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Might A Smart Home Get Hacked In Boston?

October 06, 2021
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Can your smart home be hacked in Boston? The short answer is ”almost never”. A smart home system from a respected supplier like Vivint protects with advanced encryption and additional cybersecurity safeguards to deter criminal activity. Only an advanced hacker with a lot of time and patience will have any chance at success. They usually go after low-hanging fruit that's easy and a home security system is not likely to be on an experienced criminal’s attack plan.

How Vivint protects you from smart home hackers in Boston

Vivint makes installing your home security and home automation systems easy through the use of wireless technology. However, the lack of wiring might equate to a bit more apprehension about cyber-security. Luckily, Vivint home defense plans have proven safety measures that help thwart a hacker. Here are samples of how Vivint keeps your devices safe:

Advanced encryption: Technically, 1024-bit encryption could be circumvented, but it would require a really long time to solve. The vast majority of hackers are unlikely to allocate the needed resources to get through this level of encryption.

Masked IP addressing:It’s certainly challenging to hack what you are unable to detect. Vivint takes steps to keep your smart home isolated by shielding the IP to anyone outside of your network.

Updated security patches: Your home security equipment needs to be ready for the latest threats by sending out frequent software and firmware updates.

Other ways you can safeguard your Boston smart home from becoming hacked

While Vivint gives you the latest in modern systems that have effective security measures, your own daily practices are also critical to keep your smart home well defended.

Passwords shouldn’t be easy to guess:

Always create a password that is difficult or nearly impossible to guess for your smartphone security app and Wi-Fi connections. An unpredictable sequence of upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers are a wiser option than settling for a personal prompt. For the most part, a longer password is best. You also should plan to change your passwords periodically.

Never disclose your passwords:

The key is keeping your home security password protected. In the event you have to provide someone other than a family member a code for your front entry lock, use a a limited-time access code. They can then check up on the house when you need them to, and later they won’t be able to enter once the code becomes invalid.

Inspect your settings regularly:

You may be the initial person to recognize a problem with your home’s security. If you sense a possible security concern, check your smart home setup on your smart hub or mobile app. If there are unauthorized changes, immediately change your passwords.

Enjoy a secure smart home from Vivint today!

The most effective measure to keep your smart home safe and secure is to choose a company like Vivint. Our devices have enhanced cyber criminal deterrents that cause them to be nearly impossible to infiltrate. Contact (617) 826-8647 or send in our form on this page to talk with our Vivint professionals and configure your secure smart home.