Dojo- FAQ

Before starting to set up your Dojo, ensure that you:

  • Have four ( 4 )  AA batteries.
  • Have your Wi-Fi router admin credentials.
  • Have powered on your smartphone and that it has Bluetooth turned on.

Unpack the Dojo by Bullguard Kit

Dojo by Bullguard package includes the following items :

  • Dojo Pebble
  • Dojo base unit
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Ethernet cable
  • AC adapter

Setting Up Dojo

Important note: before starting, we highly recommend that you call Dojo by BullGuard support center at  1-888-577-9411 and one of our agents will guide you through the installation process.

 There are four general steps in the setup:

STEP 1: Connecting the Dojo Base Unit to the Wi-Fi Router

STEP 2: Downloading and Installing the Dojo App on your Smartphone

STEP 3: Power On the Pebble

STEP 4: Registering your Dojo and creating Dojo by Bullguard account.



There are two options for connecting the Dojo base unit to the Wi-Fi router, depending on the way your home network is set up:

Router mode: When using your service-provider Wi-Fi router or other single Wi-Fi router.

Note : Router mode is the preferred mode for Dojo installation.



Bridge Mode: When using both your service-provider Wi-Fi router and an additional Wi-Fi router. 

Important Note : Please DO NOT use Bridge mode installation before you contact Dojo by BullGuard support at :

The support team will assess your home network setup and see if it fits for bridge mode installation.

please Note It is important to understand which network you have and follow the setup instructions both for the physical setup and software configuration.


Router Mode


1.Plug the provided Ethernet cable into the ETH2 port of the Dojo base unit, as shown here, then plug the other end into any available port in the Wi-Fi router.




2. Plug the AC adapter into the Dojo base unit as shown here, then connect the adapter to a power outlet.


Wait a few minutes before you proceed with the setup.


Bridge Mode

Important Note : Please DO NOT use Bridge mode installation before you contact support .

The support team will assess your home network setup and see if it fits for bridge mode installation.


  1. Unplug the cable connecting your personal Wi-Fi router from the service-provider Wi-Fi router.
  2. Plug the Ethernet cable provided in the Dojo kit into the ETH2 port of the Dojo base unit and Plug the other end into the same port of the Wi-Fi router from which you unplugged the cable in step 1.


3.Plug the AC adapter into the Dojo base unit and connect the adapter to a power outlet.

4.Plug the Ethernet cable that you unplugged in step 1 into the ETH1 port in the Dojo base unit.

Download the Dojo by BullGuard mobile app.



You may also Use the QR code in the Quick Start Guide code for dwoloading Dojo by Bullguard app.


1. Turn the Pebble over, so that the Dojo logo is visible.

2. Slide the battery cover off in the direction of the arrows, to expose the battery holder.

3. Insert four (4)  AA batteries into the battery holder. Ensure they are aligned properly.

    Close the battery cover.

4. Power on the Pebble by pushing the button located next to the Dojo logo for a few seconds.

    Red, green, and blue circles flash to indicate that the Pebble is powering on.

5. Turn the Pebble right-side up.

You may place the pebble on the Dojo base unit or anywhere around the home.


Important note : before you start the installation ,it is highly recommended to contact Dojo by Bullguard support at :, and get a guided installation by support agent. 

You need to use the Dojo by Bullguard mobile app for registering your Dojo and creating a user account.

Please make sure you are within five meters of the Dojo base unit during the installation process.

1. Open the Dojo app and allow push notification. 

    please note :Dojo app will not function properly without push notification.

2. Please select the Register option


3. You will be prompted with a welcome screen. Please watch the video, which provides simple installation guidance.

If you have already performed the physical installation of the Dojo as detailed in "Connecting Dojo to the Wi-Fi  Router",

select  Click Here When You’re Done and wait for the app to display Successfully connected to Dojo.


 4. Select LET'S START


5. Please fill in the required data and create your Dojo by Bullguard account. Select NEXT when done.

Please Note: The email is used as your username and cannot be changed once the Dojo is registered. Please make sure you are using an active email account to which you have access.


6. Please accept the terms of service by selecting AGREE. You will not be able to continue the setup without accepting the terms of service.




7. Please check your email account for a registration message. This email contains a six-digit PIN code. Key in the PIN code, then select SUBMIT.


8. Your account has been verified. Please select NEXT to continue. 

Note: This phase may a take couple of minutes.



9. Please select the installation mode based on the installation type you selected during the previous stage. Connecting Dojo  to the Wi-Fi  Router

Note: Important Note: The Dojo app does not currently support installation in bridge mode. You can only select router mode.

before you start the installation ,it is highly recommended to contact Dojo by Bullguard support at :



10. You may select Confirm or Cancel  before proceeding. Once confirmed you may continue to next step by selecting NEXT



11.Please key in your Wi-Fi router admin credentials.

In case you decide not to provide those credentials you will need to change the Wi-Fi router settings on your own.

Note : if you prefer to change the Wi-Fi router settings on your own, please check this option. 

You will need to disable the DHCP server in your Wi-Fi router, and then restart it and any switch or bridge that you may have in your home network. 

You may watch the video to learn how to do this.


12. Dojo installation is completed, and Dojo is verifying your home network setup.

      You may select START USING DOJO.

Note : If you did not follow the instructions in step 11, Dojo will be limited in protecting your Wi-Fi network. Please make sure the DHCP server is turned off in your Wi-Fi router.



13. Dojo started analyzing your home network. This process may take several minutes and once completed you will receive a notification on your smartphone.



14. At this stage you will see all your connected devices listed in the "Unprotected" group or "Guest" group. Please move the devices to other groups based on their type: Personal Devices or Smart Home. 

You may find more details regarding the app usage in the Dojo Mobile app section.

Congratulations!  Dojo is now protecting your home Wi-Fi network and keep your privacy intact.



For simple video tutorials of Dojo by Bullguard installation please visit:

 Dojo installation tutorial video

 Dojo mobile app overview


If you have chosen the option "I’ll change my Wi-Fi router settings manually" during the installation process please perform the following :

1. Log into the Wi-Fi router admin page.

2. Disable the DHCP server.

3. Apply the changes.

4. Restart the router.


Important note : before you start the installation ,it is highly recommended to contact Dojo by Bullguard support at :, and get guidance regarding your home network compatibility with Dojo.


Wi-Fi Router Vendor/Model

Supported Mode


Regular router –Multiple Vendors
tested list: (with DHCP disable option)

·       Netgear

·       Linksys

·       TP-Link

·       D-Link

·       Belkin

·       Arris

·       Asus

·       Cisco

·       Ubiquity

·       Others

Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: Yes


Routers with DHCP enable/disable option are fully supported and the preferred installation mode is Router mode.

Apple Airport Extreme and Express

Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: Yes


Requires Apple Airport to work in bridge mode

Eero mesh network


Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: Yes


Requires Eero Wi-Fi system to work in bridge mode

Google Wi-Fi

Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: Yes


Only Single unit configuration is supported. Mesh configuration (more than 1 unit) is not supported

Google OnHub

Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: Yes


Only Single unit configuration is supported. Mesh configuration (more than 1 unit) is not supported

AmpliFi Mesh Wi-Fi System


Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: Yes


Requires AmpliFi Mesh Wi-Fi System to work in bridge mode

Ubiquiti UniFi


Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: Yes


Requires Ubiquiti UniFi to work in bridge mode

Netgear ORBI


Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: Yes


Requires Netgear ORBI to work in bridge mode

Linksys Velop


Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: Yes


Requires Linksys Velop to work in bridge mode

Luma Surround Wi-Fi


Router mode: No

Bridge mode: No

Luma Surround Wi-Fi Does not support Bridge mode nor DHCP enable/disable therefore cannot be used with Dojo .

Comcast Xfinity

Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: N/A


DHCP must be disabled

When used as single Wi-Fi system at home

AT&T Uverse


Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: N/A


DHCP must be disabled

When used as single Wi-Fi system at home

Spectrum (Time Warner Cable)


Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: N/A


DHCP must be disabled

When used as single Wi-Fi system at home



Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: N/A


DHCP must be disabled

When used as single Wi-Fi system at home


Router mode: Yes (preferred)

Bridge mode: N/A


DHCP must be disabled

When used as single Wi-Fi system at home

Broadband Model (Cable Modem or xDSL Modem)

Router mode: No

Bridge mode: No


Dojo is a comprehensive and in-depth security system for smart devices and connected homes. It has three main components: Dojo device: Plugs into your router and carries out threat detection, threat prevention and network management. It analyzes traffic on the home network and enforces security.

For instance, it detects cyber threats and neutralises them. It constantly monitors the home network and all devices connected to the network. It looks for network and device behaviour that indicates something is out of the ordinary such as an attempt to insert malware onto a smart device.

Dojo Cloud: An intelligent cloud based cyber security engine that constantly collects and analyzes metadata generated by all deployed Dojo devices, irrespective of geographical location. This allows it to build a unique picture of thousands of smart homes and smart devices. If a cyber-attack is taking place on one smart home, as well as stopping the attack, it takes the data it has gleaned and adds it to a ‘reference library’ of information.

This is then applied to the thousands of other smart homes using Dojo to prevent the same attack from being carried out in other smart homes. It uses machine learning (sometimes known as artificial intelligence) and proprietary algorithms to detect, alert and mitigate threats in a completely new and advanced way that offers levels of protection for smart homes and smart devices that are simply not available elsewhere.

Dojo-App: A mobile application and the main tool for using Dojo. It has a simple and intuitive user interface that provides users with alerts if a security incident is identified as well as options on what action they can take if required. It’s easy to use and doesn’t require any technical knowledge whatsoever. The app is available for iOS and Android.

Most of the security and privacy risks are automatically mitigated without a user involvement. In case of red alerts (when user involvement is required) the user is alerted via the app with simple drop down menu. Once the user makes a selection the system is immediately updated.

Dojo by BullGuard value proposition is all about our customer’s security and privacy. The company does not collect any user data. The only data it collects is a metadata related to the devices behaviour and security/privacy related logs. This data is used to improve the device intelligence and leveraging to power of a crowd sourced security engine.

There is no need for any special preparation or installation procedures. The devices need to be connected as instructed by its manufacturer. Dojo will automatically guide the user via the app how to treat it security and privacy wise.

The Dojo Pebble is a design award-winning device that constantly displays the status of the home network through a series of concentric light circles.

Metadata is data that describes and gives information about other data. Within the context of Dojo it provides summaries about data that is travelling over the home network and allows Dojo to rapidly detect threats.

Any smart device that is connected to the home network is protected. Connected devices are often referred to generically as Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as connected cameras, baby monitors, smart locks, smart alarms, energy management systems such as thermostats, TVs, video streamers, printers and many more.

It protects all of these as well as smartphones, tablets, laptops, PC and IoT Gateways devices that are also connected to the home network whether wired or wireless.

If an attack is detected you are notified via the Dojo Pebble and the Dojo App. Both work together. The Dojo Pebble has three light rings; green, orange and red. Green signifies all is well and orange that a breach is taking place but it is being taken care of automatically. Red signals that user intervention is required. This is typically because a new device has been added to the home network and Dojo needs your authorisation to allow the device access to the network.

The Dojo Pebble is also synchronised with the Dojo App which you download onto your smart phone when you install Dojo. The app sends you real-time notifications if an ‘event’ is taking place. The notification provides you with detailed information about the potential breach, for instance, somebody was trying to deploy malware on one of your smart devices.

Most of the security and privacy breaches are resolved without any action on your part. As such threats are automatically nullified as a matter of course. However, if a red alert is received on the mobile app and you need to take action you are presented with a simple drop down menu that offers a number of choices. Red alerts are typically when an unrecognized device tries to get onto your network. Using the app, you can either allow it or block it.

The metadata is stored in Dojo-Labs cloud platform. This is a highly secure environment which uses the most robust encryption available. This cloud environment does not contain any user data and as a result users cannot be identified and neither can data be exploited.

You can choose which devices have access to your home network, to the internet or to other connected devices. You can also block or allow internet access from any device.

Dojo provides Phishing and malware detection by default, Hence you might see the following messages. If you see one of these messages, we recommend that you close your browser or the application on the device listed in the alert.

The site ahead contains malware: The site you're trying to visit might try to install bad software, called malware, on your computer.

  • Deceptive site ahead: The site you're trying to visit might be a phishing site.
  • The site ahead contains harmful programs: The site you're trying to visit might try to trick you into installing programs that cause problems when you’re browsing online.

Download with caution: Some sites try to trick you into downloading harmful software by telling you that you have a virus. Be careful not to download any harmful software.

Setup typically takes only a few minutes via app guided installation.

however it may take longer if you have complex home network setup. In that case it is recommanded to contact Dojo by BullGuard support for installation guidnace .

For support please visit :


No additional software is required besides Dojo-Labs mobile app.

The Pebble battery life is approximately six months.

the Pebble is not rechargeable. The base unit is operated by a power adaptor and the Pebble is battery operated. When the Pebble battery expires, typically after six months, it needs to be replaced

The Dojo device needs to be physically located with the residential Wi-Fi router that you use. The Pebble can be located anywhere within your home as long as it is indoors.

There is no need for any special preparation or installation procedures. You simply connect any device to your home network as instructed by the manufacturer. Dojo will recognise that a new device has been added to the network and automatically guide you via the Dojo App about what you need to do from a security and privacy perspective. This typically consists of a few simple steps.

Dojo is designed to be controlled remotely when required. If you receive a red alert notice you simply use the app and the drop down menu to take the necessary action such as blocking a device. If you receive an orange alert you don’t need to take any action as Dojo automatically resolves the issue.

Dojo Mobile app has 3 major sections :

1. Dojo - Chat interface used by Dojo to notify you with all security and privacy related information.

2. My Devices - High level veiw of your home  Wi-Fi network and all the connected devices.

3. Settings - genral service and application settings.



1. Overview of Dojo Screen :

Dojo screen acts as chat application and informs you with security,provacy and network related alerts.

        Dojo app is using notification services and it is very important to enable the notification service for Dojo app.




Dojo has 3 Type of alerts with 3 different clolors:         


Green : all good, no user action required.


Orange :Information only, no user action required.


Red : System Alert , user action may be needed. You can view the response options by clicking on the arrow on the right to the notification.









2. Overview of Device Screen


A. Discovering Devices in Your Network

Once the Dojo base unit is activated and ready, it scans your home Wi-Fi network and discovers all yourconnected devices. As soon as devices are discovered, they are       displayed in the My Devices tab. A push notification is sent is sent for every newly discovered device and appears in the chat inerface as well.
















Note: Dojo places every new device by default in the Guests or Unprotected group. You need to move each device into the desired group based on the device nature. Device with Fixed IP can not be moved to other group and will remain in unprotected group until their setting will change from fixed IP to DHCP enabled. this is done for each device in a different way using the device management application.


B. Device Groups

Devices that have been discovered by Dojo can be sorted into 4 different groupsgroups. Each group has particular characteristics and capabilities. By placing a device in a particular group, you define how it interacts with other devices in the network, how it accesses the Internet, and how it is protected.The following groups are available:



Smart home group 

  • Devices in this group are protected by Dojo against malicious activity, unauthorized access from any network, malware, Trojans, and so forth.
  • Usually, you would place your smart home devices, cameras, door locks, and alarm systems in this group.
  • It is possible to open external ports from the Internet to devices in this group, for example, setting port forwarding for remote access to your camera.  


Personal Devices group

  • Devices in tthis group are protected by Dojo against malicious webpages, unauthorized access from other network, malware, Trojans, etc.
  • Devices in the Personal Devices group are allowed to access and configure the router.
  • Usually, you would place your smartphones, mobile devices, tablets, PCs, Mac, laptops, and other advanced devices in this group.
  • It is possible to open external ports from the Internet to devices in the Personal Devices network.


Guests group

  • Access to the Internet is enabled and devices in this group can access any website.
  • Devices in this group has basic protecttion from malware, Trojans, malicious websites, and so forth.
  • Devices in this group are not allowed to access other devices in the Personal Devices and Smart Home groups.
  • Devices in this group are not allowed to access the router management portal.


Unprotected group

  • Devices with static (manual) IP addresses of the router network are placed automatically in this group.
  • Once you change the IP address or a device from static (manual) to DHCP-assigned, the device moves into the Guest group.
  • Devices in the Unprotected group cannot be moved to other groups.
  • Access to the Internet is unrestricted and the devices can access any website.
  • Devices in the Unprotected group are not protected from malware, Trojans, malicious websites and so forth.
  • Devices are not allowed to access other devices in the Personal and Smart Home groups.
  • To enable a device to entirely bypass Dojo, you can move it from its current group to the Unprotected group.


 Overview of Settings menu

Select the Menu button in the top left corner of the app to access your Dojo account, Dojo app settings, and online help and support.


  • Select Dojo to display the Dojo tab (main screen).
  • Select My Devices to display the My Devices
  • Select My Account to display details of your Dojo account, where you can also change your  password.


  • Select Settings to display a screen where you can change some of the app settings.




In My Devices tab, you can view all the devices that Dojo has detected in your home Wi-Fi network. Each device has several charteristcis and marking ahown in this screen

Each device has the following markings:

  • Device name : The detected name of the device 
  • Device type. The Device category such as : IP Camera, Thermostat , Smart Lock etc 
  • Device activity. A device with active connection to the internet is marked with three moving dots. An inactive device is marked with three static dots.
  • A blocked device is marked as blocked
  • A device that uses a static IP is marked as an IP icon.





By clicking on a particular device, you can see a detailed information about it (at the top of the screen),It also shows the recent alert and activity of the device (at the bottom of the screen).


The Edit button lets you edit some details of the device. anything from Device Name, Device Type, Block/Unblock etc.



Editing Dvice details

You can edit device details as follows:

  1. In the My Devices tab, select  the device to display its details.
  2. Select  Show More to display more details.
  3. Select Edit in the top-right corner.
  4. Edit settings as needed.
  5. Select Save to apply the changes.



The following are the device properties you can edited:

  • Block: This switch lets you block or unblock the device from the network. A blocked device cannot communicate with other devices and has no access to the Internet.
  • Device Name: Dojo displays the device name it has detected. To change it, select the name and edit as needed.
  • Device Type: Dojo displays the detected device type. To change it, select the arrow next to the device type. Select a different device type from the list displayed.
  • Group: Dojo maps all new devices into the Guests by default. To move it, select the arrow next to the group name. Select the new group from the list displayed.
  • IP Address: Dojo displays the current IP address of the device and indicates whether it is static or dynamic. By default, IP addresses are dynamic. If you choose to use a static IP address, Dojo will permanently assign the same IP address to this device. This is important when you need to access the device either remotely or internally by its IP address. To modify the type of IP address, select Static or Dynamic.
  • Remote access: Dojo displays whether remote access is allowed or blocked for the device. To allow, select Yes and to block, select No. When you select Yes, you must provide the external IP address, the internal IP address, and network protocol (UDP or TCP) to use. 


Groups and devices in Dojo app

Dojo app enables you to assign different devices to different groups. each device group has been designed as follows : 

Smart home :  This group is highly protected and isolated and it’s recommended to assign only Smart Home devices such as: IP camera , thermostat , lighting system , smart TV etc. to this group.

Personal Devices :This group is designed to protect your personal computing devices such as PC , laptops , smartphones , tablets etc.  devices in this group have access to the devices in “Smart Home” group.

Guests :This group is designed for devices which requires internet access only. Devices in this group are blocked(bold) from accessing any device in any other group. Please minimize the amount of devices in this group by moving them to the appropriate group.

Unprotected : Devices in this group can not be managed by Dojo. Devices in this group have internet access however, they are blocked(bold) from accessing any device in any other group. Please minimize the amount of devices in this group by moving them to the appropriate group whenever possible.  


Wi-Fi router cannot be deleted nor moved to another group.

Inactive devices cannot be moved to another group until they become active again.

Pending devices cannot be moved nor deleted until they become active again.

blocked devices cannot be moved nor deleted. You need to unblock the device before applying any change to it.


You can change the group to which a device belongs and there are two ways to do this:

  • By dragging it to a different group
  • By editing the device details.


By Dragging

  • select   My Devices tab
  • select Edit.
  • Drag the required device from one group to another, by touching and holding down its drag handle.



  • Select Change Group or Cancel.
  • Select Done.

The device gets a Pending status until it has moved successfully to its new group. This action might take several minutes.


By editing the device details

  • Select the device to display the device’s details and then select  Edit.
  • Seelct the arrow next to Group.


  • Select new group from the groups that are displayed.
  • Seelect Save to apply the changes.


important note: It is not possible to move a device from one group to another in the following scenarios:

  1. Inactive device: you cannot move inactive device to another group unless it becomes active again.
  2. Wi-Fi router: Wi-Fi router will always remain in "unprotected" group and cannot be moved to any other group
  3. Static IP: if your device is configured with static IP (in the device itself) it cannot be moved to any other group and will remain in unprotected group


iOS minimum requirements :

      -Minimum iOS Version : 8.2

      -Supported Architectures : armv7, arm64 armv7, arm64

      -Device Family : iPhone / iPod touch

      -Required Capabilities : armv7


Android Minimum requirements :

-Minimum Android Version : 4.3

- HW : no specific hardware limitation.


Dojo app is available for both iOS and Android based devices.

You may download iOS version from :

You may download Android version from :

The mobile application is updated the same way as any other mobile app does.

The Dojo software is constantly and automatically updated to maintain the system with the latest security and privacy updates.

Temporary devices are mapped onto a guest network. They can be easily added and removed at any time.

You will be notified 24/7 regardless of your location. As long as your mobile device has internet access you can see the status of your home network and you will automatically receive notifications.

Dojo does not access nor collects any personal dataon from mobile phone. It does not track your location nor access any of your personal data. all it uses is push notification service.

As long as you have internet access the application works anywhere in the world.

Dojo by BullGuard provides multi-channel support services.

For product installation and network related support please call:

US toll free  1-888-577-9411. 

UK Toll Free 0-800-096-4811

The phone support is available during the gollowing hours :

Monday through Friday, between 10:00AM  and 8:00PM, CST.

Saturday through Sunday, between 11:00AM  and 8:00PM, CST.


For any other topic Dojo by BullGuard provides 24x7 email and chat support.

email : 

chat  :

Mraketing and sales :



The Dojo kit comes with a 12-month warranty that can also be extended during product usage.

Dojo by BullGuard offer a highly competitive price point for its product and the intelligent cloud service.

 It provides the most comprehensive and in-depth security available for an unlimited amount of smart connected devices, continuous updates and real time alerts.


The retail price is $199 and includes first 12 month of service. after the first 12 month of service you can renew the service as follows:

Monthly fee: $9.99/Mo

Annual fee:  $99/year

The price inlcludes :

Full Dojo by Bullguard kit : Dojo base unit ,  Pebble , Ethernet cable and power supply.

12 month of service

24x7x365 support .

Dojo will continue to work ,however the devices will not be monitored nor updated. the user will get and limited reporting and won’t be able to use Dojo by Bullguard support services.

The service renewal price is $9.99/month or $99/year after the first 12 month period. That said, we are considering additional pricing options which we will present to the community for feedback. Please signup [link required] to be notified of this poll to participate in Dojo-Labs pricing.

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