How to Use Privacy Features in the Ring App

Use the privacy features in the Ring app to comply with applicable local and national laws and respect your neighbors' privacy.

Creating Privacy Zones

A Privacy Zone is an area within your Ring device camera's field-of-view that you can define as off-limits. The Ring app won't display anything within that area in Live View, or record anything within that area.*

  • You can set up to two rectangular-shaped Privacy Zones.
    • Each zone can be compared to a small piece of tape over the doorbell or security camera lens.
  • The recorded video in these Privacy Zones is blocked out and cannot be recovered.
  • A Privacy Zone only prevents recording in that space. It will not prevent the triggering of motion detection.

Customize your Motion Settings and set up Motion Zones according to your home privacy needs.

* Recording requires a Ring Protect plan.

Disabling Audio/Video Recording

You can disable audio recording and/or video recording (if you have a Ring Protect plan) in the Ring app.

Disable motion detection to prevent recording, or use Ring Modes.

Yard Signs and Window Stickers

You can purchase a Security Yard Sign, Security Doorplate Sign, Solar Security Sign or download sticker templates. A security sticker is also included in the box your device came in.

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