Can intrusion-detection systems keep hackers from messing with your connected baby monitor and door lock?

There’s a smooth, dark brown stone sitting in front of me on the table with a bright circle pulsing on its face—a signal, apparently, about the security status of Yossi Atias’s fictional Internet-connected home.

Atias is the CEO and cofounder of an Israeli startup called Dojo-Labs, one of numerous companies trying to secure the so-called Internet of things. The stone is part of its first security product, Dojo; it gets alerts via low-energy Bluetooth from a white, rectangular device that plugs into your Wi-Fi router and monitors the network activity of Internet-connected home gadgets like smart lights, TV sets, and alarm systems. Continue reading “Can intrusion-detection systems keep hackers from messing with your connected baby monitor and door lock?”

4.3 million small business and home alarm systems will be connected to European cellular networks in 2016

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, shipments of wireless M2M modules for security applications in EU27+2 is forecasted to grow from 2.9 million in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.1 percent to reach 20.0 million in 2016 Continue reading “4.3 million small business and home alarm systems will be connected to European cellular networks in 2016”