If you are adding smart home devices to your Alert Security equipment package, you would be well advised to take some extra precautions to protect your WiFi networks. Wireless smart home devices can have weaknesses that can be exploited by hackers.
To protect your network, be sure to follow the best practices below when installing your Alert 360 Alarm System.
Research the Device
If you are considering the addition of 3rd party smart home devices, it is best to purchase equipment from reputable smart device manufacturers.
Look for companies that require password protection, have 2-step authentication and update their firmware periodically.
Register the Equipment
It’s important to register each device. This will accomplish a couple of things:
1. Activate the warranty and
2. Qualify you for receiving any firmware updates.
Pay Attention to Passwords
Make sure that you change the default passwords. Try to use different combinations of letters, cases, numbers, and symbols.
Make Sure Your Wi-Fi Network is Secure
To keep Alert 360 security systems safe, you need to secure the entire home network. Changing the name of the network and the default password is a good place to start.
Consider Professional Installation
An expert Alert360 alarm technician can help if you have questions with setting up a secure network
Reset to Factory Default Settings
Before you dispose of, sell or give away any of your Alert 360 Home Security System smart devices, make sure to remove all of your data.