week, we are rolling out a range of features that do just that.

Ring customers can choose a compatible authenticator app, in addition to existing methods like SMS, as their second method of verification when logging into their Ring accounts. The company is also starting to roll out CAPTCHA in the Ring App and Neighbors App as another safeguard that helps prevent automated login attempts from bad actors, providing yet another layer of security.

Ring will also be launching a new, automated self-service process to allow customers to securely and conveniently transfer ownership of used Ring devices without having to make a call to Customer Support. 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 owners account are no longer linked to the device before the ownership is transferred to the new customer.

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