Akita raises $700,000 for smart home security device
Jan 11 2018
Akita, has raised approximately $700,000 crowdfunding on Kickstarter. With 7000 plus backers, the startup promises to provide a layer of privacy and security for your smart home.
The device performs three core activities i.e. scans connected gadgets/devices, blocks compromised device,s and notifies the users of known issues. Akita comes with full support and help desk monitoring powered by Axius.
This device connects to a LAN port on users’ home router. The startup describes the device working as follows:
Akita’s Kickstarter received significant backing (both in terms o the number of backers and funds raised from the campaign), though, it only aimed to raise $30,000 initially.
The rise in popularity of privacy and network security devices is understandable. A home network, with several connected devices, need robust protections. That’s where other startups like Dojo and F-Secure also promise to secure network traffic and identify rouge devices.
Readers might visit the Postscapes Connected Device Security guide to understand how other devices in the same niche work and how Akita stacks up against its competitors.
+ Currently, Akita only monitors and protects against WiFi devices.
+ Akita promises not to have used the DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) method to determine the safety of the network/data.
+ Akita will be available via a subscription package priced somewhere around $15 - $25.