Martin Talks, founder of Matomico, quoted on BBC website relating to the Internet of Things and security following recent web attacks that made use of a botnet army of compromised connected devices, from webcams to printers, to knock out a number of popular websites.
And Martin Talks, founder of digital consultancy Matomico, offers this advice for smart home owners.
"Only point connected cameras where they are really needed. It was Edward Snowden who alerted us to the fact that cameras can be taken over and our presence in our houses monitored. If you don't need a camera active, tape over it.
"Think about what devices you really need to connect to the internet," he adds. "And if you decide you do need to connect a device, use the connectivity only when you need it... turn it off at night."