Reviewed October 1st, 2020
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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor

Alphabet, Inc.
4/10

Summary

The Nest Outdoor Security Camera is weatherproof, comes with 12x and HD video quality, and can even recognize faces. You can receive alerts from the camera from an app on your phone, but some customization requires in extra paid service. The camera can be picked up for $399.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Nest is owned by Google, which means it has all of Google's security behind it. However, it also means that Nest shares your personal information with Google, who has been known to target users with ads based on interactions. It is also possible that any Google devices with a microphone could be potentially recording conversations unknowingly. Be aware of these risks should you choose to purchase this product.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Nest is now owned by Google, which means that Google may target you with ads based on your search history, location, websites and apps you have used, and more. However, Google claims that your personal data is never sold to third parties.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Good video quality.
  • 3 hours of free cloud storage.
  • Integrates with other Nest products via the Nest app.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Google privacy concerns.
  • Alerts are not reliable. Advanced features require paid monthly Nest Aware service.
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