Reviewed October 1st, 2020
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Petsafe Smart Pet Feeder

Radio Systems Corporation
5/10

Summary

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.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Petsafe does not have a privacy policy for this product and the associated app, only for the website. However, the device does not have access to a microphone, camera, or location tracking, so there is not much risk that any personal data can be compromised.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

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.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Smartphone and WiFi connected.
  • Easy-to-use app.
  • Battery back up power.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Privacy concerns.
  • Expensive.
  • Often overfeeds.
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