On our latest IoT Podcast episode, we take a question that Robert left on our IoT Voicemail Hotline. Robert has nearly 70 smart home devices and he’s currently using an Eero mesh router plus a non-Eero 2.4 GHz network extender in his house. He’s … [Read more...]
3 ways to fortify your smart home network setup
It's 2022 and you have a smart home. Given all of the stories about IoT devices getting hacked or hijacked with malware, are your router and home network prepared to protect your home? If you have an older router or don't use advanced features of a … [Read more...]
Insteon hubs use Telnet. Should you be concerned from a security perspective?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, Billy called in to our podcast hotline with a security question. He's using an Insteon ISY99-4i Home Automation Controller along with Home Assistant to power his smart home. Since the Insteon controller uses Telnet for … [Read more...]
Can you run Home Assistant in a Docker container on the Firewalla Purple?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, Brian asked an interesting question for our voicemail hotline about the just-announced Firewalla Purple. We actually shared the news about this new addition to the Firewalla product lineup, so Brian's question is … [Read more...]
Don’t audit your smart home devices with a router. Use this instead.
On our most recent IoT Podcast episode, Sam called in with a question about managing the networked devices in his smart home. Specifically, he wants to get a list of the IP and MAC addresses in his smart home from his Nest mesh Wi-Fi router. Ideally, … [Read more...]