Americans are concerned about smart home data breaches

During the Connected Home track of the IoT Evolution event in Las Vegas, many industry professionals emphasised the need for smart home device makers to integrate strong security measures at the onset of the device’s development. Many times, security in smart home devices is integrated after the product has been made. But one startup founder warned that security must be a focus because one hack could permanently ruin the startups reputation.

Concern over device security cuts across age demographics:

  • Nearly three-quarters of Americans said they are concerned about the possibility of a smart home data breach and their data being stolen, according to Icontrol’s recent State Of The Smart Home survey.
  • Notably, all age groups showed a similar level of concern.

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