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14 reasons not to get a Ring camera

Mashable: “There are not many things I dislike more than being watched. So, you can imagine my fury when I walk through my apartment building, visit my friends in suburbia, or go for a jog only to see dozens upon dozens of Ring video doorbell cameras. It makes all of you look silly, posting up tiny video cops on your doors There are plenty of other video doorbells on the market, so it may seem like I’m singling out Ring, the Amazon-owned home security system company. That would be because I am, and for good reason. According to a 2021 report from Business Wire, Ring sold 1.4 million video doorbells in 2020 — that’s as many as SkyBell, Nest, Vivint, and Remo+ combined. I can see why a Ring camera would be appealing. It seems like a smart security idea; you can safely answer the door from anywhere; and it sounds like a great way to keep your packages from being stolen. But the reasons not to buy one are so much more compelling. Let’s take a look…”

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