Interviewed by KEYE on Smart Home Devices

"There's a reason I don't own one," says Fred Burton, chief security officer at Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence and forecasting firm based in Austin.

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As a former police officer and special agent Burton says you won't find any smart devices in his house -- especially locks. He's content with an old-fashioned deadbolt and key.

"I think that as criminals get more sophisticated, this is the kind of opportunity that affords them to be able to enter into your house," explains Burton.

Your chances of being targeted may be slim, but it's a risk he isn't willing to take.

"Some folks have a higher tolerance for risk, some folks don't think about risk, but this is the kind of issue you need to think about from a risk mitigation standpoint as well as if you have children at home," says Burton.