Link AKC Smart Collar
Link AKC $79 + monthly service plan

Link AKC Smart Collar

Review Date 10/23/19

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.

Minimum Security Standards

Five basic steps every company should take to protect consumer privacy. Learn more.

Overall Security Rating
2/5 star
Encryption
U
We were unable to determine if this device currently uses secure encryption.
Security updates
U
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
U
Do you have to create a strong password?
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Device: No | App: No
Microphone
Device: No | App: No
Tracks Location
Device: Yes | App: Yes

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Link AKC can share your personal data with third parties for direct marketing purposes. They can also share aggregated, de-identified data with anyone. This means Link AKC strips your data of personal information and then pools it with other user data and can share it with anyone.
Can you delete your data?
Unknown
User friendly privacy info?
Yes
Link AKC's privacy policy is written in fairly simple language but could be more accessible.
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went 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.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (866) 303-1876
Twitter link_akc