Smart homes are not so smart when the wrong people use the devices for access. This happens, and it's become a show-stopper issue, particularly for production home builders who're trying to establish home tech offering as a value-add.
Realtor.com content contributor Brittany Gilbert looks at the No. 1 critical issue when builders consider offering smart home and automation technology to home buyers: security.
Gilbert picks up on a CNBC report that spotlights the security issue. She writes:
The good news: “Security for the smart home is technically achievable—it all depends on the price point. Any device that costs $50 or more should have enough headroom to incorporate the necessary security measures, such as sufficient processing power, to enable encryption,” Mark Hung, research vice president at Gartner, told CNBC.