Unauthorised users were briefly able to gain control of smart devices configured to work with Apple's HomeKit.
The device, called August, provides a keyless entrance system for users and their guests and will be one of the first HomeKit-enabled products to be sold through its US stores.
An anonymous source claims that the latest software update means that anyone with a third generation Apple TV is likely to have a HomeKit-enabled hub, whether they know it or not.
The open-source platform, which now has over 60 major technology firms signed up, will provide serious competition to Apple's HomeKit and Google's Nest Labs in the home automation market.
We discuss the need to sort out interconnection issues concerning the Internet of Things, and a possible solution in the form of an intelligent controller hub.