In this age of network-connected technology, we rely on our devices to work 24 hours per day. When things are working well, life is awesome. But what happens when something stops working reliably? The reality is, even the finest electronic devices can crash and need updating from time to time to get new features and stay secure.
So what is Krika? Well, Krika is a custom installer oriented service embedded in a smart standalone box installed in all end users’ locations.
What Krika can do for AV professionals?
* Supervision: Automatically send email or text (SMS) notification if a deemed important devices disappears from the network
* Hypervision: Automatically send email or text (SMS) notification if a deemed important status in a devices need attention
* Help to understand the behavior of connected devices and the ISP out coming connection with the Network DVR
* Remotely reboot or Wake-On-Lan a large variety of device.
Krika is a site 'asset'. It enables 24/7 supervising the network and the connected devices - monitoring and logging every event and behaviour of all your installed devices and the Internet connection.
A modern day essential insurance policy, enabling you to work more productively, profitably and smarter.
So what is the Krika Mini?
The Krika mini is an autonomous device installed on a local network. Especially designed for the residential market such as; Home Cinema, Home Automation, Network Audio as well IT support services. The Krika mini includes 1 power supply, 5 supervision tokens, 100 SMS notification alerts and a 1 year annual subscription to the Krika cloud server.
How exactly does Krika work?
Every Krika has to be connected permanently in the end-user’s local network to execute the local routine scheduled every 5 minutes. Krika can determine the exact model names, status, firmware, serial number or settings of your Krikakompliant connected devices.
Krika implements various protocols for detection such as TCP, HTTP, UPNP (powered by Plugis), SNMP, etc…
Krika mini and Krika One execute the local routine and send a report to Krika cloud-based servers in order to execute the server routine. The server routine processes and analyzes the reports. It is instantly operated by Krika cloud-based servers which will generate a dashboard the installer can consult on Krika’s website from any web browser without having to log onto the customer’s local network
The dashboard contains a detailed list of all devices connected to the local network. List is refreshed about every 5 minutes. The installer will define the email and/or sms alerts required for most important devices. When a report sent by Krika contains some information requiring to trigger an alert, the hosted services reading and processing the report will send an email and/or an sms to the persons mentioned in the dashboard.
With an in-house server installation these operations are processed locally. With a Krika One solution the installer can eventually access the device but cannot access the main part of Krika
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Krika handles connected devices using their MAC address, even if the IP changes.
Krika mini and Krika One has no embedded intelligence and neither contains nor stores any information.
Krika mini or Krika One handles only the LAN addressed by the DHCP. A multi-LAN/multi-VLAN configuration requires multiple Krika units. The local-only server (LOS) can handle multiple LANs/VLANs itself.
Krika communicate with cloud-based servers through the Port 80. The installation of a Krika mini or Krika One does not require to open specific ports on the router/modem. Krika does not use NTP for clock synchro, avoiding security flaws and network configuration issues on port 123. Updates of Krika mini or Krika One are operated automatically with no intervention required from the installer.
Krika keeps traces of virtually unlimited devices found on the local network, and shows up to 254 devices online.
Krika can warn you on possible ISP or power failures.
What Krika does not
Krika is a management tool for devices that are connected to a local network.
Krika can not perform a statistical analysis, and can not supervise the actual network.
Krika can neither detect bandwidth nor bad wiring problems between two local devices.
Krika can highlight connection or instability problems but can not resolve them by itself.
Krika does not replace a network engineer and is supposed to be connected to a qualified/certified operational network.
Krika Mini - Autonomous Network Device Tracker - Features & Benefits:
- Krika mini comes with 5 supervision tokens, unlimited email notification and 100 SMS notifications.
- 1 year annual subscription to the Krika cloud server.
- Optional annual subscription extensions (per device + a year/12 months additions) via Krika web shop.
- Optional SMS extensions (per installer/company - 100/500/1000) via Krika web shop.
- Optional supervision tokens for additional devices (per installer/company - 100/500/1000) via Krika web shop.
- USB ports will be soon used to connect a 3G/4G, Zigbee, Z-Wave or Wi-Fi dongle.
- HDMI port is only used to debug if needed (Raspberry Pi).
- Reliable Linux based OS.
- Supervision: Automatically send email or text (SMS) notification if a deemed important devices disappears from the network.
- Hypervision: Automatically send email or text (SMS) notification if a deemed important status in a devices need attention.
- Help to understand the behavior of connected devices and the ISP out coming connection with the Network DVR.
- Remotely reboot or Wake-On-Lan a large variety of device.