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Might A Smart Home Get Hacked In Portland?

October 06, 2021
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Will your smart home become hacked in Portland? The short answer is ”not likely”. A smart home defense from a tech-savvy installer like Vivint protects with high-level encryption and cyber-security measures to deter criminal activity. Only advanced cyber criminals with an abundance of time, patience, and luck will succeed. Wrongdoers normally prey on less secure networks and a home security system isn't typically on the smart hacker's attack plan.

The ways Vivint keeps you safe from smart home hackers in Portland

Vivint makes installing your residential security and home automation devices effortless due to the benefits of convenient wireless networks. With that in mind, the avoidance of wiring could cause an increased anxiety about your home’s online security. Thankfully, Vivint home defense plans offer proven safety measures that will block hackers. The following are just a few ways Vivint protects you:

Advanced encryption: Supposedly, 1024-bit encryption could be circumvented, but it would need an abundance of time and effort to bypass. The preponderance of hackers wouldn’t spend the time, energy, and money to take on this layer of protection.

Hidden IP addresses:It’s hard to hack devices you can’t find. Vivint takes steps to keep your smart home hidden by disguising your IP address to outsiders.

Keeps your security updated: Your security system should strive to be one step ahead of the hackers by sending out frequent updates to the software and firmware.

Tips to help protect your Portland smart home from getting hacked

Although Vivint provides you with innovative devices that are equipped with advanced, built-in security, your day-to-day habits can go a long way in protecting your smart home.

Strong passwords are essential:

Make sure you use a password that is difficult or nearly impossible to guess for your router and mobile security app. An arbitrary selection of letters, numbers, and symbols are better than settling for an easy-to-remember password. For the most part, a longer password is best. You also should plan to update your passwords per a set schedule.

Never disclose your passwords:

Always keep your home security password private. When you need to supply a guest a PIN for your smart locking system, create a a limited-time access code. Your neighbors or friends are then able to go into your residence as needed, and then won’t have access after the code expires.

Check your settings often:

You may be the first to find an issue with your home defense system. If you sense a possible security concern, check your smart home setup on your smartphone app or smart hub. If something is out of whack, switch out your passwords immediately.

Get your secure smart home today from Vivint!

The surefire way to ensure the safety of your smart home is to select a provider like Vivint. Our components utilize innovative cyber-security features which means they are hard and time consuming to break into. Contact (503) 213-9485 or send in the form below to speak with our Vivint specialists and configure your secure smart home.