We all love modern technology. It’s fun, useful, and amazing. However, all those connected devices sharing information with each other and with the Internet can create a massive hole in your home security plan. For the simplest explanation of why this is the case, check out the video, “Your Smart Home Is Stupid,” by Techquickie.
They’ll explain in no uncertain terms why your home security system should not be IoT enabled.
And for those of you who prefer to learn the old-fashioned way, read on.
Why Your Home Security System Should Not be IoT-Enabled
Data security is a big issue these days and has been for a long time. Protecting your information from hackers, malware, and creepy characters, in general, is a task to take seriously.
For this reason and more, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) represents a major risk to not only your data security but to your privacy and personal safety as well. To put it simply, the IoT means apparently everyday devices that are connected to the Internet.
These things are designed to send user information such as location, user data, movement, and even audio and video to the manufacturer for an array of purposes.
The problem arises when hackers access those devices. What makes this especially scary is, all those IoT products in your home have zero privacy protection on them. That means, if they are online, you may be the victim of digital spies.