Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Homeschool Crew Review - PGKey SafeKey

Product: PGKey SafeKey
Vendor Contact Information:
PG Key, LLC.
2585 N. 1st Ave
Tuscon, AZ 85719
Phone: 1-800-301-8689
Age Appeal: all ages, focusing on those whose parents feel need safeguarding
Format: USB Adaptor for Windows XP/Vista/7 only, MAC coming soon
Price: $49.99 plus shipping, one time only

Created for parents by parents, the PGKey SafeKey seeks to protect children in a potentially hostile internet environment.

The SafeKey is easy to install when following the instructions on the computer screen when you first plug it in. You will set up a password and then select the parameters you need for your situation. As soon as that has been done, the SafeKey will be ready for use.

SafeKey features:
  • Time lock- how long the internet will be accessible for your specific child
  • Safe search- PGKey Safe Search is a homepage and toolbar, for search safety
  • SafeKey Alerts- e-mails or text messages you when your set parametersare not followed
  • SafeKey Encryptor- relies on AES encryption standard and any attempt to get past it will be recorded
  • SafeKey Session Recorder- records up to 60 hours of computer activity, whether on the internet or not.

I Liked:
  • the ability to block or allow certain websites.
  • the ease of installation.
  • how helpful customer service was when I forgot my password.

I Disliked:
  • that there were very few instructions on how PGKey worked.
  • the inconsistency of the program not blocking all my chosen restricted websites.
Other Products Available: 5' USB Dock Cable

I would recommend this product to those parents who wish to safeguard or monitor their children's internet use.

For more reviews on the PGKey SafeKey go to The Homeschool Crew review page.

Disclaimer: I received this product for free for review purposes through The Homeschool Crew. All links were current when posted.

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