SpotOn Fence

Warning: *privacy not included with this product

SpotOn Fence

SpotOn
Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 2, 2020

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Super creepy
Even fences are going virtual these days. With SpotOn's fence, you get a GPS tracking collar for your dog. Walk the perimeter of wherever you want to fence, be it a small yard of even 1,000 acres (the company claims) with the collar to create a virtual map. Once the map is created, pop the collar on your pup and teach them the boundaries. The collar will issue a couple of tones if the dog gets close to the map boundary you've created. If it starts to cross it, your pup will get a little jolt. The SpotOn fence isn't cheap, but it is portable, customizable, and you can manage it all--maps, tracking your dog, breach alerts--from your phone.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

If you're going to drop $1,500 on this product we warn it comes with *Privacy Not Included. First off, they don't link to their privacy policy on their website. That's bad for sure. We did find a privacy policy when we went to download the app. But for $1,500 they should do much better than that. And when we did find their privacy policy, we didn't find any information about how users could control the data this product collects on them. Another big flag. Lastly, we couldn't determine if they meet our Minimum Security Standards because they didn't get back to us to let us know how they manage security vulnerabilities or updates. What's the worst that could happen? You spend your hard earned $1,500 on a product that maps out the places around your home and the company cares so little about protecting that data it ends up hacked and sold to the highest bidder on the dark web. Maybe not super likely, but still pretty scary.
mobile Privacy warning Security warning A.I.

Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

Does not sell or transfer personal information to unaffiliated third parties. They don't link to their privacy policy on their homepage.

How can you control your data?

Unknown. This is not mentioned on the privacy policy

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 2 years.

Can this product be used offline?

No

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

No

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Can’t Determine

Privacy policy

Yes

There was no privacy policy link on their homepage. We finally found the link through the app store.

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


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