Smart Office Controls

Smart Office Controls

Forget light switches and thermostat buttons in the office. IoT sensors can control when lights go on and off, as well as heating and cooling in the office. Lights can go on and off based on your location.

How could your data be used?

“Office workers often find that all the meeting rooms are booked, which can mean consulting teams that arrive to meet with a client must search for an unoccupied meeting room in which to squat. Regardless of reservation status, IoT sensors can impassively detect if meeting rooms are unoccupied and offer them on a first-come, first served basis.”

What are the security and privacy concerns with this device?

“Insecure IoT heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are a threat to buildings and cities. For example, in the summer, a hard-coded administrative password in an IoT thermostat deployed in smart buildings in New York City could be compromised by an adversary who forces the thermostats to continuously run cooling systems. The spike in electrical usage could cause a very costly, life-threatening blackout.”

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