06 Sep '13, 3pm

ZigBee and the Smart Home: Is security an issue?

In one of my earlier blogs, I shared that today maybe around 600 million homes have WiFi. People share their lives with their family and friends and execute their financial transactions wirelessly over the Internet without being overly worried about security, and, despite the recent NSA disclosures, I wonder whether many people have changed their online behavior.... Our homes (from a Smart Home perspective) are still quite primitive. Especially when compared to the sophistication of new cars with all the features that one could wish for a Smart Home: from central door locking to opening/closing windows, energy management/control including heating/air conditioning and automated sunshades, etc. Why are our cars so smart and our homes so dumb? How do we think about our Smart Home and security? Quite recently there was a major article in the Wall Street Journal (31-July-2013):...

Full article: http://www.ecnmag.com/blogs/2013/09/zigbee-and-smart-home...

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