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Protecting Your Smart Home

April 20, 2017

Security has been a pretty consistent threat to the home automation market since it began. With fears of hacking and the reality of your whole home operating on one system, safety for your devices as well as your home is not an outlandish thing to be concerned about. Think of it this way: having access to your home through your smartphone is basically using your smartphone as a key to your home. With any key, losing it poses very dangerous consequences. So each of these devices, just like keys to your home, needs protection. However, protection is possible and very plausible for anyone who owns a smart system in their home. This investment is an important one, and there are many ways to fully protected it.

Protection is key

One very obvious and old-fashioned way of protecting your devices is to conceal them from the naked eye. The harder to find, the less likely someone can gain access to them. This could be as simple as moving certain devices to different places when you leave home, giving them extra protection while you’re away. Another very efficient way of protection is backing your systems up to the cloud. If you’re using a cloud service, the provider can secure this service very easily. Typically, they will do a better job at protecting the systems than you would be able to if you had to check them yourself constantly. Multiple passwords, personal questions, and different methods of authentication can ensure better protection for your systems as well.

The hub of your home – the router – should also be very well protected because it is the most important part of your internet connectivity. Using a secure router with up-to-date firmware can make your devices more secure in your home. As home automation becomes more popular, new updates will have security in mind. Updating a device almost always makes it run safer and more efficiently, so this crucial step keeps a smart home safe. With a little bit of research, buying trusted products with a good reputation can save you a lot of money and worry.

Stay safe my friends

Having a home automation system is proven to keep your home more secure and provide homeowners with the information they need when they’re not at home. It is very worthwhile to protect the systems that are making your home smarter and safer. These simple and affordable methods of protection can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Protecting your home automation devices is a vital part of being a user and keeping your home safe. It is important to realize that investments placed properly will yield the best results in any situation, not just this one. Your home is worth more to you than the money you’ve put into it, and it’s been protecting you since you’ve moved in – it’s time to take serious steps to protect it.

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