There’s no question that technology keeps us connected to our pets 24/7. We can watch them eat, play, snooze, monitor their health and more. But, such technology can be hacked allowing hackers to peek into our world too. So, do pet parents care?
A company called Secure Data Recovery did a survey of pet parents to gauge how people access the risk of being spied on by they play I Spy on their pet.
Here are the highlights of their survey:
- Nearly half (46%) of pet owners are willing to risk privacy in order to experience the benefits of pet tech.
- Majority (68%) report that pet tech is more for themselves than for their pet.
- 40% have turned to pet tech to address a specific issue.
- 45% of pet owners use pet technology, like cameras and automatic feeders, everyday.
- On average, Americans have spent $215 on pet tech in their lifetime thus far.
- 73% say their top concern with pet technology is cost.
THE TECH THAT PET OWNERS ARE WILLING TO RISK PRIVACY FOR
The specific devices favored by pet owners are pet cameras (22%), automatic feeders (19%), and self-cleaning litter boxes (14%) . .
Younger generations lead the way in adopting such technology. Millennials appear to be the most tech-savvy pet owners, with 79% using pet technology, closely followed by Gen Z at 72%.