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Can A Smart Home Get Hacked In Scottsdale?

October 06, 2021
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Can your smart home be hacked in Scottsdale? The short answer is "rarely”. A smart home defense from a respected supplier like Vivint protects with 1024-bit encryption and additional cybersecurity safeguards to prevent a breach of your system. Only advanced cyber criminals with a lot of time and patience will succeed. Hackers usually look for easier targets and a home security system won’t be on an experienced criminal’s to-do list.

The manner in which Vivint safeguards you from smart home hackers in Scottsdale

Vivint makes installing your residential security and home automation components simple by using convenient wireless networks. However, the avoidance of wired connections could cause more concerns about cyber-security. Fortunately, Vivint systems utilize proven safety measures that will block hackers. The ensuing are some examples of how Vivint keeps your devices safe:

High-level encryption standards: Theoretically, 1024-bit encryption can be hacked, but it would need an abundance of time and effort to get through. The vast majority of hackers are not going to allocate the resources necessary to take on this layer of protection.

Disguise your IP address:It’s certainly challenging to hack devices you are unable to detect. Vivint attempts to keep your smart home isolated by masking internet addresses to outsiders.

Updated security patches: Your home security equipment needs to be prepared for any new hacking techniques by issuing consistent software and firmware updates.

Other ways you can safeguard your Scottsdale smart home from being hacked

Although Vivint offers state-of-the-art devices that are equipped with advanced, built-in security, your day-to-day habits are also critical in keeping your smart home secure.

Strong passwords are essential:

Be certain to implement a password that is difficult or nearly impossible to guess for your smartphone security app and Wi-Fi connections. An arbitrary selection of upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers are better than using an easy-to-remember password. For the most part, a longer password is best. Also, make sure you replace your passwords per a set schedule.

Passwords are meant to be private:

The key is keeping your security app and Wi-Fi passwords private. When you need to provide a guest a smart door lock or security code, assign a a limited-time access code. Approved guests can then go into your home per your instructions, and then won’t have access after the code expires.

Review your settings often:

You may be the first to recognize an issue with your home defense system. When sensing something unusual, check your smart home settings by using your smartphone app or smart hub. If your settings are different, immediately change your passwords.

Enjoy a secure smart home from Vivint today!

The surefire way to keep your smart home safe and secure is to choose a company like Vivint. Our components are equipped with proven cyber-security features which means they are a major challenge to hack. Just call (480) 681-6262 or submit our form on this page to speak with our Vivint experts and configure your secure smart home.