Security is an issue when it comes to smart home technology

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. 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.

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