Every new device you introduce into your Smart Home is another device that can be attacked. You can secure your Smarthome with simple steps such as locking your router and taking care of the devices in your smarthome.
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If you search Amazon for Smart Plugs, you'll find dozens of options from dozens of manufacturers, and you may be completely unaware of some of which you may have heard of It may be tempting to choose the cheapest option that offers the features you want, but you should first look at the business.
The smartest device you integrate into your home communicates with servers in the cloud The question is, "Who owns these servers?" When you look at a recently released product from an unknown manufacturer, you can not be sure of where it communicates unless someone tests it If you are an explorers of the challenge, you probably should not be a guinea pig.
In addition, the biggest problem with Smarthomes is that your devices may stop working. The company can go under, disappear, or decide to move to a newer product and discontinue support.
Sticking to a big, well-known company does not guarantee that this is not the case, as you can see when Lowe killed Iris. But what you get is a track record that you need to review. If you look at the history of the company, you can see how profitable it is and if the company only supports its products for months or even years.
And with an established history, you can even see how a company deals with mistakes. Wyze, the manufacturer of some of the cheapest smarthome products you can ask, has encountered a problem where camera traffic has been routed through servers in China. The company explained what happened, why it happened and how it should be fixed.
You may not like it, but at least you know that you can make an informed buying decision about the product, and that's the point. If you found a product from a new manufacturer, try getting reviews from multiple websites. If you can only find Amazon reviews, check Fakespot to see if the reviews are genuine. Try to find a history before you make the purchase. If you can not find established reports and reviews, skip the gadget.
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Do not access your Smarthome from public Wi-Fi
Just as you should not check your bank account from public Wi-Fi, you can avoid accessing your Smart Home via public Wi-Fi. Even if you're sure you're a legitimate Wi-Fi network, potentially exposing the devices in your home to anyone who listens. In public Wi-Fi networks, you should not take any sensitive action.
If necessary Use either a device with LTE (like your phone) or a personal virtual private network (VPN) to remotely access your home to establish a secure connection.
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