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How To Make Your Home System Safe?

Smart home automation systems got very popular these days and they offer homeowners the ability to control lighting, security systems and appliances from their smartphone. 

Many people are concerned about how secure smart home devices are. Here are some tips for you to follow in order to make sure that your smart home system is safe and secure:

Secure Your Router

Your router is the entrance into your home network of smart devices so it is important to secure it properly so when you first install and configure your router make sure to change the default password with one that would be difficult to guess, avoid using birthdays or street addresses as passwords and instead use a combination of numbers and special characters for your password make sure to enable WPA2 authentication on your router as an extra layer of security.

Update Your Smart Home Applications

It’s highly important to keep all smart home applications up to date with the latest versions released by manufacturers as they often contain bug fixes and security updates to any potential and new risks. As soon as new updates become available make sure you install them immediately in order to keep hackers away.

Check the CCTV cameras

Regular security cameras usually record all IP addresses which access their surveillance feed so if you notice any strange IP addresses in the camera log report then someone might have accessed your feed without permission. Another way for intruders can gain access into your system is via default settings when setting up your surveillance cameras it is necessary to change those settings before using our cameras for maximum safety.

Regularly Change Your Passwords

For additional safety measures it’s highly recommended to change passwords for all your smart home applications and also on your smartphone in order to keep hackers out of your systems. Make sure to choose strong passwords and combing uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols that cannot be guessed easily by anyone other than yourself.

Get High Quality Equipment

When shopping around for smart home devices and systems always make sure that they come from reputable companies that invest in advanced digital solutions like encryption protocols or two factor authentication methods which further upgrade device security levels. Make sure that these companies have been operating at least five years or more and that their record is positive before deciding on purchasing their products.