I am really enjoying investing more in the smart home ecosystem. I am also becoming increasingly concerned about privacy and my data. Stories like this from the Intercept are disturbing and one of the primary reasons I chose to invest in a Ubiquiti home surveillance system. It allows me the same benefits but the video never leaving my house. I am still waiting on a few things to arrive but I’ll share more about the installation process once it’s complete.
For someone who’d been given this top-level access — comparable to Uber’s infamous “God mode” map that revealed the movements of all passengers — only a Ring customer’s email address was required to watch cameras from that person’s home.