A common concern with remote home control is the ability of hackers to get access to the home through the internet. After all, who would want overseas hackers being able to control the lights of their home?
One solution is to disable access from the internet into the home. In other words, not allow anyone to send data into the home. Instead, the home monitoring system will periodically pull data from the cloud to determine if an action is needed. This means the security can be focused on the cloud storage area instead of in each person's home.