abode iota Privacy Report

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The Iota Hub from abode is an all-in-one device. It connects to sensors and cameras, it can control Zigbee and Z-Wave home automation devices, and the hub itself contains a motion sensor and a 1080p security camera.

All those capabilities give the Iota Hub deep access to your home, which could turn into a liability if the device itself isn’t secure and private. Fortunately, the Iota Hub uses end-to-end encryption, keeping all communications private. The built-in camera also features a physical privacy shutter, which you can close when you don’t want the device monitoring your home.

Here’s everything else we learned after taking a close look at the Iota Hub’s privacy policy, features, and more.


In Transit Yes
At rest? Yes
All network communications and capabilities? Yes

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? No
Product available to use during updates? Yes


Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities? support@goabode.com
Bug bounty program? No

Privacy Policy

Link https://help.goabode.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000569911-abode-Privacy-Policy
Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Name, gender, location, shipping and billing information, email address, phone number, IP address, browser information, and sites visited.
What data they don’t log n/a
Can you delete your data? No
Third-party sharing policies Shares information with third parties


Log camera device/ app footage No
Log microphone device/ app No
Location tracking device/ app Yes

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? No

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? No
Did they do anything to fix it? n/a

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? Privacy shutters