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Can A Smart Home Become Hacked In The Woodlands?

October 06, 2021
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Will your smart home become hacked in The Woodlands? The simple response is ”almost never”. A smart home defense from a leading provider like Vivint uses advanced encryption and additional cybersecurity safeguards to keep your system safe. Only an advanced hacker with an abundance of time, patience, and luck will succeed. They usually prey on less secure networks and a home security system won’t be on the smart hacker's attack plan.

How Vivint keeps you safe from smart home hackers in The Woodlands

Vivint makes installing your security and home automation components effortless through the use of wireless technology. Consequently, the lack of wired connections might equate to more concerns about cyber-security. Fortunately, Vivint systems have powerful protections designed to frustrate hackers. Here are samples of how Vivint keeps your devices safe:

1024-bit encryption: Theoretically, 1024-bit encryption can be hacked, but it will take an abundance of time and effort to bypass. The vast majority of hackers are not going to devote the time, energy, and money to navigate past this level of encryption.

Masked IP addressing:You can’t hack devices you can’t find. Vivint takes steps to keep your smart home isolated by masking your IP address to anyone outside of your network.

Keeps your security updated: Your home security equipment should strive to be one step ahead of the hackers by sending out frequent software and firmware updates.

Additional methods to help protect your The Woodlands smart home from getting hacked

Even though Vivint gives you innovative devices that have effective security measures, your own daily practices are vitally important to keep your smart home well defended.

Passwords shouldn’t be easy to guess:

Always create a password that is difficult or nearly impossible to guess for your Wi-Fi networks and cell phone security application. An unpredictable sequence of characters are a wiser option than settling for an easy-to-remember password. Longer is always better. Also, make sure you update your passwords on a regular basis.

Never disclose your passwords:

The key is keeping your security app and Wi-Fi passwords private. If you do want to give a visitor a code for your front entry lock, assign a temporary key code. Your neighbors or friends will be allowed to keep an eye on your residence as needed, and then will no longer be afforded entry once the code becomes invalid.

Check your settings regularly:

You might be the first to recognize something is amiss with your home’s security. If you detect a possible security concern, inspect your smart home settings through your your smart hub or mobile app. If something is out of whack, immediately change your passwords.

Stay protected with a secure smart home from Vivint today!

The best thing you can do to ensure the safety of your smart home is to go with a provider like Vivint. Our components utilize innovative internet security safeguards which means they are nearly impossible to hack. Contact (346) 787-2806 or send in the following form to speak with our Vivint experts and configure your secure smart home.