Smart home security has been a hot-button issue over the past year, with several security breaches and leaks taking center stage. Ring has tried to stay ahead of this through its end-to-end encryption, which was launched in the United States earlier this year. Today, Ring announced that the service is moving out of the United States and becoming available to more customers around the world. Furthermore, Ring is offering even more security features to ensure that your data is safe and secure from prying eyes. These features also make it easier to sell older equipment and transfer ownership, without the worry that your stored information may be at risk.
Ring is the first major home security company to provide end-to-end encryption. What sets this service apart is that it is not mandatory; Customers can opt-in if they want to add another layer of security to their videos. In addition, Ring has expanded the number of devices that work with end-to-end encryption to include the Ring Stick Up Cam Elite, Indoor Cam, and more. rings. A complete list can be found at support page.
Two-step authentication has long been a suggested feature, but Ring is now adding Authenticator app support to give users even more security. Users can now choose whether to receive an SMS message with the appropriate code or enter the code using a compatible authenticator app. On top of this, both the Ring app and the Neighbors app will receive a captcha to help prevent automatic log-in attempts.
New self-service device transfers no longer require customers to contact customer service before giving away one of their older devices. Instead, the new owner simply scans the device during setup and follows the on-screen instructions. Doing so, the original owner receives an alert to delete the device or account from their Ring app. This ensures that no personal information remains on the device and helps protect user information further.
All these features are not immediately available but will happen in the coming weeks and months. If you don’t already use two-factor authentication, this is one of the most effective ways to prevent unauthorized access to your accounts.