Since there are always questions that come up about what are the use-cases and applications of this thing. Here are a few more:
- Z-Wave security and penetration testing (Z-wave is used in smarthome automation and also newer home security systems like the Ring Security system). Z-Wave works in the 800-900 MHz bands.
- SimpliSafe security and penetration testing (another very popular wireless security system that uses wireless motion sensors and magnetic door sensors). SimpliSafe works on 433 MHz (to basestation) and 315 MHz (from base station).
- Security and pentetration testing of Zigbee (used in lots of applications including IOT, wireless sensor networks, industrial control, smarthome automation, etc). Zigbee works on 2.4 GHz (not covered in this product) but also works in the 800-900 MHz band which this product covers.
And shocker, many of these systems have known vulnerabilities. For those looking to get into security research, this would be a great first product, as it's much cheaper than the HackRF. There are likely more flaws to be discovered. The companies state these products are "safe" and "secure" but the burden of proof has already been laid at their feet.