The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to devices connected to each other and to a device or app that can control them. These devices may be connected through the Internet, Bluetooth, or other means. Unfortunately, these devices and systems can provide yet another, highly invasive way that technology can be misused to monitor, harass, threaten or harm a survivor. At the same time, they can also offer potential tools survivors can use to strategically increase their safety.
Safety Net has developed a series of handouts on home automation and personal assistants, connected health and medical devices, smart toys and location trackers, and more describing the risks and potential benefits of the new wave of IoT devices.