Keeping your Protection One Smart Home Safe from Hackers
The IoT (Internet of Things) can help you manage multiple smart devices on your smartphone or from the office computer. However, wireless smart technology can come at a price. .If you aren’t careful, smart devices can create weak links that can be exploited by hackers.
To prevent this from happening, it is recommended that you follow the best practices below to ensure that your home network is properly secured.
Research the Device
When adding 3rd party smart home devices to your Protection 1 Security System, make sure that you follow standard security protocols and best practices. Purchase well known smart devices. The equipment should require password protection, one or two-step authentication and offer frequent over the air firmware and security updates.
Register the Equipment
Registering the equipment is important. It will validate the warranty as well as ensure that you are eligible for all firmware updates. Updates will usually add addition features and will also address any known security issues. Protection 1 Home Security systems have over the air update capabilities.
Pay Attention to Passwords
You want to be sure to change the default passwords. It is recommended that you include a mixture of letters, cases, numbers, and symbols.
Also, be sure to unique passwords for each smart device. This makes it more difficult for a hacker to access to all your sensitive accounts if your password for one is compromised.
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