It may surprise you to know that burglars can bypass your home security and gain access to your home and wreak havoc as they see fit. With current advancements in technology, it is possible for a burglar to hack into your security system, deactivate the alarm, grab whatever they want, and leave without a trace.
Though there is no system in the world that is 100% hack-proof, here are a few tips you could use to make your home security system more secure from hackers:
Use a secure password
It goes without saying that using secure passwords is not only essential to your online security, but also for your home security system. Always ensure your password cannot be easily guessed and it should be as complex as possible and include numbers, symbols and letters. Just don’t forget it!
Use a system with encrypted signals
When purchasing your wireless home security system, it is advisable that you purchase the ones with encrypted signals. If you choose a system with unsecured encryption, it is possible for intruders to access it via external sources, disable it and gain access into your premises without ever being detected.
Limit non-approved devices
Reduce the number of devices, which can be used to access your home security system. Ideally, you should stick to desktop computers, laptops and smart phones. Any other device might create an unnecessary access point that burglars can exploit.
Invest in a good anti-jammer
Anti-jammers help in detecting the risks of a signal jamming. They can be installed in the devices that have access to your home security system so that you are alerted whenever there is a signal failure, which might be caused by a jamming device being employed by a hacker.
Change passwords regularly
As an added precaution, you should always change your password regularly and limit the number of people who have access to that password.