Amazon-owned Ring has announced starting the worldwide rollout of video End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) to customers with compatible devices.

“Today, we’re proud to announce that we’re moving it out of technical preview and expanding the feature’s availability to customers around the world,” Ring said.

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

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The blog post reads

Setting up Ring video E2EE requires:

  • iPhone iOS 12+ or Android 8+ (Oreo).
  • Video E2EE works with Ring app versions 5.34.0 and higher and Android 3.34.0 and higher.
  • The latest version of the Ring app is installed.

More information on Ring’s End-to-End Encryption is available in Ring’s whitepaper published earlier today (an executive summary and FAQ are available here.)

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