The latest smart appliances are sleek, energy efficient and come with all kinds of bells and whistles. Yet are these modern appliances a bliss or a threat? Saying they might be a threat sounds a little harsh, but they certainly have their potential hassles. Think about it in terms of technology in general and what you have to put up with when issues arise. It would certainly not be fun to have to call technical support every time an appliance doesn’t work right.
Appliance repair is one thing, but technical support for smart appliances is another. It sounds funny, but think about it for a moment. Consider other technological devices that you’ve used before. They didn’t always need repaired, but did you have to call tech support for smaller issues? It can be a hassle, but what other potential problems can arise? Well, let’s take a look.
You have to make sure many of these appliances are connected to the Internet. You have to do the software updates. What about the security risks and potential malware and virus problems? One thing you are going to want to think about if you are purchasing any appliances is the track record for a manufacturer. You want to know what consumers have to say about certain brands and the appliances they offer.
One fail safe for smart appliances is to make sure that you are able to change the user name and password. If you are able to do that easily enough, that helps out significantly in terms of security risks. Of course, having to do that for your refrigerator is not a glass of sweet iced tea if you get my drift. You have to think about how you want your home set up and what you do and do not want connected.