Might a smart home be hacked in Eugene?

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Will your smart home become hacked in Eugene? The short answer is "rarely”. A smart home defense from a respected supplier like Vivint uses 1024-bit encryption and additional cybersecurity safeguards to prevent a breach of your system. Only advanced cyber criminals with an abundance of time, patience, and luck will have any chance at success. They usually go after low-hanging fruit that's easy and a home security system won’t be on the smart hacker's to-do list.

The ways Vivint protects you from smart home hackers in Eugene

Vivint makes incorporating residential security and home automation components simple through the use of wireless technology. However, the avoidance of wires might equate to a bit more apprehension about cyber-security. Fortunately, Vivint home defense plans utilize powerful protections that will block a hacker. The ensuing are just a few ways Vivint deters criminal activity:

Advanced encryption: Theoretically, 1024-bit encryption might be cracked, but it would require a massive amount of effort and time to get through. The vast majority of thieves are unlikely to spend the resources necessary to get through this layer of protection.

Disguise your IP address:You can’t hack a system you can’t find. Vivint attempts to keep your smart home isolated by masking your IP address to outsiders.

Updated security patches: Your home defense package needs to be one step ahead of the hackers by frequently releasing updates to the software and firmware.

Other ways you can help protect your Eugene smart home from becoming hacked

While Vivint offers the latest in modern components that have their own security methods, your actions can go a long way in protecting your smart home.

Strong passwords are essential: Always implement a password that is difficult or nearly impossible to guess for your smartphone security app and Wi-Fi connections. An arbitrary selection of upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers are a smarter choice than using a personal prompt. For the most part, a longer password is best. It’s also smart to change your passwords periodically.

Never disclose your passwords: You need to keep your network and security passwords out of the wrong hands. If you do want to give someone other than a family member a smart door lock or security code, create a temporary key code. Approved guests are then able to go into your home per your instructions, and then will no longer be afforded entry once the code becomes invalid.

Check your settings often: You may be the one to recognize an issue with your home’s security. If you detect something unusual, check your smart home setup on your home’s smart hub or the convenient cell phone app. If something is out of whack, switch out your passwords immediately.

Get your secure smart home from Vivint today!

The most effective measure to ensure the safety of your smart home is to choose a company like Vivint. Our devices have enhanced cyber criminal deterrents that make them hard and time consuming to hack. Contact (541) 313-4091 or submit the following form to chat with our Vivint experts and build your secure smart home.