Lighthouse is an intelligent home camera that keeps owners connected to what's going on at home, including notifying them when it sees people while they're absent. Adding trusted guests as users allows owners to avoid notifications for people they expect to come and go regularly.
What does being a guest mean?
Guest access to a Lighthouse account means the owner's camera will know you when you arrive, and won’t send a Security Ping to the account owner with a possible security issue. When you leave, the camera will know that you’re gone and resume notifying the owner of any activity.
Why does the app need access to my phone's location?
Your phone's location data is used to tell that you've arrived or left, so for the system to work correctly you'll need to allow the app access to location services and stay logged in.
Lighthouse only uses your phone location to detect when you enter or leave the home, and doesn’t track your location once it knows you’ve arrived or left.
What happens if an owner sees a Ping with suspicious activity?
The owner of the Lighthouse account will get a Ping showing footage of the person detected by the camera. They can sound a siren, activate 2-Way Talk, or contact the authorities if needed.
To avoid this happening if you stop by, make sure Lighthouse has access to your phone's location data, and stay logged into the Lighthouse app.
Does this mean my location is always tracked?
No, we only use your location to notify the system or your arrival and departure so Pings can be sent appropriately.
Does this mean I'm being recorded?
If you have questions about how the account owner is using Lighthouse, we recommend getting in touch with them.
There are different options for when to record and when not to, but those are set by the camera owner. No one at Lighthouse reviews audio or video from a camera unless the owner explicitly gives us permission.