The Control Center in the Ring mobile app enables Ring users to see and manage their authorized mobile, desktop and tablet devices, third-party services linked to their Ring accounts, and enables neighbors to opt out of receiving video requests in areas where local police have joined the Neighbors app.
The following article answers commonly answered questions about Control Center.
What is Control Center?
The Control Center provides you with the ability to view and control important privacy and security settings from one easy-to-use dashboard. The Control Center will also provide Ring neighbors with more transparency into how their data is kept secure and private by Ring.
What can I do with the Control Center?
With the Control Center, you will be able to do the following:
- Account Control
- Two-Factor Authentication: Enhance the security of your Ring account by enabling two-factor authentication.
- View and Remove Authorized Client Devices: See and remove all the phones, tablets, and computers that are authorized to log into your Ring account.
- View and Remove Shared Users: Manage the Shared Users associated with your Ring devices, and easily remove them from those devices.
- View and Remove Linked Third Party Accounts: See and remove all services linked to your Ring account.
- Community Control
- Video Requests: Users can now opt-out of receiving notifications from Ring when local police seek information related to an investigation, even before ever receiving one.
- Active Law Enforcement Map: This map shows how many police departments have joined the Neighbor’s app, including in your local area.
- Privacy Content
- View information: See how Ring keeps your personal information confidential and private.
- Third Party Service Providers: Scheduled to begin a slow roll out February 18th, 2020, Control Center will have a new menu item under "Privacy Information and Control" called "Third Party Service Providers” which allows users to control and turn off Personalized Advertising.
Does the Control Center help neighbors control their privacy when it comes to local police that are on the Neighbors app?
Yes. Control Center enables users to opt-out of receiving notifications from Ring when local police seek information related to an investigation using the video request tool. You’ll also be able to see which local police departments use the Neighbors App, including those in your area.
Why did Ring decide to create the Control Center?
Given the importance of security, privacy and transparency, we decided to create a more centralized place in the Ring app where users can see and control important security and privacy settings.
This provides neighbors with an easier, more direct way to select the levels of security and privacy that are important to them. We feel it’s critical to be transparent with our customers and help them be in control of their privacy and security settings.