Petsafe Smart Pet Feeder
The Petsafe Smart Pet Feeder is capable of automatically feeding your pet if you decide to go out or just want it done automatically. You can use a paired app on your phone to tell the device how much food to dish out, schedule meals, and pace the dispensing of food. The feeder can be purchased for $169.95.
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?
How Does It Share Your Data?
The company can use de-identified data for marketing or business purposes, meaning they can strip your data of personal information and pool it with other user data.
- Smartphone and WiFi connected.
- Easy-to-use app.
- Battery back up power.
- Often overfeeds.
Petsafe claims it share share de-identified data with third parties. However, aside from that, the Smart Pet Feeder is incapable of collecting much data on its users, so there is not much risk in using it. Your privacy should be safe when using this product.