The internet of things is becoming common place, with a lot of people putting “smart” devices from google or apple in their homes to allow voice control of media systems, heating and lighting. Most of them also allow you to control these devices from a phone app when you are away from home.However there are a growing number of concerns with these devices:
- Are they secure?
- What are they doing with my personal information?
- What happens if the company providing them goes out of business or decides to stop supporting them?
In this post, I’m going to go into some details about my own dumb home projects which avoid using the most popular products on the market and instead opt for less well known devices to try and solve the concerns above.