Are you really secure?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with American West Realty and Management 12599

Are you really secure?

We're seeing an increase in "smart" security systems but are they really keeping us secure?

Apple's HomeKit security system has some troubling flaws that expose the dangers of smart security systems. It seems the more connected we become, the more vulnerable we are.

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Comments (44)

Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Nathan Gesner Just stopping by to assist you in reaching the magic, FREE, #.

Thanks for the helpful post as well.

Dec 16, 2017 11:59 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If you get past Lunie Tunie without being eaten, I will shoot you and Italians don't like witnesses. We need nothing else except the security doors front and back. I don't trust tech for stuff like this. All it takes is one creep with too much info . . .

Dec 16, 2017 01:25 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Carol Williams that's the truth! It seems like every technology solution invites several more problems.

Dec 16, 2017 03:31 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you, Roy. I'll never catch you but I appreciate your help along the way.

Dec 16, 2017 03:32 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Many people don't even think about what happens when technology transfers hands. If a home has wireless video cameras, how do you know the previous owner didn't maintain a connection to them? Dangerous stuff, Jeff Dowler 

Dec 16, 2017 03:33 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I agree, Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA . I recently sold a house that had a $5,000 gun safe in the basement with an electronic lock. Nobody knew the code. A little research on my phone showed me how to pull the battery and revert it to the default code. I had access in less than five minutes!!! These "sophisticated" systems are often extremely easy to circumnavigate.

Dec 16, 2017 03:35 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Sometimes the password requirements are so strict that people can't possibly remember them so they use something simple like a keyboard pattern. The complicated security system actually results in more people being unsafe! Thanks for commenting, Kevin J. May .

Dec 16, 2017 03:37 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you for stopping in and helping out, Mary Yonkers !

Dec 16, 2017 03:37 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Candice A. Donofrio it's nice to live in a community where the majority of homes have weapons. I think people leave their doors unlocked just hoping they can shoot a burglar! ;)

Dec 16, 2017 03:38 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
I have clients like that. LOL
Dec 16, 2017 03:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nathan:

And what about any passwords that have been set up for control from your phone, like your furnace, that need to be changed. And is there equipment that conveys and doesn't?

Jeff

Dec 16, 2017 03:43 PM
Nathan Gesner

There are many things most people would forget.

Dec 17, 2017 06:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Nathan Gesner,

Your post is on a topic we all need to consider when we use technology. Its great but we also open ourselves up to being vulnerable. You are almost over the 500,000 mark!!

Dec 16, 2017 06:37 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Just checking in to help you hit that 500,000 mark.

Dec 16, 2017 07:23 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Interesting....we have sold some "smart" homes didn't realize that there were as many hazards as well.

Dec 17, 2017 07:03 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Dorie Dillard thank you for stopping in and helping "push me over the edge" this week!

Dec 17, 2017 07:22 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Bob "RealMan" Timm thanks for helping out. Have a great week!

Dec 17, 2017 07:22 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's a hazard that many wouldn't realize, Sally K. & David L. Hanson . Have a great week!

Dec 17, 2017 07:23 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It really is scary - the more we do, the more vulnerable we tend to become, Nathan! I will say there are pockets in our area the people often don't have keys at Closing - they never lock their doors and while living there, they manage to lose their keys!

Jan 05, 2018 05:34 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I think we're on the technology track and it is inevitable. It seems to be a necessary evil. I think security will get better but, not without mistakes and learning experiences. It's definitely buyer beware.

Jan 19, 2018 03:26 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Nathan, I've always heard if people want to get into your house, they'll find a way. 

Jan 23, 2018 06:01 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

That's absolutely true, Carla. Locks are to keep the honest people out.

Jan 23, 2018 06:32 PM