How Smarts Homes Can Safeguard You and Your Privacy

When appropriately utilized, smart home gadgets linked through IoT may quickly transform any home into a fortress.

Fremont, CA: As the world evolves, so does the technology that one relies on to make their lives simpler and more productive. Not only do one have better computers and mobile gadgets, but their appliances are also improving at a rapid pace. One now has smart speakers, refrigerators, dolls, security cameras, doorbells, and other devices that one can manage with their smartphones. In addition, the Internet of Things (IoT) makes their lives simpler and keeps them secure.

When one has control over what happens in their homes, they feel safer and can keep an eye out for questionable conduct. Unfortunately, if smart gadgets are not adequately protected, hackers can acquire control and use them against customers. So, let's look at how smart gadgets can help safeguard your homes and keep them safe.

  • When IoT Devices Are Not Secured

Consumers may be more secure than ever before by employing smart technologies via IoT. However, if the user does not do their part to protect their technology, they may become victims of cybercrime. It would be ideal if users kept their smart gadgets safe, not just for personal reasons but also because smart technology isn't always as secure as it should be. People adore new gadgets; therefore, many smart devices get launched without appropriate security testing, and upgrades after the facts are also few and far between.

  • Connected Devices and Security

When utilized appropriately, smart home gadgets linked via the Internet of Things may effectively transform the house into a fortress, where no suspicious activity can occur without the homeowner being alerted or having an immediate answer. Several smart gadgets may be linked to the phone to provide temporary protection. Smart doorbells allow users to see who is at the door and speak to them from inside. Bluetooth locks can secure the doors with the push of a button if users don't know the guest and wish to keep them out.

  • Protecting Your Devices

It all begins with the router, which serves as the network's front entrance to protect the smart home. Hackers can gain access to all connected devices if they know the router's name and its password. Change the router's name from the model number to something more creative to make it more difficult for them to link it to business. Also, change the encryption settings to WPA2 or WPA3, which give the maximum level of protection and are more difficult to crack for a hacker. Finally, proper passwords are essential for securing any linked network, and the user should password-protect every smart device they own.

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