I suspect that for many users, the FIRST indication of a possible problem with their Ring account occurs when they discover they can’t access their EXISTING video clips. At that point, they probably don’t even realize their loss of access to these video clips is PERMANENT.
Ring’s anti-consumer subscription renewal policies are abusive and cause unnecessary harm to users. There are obviously much better ways of solving billing-related issues. It is imperative, however, that any billing-related changes ENHANCE the privacy/security of Ring customers, rather than LOWERING it.
I assume that many Ring Community members could easily provide excellent suggestions for preventing/solving subscription renewal-related problems that are far superior to the strategies that are currently in use. (I know I certainly could.)