Setting up a smart home takes time and work, but it can be worth it in the end! Once you have your devices set up and ready to go, you’ll need to start working on your security. To keep your home and family safe from hackers or intruders, here are some essential steps for setting up a smart home that is both safe and secure.
What is a smart home?
A smart home is a home with networkable, internet-connected devices that can be remotely controlled or monitored. We use these devices in our homes to increase safety, convenience, comfort, and efficiency.
What to do for your home’s safety?
Constantly update download and install released firmware updates on your devices as soon as possible. Once an update is released, it will also publish the vulnerability it fixes. This allows attackers to automatically create working tools to break systems that have not been updated.
Use strong passwords. The assets in your home are worth far more than your Wi-Fi network protected by a strong password. Do the same here. What’s more, never use the same password anywhere else!
Watch the news. Whatever system you use, always keep an eye on its information and the protocols it uses. If we find a vulnerability affecting our system, we should ask the manufacturer to fix it.
In the last couple of years, smart home technology has exploded. With a wide range of gadgets that can connect wirelessly to your Wi-Fi network and allow you to control them remotely from your smartphone, it’s never been easier to have a connected, automated home.
Do you remember the film The Matrix? At the end of the movie, Neo is faced with a choice: take the blue pill and stay in an illusionary world, or take the red pill and see what’s really behind all illusions. We recommend you choose the red pill and be ready for any outcome!