Nest Cam Indoor Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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The first generation Indoor Nest Cam has been discontinued by Google. They updated the device with their second-generation line-up of Nest Cams with the Indoor, Wired camera being the follow-up to the first-generation Indoor Nest Cam. This second generation of products still receives firmware updates which really improves its privacy capabilities. However, they still suffer from the same issue of staying partially turned on even when turned off through the Nest mobile app. You can read about our thoughts on the new lineup of Nest Cams in our Nest Cam Reviews and Ratings guide.

But the Nest Cam Indoor’s mediocre privacy rating stems from the fact that it’s one of the older security cameras still in production. Although it’s still on Google Nest’s lineup, it doesn’t receive regular and automatic firmware updates, opening it up to the possibility of getting hacked. What’s even more concerning is that researchers have found that the camera doesn’t completely power down when turned off through its companion mobile app.


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

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities? Fill out a ticket
Bug bounty program? Yes

Privacy Policy

Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Setup information, data from device sensors, usage and performance information, WiFi network information, IP address, email address, basic profile information like name, age, mobile location data, and bluetooth enabled data. If you log in with your Google account, will also log videos you watch, views and interactions with ads, voice and audio information when using audio features, people who you communicate with, and chrome browsing history.
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

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? No

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? Yes
Did they do anything to fix it? No

Additional Security Features

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