20:10 13 February 2018
Connected devices work together to perform routine tasks around the house, such as setting the temperature, closing and opening doors, and brewing coffee just before you wake up.
IoT devices have to be connected to the Internet at all times. This isn’t always safe because it makes them vulnerable to hacking or unathorised access. But there are many ways to secure them and one of the best is by using a Virtual Private Network or VPN. VPNs allow you to connect securely to your home network from anywhere in the world and are designed to help you create a private connection between you and a trusted network.
With a private connection, you have peace of mind knowing that unauthorised people will not be able to check your security cameras, turn on your washing machine, or turn down/up your thermostat.
Thus, using a VPN means that you limit the use of your smart gadgets and appliances to your home network only, without exposing them to the World Wide Web.
Currently, there are hundreds of companies offering VPN services with different features and pricing to fit your specific requirements. But all of them provide an excellent means to control who can connect to your devices and when, keeping your smart home secure.
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