Smart thermostats, locks controlled with your phone, remote monitoring of security cameras. All modern day conveniences that can be used over the internet. But are you sure you're the only one that has access to the systems in your house?
As mentioned in the above article, all these devices connecting to the internet could allow an attacker access to your network. Be careful, and follow the security practices listed. At the very least:
- set passwords on the devices
- don't use simple or the same passwords for different things/accounts
- ask about the security of the device before you buy it