Minut is the smart home alarm that lets you protect and monitor your home while respecting your privacy. No cameras. No wires. No data loopholes. Transparency builds trust, so we like to inform our users about what data we store and why we do this.
What does Minut log? Minut measures and logs temperature, humidity, pressure, noise levels, motion, battery levels, and a set of diagnostics data including Wi-Fi connectivity.
Most of the data that is visible in the app is stored at a per-minute interval.
No raw sound data leaves the device. Minut does most of the calculations locally on the device itself. Only the necessary data is sent to your phone—this means no one can ever listen to whatever is said in your home.
This also means that the Minut cloud service is required for the Minut device to be able communicate with your mobile phone.
All communication within the system is encrypted, including to and from the device. We use commonplace encryption protocols where possible, including TLS.
Location is only used to show if you're home or away. When you enable location sharing, Minut uses a geofence to know whether you are close to your Home and show the correct status.
The Minut app will ask you when more information is needed, and will explain to you why. For example, our app requests camera permissions from your phone only when you use the camera to take a profile picture. If additional permissions are required for other purposes, the Minut app will explain to you why this is requested and what information we store.
Where is the data stored? Minut uses Amazon Web Services, primarily in the EU-region, to store the sensor data that you can see in the app. We also use some third-party tools, such as Google Analytics and Firebase to analyse app usage and send push notifications to your mobile phone.
We launched the Minut Plus plan based on our desire to sustainably fund development and maintenance without resorting to selling ad space within the app, increasing the cost of the device or selling your data to the highest bidder.