Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell
Review date: Nov. 8, 2021
Netatmo’s HD smart video doorbell lets you know if someone’ lurking at your front door and lets you yell at them through the microphone to “Get of your lawn!” Netatmo doesn’t record video to the Cloud, which is another great privacy feature. All video is recorded locally on an encrypted MicroSD card. You have the option to save it to Dropbox if you want. Good work Netatmo, we’re impressed.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
We love that Netatmo seems to take privacy and security seriously. It’s a great thing to see from makers of security cameras. What’s the worst that could happen? Well, we suppose your video doorbell could catch your neighbor singing show tunes on their front lawn. Remember folks, use your video doorbell to spy on your front porch, not your neighbor’s front lawn! That’s just being neighborly.
Tips to protect yourself
- Check out Netatmo security tips.
- Store video locally as much as possible rather than in the Cloud.
Can it snoop on me?
App: Can’t Determine
App: Can’t Determine
What can be used to sign up?
What data does the company collect?
Name, contact details. Location is optional (only if using the app)
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
A minor security vulnerability was found in 2020 by the security review team Bitdefender. According to Bitdefender, Netatmo acknowledged and fixed the problem quickly.
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Security FAQ for the device is available
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
When the Smart Indoor Camera identifies a face for the first time, it is marked with a question mark on the app. However, you can create a new profile, giving the person a first name, and configure their confidentiality settings. Once the profile is saved, the Camera will be able to recognize the person and notify you of their presence. You can save up to 32 faces.
Is this AI untrustworthy?
What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?
Is the company transparent about how the AI works?
Does the user have control over the AI features?
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