Security risks of smart homes

Possibly one of the biggest IoT risks for consumers lies in home automation systems that control every aspect of the home from the temperature and lighting to the home security system. With access to one’s security system, hackers can gain entry into a house to steal valuable items without the alarm systems reacting.

Criminals can also try to access an individual’s home automation system in order to harass them, as they have full access to security cameras, door functioning or temperature control. The usual misconception is that due to home automation systems using Wi-Fi connections, the system can only be controlled by the remote which is connected on the same network as the devices.

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