Smart home security device CUJO has smashed its Indiegogo funding target of $30,000 in only two days. As of this writing, the campaign has reached nearly $40,000 with more than 400 pledges and the numbers keep rising.
The success of the crowdfunding campaign is a stark reminder of the growing concerns smart home adopters have with their connected devices. Anything that accesses the Internet has the chance of being hacked and, according to CUJO, 70% of connected devices are vulnerable to security threats.
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CUJO is a desktop hub, about the size of a coffee mug, that connects to your wireless router and monitors for potential threats to all of your connected devices, including smartphones, baby monitors, and even smart locks. The subscription service with the hub regularly updates the system with the latest security information to help keep you protected against new types of attacks.
The hub learns how the connected devices in your house behave through machine learning. It analyses data entering and leaving the home. If something is wrong, it automatically blocks the threat from hacks, viruses, and malware.
The hub is a gateway between the router and the Internet, which blocks out threats before they can reach smart devices, like security cameras, alarm systems, smart TVs, garage doors, and more.
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With the connected app for iOS and Android, users will be able to control their home's security by seeing connected devices and getting alerts about security threats.
Subscription to CUJO's security monitoring services costs $9 per month or $89 per year.
The pledges for the hub start at $49 for the device with nine months of security monitoring service. There is also a campaign tier, called CUJO Forever, which includes the hub and lifetime security monitoring service. Estimated delivery is March 2016.
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