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Ring Cams finally get this very important privacy feature

The Ring Indoor Cam was just released for pre-order and will start shipping in May.
Written by Maria Diaz, Staff Writer
Ring Indoor Cam 2023

Ring just announced the launch of a new Ring Indoor Cam for 2023, the first security camera in its lineup to come with a privacy cover included. The manual cover can be swiveled over the camera lens, which automatically turns off both video and audio recording for increased privacy.

The all new Indoor Cam comes with all the features you'd expect from Ring: It's a 1080p-resolution security camera for indoor use, supports color night vision and two-way talk, records footage leading up to an event with Advanced Pre-Roll, supports Amazon Alexa, and pairs with a Ring Protect Plan subscription.

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Living in a home loaded with security cameras inside and out, I find a privacy cover to be a standout feature for an indoor camera. This makes it possible to have the camera watch over a common area, like a living room at night, while giving you the option of turning it off during the day with a swivel while the family watches TV or the kids play.

Ring Indoor Cam 2023

The manual swivel easily covers the camera lens disables video and audio recording.


Other indoor security cameras outside of the Ring lineup also feature privacy settings with physical covers over the lens. While the privacy cover on the new Ring Indoor Cam has to be enabled manually, there are other brands that feature the option of enabling a privacy mode remotely from an app on your phone, like those found in many 360-degree cameras

SOS for Cameras feature included

The new Ring Indoor Cam with a privacy cover also supports the SOS for Cameras feature that Ring launched last week. 

Ring Indoor Cam 2023

The SOS button is the shield with an exclamation mark seen on the top right of the app.


This feature is included in a Ring Protect Pro subscription and gives customers the option of immediately requesting emergency services, like the police, fire department, or medical dispatch, to the device's location with just a touch of an SOS button within the Ring app. 

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The SOS button is available on both the app dashboard and the camera's Live View.

The all-new Ring Indoor cam is available for pre-order for $60 and will start shipping on May 24, 2023.

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