Study Finds Smart Home Tech Gaining in Popularity, Yet Still Woefully Insecure
SANTA CLARA, CA – Sep 20, 2016 – The non-profit prpl Foundation today unveiled its global study on the use of smart devices in a domestic setting entitled, “The prpl Foundation Smart Home Security Report.” The one-of-a-kind study, which was conducted through OnePoll, covers the proliferation of smart device use and security within the home. It surveyed 1,200 respondents across the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Japan to discover the measures people take to secure their smart homes and their attitudes about the security of devices.
Some key findings include:
- The smart home isn’t coming; it’s already here and device adoption in certain cases has reached a tipping point
- The smart home is woefully insecure due to users’ failure to follow best practices
- Consumers prefer security to usability, and they’re prepared to take more responsibility if it means living in a safer home