Petcube Play 2 & Bites 2
Review date: 11/02/2020
Mischievous pets everywhere, be warned! These wide-angle, HD-video cameras with two-way audio are watching you. They know whether you've been bad or good and are storing all that evidence in the cloud--encrypted, of course. Be good, and your owner might fling a treat at you or zoom a laser about. Be bad, and your owner might yell at you through the speaker. The built-in microphone picks up barking, meowing, your Amazon Alexa asks, and who knows what else. There's even what what Petcube calls "cutting edge AI technology" that can differentiate your pet from a human. Pets can phone their parents, send cute selfie videos, and make clips instantly shareable. Petcube claims on their website that "privacy is our top priority." We sure hope so!
What could happen if something goes wrong
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Email address, pet information
Audio recordings (collected by Amazon if you use Alexa)
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Reporting is encouraged. https://petcube.com/support/article/petcube-security/
Does the product use AI?
Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?
Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?
The AI-powered Pet recognition, pets can phone their parents, send cute selfie videos, and make clips instantly shareable. Through machine learning, Petcube devices will be able to differentiate between pets versus humans.