Security is something you think about all the time because you want to keep your family and belongings safe. So, the last thing you want to hear is terrible advice about how to keep your premises secure. Let us look at some of the worst advice we have ever heard about security:
Changing your password is enough to secure your home
Changing your password will make it harder for intruders to enter your home but it does not protect it from hackers. Security systems in smart homes connect to the internet and making them vulnerable to hackers. If your cheeky neighbor can hack your Wi-Fi password, then he or she can also control your smart home’s security. The best way to avoid this is to secure your wireless network by enabling protected access II (WPA2) protocol. Then create a complex password that will be hard to hack (and we don’t mean 1234).
Any camera can be a security camera
Not all cameras were made the same, not even the ones on your smartphones. Your fancy cell phone camera can capture pictures and record video footage but it is not a security camera. Cameras that are specifically built for home surveillance are designed to endure hot and cold temperatures. They have infrared illuminators that allows them able to record clear footage in both low light and when there is no light. Others are built to be discreet and can be placed in strategic places in your house or outdoor. Another major feature modern security cameras have is the ability to detect intruders, send you an alert and set off the alarm.
A safe neighborhood is protection enough
Ever heard of the saying that in every village there is a madman? It applies to every safe neighborhood too. There is always a potential intruder or criminal or voyeur lurking around safe, picturesque neighborhoods. Remember criminals do not have a “bad person” tattoo on their heads. Even your pastor can be a habitual burglar for all you know. A smart lock on your door and a few cameras around your property can give you a peace of mind especially when you go out for vacation or work. Technology has advanced to an extent where you can watch what is going on in your property when you are away.
Alarms are the worst
You are more likely to hear this kind of advice from people whose alarms went off when they should not have. It is true that alarms do that sometimes, but that does not mean you don’t need them. A well-monitored security alarm system can deter crime. Criminals know that homes with good alarm systems have owners that are serious about security. They know that such homes are difficult to break into. Your smart locks and bright lighting tell criminals to keep off but your alarm tells them that they have messed with the wrong person.
A home is a safe space you share with your family and your belongings. Any damage to your house or loss of property after a break-in can be devastating. It is important to take steps to ensure that you use the latest smart security technology to secure your home. For all the latest on smart products follow our blog. And for more on specific products, how to use them, as well as PDF manuals and videos, check out our collection of products.