Ring’s video doorbell captures video footage of people who come up to your door and ring the doorbell. This footage is usually meant to be seen by only you, the owner or the resident of the home, but if a hacker wanted to, in theory they could intercept or maybe even steal footage, but that’s where encryption comes in.

Ring has announced that they will be rolling out its end-to-end video encryption for international customers. As the company notes, the feature was actually launched earlier this year as a technical preview for those living in the US, but they will now be making that feature available to those living outside the country.

It should be noted that Ring’s videos are typically already encrypted when they’re sent to the cloud or stored on Ring’s servers, but the addition of end-to-end encryption will introduce an extra layer of security and privacy for users.

“We believe that our customers should control who sees their videos. By default, Ring already encrypts customer videos when they are uploaded to the cloud (in transit) and stored on Ring’s servers (at rest). Now, customers around the world, 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 chosen mobile device.”

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