Patricia McCorry | Bourne Real Estate, Carver Real Estate, Kingston Real Estate


Home automation or smart-home technology is just one piece of the bigger picture that is known as the “Internet of Things.” What this term basically means is that as technologies evolve they are becoming more ingrained into everyday objects.

 What was once designated just for personal computers and cell phones is now the domain of any number of everyday objects--from our cars to our refrigerators. This means we can control things remotely, monitor our houses and our belongings, and even see if our babies are sleeping soundly from work via the latest baby monitors.

 One of the most recent implementations of these technologies is in our home security systems. Home automation and security are natural companions, give us an ever-increasing number of ways to guarantee our safety within our homes.

 In today’s article, we’re going to talk about the objects in our home that can be connected to the internet and how you can improve security at home.  

Security or security risk?

Critics of the internet of things often bring up one chief concern--data security. The more objects we connect to the internet the more ways we open our data up to being compromised. To make matters worse, many electronics manufacturers aren’t concerned with the security of the devices they make, giving them no safeguards or encryption against being hacked.

In fact, these objects have already been commandeered by hackers, but not in the way you might think.

A common way to attack a website or service is to simply flood it with more traffic than it can handle. Since WiFi enabled refrigerators, webcams, and baby monitors tend to provide little protection, hackers have found ways to install malware on them that allow them to send all of these devices to a given site in an orchestrated incident known as a DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service). All the while your refrigerator seems to be working normally, but behind the scenes it’s part of a “zombie” army of devices.

What items can connect to the internet?

The number of objects that come equipped with WiFi capability grows every day. Some are extremely useful. They can let you know when you’re out of paper towels or laundry detergent, they can tell you if you forgot to lock the doors or turn out the lights, or you can ask them to play your favorite playlist.

However, just because an item can connect to your WiFi doesn’t mean you should let it by default. You’ll need to consider the pros and cons.

Which items can I trust?

Unfortunately for consumers, there is no “safe to use” list when it comes to the gadgets you might have around your home. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t do your research on the items yourself to look for basic security measures.

First, check to see if the items are password-protected or use some form of authentication. You can often find this information on the manufacturer’s website or in the user guide.

Next, think about who makes the product. Reputable companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon all have a lot invested in the security of their customers. As a result, Google Home, and Apple’s HomePod are likely to have stronger security measures in place.

Finally, you’ll have to take a look at your own security habits. Changing passwords frequently, creating complicated passwords, and being careful with your information online are all ways you can help prevent your data or identity from being compromised.



76 Fairway Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360

Cedarville

Condo

$294,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
White Cliffs Country Club on Cape Cod Bay! Desirable Patio townhouse in exclusive oceanside gated community. Located at the end of a cul de sac and a short walk to the clubhouse. Features open floor plan. first floor has Kitchen, sunken Living Room with gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings with skylights & ceiling fan and 2 patio doors to new patio (renovation in progress), a separate Dining Room, 1/2 bath, mudroom with laundry & direct access to attached garage. 2nd level has open Loft with cathedral ceiling, 2 Bedrooms & 2 full baths. New heating & central air installed in 2017. Enjoy resort living with golf, tennis, health club with mineral water pool & hot tub, sandy beach with tram access & oceanfront restaurant & great social activities! 1 mile to rte. 3 & convenient to Cape Cod.
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September 16 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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76 Fairway Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360

Cedarville

Condo

$294,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
White Cliffs Country Club on Cape Cod Bay! Desirable Patio townhouse in exclusive oceanside gated community. Located at the end of a cul de sac and a short walk to the clubhouse. Features open floor plan. first floor has Kitchen, sunken Living Room with gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings with skylights & ceiling fan and 2 patio doors to new patio (renovation in progress), a separate Dining Room, 1/2 bath, mudroom with laundry & direct access to attached garage. 2nd level has open Loft with cathedral ceiling, 2 Bedrooms & 2 full baths. New heating & central air installed in 2017. Enjoy resort living with golf, tennis, health club with mineral water pool & hot tub, sandy beach with tram access & oceanfront restaurant & great social activities! 1 mile to rte. 3 & convenient to Cape Cod.
Open House
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76 Fairway Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360

Cedarville

Condo

$300,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
White Cliffs Country Club on Cape Cod Bay! Desirable Patio townhouse in exclusive oceanside gated community. Located at the end of a cul de sac and a short walk to the clubhouse. Features open floor plan. first floor has Kitchen, sunken Living Room with gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings with skylights & ceiling fan and 2 patio doors to new patio (renovation in progress), a separate Dining Room, 1/2 bath, mudroom with laundry & direct access to attached garage. 2nd level has open Loft with cathedral ceiling, 2 Bedrooms & 2 full baths. New heating & central air installed in 2017. Enjoy resort living with golf, tennis, health club with mineral water pool & hot tub, sandy beach with tram access & oceanfront restaurant & great social activities! 1 mile to rte. 3 & convenient to Cape Cod.
Open House
Sunday
September 09 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 76 Fairway Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360    Get Directions

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