Hide your home from hackers
Disconnect your home from the internet when you're asleep or away.
Gone like the wind
The Anemone physically disconnects your network cables
Make clever cuts
With the ethernet version you can disconnect only specific network devices.
Make a schedule
Schedule your home to disconnect when it's bedtime, or automatically when nobody is home.
When you disconnect you may be given a fresh IP address, making it harder to track your online behaviour.
Why it matters
Many smart home devices have started to use Wifi to communicate with their cloud servers. This may be convenient for the producers, but it's a risk to you.
Smart devices that use wifi have proven to be an easier and popular target for hackers.
The Anemone can lower your risk be simply giving hackers less opportunity to hack you. While your home is not connected to the internet, it can't be hacked.
Hackers target your home at night
The scripts hackers create to target smart devices have started to become timezone aware, and will attempt to take over your device at night. They do this to avoid you noticing strange behaviour during the hack.
To cut costs, Internet of Things devices often have poor security, and may not be updated to the latest security standards. That's why today we hear about hacked smart devices daily.
It's why Candle devices do not use WiFi, and are so simple that they are not a useful target for hackers.
Most smart devices phone home too often
Many smart devices will regularly communicate their status to their company servers. This reveals intimate details about your life, such as your sleeping habits and your travel patterns.
By limiting when they are allowed to connect to the internet, you may hinder their ability to do this.
Making the Anemone
Connect the relay's IN pin to signal pin 4.
Plug in the RF-Nano Arduino
Plug the RF-Nano into its socket. The USB connector should be on the outside of the main board.
Add your new device
Visit the Candle controller and on the things page press the (+) icon. Your new creation should be available. Optionally, select which of its properties you'd like to have in the spotlight. Click on "save" to complete the proces.
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