IoT in the Smart Bathroom


July 27, 2020


What are Smart Bathrooms?

Through embedded sensors and Internet-connected apps often paired with voice commands, IoT products can automate common bathroom functions and even add new possibilities.

Benefits of Smart Bathrooms

While most smart bathroom technology increases convenience or entertainment, some applications are targeted at improving health and hygiene.

Examples of Smart Bathrooms

  • The smart shower Evadrop boasts the ability to save up to 50% of its users’ water.
  • Kohler’s KOHLER Konnect app can control shower heads, shower duration, music, and lighting, even adapting to its user’s preferences and collecting data on water usage.
  • Next-gen toilets can diagnose wide-ranging health information, from providing a pregnancy test to noting blood alcohol level or infections.

Why it’s important to consider security in Smart Bathrooms

The wave of IoT technology and the desire to incorporate these devices throughout the different aspects of life can create a cyber security risk if you don’t ensure that your devices come from a trusted provider, developer, or manufacturer. Uncertain standards in IoT product development can create challenges for those looking to implement an IoT project.

Breadware creates another level of gate-keeping through vetting the trustworthiness of vendors with a set of standards that puts security as the first priority. Most people wouldn’t think about cybersecurity being an issue in a Smart Bathroom. Any connected smart home device, no matter where it’s located, should use a set of security standards to keep it from being compromised. By working with Breadware and trusted vendors to implement smart bathroom technology, you can rest easy knowing that the smart devices in your bathrooms are secure.