Amazon is issuing important advice for all Ring owners – now check two attitudes

AMAZON has some really handy tips for Ring Doorbell owners.

It recommends two different privacy features that you should definitely check out.

You can set privacy zones to improve neighborhood privacy

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You can set privacy zones to improve neighborhood privacyPhoto credit: Amazon Ring
Your camera will not record footage from a privacy zone

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Your camera will not record footage from a privacy zonePhoto credit: Amazon Ring

They aim to improve privacy in your neighborhood.

And they could help you not break the law.

“Privacy is fundamental to Ring, and we’re constantly working to help our customers keep their accounts and information secure,” Amazon said.

“We also strongly encourage our customers to respect the privacy of their neighbors and comply with all applicable local and national laws when using their Ring device.”

Privacy Zones

The first piece of advice is to consider using privacy zones.

“A privacy zone is an area in the field of view of your Ring device’s camera that you can define as blocked,” Amazon explained.

“The Ring app doesn’t show or record anything in a privacy zone in Live View if you have a Ring Protect subscription.”

It is possible to set up two rectangular privacy zones.

Amazon says they’re a bit like covering part of the camera lens with a small piece of tape – but virtual.

Everything in the privacy zones will be locked and videos from that region cannot be recovered.

However, motion detection in this area is not prevented – only recording.

To set one up, open the Ring app, then go to the menu.

Now tap Devices, select a device, tap Device settings > Privacy settings, then add a zone.

“Privacy Zones are designed to allow you to designate an area in your Ring device camera’s field of view as blocked, so you can control what you see or record,” Amazon said.

“For example, you can cover your neighbor’s front door with a privacy zone. You can also black out a neighbor’s window.”

Amazon added: “The privacy zone is literally a dead zone in the camera’s image production process. Nothing that happens in it can be viewed or recovered.”

Disable recording

The second privacy enhancing tip is to disable audio and even video recording.

That means you’ll still get streaming and motion detection, but you won’t be able to play back footage.

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To do this, simply go to your device settings > privacy settings again and turn the feature off.

You can change these settings again at any time.

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