Nest Hello Video Doorbell
Nest $229

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.

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
Yes

Reading level for privacy policy

College

Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
No
Nearly every company collects some kind of information on its users. That’s how the internet works. It’s how they use and care for this information that matters. You should know whether a company shares or sells your personal information to others and for what reasons. For the purpose of this report Mozilla determined that if according to a company’s privacy policy, it appeared to share data with third parties that could then use that information to market or advertise to customers, then we labeled it as “Shares information with third parties for unexpected reasons.” This does not mean your information is definitely used for these purposes. Simply that the policy leaves the possibility open your information could be used in this way.

Can I control it

If a password is required, you must change the default password
Not required
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
Yes
Deletes data it stores on you
Yes
Has parental controls
Can't determine

Company shows it cares about its customers

Company manages security vulnerabilities
Yes
The company runs a bug bounty program with Google.
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number (855) 469-6378
Live Chat Yes
Email Yes
Twitter Yes

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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