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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Shee-it. I not only do not have those, I have little Post-its over every computer and smart TV aperture in my house.

Jul 03, 2019 01:12 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

We are all insecure. Make your financial status have three silos that do not intertwine- don't link accounts, don't duplicate passwords, check them on a schedule as you would the thermostat in your house

Jul 03, 2019 01:17 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I covered our house in tin foil so we're safe.

Jul 03, 2019 05:17 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They are always listening, feel sorry for the person who has to sort out all that boring conversation in the recordings.

Jul 03, 2019 02:17 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not feel anything is truly secure.  We do the best we can but at the end of the day - the information is there and if the bad guys want it they will find a way in. 

Jul 03, 2019 06:59 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no smart home devices in my home..... "old school".....I usually don't lock my doors....

Jul 03, 2019 04:44 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Even without such things, security of every type is a concern. Be informed. Stay aware.  Buy a "bomb shelter". The "survival"  options are truly "out there".

Jul 03, 2019 01:34 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I have two Blink cameras. One in the front and one in the back. I also have two wireless thermostats. So far I have not had any issues with security. I am sure if some skilled hacker wanted to atack me they probably could. But in all honesty, my information is everywhere. At my bank, my online accounts, my broker's account, my website, Facebook, Google, etc. All I can do is be diligent and watch for problems.

Jul 03, 2019 01:11 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good awareness. I have none of these so at least not worried about that security problem. Online is another matter.

Jul 03, 2019 01:10 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't know if personal information is ever secure. It's why we have an Identity Theft program. I would never have an Alexa type device in my house.

Jul 04, 2019 07:10 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Office only - ADT.

Jul 04, 2019 06:19 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

At this point, everything has already been hacked. I have a great camera system and it is for my protection, preventive and great when you need crystal clear footage.

Jul 04, 2019 04:38 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Where there are risks, there are rewards.

Jul 04, 2019 03:11 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We have a couple of them even if we didn't,  I don't think our or any ones  personal information is completely secure. 

Jul 03, 2019 07:35 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I've never purchased them because you are being hacked and watched, guarantee it will eventually occur. I'm the smart-home-owner; I'm the brain, the motherboard...etc.

Jul 03, 2019 07:14 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have a Ring Doorbell. I am not sure about personal information I have given them to be hacked. I know it is always a possibility though.

Jul 03, 2019 06:24 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I help keep my information secure but not having any of the devices you mentioned 

Jul 03, 2019 05:27 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What an incredible question.

The question reveals who is:

Risk oblivious
Risk tolerant
Risk intolerant

5th generation is ALL about embedding sensors in EVERYTHING. Everything, with the growth of IoT, can watch. listen, predict, adjust and even tell you what you are thinking. And for some, I must add, this would be an improvement.

SO if one keeps their eyes on their own paper, in toady's world, which 'risker' are they?

I own an Eq380 that has RF spectrum analysis. That means it can find bugs and hidden cameras and those things emitting RF or even WI-FI or BlueTooth signals. Yep I can even intercept the signals from you key fob to your ride. Everything has the capacity to SPY on you. So, if you are feeling a little paranoid, think someone, something is watching are right.

And it doesn't delete that stuff.

The same technology used in 5th Gen cellular is used by the military to disrupt the physology of the human cell structure for riot/crowd dispersion. It leterrally makes the flesh feel as if on fire and the crowd disperses. And we are about to be saturated in lower levels but unbroken exposure duration...

It is good advise to be aware and knowledgeable about this technology promise that comes with a bag of surprises.

My advise regarding 'security' is to take measures to make sure they find the decoy you and not the one that can be harmed.

Jul 03, 2019 05:20 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't have any of those and so I feel my pesonal information is secure!

Jul 03, 2019 01:32 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, we never have...

Jul 03, 2019 12:58 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good alert to share.

Jul 03, 2019 12:55 PM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

We do have Alexa and enjoy using it. If someone is actually listening and finds value in our conversations about aesthetics or banter about whether or not the dog got fed, or other such things, it's not overly concerning for me. If someone "wants" to know what's going on in your home there are lots of ways it can be done with or without such devices as Alexa, Ring etc.

Best to simply dance like nobody's watching regardless if they are or not and enjoy the ride.


Jul 04, 2019 06:37 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, I live in condo, we don't use cameras.

Jul 04, 2019 06:08 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

It is not the hackers we need to worry about as much as the profiles being created about us as these companies share our data. These profiles are being used to influence our decision making process which is dangerous for society overall. Once they know what influences our decicion making process they can manipulate society as a whole. Big tech censorship is just a blip on the radar compared to the manipulation of our thought process.

Jul 04, 2019 05:39 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Security, even in our home, is long gone.    

Jul 04, 2019 02:17 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Hi there, I think my information is just to secure with these devices as it is with any other Internet device.

Jul 03, 2019 08:07 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

We have all of the above - no real personal information has been shared and if someone wants to listen to our kitchen conversations, I could care less.

Is anyone really 'safe' from invasion of their privacy? 

Jul 04, 2019 09:17 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I could never use any of those devices that could have more information about me than I can remember. Its just wrong

Jul 04, 2019 12:24 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

LOL!  There is a reason I don't allow them in the house.  Saw today that Alexa doesn't delete your info and shares it freely.  Amazon even had "quality control" people that would listen to commands to make sure they were processed correctly.


Nest thermostats had a hidden camera inside that allowed prior homeowners to spy on new owners.

Jul 03, 2019 03:41 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There's a fine line between convenience and security. We prefer the latter!

Jul 04, 2019 09:34 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

The more wireless networked devices are integrated into your overall network, the less your information becomes secure as you are subjected to the weakest device in the bunch. And you don't know which one it is.

Jul 04, 2019 08:37 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I do not have a smart home device.  Too many issues concerning lack of privacy. With my smartphone, I already have enough concerns.

Jul 04, 2019 07:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I wonder how much information we are giving up with some of these apps.


Jul 10, 2019 09:45 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, not at all - I think Alexa is listening all the time.

Jul 05, 2019 06:49 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nothing is 100% secure this days. 

Jul 05, 2019 01:18 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We go an Amazon Echo for Christmas but felt it was too creepy.

Jul 04, 2019 10:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do have a Ring doorbell, and do hope my security is safe.

Jul 25, 2019 07:41 PM