Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Having the ability to protect your home internet is a challenge. With the number of devices and the increase in connected devices in homes having a simple way to protect your home internet is key. That’s where CUJO comes in. This smart device plugs into your router to make it simple to keep your home internet network secure while also providing detailed options for parental controls.
One of the smartest things about CUJO is that you can connect and control it via an app on your smartphone. This allows you to adjust settings anytime and anywhere you need to. Additionally, I set ours to send notifications which notified me anytime a malicious site or threat was detected and on which device it was found. I can even ‘pause’ the internet access from anywhere!
Smart Parental Controls
The #1 reason I recommend the CUJO is the device level parental controls you can implement. From blocking various types of websites (like 18+ sites) to blocking specific websites you have complete control over what’s being browsed, viewed, or read at home. We did have to play around with the overall settings a bit to ensure our kids’ devices could access everything they needed, but in the end we blocked several major categories and specific websites.
Parental controls features include:
– parental controls for all devices
– internet filter
– time limits
– social media monitoring
– pause internet option
– alerts and reporting
– remote administration
– user profiles and settings
Internet safety and security is of the utmost importance for home networks. Too often people leave their home internet networks open to attack. CUJO is set up to ensure you have business-level security for your home network and all your home devices. CUJO detects and blocks malicious sites, viruses, and hacks. We also found it blocked those annoying ads that redirect your browsing to the app store or an entirely different webpage.
The CUJO has a ‘face’ on the front that changes depending on whether it’s good to go or it’s blocking malicious sites.
Another point in its’ favor is that the CUJO has a sleek and clean design. It is about the size of a large mug with a simple logo and ports on the back. This makes it easy to setup and looks great in your home.
CUJO also provides great support should you have questions or need assistance. There is no need to do anything other than purchase it and set it up. Any questions you may have will be quickly responded to by the CUJO team. If you don’t consider yourself technically savvy they will help you get your CUJO set up and running.
CUJO is a must for any modern home since must of us have moved beyond just a computer and phone. We often have smart home devices such as the Amazon Dot, Google Home, smart lighting kits, WiFi enabled thermostats, and even connected appliances! Ensuring that these devices stay safe when they’re connected to your home network is key. Add in those smart parental controls and you have a solution to several of the most common issues we face with home internet access.
You can learn more about the CUJO or purchase it here.