Baylee Serrano. Smart Home. May 22nd , 2018.
The threats of security breach include but not limited to insecure devices, insecure mobile apps and Wi-Fi network vulnerabilities. The smart home developer is always up and doing to secure their devices and apps through pre-engineered software and regular updates through FOTA (Firmware on the Air), once the device has been sold and being used by the Consumers. So, as an end-user, your primary concern is the network in which your device is connected.
At the moment it is anticipated that the systems are will be controlled through an app or apps through someone's smart phone, but I could well change in the future. The push by the big tech companies to move to voice recognition technology seems to imply that this is their preferred mode of coordinating the mechanics of a smart home. What is perhaps being overlooked are the cyber security implications and risks inherent within any such system.
Automating your lights can slash a huge portion of your electricity bill. Pair them with sensors, dimmers and wireless control and you'll be able to save even more. You can set your lights to turn on and off, depending on your personal schedule or, add motion sensors, so you won't waste energy. You can even use your smartphone to control the brightness, color as well as the ambiance of your home. If your smart phone isn't enough, you can install a smart device that can notify you when you have left your lights on. Apart from the alerts, this device can also give you an estimate of how much energy your home has already consumed.
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