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Might A Smart Home Be Hacked In Springfield?

October 06, 2021
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Will your smart home be hacked in Springfield? The short answer is "rarely”. A smart home system from a leading provider like Vivint incorporates high-level encryption and cyber-security measures to keep your system safe. Only advanced cyber criminals with a lot of time and patience will have any chance at success. Hackers usually go after easier targets and a home security system isn't typically on an experienced criminal’s to-do list.

How Vivint safeguards you from smart home hackers in Springfield

Vivint makes the installation of home security and home automation systems easy due to the benefits of convenient wireless networks. With that in mind, the avoidance of wiring can lead to a bit more apprehension about cyber-security. Fortunately, Vivint components utilize effective safeguards designed to frustrate hackers. Here are samples of how Vivint deters criminal activity:

Advanced encryption: Technically, 1024-bit encryption could be circumvented, but it will take a really long time to solve. The vast majority of cyber criminals are unlikely to spend the needed resources to take on this level of encryption.

Disguise your IP address:It’s certainly challenging to hack what you are unable to detect. Vivint takes pride in keeping your smart home hidden by shielding your IP address to the rest of the world.

Frequent updates: Your home defense package must remain prepared for any new hacking techniques by frequently releasing updates to the software and firmware.

Other ways you can safeguard your Springfield smart home from being hacked

While Vivint provides you with state-of-the-art systems that utilize their own security methods, your own daily practices are vitally important in keeping your smart home secure.

Passwords shouldn’t be easy to guess:

Make sure you implement a hard-to-crack password for your Wi-Fi networks and cell phone security application. An unpredictable sequence of upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers are better than settling for an easy-to-remember password. For the most part, a longer password is best. Also, make sure you replace your passwords periodically.

Passwords are meant to be private:

You need to keep your network and security passwords private. In the event you have to provide a guest a smart door lock or security code, use a a limited-time access code. Your neighbors or friends can then check up on the house per your instructions, and then won’t have access once the code becomes invalid.

Review your settings regularly:

You could be the initial person to discover something is amiss with your home security system. When sensing a possible security concern, investigate your smart home settings through your your smartphone app or smart hub. If your settings are different, update your passwords without delay.

Enjoy a secure smart home from the leaders at Vivint!

The surefire way to keep your smart home safe and secure is to go with a provider like Vivint. Our devices have enhanced cyber criminal deterrents which means they are nearly impossible to hack. Contact (417) 428-8884 or complete the form below to chat with our Vivint specialists and build your secure smart home.