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Can A Smart Home Be Hacked In Abilene?

October 06, 2021
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Will your smart home be hacked in Abilene? The short answer is ”not likely”. A smart home defense from a leading provider like Vivint uses high-level encryption and other techniques like IP address masking to deter criminal activity. Only advanced cyber criminals with an abundance of time, patience, and luck will succeed. Hackers typically look for low-hanging fruit that's easy and a home security system is not likely to be on the smart hacker's radar.

The ways Vivint keeps you safe from smart home hackers in Abilene

Vivint makes the installation of home security and home automation components easy by using wireless components. Consequently, the lack of wires might equate to an increased anxiety about cyber-security. Luckily, Vivint components offer proven safety measures that will block hackers. The following are just a few ways Vivint keeps your devices safe:

1024-bit encryption: Theoretically, 1024-bit encryption might be cracked, but it will take a really long time to bypass. Most cyber criminals wouldn’t allocate the time, energy, and money to navigate past this type of defense.

Disguise your IP address:It’s certainly challenging to hack a system you are unable to detect. Vivint takes pride in keeping your smart home private by masking internet addresses to outsiders.

Frequent updates: Your home defense package needs to be one step ahead of the hackers by frequently releasing patches and updates to firmware and software.

Other ways you can help protect your Abilene smart home from being hacked

Although Vivint gives you state-of-the-art systems that are equipped with their own security methods, your actions are also critical to keep your smart home well defended.

Strong passwords are essential:

Always 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 letters, numbers, and symbols are better than using an easy-to-remember password. As a general rule, the longer it is, the harder it is to crack. You also should plan to update your passwords periodically.

Don’t share passwords:

Always keep your security app and Wi-Fi passwords protected. If you do want to provide a guest a PIN for your smart locking system, assign a temporary key code. Your neighbors or friends can then check up on your home as needed, and later they won’t be able to enter when the code’s lifespan runs out.

Review your settings frequently:

You may be the initial person to discover a problem with your home defense system. If you detect an abnormality, investigate your smart home settings on your smart hub or mobile app. If there are unauthorized changes, immediately change your passwords.

Stay protected with a secure smart home today from Vivint!

The most effective measure to keep your smart home safe and secure is to choose a provider like Vivint. Our systems are equipped with proven cyber criminal deterrents that make them hard and time consuming to infiltrate. Just call (325) 378-0098 or complete the form below to talk with our Vivint experts and configure your secure smart home.