In late 2019, there have been at least four notable cases for hacking into do-it-yourself security systems. In light of this newly released news, you may be left wondering if your home security system is certainly vulnerable to these same attacks from hackers.
The last thing you prefer from your security system is to leave you insecure. While you can’t be failsafe in protecting your Home Security Systems, these hacks can be preventable if you take the necessary steps. Here are a number of diets that you can take to better ensure your security system’s safety.
SECURE YOUR HOME NETWORK
Most modern security systems are actually reliant on your home network and WiFi. Make sure your wireless network is password protected and not amenable for others to access. Use a private network and a secret SSID (service set identifier) if possible.
Next, make sure that your router’s security by updating its site credentials and firmware often. Also, you can disappointment unneeded router features – notably Remote Current administration and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) – and usage effective encryption such as WPA3 or WPA2.
USAGE STRONG PASSWORDS AND CHANGE THEM REGULARLY
Cyber-terrorists use usernames and passwords from other data breaches to gain access to accounts. In recent years, hackers have made login attestations for over 8. 2 billion online accounts available to the online market place.
Make sure that your username and password that you use for your alarm is unique. The same goes for your wireless network. With the same username and password across multiple services leaves everyone highly vulnerable. Also, avoid reusing old usernames and passwords because you never know if these have been compromised from a previous data breach.
Create a strong password getting a combination of letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, in addition to symbols. Avoid using any personally identifiable information on passwords such as name and birthday, hackers will readily access this information making it easier for them to get into your personal account.
Finally, it’s best practice to change your individual passwords regularly. Doing so makes it harder for opponents to get into your system if your data has been breached.
FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
Two-Factor Authentication adds an additional membrane of security by prompting you to enter a good code you receive as a text message or email on top of your usual login credentials. This way, even if someone is able to get your credentials, it would be impossible for them to log in to your account without having full access to your phone or personal pc.
SET UP UNIQUE LOG-INS FOR ANYONE USING YOUR SYSTEM
Implementing one login for all of the users of your home security system offers a larger security risk. Make sure every user in your residence has a unique username and password to reduce this vulnerability.
FIRST START AND CHECK NOTIFICATIONS OFTEN
System Alert Signals in the Alarm. com app notifies customers when ever someone has unsuccessfully tried to log in to their membership. In the future, notifications will trigger if someone logs in with a new device.
If you received one of these notifications, change your password immediately.
UPDATE YOUR SECURITY CAMERAS
Ensure your cameras’ safety by regularly updating the software, firmware, plus camera model, which one of our technicians will be able to troubleshoot for you.
DO NOT VISIT INSECURE WEBSITES
Online websites with too many ads and pop-ups are a procreation ground for hackers to pounce and infiltrate your security network. Enable ad blockers and also highly-rated anti-virus/anti-malware programs to limit these occurrences.
When visiting websites, also ensure that you are visiting them all under the HTTPS protocol instead of HTTP. The difference is actually HTTPS protocols have an extra layer of basic safety called an SSL (secure sockets layer) official document, which can protect private information from hackers.
HOW DOES VERY OWN ALARM CENTER MAKE SURE MY SYSTEM IS SAFE?
At My Alarm Center, it’s our job to risk-free what matters most. Our technology, powered by Alarm. com, is regularly tested by third-party security individuals to ensure the highest levels of protection.
We take measures to your home security system in the following ways:
Requiring formidable passwords that are at least 7 characters including an individual letter and one number, and cannot be the same as a previous password
Encouraging users to opt into Alert. com’s Two-Factor Authentication and System Alert Signal
Offering unique logins for accounts with a variety of users
Locking your account after 9 hit a brick wall login attempts, your account cannot be unlocked through to the account owner calls My Alarm Center towards reset the password
Encrypting video streams build no one can gain access to your video through your Wi-Fi link, this can only happen if they breach your Worry. com account