The PetChatz HD allows you to communicate with your dog while away from the home with audio and video. The device can be purchased for $329.99.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
Although unlikely, it is possible someone could hack into the camera and spy on you or your dog while in the house. Be aware of that risk should you choose to purchase this product.
How Does It Share Your Data?
PetChatz may use de-identified data for analytics and product improvement. It is not clear if the company shares user data with third parties.
- Two-way audio and video communication.
- Motion and sound tracking functions.
- Comes with app that allows you to check and get notifications when not home.
- Audio and video quality could be better.
PetChatz does not appear to have been the target of a previous data breach. However, it is always possible that the camera could be hacked into and used to spy on you. The device should be safe, but consider the risk before using.