Amazon Alexa

New Technology – Smart Home Devices

23rd May 2019

Most people have heard of Alexa or Hive – and some great smart home devices are becoming more commonplace. Not only can they make our homes safer, more comfortable and more secure, they can also make our lives more efficient, by allowing us to operate different features of our home remotely.

There are however some understandable concerns about the potential risks of some of these devices.

In recent years, there have been a number of concerns about vulnerabilities in smart technology products, for example flaws that could allow a cyber attacker to switch off lights or even disable an alarm.

The UK Government has proposed adding labels to smart technology products to rate how secure they are.

There are a number of simple steps you can take to reduce smart device security risk:

  • Only buying this new technology from reputable companies
  • Carefully following instructions when installing products
  • Choosing strong passwords and avoiding sharing them with others

Devices such as smart locks, alarms and water leak detectors offer many benefits. Speak to one of our team to see how technology such as water leak detection systems can benefit you.

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