ADT Self Setup Privacy Report
ADT Self Setup is ADT’s new DIY security system, and while its primary use is to monitor for threats to home security, it’s important to take a look at how it treats its users’ privacy.
ADT Self Setup uses adequate digital privacy measures to ensure that data transmitted to and from the system cannot be intercepted. Its cameras, which are made by Google Nest, also use encryption and secure cloud storage in addition to offering a privacy zone feature that lets users keep certain parts of the camera’s field of view from monitoring.
In terms of data logging, however, the ADT+ companion app of ADT Self Setup does record more data than necessary, including GPS information and IP address.
|All network communications and capabilities?
|Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates?
|Product available to use during updates?
|Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities?
|Live chat support
|Bug bounty program?
|Specific to device?
|What data they log
|Name or business name, home address, phone number, email address, payment information, date of birth, social security number, personal identification code. Some devices may collect audio, video, and still-image recordings from your monitoring devices, geolocation and GPS information including physical location by using satellite, cell phone tower or Wi-Fi signals. Motion detection, accelerometer activity and climate conditions surrounding your devices, monitoring ievent information, IP address, internet service provider, device data,and cookies.
|What data they don’t log
|Can you delete your data?
|Third-party sharing policies
|Shares data 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.?
|Can set up privacy zones