Recent statistics have revealed that nearly a third of Brits (31%) are using some form of smart security gadget in their home*, it’s clear that many homeowners are starting to see smart security technology in a different light; to give them peace of mind and make their lives easier. With this in mind though, there is still some way to go in convincing some people that, if they take the necessary precautions, they can keep their home secure with the convenience of smart home technology.
Product development in the smart security sector is progressing at a rapid rate, so homeowners can continue to see a range of new product releases over the coming months, all with the same goal; to help homeowners secure their home in the most effective way using the latest in smart security technology.
1. Stay Up To Date
As criminals become more and more sophisticated in their attacks, manufacturers and security companies have to upgrade their own technology and techniques.
2. Change The Default Settings
This one may sound a little obvious, but many of us are guilty of leaving some devices set with the default password or login for the sake of convenience.
3. Make Sure You Use Encrypted Signals
Many smart devices use wireless signals to communicate with each other. For example, the control panel of your security system may send out a signal telling one of the sensors around the house to turn itself on or off.
4. Minimise Real World Tampering Risks
Sometimes it can be easy to forget that the smart devices we use, whether they’re doorbells or printers, also need to be kept secure in the real world.
5. Smart Devices Need Smart Passwords
You’ve probably heard this piece of advice before, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Strong passwords are a vital part of keeping any internet-connected device secure, whether it’s your laptop or your coffee machine.
If you’d like to know more about Smart Home technologies, then don’t forget May sees the return of Smart Home Week. Visit https://www.smarthomeweek.co.uk to understand more about the smart home and the latest technology available for you in your home.