Litter Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot $499

Litter Robot 3 Connect

Review Date 10/23/19

Never scoop cat litter again! That's the claim this robot litter box makes, and honestly, that's some damn fine marketing. We love our cats. But who really enjoys dealing with the litter box. So, if you got $500--yes, it's not cheap to live the litter box scooper-free life--this WiFi-enabled, automatic, self-cleaning litter box could be the answer to your litter scooping prayers. And not only does it do all the work for you, you can also spy on your kitty while it does. This litter box connects to an app that tells you "recent usage history" and "waste drawer levels." So you'll always know when and how much little Fluffy has pooped. Whoo! Talk about peace of mind.

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Overall Security Rating
2/5 star
Encryption
Yes
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Security updates
Yes
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
U
Direct access to the Litter-Robot occurs during the onboarding process (connecting the unit to your local WiFi network). When onboarding, the unit acts as an access point and requires the user to connect with the password, "neverscoop." Once onboarded, the unit only communicates with our backend servers.
Manages vulnerabilities
U
Litter Robot states that it does not have a formal bug bountry program, but occasionally has third party professionals perform security audits.
Privacy policy
No
Litter Robot has a privacy policy but it doesn't appear to apply to the device – only the company's website.

Can it snoop on me?

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

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Unknown. The Litter Robot privacy policy doesn't seem to apply to the device or app - only the company website.
Can you delete your data?
Unknown
User friendly privacy info?
No
Litter Robot doesn't have privacy information available about the device.
Links to privacy information
😮

What could happen if something went wrong

Unfortunately, this product raises as many red flags and the litter box itself probably does when Fluffy is dealing with an upset stomach. The product does not meet our Minimum Security Standards because the only privacy policy we could find was one for the website. That means the device and the app it connects to do not have a privacy policy we could find. That's bad. Also, it appears to use the default password “neverscoop” to connect the device to WiFi. All in all, someone potentially spying on you spying on you cat pooping probably isn't the worst invasion of your privacy and security. However, bad privacy and security practices can often open the door for more serious hacks. And a company selling a $500 litter box should do better, in our opinion.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (877) 250-7729
Twitter litter_robot