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Might A Smart Home Get Hacked In Gaithersburg?

October 06, 2021
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Could your smart home become hacked in Gaithersburg? The simple response is ”almost never”. A smart home system from a tech-savvy installer like Vivint protects with high-level encryption and additional cybersecurity safeguards to prevent a breach of your system. Only a few advanced online offenders with plenty of time, patience, and luck will succeed. They typically prey on easier targets and a home security system won’t be on their to-do list.

The ways Vivint safeguards you from smart home hackers in Gaithersburg

Vivint makes installing your security and home automation components effortless through the use of convenient wireless networks. However, the avoidance of wiring could cause more concerns about your home’s online security. Luckily, Vivint systems offer powerful protections that help thwart a hacker. The ensuing are some examples of how Vivint protects you:

High-level encryption standards: Theoretically, 1024-bit encryption can be hacked, but it will take a really long time to bypass. Most cyber criminals are unlikely to spend the time, energy, and money to take on this layer of protection.

Masked IP addressing:It’s certainly challenging to hack devices you are unable to detect. Vivint takes pride in keeping your smart home hidden by disguising the IP to the rest of the world.

Frequent updates: Your security system should strive to be one step ahead of the hackers by frequently releasing patches and updates to firmware and software.

Tips to defend your Gaithersburg smart home from being hacked

Even though Vivint gives you innovative systems that utilize effective security measures, your actions are also critical in protecting your smart home.

Use secure passwords:

Be certain to implement a password that is difficult or nearly impossible to guess for your Wi-Fi networks and cell phone security application. An arbitrary selection of characters are a wiser option than settling for something personal like a birthday or child’s name. As a general rule, the longer it is, the harder it is to crack. You also should plan to change your passwords on a regular basis.

Passwords are meant to be private:

Always keep your security app and Wi-Fi passwords private. In the event you have to provide a visitor a code for your front entry lock, use a temporary key code. Your neighbors or friends can then check up on the house when you need them to, and later they won’t be able to enter when the code’s lifespan runs out.

Review your settings often:

You may be the initial person to find something is amiss with your home’s security. If you detect a possible security concern, check your smart home setup by using your home’s smart hub or the convenient cell phone app. If something is out of whack, switch out your passwords immediately.

Enjoy a secure smart home from Vivint today!

The surefire way to ensure the safety of your smart home is to go with a provider like Vivint. Our systems are equipped with proven cyber criminal deterrents that cause them to be a major challenge to hack. Just call (301) 923-4670 or submit the form below to talk with our Vivint experts and build your secure smart home.