What are the disadvantages of having IoT devices in your home?
Like everything, some IoT devices( especially those deployed at home) do have their downsides.
If you are happy to have IoT technology that’s a couple of years old like a 1st gen smart speaker then costs can be quite reasonable, but if you’re looking for the most up-to-date tech with all the features and benefits of IoT, then this may come at a cost.
Like all tech, without sufficient security measures, IoT devices can be hacked too. Ensure your devices have the most up-to-date firmware, which will reduce the risks posed to your security. While many hackers won’t attack your devices for data, they will use them to enact acts of criminality. Learn more about IoT security.
Because there is no universal standard for IoT, you might get locked into a specific ecosystem depending on what you’re looking to achieve. For example, Philips Hue bulbs work seamlessly in a smart home but they require a network bridge to be installed in order to be operational. Cheaper smart bulbs can be installed of course, but in most cases these have to be controlled individually.
What are the most popular IoT home devices people are putting in their smart homes?