Is Ring the most intrusive company in the World?

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“Is Ring the most intrusive company in the World?”

Written on: 04/10/2020 by ChapmanRS (1 review written)

Consider the following: -
• Once you’ve created a Ring Account you will not find any way to delete it. There is no such option either on-line or in the app and, even if you found a way to do it, you would cease to be able to connect to your camera.
• You cannot connect to a Ring Camera unless you go through two factor authentication which connects you to the Ring Network where they monitor your camera – whether you want them to or not. You are forced to have 30 days monitoring, (they call it a free trial), but you can’t turn this off and the only way to limit the intrusion is to set a 1 day limit on data retention. After the trial has ended you will be nagged and nagged into setting up a paid storage account.
• If you run other systems i.e. Ptz dome cameras etc., and want to add the Ring Camera to your system, you will be disappointed. None of the standard search tools will even detect the Ring Camera as it does not use normal port settings. Even worse, most viewers will not be able to connect to the camera even if you supply the actual IP Address it’s attached to because of the two factor authentication that you cannot turn off.
• Support is poor, they will not respond to email request for help and urge you to contact help centres in the USA. This is not convenient for obvious reasons – time difference and call costs aside.
• If you use the PC app to connect to the Ring Camera you are forced to have your microphone enabled in Windows – you cannot connect to the camera if the Microphone is turned off. This means all your office conversations are being recorded on Ring Cloud Services all the time you are connected to the camera. Consider the security implications of that!
• Ring call their cameras Security Devices, but they are anything but. They are a complete invasion of your privacy and Ring have taken all steps possible to stop you from disconnecting them from the cameras in your home or office. They want to charge you for data storage and won’t take No for an answer.
Buy one of these on impulse and repent at leisure. Not a good buy for me, I could not recommend this system to anyone that is in any way security conscious.

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