August View Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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August doesn’t survey its cameras and microphones. It also has no history of hacking or security breaches, unlike many smart home companies. August’s main detractors are for its lack of regular software updates and tracking of location information, which it shares with third parties. However, users can delete this data if requested.


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

Bug bounty program? No

Privacy Policy

Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Name, phone number, email address, postal address, credit card, feedback, IP address, mobile device identifier, cookie identifier, browser or device, operating system, and web pages visited
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 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.? No