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Could A Smart Home Be Hacked In Palm Springs?

October 06, 2021
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Could your smart home become hacked in Palm Springs? The short answer is ”almost never”. A smart home system from a leading provider like Vivint uses 1024-bit encryption and additional cybersecurity safeguards to deter criminal activity. Only a few advanced online offenders with a lot of time and patience will succeed. They usually go after low-hanging fruit that's easy and a home security system is not likely to be on their attack plan.

How Vivint safeguards you from smart home hackers in Palm Springs

Vivint makes installing your home security and home automation systems effortless through the use of wireless technology. However, the avoidance of wired connections can lead to a bit more apprehension about cyber-security. Luckily, Vivint home defense plans offer proven safety measures that help thwart hackers. The ensuing are some examples of how Vivint keeps your devices safe:

1024-bit encryption: Technically, 1024-bit encryption might be cracked, but it would require a really long time to bypass. The vast majority of thieves are unlikely to spend the resources necessary to take on this type of defense.

Masked IP addressing:It’s certainly challenging to hack what you can’t find. Vivint attempts to keep your smart home private by masking your IP address to the rest of the world.

Frequent updates: Your home security equipment needs to be one step ahead of the hackers by sending out frequent updates to the software and firmware.

Additional methods to help protect your Palm Springs smart home from becoming hacked

While Vivint gives you innovative systems that utilize their own security methods, your own daily practices can go a long way to keep your smart home well defended.

Passwords shouldn’t be easy to guess:

Make sure you use a hard-to-crack password for your Wi-Fi networks and cell phone security application. An arbitrary selection of letters, numbers, and symbols are better than using an easy-to-remember password. For the most part, a longer password is best. It’s also smart to update your passwords periodically.

Don’t share passwords:

Always keep your home security password private. If you do want to provide someone other than a family member a smart door lock or security code, assign a a limited-time access code. Approved guests can then check up on your home as needed, and then will no longer be afforded entry when the code’s lifespan runs out.

Inspect your settings often:

You might be the first to find an issue with your home defense system. If you sense something unusual, check your smart home setup by using your home’s smart hub or the convenient cell phone app. If your settings are different, switch out your passwords immediately.

Stay protected with a secure smart home from Vivint today!

The most effective measure to ensure the safety of your smart home is to go with a provider like Vivint. Our devices have enhanced internet security safeguards that make them hard and time consuming to break into. Simply dial (760) 334-5668 or complete the form below to chat with our Vivint experts and customize your secure smart home.