Yes, your smart home automation system has done wonders to protect your home. Between live video streaming, alarm monitoring, light controls, and remote access, you can protect and monitor your home with the push of a button.
But even if you use the best home video surveillance to keep your home and family safe, your home automation system may still be susceptible to hackers. A lot of damage can be done by a compromised home automation system. For instance, imagine a total stranger watching your home video surveillance or baby monitor. Creepy, right?
At the Tufts University School of Engineering website, writer Bradly Frizzel offers a clear warning for homeowners with an unsecured home automation system:
An insecure webcam is certainly unsettling, but someone with an automated home might ask if any hacker would even want to access their WiFi enabled light bulbs, or check the temperature of their refrigerator. Frankly, the answer is yes. There is always someone out there who wants to break into someone else’s system, whether it is to commit a crime, prove that a problem exists, or just show off their own talents. Unfortunately, this is not just speculation. Security vulnerabilities in many home automation products have already been discovered, and could be exploited to serious detriment.
To secure your home automation system, here are five ways to prevent hackers from attacking your home’s most critical systems.
By following these five essential rules, you’ll be able to protect your home video surveillance and automation from any potential threat, including hackers. When you want to get serious about home protection, call Allied Fire and Security for more information.