Web giants team up to make connected homes less complicated

Often sold as the future of technology, the connected house is currently more or less practical, certain connected objects being incompatible with each other or functioning only within certain ecosystems. Google, Apple, Amazon and other manufacturers of connected objects have decided to unite to try to remedy this.

These three web giants, as well as other companies, like Ikea, announced Wednesday the creation of the Connected Home Over IP group. This initiative aims to develop and promote a new connectivity standard that would improve the interconnectivity of connected objects. The group is led by the Zigbee Alliance, which is sort of the governing body of the Internet of Things.

This initiative will of course benefit consumers, but also businesses, which will be able to reduce their development costs by working with a standard of universal connectivity.

Focus on safety

The security of connected objects is regularly criticized by specialists, who point out that they are much easier to hack than computers or cell phones and that they can serve as entry point into home Internet networks for hackers. .

The Connected Home Over IP group seems to want to focus on the security of connected objects with its new connectivity standard, even going so far as to describe security as a fundamental principle in the design of [objects] in its press release.

Neither the manner in which this alliance intends to improve the security of connected objects nor a date for the implementation of the new connectivity standard have not yet been disclosed.

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