Nowadays, it seems like there’s a smart home device for anything and everything that you could possibly do in your home. Depending on how you set things up, you can play the same song in every room of your house at the same time. Your refrigerator can detect when you’re out of milk, and re-order some immediately. Your doorbell can alert you to a visitor and you can talk to them from across the world.
All of these conveniences can be scary to some people, though. An increasingly connected home means an increased risk of hacking or data theft. For those reasons, if you own smart home devices, you should try to become familiar with what settings are available to protect yourself, and use them. And be sure to buy products from reputable brands – brands that have your safety in mind and are openly committed to data privacy and security.