ADT Indoor Camera Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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Indoor cameras need to be held to a higher standard when it comes to privacy. If hacked, they could be used to monitor your every move, even inside the one place where you expect to enjoy the utmost privacy: your home.

While the ADT Indoor Camera has safeguards against hacking – including encryption and regular firmware updates – it is not recommended for privacy-minded individuals. As a company, ADT logs app and camera footage, mic audio, and location data, which it uses for security monitoring.

And to sign up for its services, you must provide your sensitive personal information, including Social Security information and sometimes credit information. You also can’t delete data from ADT’s database unless you’re a resident of California.


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

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? Yes
Product available to use during updates? Yes


Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes
Multi-Factor authentication? No

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities? Login and create a ticket
Bug bounty program? No

Privacy Policy

Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Name, address, email, payment information, date of birth, social security information, IP address internet service provider, device data, cookies, web beacons, information from social media, mobile device ID, browsing activity and local stored objects.
What data they don’t log n/a
Can you delete your data? Only if in California
Third-party sharing policies Shares information with third parties


Log camera device/ app footage Yes
Log microphone device/ app Yes
Location tracking device/ app Yes

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? No

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? Yes
Did they do anything to fix it? Yes

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? No