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Geofencing: The ultra-low power frontier for the Internet of Things

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Re: Why does this stuff need to update ?

Therein is a problem. I live in a subdivision here in the States and at any given time, I see 6 other routers on, 4 of which are wide open and unsecured. So, I install my shiny new wireless light bulb and it seeks a connection... Yes, I can get it to connect to my router, but what stops the other folks from connecting to it also? If the light bulb comes on "by itself" or via one of the other routers, I'd rip it out and forget about IoT. But what about other IoT things.. things that might be security related or health related?

At this point, any IoT coming into my house had best be cable connected or have some security associated with it that allow only me to talk to it. I hate to deal with the aggravation of some kiddie fiddling with my devices.

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