IOT is revolutionizing several industries including the consumer industry. Smart home has emerged as one of the top adopters of IOT with some of the cool innovative products. And it’s growing at a phenomenal phase. In 2016, 80 million smart home devices were delivered worldwide, a 64 percent increase from 2015, according to IHS Markit. CES 2017 saw around 190 exhibitors showcasing some of the innovative and futuristic smart home offerings.
The idea of connecting the everyday home devices to the Internet and its ability to be controlled from anywhere was refreshing and everyone jumped on the smart home train. Answering your door even while you are on a vacation, turning on your sprinkler while you are away from home, getting your coffee ready while you still asleep all these looked like a dream from a SCi-FI movie and yet it was affordable and adoptable. This helped in the steep growth of smart home products in the last couple of years. Definitely smart home is taking the concept of home to a new level.
However, the question remains if the privacy and security which is the foundation of the home will get lost as we move into the era of the smart home. Is my private data safe anymore? Am I the only one who knows about me?
Home Smart Home: Domesticating the Internet of Things written by Kent Mundle of toptal discuss this key aspect.
He says “The home is the original security device – the original firewall. But now, as we allow the entire world to float through our walls and into our homes, have we deflated the entire meaning of our home that has stood for millennia? We speak of security and privacy now in the context of technical systems and hardware. But have we forgotten the origin of what privacy meant? In the spaces where we were once the most intimate, by inviting the world in we are becoming the most exposed. To adopt the Smart Home, must we forfeit the home?“
The Smart home devices have become the hub for several security attacks. The recent Mirai security attack used smart home devices as a botnet to create havoc. Hence it becomes imperative to secure the connected devices to prevent any unwarranted usage.
PAASMER IOT platform follows a ground-up implementation to ensure data from the device to cloud and beyond is secure and no data compromise happens. It also ensures that the devices are not exposed to any kind of attack.
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