Solomon Gustavo: Local police remain confident in Ring partnerships as the security company suffers data leak incidents

12/02/2020 - 09:22

I always feel like somebody's watching me

..."By selling customers on the idea of increased safety through video surveillance, Ring has grown into one of America's largest security companies. There is little hard evidence that doorbell and house security cameras deter crime, and the company has had a string of privacy and network security issues, yet Ring, which Amazon bought for $1 billion, and its app called Neighbors, in which users post videos and report things they see, continues to spread its reach across Central Florida.

In mid-2018, Ring took what's essentially a ready-made network of street-facing cameras and began forming partnerships with law enforcement agencies all over the country. In October, Ring had over 400 such partnerships. As of January, the company has at least 770."