August 2, 2013
IRVINE, Calif. - Recently there have been a number of articles written about the potential for ‘smart homes’ to get hacked. Insteon wants its customers and partners to know that it is committed to ensuring a safe and secure experience for everyone. To that end, we take reports of security vulnerabilities seriously and are dedicated to working to remediate them.
The Insteon Hub has authentication and is as secure as other comparable products in the home. If a hacker is able to breach the home network, it is up to individual devices to provide the next line of defense. This defense includes customers setting up authentication (strong username and password combinations) and keeping their home IP addresses private. We recommend that customers do not post links or shortcuts to devices in their home (including cameras, televisions, game consoles and home automation systems) on the Internet.
Clearly, with the advancement of technology, new benefits and risks often surround the adoption of products. We believe the benefit and convenience of home automation technology outweigh the risks. Having said that, we will continue to strive to be the best in our industry – this means offering our customers the best products with the highest level of security and protection available, and continuous improvement of those products.
Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon & Joe Gerber, President & COO, Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187