As smart home popularity and curiosity keeps growing, questions around the security and privacy of connected devices are more prevalent. While smart devices can make daily tasks easier, connecting everyday devices to the internet means there’s a potential for unwanted cyber intrusion.
Security for the Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic, with news like the Ring security camera hacks making national headlines and other articles warning consumers to be wary of smart home security. These articles are alarming whether you have a full-fledged smart home system or you’re just beginning to research how to add connected devices to your home.
It’s important to first size up the security of each connected product you bring into your home. Once everything is online, take the following precautions to keep your smart home safe.