Smart Home Security And The Internet Of Things

smart home security and the iot

The internet of things is one of the biggest buzzwords of 2017. The idea that the internet will be working hand in hand with so many of our home devices is astounding, you don’t have to look far to see how it will change things either. Take a look at the many smart home tools that currently exist such as Nest, and you can easily see where things are going.

Internet of Things can connect devices embedded in various systems to the internet. When devices/objects can represent themselves digitally, they can be controlled from anywhere. The connectivity then helps us capture more data from more places, ensuring more ways of increasing efficiency and improving safety and IoT security.

One of the biggest changes that the internet of things has brought to homes is the ability to control your home while you are away. You can now change the temperature, lock the doors, turn off the lights, even turn on your T.V. while you are away. One security benefit of having this technology is the ability to know if anything is removed. For instance if a burglar enters your house and removes your T.V. suddenly you could receive a message on your phone, that tells you someone has unplugged your T.V. These types of messages can be programmed so well that you can receive for just about anything, for instance if your front door opens while you’re away on vacation.

Now imagine that you also have control over your home alarm, you can check your IP hosted camera and see who is in your house and then sound the alarm if you need to. The possibilities are endless, and the low cost involved in setting up these types of protections will allow the majority of households to set up powerful home security systems in the future. There are multiple tools uses for home security some of these are as follows:

Bitdefender Home Scanner

Bitdefender Home Scanner is a free tool (software) that scans your WiFi network, maps devices and identifies and highlights network security flaws. Bitdefender Home Scanner looks for weak passwords, as well as vulnerable or poorly encrypted communications. It correlates the information gathered from your connected devices with online vulnerability databases and gives you a thorough report so you can ensure maximum security for your network.

Bitdefender BOX

Bitdefender BOX protects all devices connected to the Internet, not just your laptop or desktop computer. It will secure your smart phones and smart TVs and all your other home appliances and gadgets, like WiFi thermostats, gaming consoles and even your baby monitor. Bitdefender BOX protects all your mobile devices anywhere you go. Whether you’re connecting to public WiFi or using a mobile network, your device will be just as secure as it is at home. Bitdefender BOX comes with a Total Security subscription, as well as the freedom to deploy it on an unlimited number of devices.

Hardware Specifications:

  • Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.1 in
  • Weight: 3.24 oz. / 92 g
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • Bandwidth: 100Mbps
  • Color: white

Software Specifications:

  • Supported Platforms
    Windows 7 (SP1) and later (32 and 64 bit)
  • Management App
    iOS 7.0 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
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