So far, perhaps it has never been thought to increase the security of the technology that is used in the houses to keep thieves away. Simply, measures such as setting alarms, surveillance cameras to, etc. are taken. However, there is more and more technology in homes that makes them smart homes, but if you do not have enough care, you can be more vulnerable.
It sounds like something futuristic, but it is increasingly likely that a thief will be able to access the security cameras of a house and control the hours in which it is not inhabited in order to gain access to the house in a more relaxed way. Usually houses are equipped with technology connected to the Internet and without knowing it, it is achieved that through the devices connected to the network, homes are more susceptible to intrusions.
Experts in information security have published four ways or tips to keep homes and personal information safe.
Normally in each home there are several devices in which important information is stored: personal information, bank details etc.
All of them are usually connected to the Wi-Fi network to perform operations or simply consult information on the internet. Therefore, one of the points to improve in information security is access to the Wi-Fi network. For this the first thing to check is that the router has Wi-Fi Protect Access (WPA2) and a strong authentication mode, that is, you have to forget the most obvious passwords like 1234, the network name or user name and Protected in a more secure way.
Smartphones are often used to remotely control heating or house lights with applications that are obtained free of charge by downloading them from the terminals themselves. But this advantage and convenience means taking some risks.
In case of loss or theft of the phone, hackers can bypass the password protection and from the terminal access the Wi-Fi network of the house. In this case the password of said network must be immediately changed to put a new obstacle to the intrusion in the house by that route.
On the other hand, be careful with applications that are downloaded on phones and computers because without knowing it can be downloading malware on the devices or laptops connected to the Wi-Fi, endangering everything that connects to it net.
Updating programs and applications
You have to be very careful with the updates of programs and applications of the mobiles or pc; In most cases, it is safer to maintain a stable version in terms of security, than to not download the latest added feature that you so much enjoy. Therefore, you should try to keep updated versions of the installed software provided it is a stable version so do not forget to keep the security barriers in this regard.
Share information on the web
In many cases, it is the technology companies themselves that, when they install demotics systems, accidentally leave public access to the homes where these systems have been installed.
It happens, that companies installing these mechanisms, have unknowingly shared the names of devices installed in a search engine. So, you can find direct links online to access systems installed in homes without user and password to protect it.
It is advisable, whenever these types of systems are to be installed, to ensure that any information about the home automation system that is accessible through the internet is not published and shared in the search engines. Otherwise, it would be giving the possibility that someone could identify the location or automation of the technology of a smart home.