Research from Parks Associates shows that while familiarity with smart home products is still low, there is more and more interest from consumers to integrate connected products in the home.
The challenge for developers will be in building complex security structures that don't hamper device usability.
A massive internet breach last October of the cloud-based internet performance management company Dyn left millions of homeowners open to hackers simply because their smart home devices were still using a standardized manufacturer's password.
The challenge is the individual things that are connected are targets for hackers, whackers and cyberthieves. Nothing worse than your thing(s) filled with malware or being held for ransom until you cough up a few hundred Bitcoins and hope there is such a thing as honor among thieves.
Future proofing your network now, in preparation for tomorrow's technologies, is worth the added expense. It can save you the hassle and cost of a complete rip and replace later down the road.
Landline phone coverage is of the utmost importance and a service we take for granted. You may be shocked to learn that in many cases, cell phones aren't able to accurately transmit your location to 911 dispatchers.
A security system can alert you any time someone enters or leaves your house. Apart from thieves, this can be a great feature for those with young kids who might try to open doors when adults aren't looking.
Structured Media enclosures make it easy to manage your home network connectivity and hardware, but choosing the right size can be difficult.
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All too often, companies building connected devices either ignore security completely, try to bolt it on late in the development cycle, or treat it as a "nice to have" feature.
All of the great "toys" are simply logical extensions of technology you're begging to use yourself and will help your kids be light years ahead of you when they're your age!
So we have projects being carried out in every technology area without a long-term plan as to what the silicon corridors are going to look like in 50 years (2068) or even 2042.
UL is working with manufacturers to overcome challenges of interoperability, usability and cybersecurity.
High-performance cable for today's networks runs laps around cheap imitations. Make sure you know what you're installing, and you can avoid performance and reliability problems down the line.
You see, each smart device has to work and it has to work with all the other devices in the home … all the time.
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