January 24, 2024

Navigating the security and privacy concerns surrounding Ring cameras

Protecting your home and business in the age of smart surveillance


Have you noticed the rise in home security cameras? Strategy Analytics estimates that over 20 million homes now use a video doorbell. [1] These smart devices offer peace of mind and an added layer of protection for both homes and businesses. However, recent incidents have raised concerns about security vulnerabilities and privacy breaches in security camera systems. 


This blog will explore the security breaches and privacy violations associated with Ring devices. We’ll also provide expert cybersecurity advice on safeguarding your home and workplace.


Ring: a brief history

Amazon’s acquisition of Ring in February 2018 for a staggering $1 billion catapulted the brand to the forefront of the global home security camera market. Today, it is the world’s top home security camera, with tens of millions of customers globally. [2] This widespread consumer reach and reliance has recently brought concerns about security vulnerabilities and lapses.


Ring camera security vulnerabilities and privacy issues

The recent settlement between Amazon’s security camera company, Ring, and the Federal Trade Commission brings to light frightening cybersecurity concerns for consumers. The FTC’s complaint outlined significant security lapses within Ring’s infrastructure, shedding light on prior hacking incidents, vulnerabilities, and concerns regarding access to footage by Ring employees and contractors. These vulnerabilities, including unauthorized access to live video streams and stored videos, have raised alarm bells regarding user privacy and safety. [3]


Our expert cybersecurity advice

If you use security cameras in your home or business, we suggest enabling all available security features, such as two-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption. This serves as a critical shield against unauthorized access. For your business, we highly recommend safer surveillance options, like internally storing footage, to prevent unwarranted surveillance and protect user privacy. 


Security cameras are a worthwhile investment for your home and business. They are crucial in maintaining safety, preventing internal theft, enhancing workplace productivity, and fostering a secure environment. As your trusted cybersecurity experts, we must stress the importance of staying informed about security vulnerabilities and privacy risks. 


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1:Amazon’s Ring Leads Google’s Nest As 16% Of US Homes Adopt Video Doorbells: Strategy Analytics | Business Wire

2: Strategy Analytics: Amazon’s Ring Claimed Top Spot in Global Home Security Camera Market in 2020 | Business Wire

3: Ring Ordered to Refund 55,000 Customers in Mid-2024: Do You Qualify? | Newsweek

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