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 (1)
    • 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 (2)
    • 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

(1) With an in-house server installation these operations are processed locally
(2) 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.