Thanks again to Siege Media for this post.
Smart homes, or homes outfitted with technology innovations such as smart speakers, smart TVs, smart lights, and more, are growing in popularity. In fact, over 66.4 million Americans own a smart speaker, such as the Google Home or the Amazon echo, in their home.
Smart home devices collect data on your behavior and preferences to improve your user experience. While 75% of smart technology users feel some level of distrust about how their data is being used, that doesn’t stop a majority of them from using the technology.
So we’ve got to ask: is your smart home spying on you?
The answer is yes–the data smart home devices collect helps optimize your experience, but the data they collect is also sold to advertisers. Smart home technology can also pose security risks from hackers. Learn how to secure your smart devices.
Safety: If you leave your house and forget to lock the door, smart technology allows you to lock up remotely. You can also check in on your plugs to make sure all of your electronics have been turned off.
Efficiency: Save time and reduce your energy usage with smart home temperature and lighting controls.
Convenience: Make your life easier with smart devices that provide benefits such as voice command, remote home access, and auto-populated grocery lists.
Thanks to TheZebra.com for this graphic.