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Can A Smart Home Become Hacked In Fort Collins?

October 06, 2021
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Could your smart home get hacked in Fort Collins? The simple response is ”almost never”. A smart home system from a respected supplier like Vivint protects with 1024-bit encryption and additional cybersecurity safeguards to keep your system safe. Only advanced cyber criminals with a lot of time and patience will be successful. They usually look for easier targets and a home security system is not likely to be on the smart hacker's attack plan.

How Vivint safeguards you from smart home hackers in Fort Collins

Vivint makes installing your home security and home automation components effortless due to the benefits of convenient wireless networks. With that in mind, the lack of wired connections might equate to an increased anxiety about your security from cyber criminals. Fortunately, Vivint systems utilize powerful protections that will block a hacker. The following are samples of how Vivint deters criminal activity:

1024-bit encryption: Theoretically, 1024-bit encryption might be cracked, but it will take a really long time to get through. The vast majority of hackers wouldn’t devote the needed resources to get through this type of defense.

Disguise your IP address:It’s hard to hack devices you aren’t able to locate. Vivint takes pride in keeping your smart home private by masking the IP to outsiders.

Updated security patches: Your security system should strive to be one step ahead of the hackers by issuing consistent updates to the software and firmware.

Other ways you can defend your Fort Collins smart home from becoming hacked

Although Vivint offers state-of-the-art devices that utilize their own security methods, your own daily practices are vitally important to keep your smart home well defended.

Passwords shouldn’t be easy to guess:

Make sure you implement a hard-to-crack password for your smartphone security app and Wi-Fi connections. A random string of characters are a wiser option than using something personal like a birthday or child’s name. For the most part, a longer password is best. It’s also smart to update your passwords on a regular basis.

Never disclose your passwords:

Always keep your network and security passwords private. In the event you have to supply someone other than a family member a code for your front entry lock, assign a a limited-time access code. Approved guests will be allowed to go into your residence when you need them to, and later they won’t be able to enter when the code’s lifespan runs out.

Review your settings often:

You could be the first to find an issue with your home’s security. If you sense something unusual, check your smart home configuration through your your home’s smart hub or the convenient cell phone app. If something is out of whack, immediately change your passwords.

Stay protected with a secure smart home from Vivint today!

The best thing you can do to ensure the safety of your smart home is to select a company like Vivint. Our systems utilize innovative internet security safeguards which means they are hard and time consuming to break into. Contact (970) 703-0718 or complete the form below to talk with our Vivint experts and customize your secure smart home.