ADT Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit Privacy Report

Privacy Rating


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? Can use products, but not accompanying app


Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes, through Samsung account
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities?
Bug bounty program? No

Privacy Policy

Specific to device? Contains specific information about video and audio devices
Readable? Yes
What data they log Contact information, such as name, email, postal address, and phone number, payment information, account information, residence information and square footage of home, geolocation, images and video clips for those who choose to share them, information about devices and appliances, IP address, information about usage of Samsung and third-party devices, data that devices and applications connected to SmartThings collect from surrounding environment to perform functions (like motion, events, temperature and light)
What data they don’t log n/a
Can you delete your data? Yes
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, but can opt out

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.? Yes, can set up specific zones to not be monitored