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How and why you need HomeKit-secured smart homes


Once upon a time, the Internet was amazing, enabling niche interests and connecting people. Apple’s iMac was the epitome of the era, while the iPhone became the prophet of change.

Now, the home is the next connected frontier, and one that should be as secure – as much as possible – as the office. That’s especially true given recent trends toward more remote work from home, where corporate data can be endangered by weak security.

What is HomeKit-secured and why should you use it?

These days hackers break into home networks using our routers and smart home devices, which is why everyone must learn how to use HomeKit-secured routers to keep their connected homes safe.

Apple announced HomeKit-secured routers at WWDC 2019. The first few devices to support the tech recently began to reach market, including options from Linksys and (now) Amazon’s Eero routers.

HomeKit-secured routers provide an additional level of defense between your connected smart home devices and the outside world. This is of benefit because by putting this ‘wall’ in place, your smart devices become a little harder to hack.

You don’t want criminals taking control of your smart locks, smart baby camera or smart anything, really, do you? You certainly won’t want them to attack your HomeKit devices in order to subvert your home network, or monitoring what your HomeKit devices do in order to figure out when your house is empty and vulnerable.

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