Eero’s New Router System Aims to Protect Home Networks

Eero has just released their outlet-occupying Beacon router, as well as a new mesh networking router that runs twice as fast as the last generation. While the Beacon’s a fun concept that frees up space and offers a built-in nightlight, it’s the software Eero has installed in the new products that really appeals. These routers can now secure all connected devices on a home network. The Eeros employ Google’s Thread System. According to Wired, this allows them “to connect to smart locks, doorbells, and other connected gadgets.” By upgrading to Eero Plus for $10 a month, the routers also offer “enhanced parental controls, better support, and up-leveled security measures that Eero says can protect you from viruses, malware, and even phishing attacks and ransomware.”