I know this is a bit of a strange question, but I’m considering using a Photon or two to control things like a pool heater, sprinkler system, etc. In these scenarios, the Photon would be mounted external to the house (though in a weather tight enclosure).
So, what is the security risk should someone physically steal the Photon? When I registered my two brand-new, shiny Photons earlier today, I noticed it said something about “verifying ownership”. Does that mean that if someone were to steal one of my Photons, they’d not be able to use it for their own use? Does this also encrypt the data on the Photon for the ‘owner’ only – e.g. my wifi password/etc.
I know it’s a bit of a nebulous question, but I’d just like to understand what the security risks are should someone gain physical access to one of my Photons other than assuming control of the sprinkler/etc. We can assume an ‘average neighbor/hacker’ and not the NSA or whatever similar three letter organization, as they have plenty of other ways into systems.