Who Controls Your Smart Home? Things Every Homeowner Should Know About High Tech Smart Devices In Homes – NBC Chicago

Who Controls Your Smart Home? Things Every Homeowner Should Know – NBC Chicago

The New York Times spoke to dozens of victims, attorneys, first responders and shelter workers about the growing problem of abusers using smart tech to stalk, scare and show power.

“To turn the lights on and off, to change the temperatures in the home, to know when you are home and when you have left, possibly see what is going on inside the home with cameras, it’s potentially extremely intrusive,” Galperin said.

She cautions against giving advice since each domestic situation is different, however, Galperin said everyone in the home should have passwords and administrative access to devices.

And when smart home devices exchange hands, experts said users must remove all previous owners’ contact information on every device, update the software and reset passwords.

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