With the innovation of technology and the integration of mobile devices, smart home technology Chicago has now become prevalent. Property owners can now control and monitor the automation system of their home just by using any device that has a connection. Although, tablets and smartphones have turned into digital doorways into your security system and home, and a lot of Americans aren’t taking the right methods to secure their houses from cyber dangers. In this article we will be giving you 4 ways to increase your smartphones’ security to secure the automation system of your home: 

 

Prevent accessing unauthorized app stores and suspicious links 

A lot of cyber attackers get easy access to important and confidential information once a user isn’t careful regarding the links he/she clicks or the apps that they download. If you are not careful enough, there is a possibility that those unverified links have malware that’s intended to get sensitive user details. To prevent this, you need to avoid downloading apps from unauthorized stores and take proper precautions to minimize the danger of downloading a dangerous virus. Aside from that, prevent clicking on links or ads sent to your email since they might transport malicious software. 

Limit app access 

A lot of smartphones come predetermined to share personal details while you’re not aware of it. Those users who do not know about this can possibly be unintentionally sharing different information such as photos, location, email, contact list, calendars and etc. Fortunately, you can minimize the danger of a cyber-attacker to infiltrate and gain access to your system by going through your privacy settings and limiting your application’s access to guarantee that only the needed details are obtained. 

Update software 

The innovation of technology has changed mobile devices into convenient computers, which are prone to similar cyber threats like desktop computers. If your software is outdated, hackers can easily determine the weakness of your system, causing them to get into your system and gain access. Hence, it would be recommended to have your software updated from time to time for a more secure system. 

Utilize password protection 

Setting a strong password is the best and the easiest way for you to boost the security of your smartphone. A password restricts access of the device to you alone. It also secures sensitive information from the possible intruders.  

If you lose a phone or have it stolen, it could cost property owners much more than the fee for replacing a device. Lessen the possibility of compromising your control over your thermostats, locks, and lights by following particular safety things to guarantee that your smartphone is secured and to have better security on your phone. 

If you want to have a secured and effective security system installed in your home that can effectively be controlled through a mobile application, never think twice calling our company’s representative using our local hotline numbers for you to be assisted to whatever concerns you have for us. Contact us now!