Homeowner’s Blood ‘Ran Cold’ as Smart Cameras, Thermostat Hacked, He Says

Homeowner’s Blood ‘Ran Cold’ as Smart Cameras, Thermostat Hacked, He Says | #ESC_LLC #Home #VideoSurveillance #IoT | “Right as I approached the baby’s room, I heard a deep voice talking to him,” Sud said. A Lake Barrington homeowner hasn’t had a restful night’s sleep in 10 days, after he said his Nest home security cameras and thermostats were accessed by malicious hackers.

“When it comes to security, whether in the home or a business, you need to leave it to the professionals,” says John Larkin, ESC Senior Partner. “The very idea of installing Internet-connected cameras and thermostats should scare you, especially if it’s you, the consumer, installing them. After all, security is not your business–it’s ours.”

Sud, an avid user of smart home technology, said he has two Nest thermostats, 16 Nest cameras and a security system installed in his home.

“The sad part about this is that when the homeowner contacted NEST’s parent company, Google, he was told that the problem was him, not the manner in which these IoT devices are secured,” says Larkin.

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