6 Ways to CPI Security Systems Safe from Hackers
Research Smart Equipment
When adding 3rd party smart home devices to your CPI Alarm System, make sure that you follow standard security protocols and best practices. Purchase well known smart devices. Smart Home Devices should require password protection, one or two-step authentication and offer frequent over the air firmware and security updates.
Register the Equipment
Registering the equipment is important. It will validate the warranty as well as ensure that you are eligible for all firmware updates. Updates will usually add addition features and will also address any known security issues. CPI Home Security systems have over the air update capabilities.
Pay Attention to Passwords
You want to be sure to change the default passwords. It is recommended that you include a mixture of letters, cases, numbers, and symbols.
Also, be sure to unique passwords for each smart device. This makes it more difficult for a hacker to access to all your sensitive accounts if your password for one is compromised.
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Create a Secure Wi-Fi Network
To prevent digital intruders from disabling your CPI Home Security system, it is a good practice to take additional measures to protect your entire home network. When setting up the CPI InTouch App, you might also want to update the name of the network and default password.
Also, if you are adding multiple devices like CPI Security Cameras or a CPI Doorbell Camera you might want to set up your CPI InTouch App on a separate Wi-Fi network. This makes it harder for hackers to access the network where you do your banking and store your sensitive information.
Consider Professional Installation
If this is all making your head spin, it may be just another reason to have everything professionally installed. The CPI Security technicians should be able integrate the smart home equipment and help you set up the CPI InTouch App while including some more advanced network security measures.
Reset to Factory Default Settings
Before you dispose of, sell or give away any of your smart devices, make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions to do a factory reset. This will wipe out all of your personal settings.