Ring began as a humble crowdfunded project called Doorbot — a Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell that enabled two-way communication. In 2013, it was rejected on Shark Tank. This year, the company was acquired by Amazon for over $1 billion.
Nilay sat down with Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff on this week’s Vergecast to talk about joining the Amazon family of brands, the future of security in smart homes, and how Ring product owners may (or may not) work with law enforcement to make neighborhoods safer.
Below is a brief, edited transcript of their discussion about sharing video and other security data with the police:
Nilay Patel: Are you doing anything in the app to sort of provide a check on — here’s a group of neighbors. They see someone. They…
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