Could your smart home become hacked in Chicago? The short answer is ”not likely”. A smart home plan from a tech-savvy installer like Vivint uses advanced encryption and other techniques like IP address masking to prevent a breach of your system. Only an advanced hacker with plenty of time, patience, and luck will be successful. Wrongdoers normally look for low-hanging fruit that's easy and a home security system won’t be on the smart hacker's to-do list.
The ways Vivint safeguards you from smart home hackers in Chicago
Vivint makes incorporating home security and home automation devices simple through the use of wireless technology. However, the avoidance of wires might equate to a bit more apprehension about cyber-security. Fortunately, Vivint systems offer effective safeguards that help thwart a hacker. Here are samples of how Vivint protects you:
● High-level encryption standards: Theoretically, 1024-bit encryption can be hacked, but it will take a massive amount of effort and time to solve. Most cyber criminals are unlikely to spend the time, energy, and money to get through this layer of protection.
● Masked IP addressing:It’s certainly challenging to hack what you can’t find. Vivint takes steps to keep your smart home isolated by shielding your IP address to anyone outside of your network.
● Frequent updates: Your home security equipment must remain ready for the latest threats by frequently releasing software and firmware updates.