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IoT Technology Much More Secure Than Ever Before

When it comes to security, IoT technology can cut both ways. It can, for instance, protect against terrorist attacks and shootings.

IoT Technology Much More Secure Than Ever Before

One connected technology - body cameras - is leading to unprecedented oversight of law enforcement. Connected technology also enables law enforcement to detect the location of gunshots near instantaneously and to keep tabs on car accidents using automatic crash notification data. IoT technology can also be used to monitor fires and people facing medical emergencies and natural disasters

“Security goes both ways because there are a lot of applications of IoT products that are about increasing security and there are also concerns about what happens if that data gets out,” says Particle CEO Zach Supalla.

For instance, it may be a valid concern to worry about a personal security camera feeds being hacked. But modern security cameras have better security protocols in place. “I think part of this concern comes from an era that has already passed where IoT devices were not secure by default,” Supalla says.

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One connected technology - body cameras - is leading to unprecedented oversight of law enforcement. Connected technology also enables law enforcement to detect the location of gunshots near instantaneously and to keep tabs on car accidents using automatic crash notification data. IoT technology can also be used to monitor fires and people facing medical emergencies and natural disasters

“Security goes both ways because there are a lot of applications of IoT products that are about increasing security and there are also concerns about what happens if that data gets out,” says Particle CEO Zach Supalla.

For instance, it may be a valid concern to worry about a personal security camera feeds being hacked. But modern security cameras have better security protocols in place. “I think part of this concern comes from an era that has already passed where IoT devices were not secure by default,” Supalla says.

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IoT Technology Much More Secure Than Ever Before