Home automation has made daily living a more seamless and convenient experience. But since most of your personal data is tied with your smart home devices, you’ll want to make sure no threats to security can slip through. Here are some of the ways to improve the security of your smart home.
- Invest in a better WiFi router. Hackers use many entry points to access the private information in your smart home devices. The easiest way is through your WiFi router, which connects all your devices and acts as a sort of “front door” to all your data. You should consider moving to a better, more secure router to keep your privacy and security intact. Once that’s done, change the name of your router (pick one that doesn’t give away personal identifiers), and set up a stronger, more unique username and password for WiFi networks and accounts for connected devices.
- Set up two-factor authorization. Having to authenticate your own access to your device accounts seems tedious, but that extra step can make the difference between a secure smart home and a compromised one. If your devices offer two-factor authorization as an option, make sure to use it.
- Update your smartphone operating system. Once you’re notified of a software update by your smartphone manufacturer, make sure to install it promptly. Most software updates contain a patch that head off any possible security flaws. Since you’re likely using the device to connect with your smart home, it won’t be a good idea to put off their installation because it might serve as a “backdoor: to your information.
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The intricacies of smart home security are better navigated with a guide. For many Virginia homeowners, the name to call can only be WiHome Integration. We can keep your smart home protected through our interactive security solutions. Just give us a call, and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your available options in detail. We proudly serve the areas in and around McLean, Clifton and Burke, VA. Call us now at (703) 239-1500, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation.