Nest Hello Video Doorbell
Door knockers are cool, but so old-fashioned. Door bells are neat, but so analog. Welcome to the future. Calling this a doorbell is a bit misleading. It’s a door video, two-way audio, motion sensor, infrared night vision gizmo that lets you see, hear, and speak to people at your door from your phone or computer. It even lets your prerecord messages so you can tell the UPS guy to leave that package behind the bush. Ah, but is the end near for "knock knock" jokes.
Our ResearchHow to use this guide
Can it spy on me
Camera Device: Yes | App: Yes
Microphone Device: Yes | App: Yes
Location Tracking Device: No | App: Yes
What does it know about me
Product uses encryption
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Can I control it
If a password is required, you must change the default password
From the company: "Our devices do not rely on password-based authentication. Our online accounts do use password-based security, but do not rely on default passwords."
Automatic security updates
Deletes data it stores on you
Has parental controls
Company shows it cares about its customers
Company manages security vulnerabilities
The company runs a bug bounty program with Google.
😮What could happen if something went wrong
It could be used to spy on your comings and goings and the comings and goings of everyone who comes to your house.
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