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.
|All network communications and capabilities?
|Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates?
|Product available to use during updates?
|Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities?
|Login and create a ticket
|Bug bounty program?
|Specific to device?
|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
|Can you delete your data?
|Only if in California
|Third-party sharing policies
|Shares information with third parties
|Log camera device/ app footage
|Log microphone device/ app
|Location tracking device/ app
|Are there parental controls?
|Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past?
|Did they do anything to fix it?
Additional Security Features
|Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.?