Link AKC Smart Collar
Review date: 10/23/2019
You love your best friend. The thought of them getting lost and not knowing where they are gives you cold sweats. Or maybe your pooch is a little on the pudgy side and you need a little help getting them back in shape. Or maybe you want to be able to turn a light on your dog's collar whenever you feel like it because you're afraid of the dark. This dog tracking collar can help with all those scenarios. This dog collar lets you track your pup on your phone with Bluetooth when you're at home or with GPS and cellular service (thus the monthly service plan) when you're out on a hike. You can even track your pup's whereabouts when you're halfway around the world. Good thing pups don't mind having their privacy invaded.
What could happen if something goes wrong
The company didn't get back to us with answers to our privacy and security questions so we couldn't tell if this tracking device meets our Minimum Security Standards. They also may share your personal data for marketing purposes--and that could potentially be a lot of personal data. For something that tracks everywhere your pup (and most likely, you) goes, both of these red flags raise concern. While it is great to always know where you best friend is, it might not be great if someone with bad intentions could always know where you are and what you are doing with your pup.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
We were unable to determine if this device currently uses secure encryption.
Do you have to create a strong password?
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?