HomeKit on a shared network?

Cupertino, May 14, 2021

TL; DR - How secure is a HomeKit and its accessories (including cameras) from local attacks / spying on a shared network? I live in a larger, newer apartment complex with built-in Wi-Fi hotspots around the building. Wifi is shared (same network name / password for all tenants). We do not have cable or Ethernet plugs in our units to purchase our own service, so we are, in principle, limited to using what the apartment offers and we can not install our own routers. I wonder if HomeKit security is enough for a shared network like this. I have a few HomePod Minis, an HKSV camera and a HK compatible smart TV connected. Would there be a huge risk of privacy breaches in a shared network, or does HomeKit communicate in such a way that it is blocked? Our network does not have a captive portal, just a standard authentication and we tested that HK devices really work. I'm more curious about the security aspect of running a house on a shared network. I checked the AirPlay settings in Home and it's limited to Home invitations only - I know it's just the speakers and the TV, but I'm more concerned with the camera. It's a Logitech circle view (HK-only model) that doesn't even have its own app. Is this thing streaming its IP on the network and could someone maliciously access my camera's power supply? Would I imagine that Apple thought about this and took steps to prevent piracy of HK devices?

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