Ring stops charging for your privacy, with new built-in indoor camera shield

Two Ring Indoor Cam 2nd Gens next to each other, one with privacy shield open, and one closed
(Image credit: Ring)

The new Ring Indoor Cam (2nd Gen) includes a physical privacy cover that turns off the camera and audio. This "manual, removable privacy cover" is supplied with the camera, replacing the "privacy kit" offered as an extra for the previous model.

This upgrade to the original, which starts shipping at the end of this month, opens the opportunity of picking up the earlier Ring Indoor Cam for discount prices, and we've already seen some deals. In fact, the old camera and the privacy shield still add up to less than the new model!

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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