By B.N. Frank
Does anyone want to be hacked, spied on, and taunted in their homes by strangers? It continues happening with products manufactured and marketed by these companies (see 1, 2, 3, 4). How much longer will people keep buying these products anyway?
According to September figures from IDC, the “worldwide market for smart home devices is expected to grow 23.5% year over year in 2019 to nearly 815 million device shipments.” That figure is expected to grow to 1.39 billion devices in 2023. For that to happen, and for consumers to keep their sanity, consumers are going to need some sort of standard that gets everything talking to one another.
That’s why companies that typically compete against one another are teaming up.
It’s called “Project Connected Home over IP” and it will work to create a new standard for the smart home so that people can buy products knowing that they’ll work with the systems they have at home, and that they’re secure. A logo on gadget boxes will let customers know if it’s built and supported by Project Connected Home over IP or not.
Another downside to “smart” wireless devices – they emit Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) aka “Electrosmog” which can make people and animals sick (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Again – how long much longer will people keep buying these products anyway?
Activist Post reports regularly about unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives.
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