Telstra launches Australian homes onto the Internet of S**t

The service, offered to Testra and non-Telstra broadband users, currently comes in two starter flavours: a home security offering with window sensors and camera; or an automation pack with power plugs, motion sensors, and window sensors.

Devices connect through a home hub, other supported devices include smart light bulbs from Sengled, a thermostat from an outfit called "Zen" and a Lockwood door lock. The carrier promises more devices next year.

Given that 2016 has provided so many Internet of S**t security disasters, The Register hopes to put questions about just what's under the hood, whether firmware upgrades will be possible and so on. Telstra's told us it will try to find a time when someone who has heard of security might be available to share some information.