Companies and consumers alike are excited about the opportunities offered by the IoT and the Smart Home. Concerns on user-friendliness and security are however holding potential customers back: how can I install it? , what if my neighbor hacks into my network? NFC technology addresses these cost, ease of use and security concerns by offering short distance out-of-band pairing capabilities that reduce the complex commissioning system to a simple 'tap'. And with NXP's connected NFC tag technology, IoT nodes of all sizes do not even need to be powered.