Once you have got the best smart home systems Buckinghamshire has to offer then you should make sure you know how to use it safely.
While there are a huge number of pros to having a smart home, such as being able to control the temperature and lighting according to your preferences or from afar, it does need to be used properly so that you can get the most out of it.
It is particularly important to ensure that you make sure your own private information, and that of your children is kept as secure as possible, however.
You will always be sharing information with your smart tech, whether you are at home at any given time for example, what your plans are the television you watch and when, which could be surprisingly attractive information to someone trying to hack your details to steal from you.
So follow these tips:
- Make sure your passwords are secure
Really secure. Consider changing them every so often and using a random password generator to pick them. Don’t use the same passwords for everything.
- Don’t put it near a window
I know it sounds bizarre, but there have been claims that people have been able to hack into a person’s Alexa or other smart homeware by shouting at it from a window. Be careful who may have access to the controls for your smart ware.
- Update your software and hardware
Security breaches can occur if you don’t have the latest security updates, or your router is not as up to date as it could be. Make sure these are checked for vulnerabilities frequently.