Can a smart home become hacked in New Brunswick?

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Can your smart home get hacked in New Brunswick? The simple response is "rarely”. A smart home system from a respected supplier like Vivint protects with 1024-bit encryption and other techniques like IP address masking to prevent a breach of your system. Only advanced cyber criminals with a lot of time and patience will succeed. Hackers normally look for easier targets and a home security system won’t be on their radar.

How Vivint protects you from smart home hackers in New Brunswick

Vivint makes installing your security and home automation systems simple through the use of wireless technology. However, the avoidance of wired connections can lead to more concerns about your home’s online security. Fortunately, Vivint home defense plans utilize powerful protections that will block a hacker. The following are samples of how Vivint protects you:

1024-bit encryption: Technically, 1024-bit encryption could be circumvented, but it would need a massive amount of effort and time to solve. Most cyber criminals are unlikely to allocate the needed resources to take on this layer of protection.

Hidden IP addresses:You can’t hack devices you aren’t able to locate. Vivint takes steps to keep your smart home hidden by masking internet addresses to outsiders.

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

Other ways you can help protect your New Brunswick smart home from getting hacked

Even though Vivint gives you state-of-the-art systems that have advanced, built-in security, your actions can go a long way in protecting your smart home.

Use secure passwords: Make sure you use a strong password for your router and mobile security app. An unpredictable sequence of characters are a wiser option than going with 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.

Never disclose your passwords: You need to keep your network and security passwords protected. When you need to give someone other than a family member a code for your front entry lock, create a a limited time access code. Your neighbors or friends are then able to go into the house when you need them to, and then will no longer be afforded entry once the code becomes invalid.

Check your settings often: You might be the initial person to recognize something is amiss with your home security system. If you detect a possible security concern, inspect your smart home configuration on your smartphone app or smart hub. If your settings are different, update your passwords without delay.

Stay protected with a secure smart home today from Vivint!

The most effective measure to enjoy a safe and secure smart home is to select a provider like Vivint. Our components are equipped with proven cyber criminal deterrents that make them hard and time consuming to hack. Just call (732) 607-4656 or submit our form on this page to chat with our Vivint specialists and customize your secure smart home.