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Can A Smart Home Get Hacked In Morgantown?

October 06, 2021
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Can your smart home be hacked in Morgantown? The short answer is ”almost never”. A smart home plan from a respected supplier like Vivint protects with high-level encryption and additional cybersecurity safeguards to deter criminal activity. Only a few advanced online offenders with an abundance of time, patience, and luck will have any chance at success. Hackers typically look for less secure networks and a home security system is not likely to be on an experienced criminal’s to-do list.

The manner in which Vivint protects you from smart home hackers in Morgantown

Vivint makes the installation of security and home automation systems easy by using convenient wireless networks. With that in mind, the avoidance of wired connections can lead to more concerns about your security from cyber criminals. Fortunately, Vivint home defense plans offer powerful protections that help thwart hackers. The following are just a few ways Vivint protects you:

High-level encryption standards: Supposedly, 1024-bit encryption might be cracked, but it would require an abundance of time and effort to get through. The vast majority of hackers wouldn’t spend the needed resources to navigate past this level of encryption.

Hidden IP addresses:It’s hard to hack devices you are unable to detect. Vivint takes steps to keep your smart home private by shielding the IP to anyone outside of your network.

Keeps your security updated: Your security system needs to be prepared for any new hacking techniques by sending out frequent updates to the software and firmware.

Other ways you can help protect your Morgantown smart home from becoming hacked

Even though Vivint offers the latest in modern systems that utilize advanced, built-in security, your day-to-day habits can go a long way in keeping your smart home secure.

Strong passwords are essential:

Always create a hard-to-crack password for your smartphone security app and Wi-Fi connections. An arbitrary selection of letters, numbers, and symbols are a wiser option than settling for something personal like a birthday or child’s name. Longer is always better. It’s also smart to replace your passwords on a regular basis.

Passwords are meant to be private:

Always keep your security app and Wi-Fi passwords out of the wrong hands. When you need to supply a guest a smart door lock or security code, assign a a limited-time access code. Your neighbors or friends can then go into the house per your instructions, and then will no longer be afforded entry when the code’s lifespan runs out.

Review your settings regularly:

You could be the one to recognize something is amiss with your home security system. If you sense a possible security concern, investigate your smart home settings through your your home’s smart hub or the convenient cell phone app. If there are unauthorized changes, switch out your passwords immediately.

Enjoy a secure smart home today from Vivint!

The surefire way to keep your smart home safe and secure is to select a company like Vivint. Our systems are equipped with proven cyber criminal deterrents which means they are nearly impossible to infiltrate. Contact (304) 903-6090 or send in the form below to speak with our Vivint specialists and build your secure smart home.