Since the introduction of the smart home concept, there has been a lot of disagreements on platforms, ease of use, and compatibility issues. But there is one topic that most experts can agree on; the importance of security.
Human error is the number one source of security breaches in smart home systems. Choosing less reputable brands, not changing default passwords or using weak passwords throughout online activities, and improper smart home designs are some of the most problematic issues. With the available information and home automation experts and their counsel, these can easily be prevented. We live in an era in which technology has prevailed, and the smart home experience should not come at the price of losing privacy and security.
Homestars' article goes over some quick fixes regarding security in smart home technologies and home automation features, but there is much more to be discussed.