January 10, 2020
While smart home company Ring made plenty of big product announcements at CES this week, company president Leila Rouhi told Cheddar the company is also using its resources to help protect customers.
Ring, which is best known for its security cameras, will be adding to its collection six new lighting products, like fully-integrated indoor-outdoor lightbulbs, that will connect with other smart home features.
These are just the latest additions to a group of devices meant to make homes safer and smarter.
Ring has had a rocky time on the security front recently. In early December 2019, a data leak exposed personal information for 3,000 Ring users, although Rouhi says the problem originated with third-party companies. On Monday, the company sent a letter to lawmakers revealing that it had dismissed four employees over the last four years for improperly accessing video data.
Despite these issues, Rouhi said “security has always been paramount for Ring,” and noted that the company is taking proactive steps to identify accounts that may have been compromised.
More broadly, though, she said the Amazon-owned company’s main focus is on “creating more connectivity and more options for our customers, making sure they can really build that Ring of security that fits them the best.”