Your Home Is Connected. But Is It Secure?

Internet gadget security

 

Your home has just experienced a data breach. It wasn’t from a neighbor stealing wireless internet. It wasn’t from a hacker accessing your Netflix account. It was from your smart razor. Sound far-fetched?

It’s not.

According to May 2018 report by Forbes, cyber thieves were able to gain entry into more than 100 million home automation systems because they discovered a system vulnerability in a smart razor called the Z-Wave.

The Internet of Things (IoT) may let you network multiple devices together, including your smartphone, television, and home automation systems, but it also increases the risk that hackers could breach a single device and access your entire network. This booming market, which Statista projects will reach $470 billion market revenue by 2020, is forecasted to ship more than 90 million units into homes by the end of 2018. In other words, the threat of cyber theft in IoT devices is growing.

Here’s what you need to know about securing your IoT devices.

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But now, your job got even easier. There are several new gadgets that control irrigation systems that have been produced over the past few years, helping users water per the weather conditions of the day. Check out these new gadgets...

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Home Automation Trends

Gadgets that are décor-friendly

Not very long ago, the doorbell’s chime was perhaps the only visible home automation device. It was visible because it stood out. As the number of devices increased, however, it has become necessary for them to “blend in,” since interior aesthetics are of prime importance.

That’s why today’s gadgets come in a variety of shapes and styles for you to choose from. In fact, they look like anything but gadgets...

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Five Ways to Help Keep Burglars at Bay While You’re Away

The only thing you should have to be concerned about when you’re traveling for the holidays is making it safely to your destination. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether your home is protected while you’re gone. A home security system is a great start, but MONI Smart Security recommends some steps you can take to help make sure that everything’s OK when you return.

Follow these steps to protect your loved ones, property and pets this holiday season...

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