The world of IoT is undergoing exciting advancements, further bridging the gap with the home, which historically contained static state regular appliances. With intelligent, dynamic appliances powered by sensors, AI and fast connections to the internet, homes are becoming more cyber connected than ever.
Let’s delve into some of the ways the IoT is being used for home applications, including related cyber security items.
As a homeowner or even renter, you may want to look into some IoT-related products to add innovation, convenience and fun to your home.
Before that, let’s delve into why cyber security knowledge, awareness, and related action should be part and parcel of your IoT-related journey.
The IoT of Cybersecurity
You need to worry about a lot more than everyday tasks such as an antivirus scan application and the firewall built-in to Windows 10 and 11.
If you do not have a comprehensive antimalware antivirus solution for all your family’s endpoint devices, the first step is to download and install a free trial and explore the product.
During the free trial, you should explore items such as the product’s user-friendliness, the user interface and your overall user experience. During the free trial period, it would be advisable to check out the online help offered, including any product-related content.
Reading product reviews on third-party reputable, unbiased sites is another prudent and wise step to take as you evaluate the product.
Also, take into account other offerings such as a VPN solution. A VPN solution will take your IoT devices’ privacy to the next level, not to mention all your endpoint devices, including laptops and desktops, which are likely to connect at some point to your IoT devices on unsecured public WiFi hotspots. In such cases, your private home security footage will be protected by full encryption with a VPN. This means that a hacker will not be able to view the data, protecting your home privacy.
The IoT and its respective home devices further expose your home to the unfathomably large and intricate cyberspace, which is home to countless cyber threats, lone hackers and larger cybercriminal organizations.
The IoT devices can be the vulnerability, but at the same token, the devices connect to them for purposes such as remote control, could be the weakest link. The IoT includes web-connected sensors, smart pet cameras, and home security systems, including indoor and outdoor security cameras and the endpoint devices used to connect to the live and recorded footage.
Those devices typically run Windows 10 and 11 operating systems on laptops, desktops and other endpoint devices.
Purchase the Full Version
Once you are satisfied with one of the product trials, purchase the full version for uninterrupted protection for all your end-point devices running Windows and other mobile device operating systems.
IoT Gardening Systems
The Internet of Things home indoor and outdoor gardening or hydroponic systems should enable you to remotely garden and maintain your garden and indoor plant life from a remote location even another country.
For example, you are away on a two-week vacation and find out that it will rain consistently for the next week. You can change the automatic sprinkler schedule to turn on only once the rainy period ends.
Home WiFi-connected garden sensors can keep you connected to your garden at anytime from anywhere in unimaginable ways. Data such light levels, humidity levels and temperature are collected with the option of sending you real-time notifications.