Having a smart home is getting easier and easier as the technology keeps advancing, making the devices cheaper and less complicated to set up than ever. This does however leave a lot of security holes in the networks of homeowners. Many might not realize this, but there are many ways in which having smart devices in your home leaves you vulnerable to hackers.
Of course, there are many benefits to having a smart home, it can make your everyday routine simpler and it can give you new options for saving energy and making your home secure, but this will only work if you have it properly set up.
The first thing to remember is that your smart devices will only be as secure as the network they are connected to. If you have an open WiFi network at home, your devices can be hijacked by anyone close enough to connect to it.
You should also be careful about where you get your devices from. Some manufacturers sell cheap devices that are either unsafe from the start, or they don’t get regular updates to combat security flaws in the future. Getting a device from a reputable source will be a protection for you.