Ring is a maker of smart home devices like security cameras and doorbells that can stream video. There is some concern that maybe these video feeds could be hacked and allow a hacker to see through your camera, but the good news for those of you who own a Ring device is that the company has introduced an update that introduces end-to-end video encryption.
According to Ring, the company notes that by default, videos are encrypted while they are being uploaded to the cloud and stored on the company’s servers. However, with this update, it brings additional security and peace of mind as it would only allow an authorized device, like your smartphone, to decrypt the video and watch it.
The company says, “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.”
This update is expected to be rolled out over the course of the coming months. Ring does state that users will have to enable the feature through the Control Center in the Ring app, meaning that end-to-end encryption is not enabled by default. More details on how to use this feature can be found on Ring’s Help Center page.