Nest Cam IQ Outdoor
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.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
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?
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 video quality.
- 3 hours of free cloud storage.
- Integrates with other Nest products via the Nest app.
- Google privacy concerns.
- Alerts are not reliable. Advanced features require paid monthly Nest Aware service.
By using Nest products, Google obtains information such as your search history, location, websites and apps you have used, videos and ads you have seen, and more, which allows them to target you with personalized ads. Google also suffered a major data breach in 2018, which exposed the information of about 52.5 million users. Therefore, Google should not be wholeheartedly trusted to protect your personal information.