- Nov 1, 2012
This meme pretty much sums it up for me. Do you use IoT devices in your home and if so, why?
We have one of those Google minis we bought used a couple years ago, that's about it. Try convincing teenagers that they don't need it.
Those wifi switches are one potential security breach, they're often an easy way into your lan. So I hope you isolate their network before doing any online shopping or bankingWe've had a Google Home Mini for a while and we tend to use it more and more as time goes on.
Our Florida room (three seasons room) wasn't wired up with lights or switches so we use pedestal lamps with twist switches below the bulbs. I bought a Wi-Fi switch and a few Wi-Fi outlets so now when i flip the switch the linked outlets turn on all four lamps. It is far more convenient than reaching behind chairs and couches to turn all the lamps on manually.
There are other light switches in our house that only cover particular zones instead of lighting the whole room. This weekend I am installing more Wi-Fi switches and linking them to turn on all the lights in the room with one switch since it is less expensive than rewiring everything.
We are also lazy people so the ability to change the thermostat, turn on/off the TV, and even dim the lights to watch movies without moving is nice.
A agree with Kardonxt; with all the devices on our LAN it is likely a lost cause. Thermostat, light switches, printer, chromecast, computers, Apple and Android tablets, TVs, gaming systems, etc. Sure, the Google Home is a bit much but our phones are already listening.Those wifi switches are one potential security breach, they're often an easy way into your lan. So I hope you isolate their network before doing any online shopping or banking
Sounds like you don't understand the implications of having someone penetrate your home network and, say, place a MITM attack to harvest your banking credentials and empty your account. All of this is trivial once they penetrate your firewall / router and IoT devices are the weakest link typically.Sounds like the rants of a person who is still clinging onto their illusions of privacy. All of our data is already out there and things like mechanical locks are just as easy to get around with basic tools available online or even a simple crowbar.
I don't have a ton of IoT devices, but I also don't live my life in fear of them.