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Local Database vs. Encrypted Cloud Server for Smart Home Security

December 11, 2023

Local Database vs. Encrypted Cloud Server for Smart Home Security

In the rapidly advancing world of smart homes, data security is paramount. Homeowners are increasingly concerned about the safety and privacy of their personal information. At KOBLE, we understand these concerns and have invested in a cloud-enabled infrastructure to provide a more secure and reliable solution for our customers. In this blog, we will delve into the reasons behind firms shifting away from local databases and opting for encrypted cloud solutions, while shedding light on the potential security threats associated with local databases.

A Potential Security Threat with Local Database

Local databases have been a staple of data management for years. However, they come with their own set of challenges and vulnerabilities that are increasingly becoming a cause for concern. One of the main issues with local databases is that they are prone to physical damage and theft, putting sensitive data at risk. Additionally, maintaining a local database can be costly and time-consuming, often requiring extensive in-house IT resources. In a worse situation, a lack of security patches can compromise your smart home system.

Moreover, local databases are more susceptible to cyberattacks, which is a growing concern in the digital age. The security of these databases largely depends on the organisation’s ability to keep up with the latest security updates and patches, which can be a challenging task. In a smart home setup, this means that a breach into the local server could potentially expose sensitive data, such as security camera footage and personal information, to malicious actors. With security breaches on the rise, a move towards encrypted cloud-based solutions offers greater peace of mind to homeowners.

The Encrypted Cloud Advantage

Cloud servers, on the other hand, offer numerous benefits for data security and management. At KOBLE, we use AWS (Amazon Web Services) to provide a robust and secure cloud-based smart home system. AWS is a trusted, industry-leading cloud platform that offers a robust foundation for our services. By utilising AWS, we can provide our customers with a high level of security and reliability that would be difficult to achieve with a local database. Here are some reasons why encrypted cloud storage is the preferred choice for us:

  • The Encrypted Cloud Advantage

AWS provides state-of-the-art security measures, including encryption, multi-factor authentication, and advanced firewalls, making it extremely difficult for unauthorised individuals to access your data.

  • Reliability

Cloud servers are known for their reliability and uptime, ensuring that your smart home system remains operational 24/7. This is especially crucial in the event of an emergency or when you need to access your system remotely. AWS has a global network of data centres, ensuring that your data is stored securely and is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. This makes it an ideal choice for our smart home systems, ensuring that our customers have a seamless experience and minimal downtime.

  • Scalability

Cloud infrastructure allows us to easily scale our services as your needs grow. Whether you want to add more devices or expand your system, the cloud can accommodate it without the need for costly hardware upgrades. You’ll always have the resources you need, when you need them.

  • Data Backup

Cloud servers automatically backup your data, reducing the risk of data loss due to hardware failures or other unexpected events. Your data is securely stored and can be easily restored when needed.

  • Global Access

With a cloud-based system, you can access your smart home from anywhere with an internet connection. This level of flexibility and accessibility is a game-changer for homeowners. 

Local Database Vs Encrypted Cloud 

Testament to AWS’s Reliability

KOBLE is proud to be part of the secure ecosystem that uses AWS for our smart home system. Even Singapore’s very own Singpass, the trusted authentication system for government e-services, utilises AWS for its cloud infrastructure. This showcases the level of trust and reliability that AWS offers. If a government entity like Singpass can rely on AWS, it reinforces the notion that cloud-based solutions can offer an exceptionally secure and robust environment for sensitive data. This ensures the highest level of security and makes our system virtually impenetrable to hackers. Your data is not only protected by KOBLE’s security measures but also by AWS, a global leader in cloud computing.

This double layer of security instils peace of mind in homeowners. It means that your personal information and smart home controls are safeguarded against potential threats, both physical and digital. With AWS and its proven track record, you can trust that your data is in good hands. It’s all about making your life smarter, safer, and more secure.

Get Started On Your Own Smart Home Journey!

In conclusion, the move from local database to encrypted cloud servers is a logical step in the ever-evolving world of smart homes. By choosing AWS for our cloud-enabled smart home system, KOBLE is taking proactive measures to ensure that our customers have access to the most secure and reliable smart home systems available. With the cloud’s enhanced security, reliability, and scalability, homeowners can enjoy the convenience of a smart home with the peace of mind that their data is safe and secure.

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