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.

Avoid tracking

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.

i‌t's increasing 

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

Building it should take at most 45 minutes.


Connect the relay's IN pin to signal pin 4.

Plug in the Arduino

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.

Open the Candle Manager

Select the Candle Manager from the menu, and follow the steps. It will help you upload the code to your new creation.

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.

Shopping list

You can buy all the parts yourself, for example on Aliexpress.com.
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