We need to take control over a lot of things in our lives; as soon as we reach the age of legal adulthood, it’s suddenly up to us to control where we go, what we do, how we make/spend money, and what kind of life we want to lead. And for some people, that’s a big responsibility to have to shoulder.
But one area in which you should always be taking control is your home’s security. We want to live healthy and happy with our loved ones, inside the four walls we forked out lots of money for, and that means we need to know what’s going on outside. And to do that, you’re going to have to invest in security measures.
Change Your Passwords, Regularly
If you’re someone who uses SMART home technology to keep your house safe, you’re going to want to change the password on each and every device on a regular basis. This is to keep a hacker from getting in at any point in the system, because any of your SMART devices can be vulnerable if left alone for a long time.
Always check in to see how your devices are operating, and try to change their passwords at least once a month. Keep a password diary or use a password manager, and ultimately, make sure the Internet of Things (IoT) doesn’t let you down!
Set Up CCTV
Every home out there has the ability to use their own CCTV cameras; they can be easily installed and easily hooked up to a player that can be plugged into your own TV or computer. And when you’ve got CCTV on the premises, you’re going to feel a lot safer about heading to bed at night, or leaving the house alone for weeks when you’re off on vacation.
So, why not look into CCTV installation in your area right now? You’ll have eyes and ears around your whole property, which can definitely give you peace of mind, and most cameras are subtle enough that any potential intruders won’t even be able to see them.
Protect Your Hub
Finally, if you control all of your devices from your phone or your laptop, you’re going to have to put extra layers of protection onto it. Make sure you have antivirus and antimalware programs on either tech, and run regular scans to check for hostile intrusions or programs you may have downloaded without knowing.
One of the best things to do is set up a different user on your laptop, and ensure they’re not an ‘administrator’, and install all device programs/software on this account. This way, if a hacker gets in, they won’t be able to make any substantial changes. Once again, make sure the password is changed regularly, and that only you know it.
Keeping your home safe and secure is a matter of control, and you could have that in spades. Just stick to the points above and you’ll be in charge.