People overwhelmingly see the convenience smart technologies bring to their lives and are increasingly weary of DIY/consumer technologies. Entry level systems have their share of flaws, especially in the realms of privacy and security. Professionally installed technologies that aren’t available at retail chains bring convenience to your daily lives and have the added piece of mind that you, your loved ones and your personal information are safer. Smart systems from companies like Elan & URC take privacy and security very seriously, their systems are constantly updated.
Another issue with smart systems, is that the average consumer is easily hackable. A staggering number of people use generic passwords that will provide anyone with the desire to penetrate their system the ability to.
Gear Brain reports :
More than half of U.S. consumers say smart home technology is going to make their everyday life better. That’s right, those Amazon Alexa speakers, smart lights, locks that click with a touch of an app and sprinklers that know when it’s too windy to water are expected to make a significant impact on their lives in the next few years, says research group GfK.
There’s just one catch: 68 percent of Millennials, those between the ages of 25 to 34, say they also expect their smart devices to talk to each other. And there lies the problem.