Smart homes should be fun and help make your life easier. Your relaxation shouldn’t have come with a constant worry that someone could be using your devices to hack into your life. A new device on Kickstarter is hoping to make that possible. Say hello to your new watchdog: Akita Instant Privacy is the security device you never knew you needed.
The scenario: You purchase a smart doorbell or a smart light switch, connect it to your phone, and don’t really think past that. However, according to Akita’s Kickstarter page, the number of cyber attacks in smart homes has gone up, which could be related to the uptick in entry points where hackers can weasel their way in through connected devices. Scary, right?
Akita is another device that you can plug in and forget about, but could help you rest easy in the process. Using threat intelligence, behavioral analysis, and machine learning, Akita will scan your network for unusual activity and immediately shut it down, without slowing your connection.
Check out the Kickstarter video:
The coolest part? When Akita says they’ll keep your information private, they mean it: Unlike other home security devices, Akita won’t use Deep Packet Inspection (which means even they don’t see your personal info). Instead, it will use an IPS security method that only looks at which IoT devices should be communicating (AKA: your phone and your smart device) and flags anyone who shouldn’t be there. Akita also has on-call privacy experts to help if you run into any problems.
Shipping beings in April with prices starting at just $89 — a small price to pay to keep hackers out of yo’ business. Protect your home from IoT invasions and back the Akita campaign here.