As I was troubleshooting a floodlight cam playback issue on 2/5/21, I discovered that on 1/12/21 a “Sidewalk Adapter,” was added to my system, and turned on by default.
I’m disturbed by two issues… (1) ring/amazon would make an addition to my system without notifying me, and (2) that ring/amazon would turn on this system without my permission.
As far as I can tell, Sidewalk Adapter uses bluetooth to connect to other ring systems in the neighborhood… I’m guessing that it will be a matter of time before someone figures out how to hack this (likely unknown) port into one’s network…
I highly recommend you check your Ring Dashboard>History>Lights to see if this was installed in your system, and then determine if you want it turned on.
You may turn it off, thusly:
In order to opt-out of Sidewalk , follow these instructions:
- Open your Ring App.
- Tap the three-lined icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
- Tap Control Center.
- Tap Sidewalk .
- Tap the Sidewalk slider button.
- You will see a screen asking you to confirm that you want to disable Sidewalk .