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It seems like each year more and more things are connected to the internet. The Internet of Things is real and growing! It is near impossible to live life without some form of digital connection. And with the rise of internet use, there is a corresponding rise in people trying to hack into your system.
Even though I do my best to be careful, there have been times when a click on what appears to be a safe link leads me somewhere that is NOT safe. A few times something has tried to lock my computer for ransom, but I’ve been able to quickly pop my laptop’s battery out to save it.
About Dojo by BullGuard
If you have been seeking an enterprise-grade, network security service for the smart home, then keep on reading. This is exactly what this device is meant to be!
Dojo by BullGuard is the world’s most comprehensive smart home cybersecurity solution and was built from the ground up.
There are billions of connected Internet of Things devices on the market today – from smart alarms, thermostats, baby monitors, smart appliances, lighting, locks and more. Dojo is built to protect them all. And it is constantly studying your network and connected devices, employing intelligent learning to enhance protection at all times.
There is both the physical device ( a white base unit that plugs into your router and the pebble which can be placed anywhere in your home) as well as an app.
The Dojo App keeps you informed of all the devices connected to your Wi-Fi network. It will let you block unauthorized devices. And, it keeps you informed of all risk and privacy breaches when Dojo detects and blocks them.
You are alerted to the status via both your app and the pebble through a simple visual indicator. If it flashes green, then you are good. If it starts showing you yellow, there is something Dojo found and was able to take care of for you. Finally, red indicated that a breach was blocked, but you may need to provide input.
What You Get with a Dojo Purchase
When you purchase Dojo by BullGuard, you receive the first 12-months of service. You can find them on the shelves at BestBuy stores nationwide or order online at bestbuy.com. The device retails for $199 USD, but is currently on sale!
There is no contract to sign. If you want to continue with the service after the year mark, a $9.99 monthly fee keeps everything operational.
Using Dojo by BullGuard
Setup of this device is truly simple!
For someone who is a DIYer for technology, you just connect it to your Wi-Fi router, download the Dojo App and follow the instructions.
If you are less certain about doing this, you can reach out for assistance from the Dojo team via phone, chat or email.
I elected to do it all myself, including going into my Wi-Fi router to manually turn off the DHCP server.
Once the base unit is connected to your router, you can download the Dojo app to complete the setup process.
I elected to bring the Dojo pebble upstairs for use rather than leaving it in the utility room where the router is housed. I did need to run down to reboot the router after updating the DHCP server setting.
After everything was on and running, it took a few hours for the Dojo to start learning our home network.
So far, I am finding that Dojo is easy to use. I like the real-time status information and notifications via my App. Bonus for me is that I can get them even when I am not at home!
What are some ways you protect your home internet and the devices connected to it?
Would your family or someone you know benefit from having a Dojo by BullGuard in their home?