What to Know About Device Security

What to Know About Device Security

In many blogs, you’ll read about the features and benefits of smart products or homes, but we say confidently that you should be just as informed about how to protect your Keller, TX home, and use home networking as a security tool.

In this blog, we will discuss how you can use home networking to ensure that your data is safe and without risk of being tapped into. Keep your property safe from cyber-attacks by reading more below.

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Network Name & Password: Don’t name your network after something obvious (family name, address). Moreover, create a password that won’t be easily-guessed by others; or, alternatively, randomly generate a string of letters, numbers, and symbols. All your devices are tied to the same network in your home, so taking this first step to protecting them is key.

Traffic-Encryption: When your network encrypts the traffic running through, it shuffles the messages sent through your network. Even if tapped into, they can’t decipher the info. Devices should have matching encryption to ensure that they can still communicate.

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The Essential Piece to Your Smart System

The Essential Piece to Your Smart System

When installing a smart system in your Keller, TX home, regardless of how small or big you’re starting, we want to make sure that it’s going to work exactly the way it’s supposed to 100 percent of the time. One way we can ensure this is by having a good home network established.

A smart home needs a solid network to function. With a smart system, all your products and devices — like security systems, smart lights, window shades, thermostats, televisions, speakers and more — are connected through one central control system. This system facilitates the communication between devices via your home network.

You may already use your home network for something as simple as internet access. But is it ready to carry a much heavier load with each additional smart device? The fact that your home network plays such a huge role in the functionality of your devices is why it’s imperative to ensure that you have a reliable one.

It’s tempting to think that setting up your smart system means just installing the products and then assuming they’ll be fully functional from there on out. However, your home network should be considered as another vital piece of the puzzle during installation.  

Here are a few of the reasons why a home network is so valuable and essential to your smart home system.

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