Your safety and privacy is very important to us, thus we've designed Homey to be a very secure device for your smart home.
Homey can only be accessed by those who have been given access by the owner. The owner can invite and revoke access of others at any time.
Homey talks with many devices on various protocols. It depends on the capabilities of a device if the communication between Homey and the device is secure.
For example, devices using 433 MHz are rarely secure, whereas Z-Wave devices are usually more often secure. Homey always tries to use the most secure method available.
- When you're not at home, Homey always uses a cloud secure connection (HTTPS)
- When you're at home, Homey first tries to use a local secure connection (HTTPS)*
- When local TLS does not work, Homey uses a local unsecure connection (HTTP)
* Some routers block a feature called 'DNS Rebinding'. For a local secure connection to work, this feature must be disabled. We do not advice to do this, but it's something to consider.