Nest Yale Lock Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
7.8
/10

With end-to-end encryption and advanced authentication options, the Nest Yale lock is secure. However, other Nest products have been hacked in the past, so it’s a possibility for their smart lock. Additionally, Google collects unnecessary information from the Nest Yale Lock including data from device sensors, location data, and audio information, which they share with third parties.

Encryption

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

Passwords

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

Link https://nest.com/legal/privacy-statement-for-nest-products-and-services/
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.

Surveillance

Log camera device/ app footage n/a
Log microphone device/app n/a
Location tracking device/ app n/a

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? No

Company History

Any security breaches/surveillance issues in past? Other Nest products have been hacked, but not the Nest Yale Lock.
Did they do anything to fix it? n/a

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? n/a