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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:04 AM

Anyone using Ring cameras?

I have a neighbor (disgusting deplorable redneck) who has vandalized my AC unit.

I also have a Ring camera, but I have concerns regarding recent news about privacy.

Are Ring cameras safe for outdoor use?

TYIA!

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Reply Anyone using Ring cameras? (Original post)
SheltieLover Jul 2020 OP
Laffy Kat Jul 2020 #1
SheltieLover Jul 2020 #2
Laffy Kat Jul 2020 #3
SheltieLover Jul 2020 #4
Sherman A1 Jul 2020 #5
SheltieLover Jul 2020 #7
TreasonousBastard Jul 2020 #6
SheltieLover Jul 2020 #9
DonaldsRump Jul 2020 #8
SheltieLover Jul 2020 #10

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:19 AM

1. I think there are some that are made for outdoors. nt

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:23 AM

2. Yes, this is what I have

It was given to me (new) to try to stop vandalism.

I am just wondering about wifi privacy issues.

Ty!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:26 AM

3. If it is installed on your property, I don't think it's an issue, Sheltie.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:34 AM

4. Ty Laffy!

There was some fairly recent news about wifi/ data hacks. Very confusing to me.

But AC is not optional here in this terrible swampy climate.

Ty again! ☺

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:38 AM

5. I have a Ring and it works okay

But sometimes it doesn't pick up everything going on and is slow to get the feed going. Whatever system you choose be sure to add stickers and signs letting those who might be less than nice know that they are being recorded. Part of the benefit is the ability to deter folks from causing problems.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:41 AM

7. TY Sherman

Great idea.

I just want to live in peace. ☺

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:39 AM

6. Here ya go...

It looks like most of the privacy concerns have been addressed, but not all.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/02/amazons-ring-finally-mandates-two-factor-authentication-on-all-accounts/

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:43 AM

9. TY so much, TB!

Off to read. I'd read a couple of articles on this but I'm never sure.

Ty again!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:42 AM

8. I have several

Mainly outdoor, and a few indoor.

They work great. I think many of the security issues are dealt with by setting up two-factor authentication.

Their customer service is superb. Set up is generally very easy. Just make sure you have a strong wifi signal where you set up the camera.

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:44 AM

10. TY Very much, DR!

Happy to hear positive news!

Disconcerting to have neighbor do this to AC.

Ty again!

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