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Hello, Smart Home: Look Forward to More Tech and More Data Breaches

New home technology and more tech hacking are among 2015’s prospects, according to an article from NBC News.

The technology that home improvement retailers sell aren’t exempt from the technological advances and risks.

“Everyone’s looking at the home through the lens of connectivity and intelligence,” says Robert Brunner, founder of the company that created Beats headphones, in the story.

Smart devices, such as thermostats connected to smartphones and high-tech home security systems, will become more common and they will interact with each other more and more, the article says. For example, smarter home security systems could notify neighbors’ systems of suspicious activity.

NBC News predicts that electronics will talk to each other more and more, and the more frequently data sharing happens, the more common hacking will be.

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About Kate Klein

Kate is profiles editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and industry events and writes about retailers' unique contributions to the independent home improvement sector. She graduated from Cedarville University in her home state of Ohio, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in creative writing. She loves being an aunt, teaching writing to kids, running, reading, farm living and, as Walt Whitman says, traveling the open road, “healthy, free, the world before me.”

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