Security Basics For A Connected Home

Security is an important aspect of anything that connects to the internet, and that includes most home automation products. However, internet security is complicated and most people just ignore it instead of trying to grapple with these complications. Learning the basics is a great way to protect yourself from most threats without having to get a computer science degree. Reset Default Passwords Many devices will have some sort of password for accessing part or all of the device. When they ship, they will already have this password set to some sort of default that is written down in the instruction Read More →

6 Ways To Protect Your Home From Burglary

Coming home to shattered windows or a kicked in door and missing belongings is a terrible feeling. Not only do home break-ins lead to monetary loss, but they can also create a feeling of violation that is hard to shake afterward. The best way to handle home break-ins is to take proactive steps to prevent them from happening in the first place. With break-ins occurring every 13 seconds in the U.S., you can’t be too careful. Here are six ways to protect your home from burglary: Have the Locks Changed While you don’t need to have your locks changed on Read More →

Securing The Locks: Understanding The Importance Of The Lock Plate

Just because you might be extremely diligent in locking your door, it doesn’t mean that you’re safe from burglaries. A home burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the U.S. The condition that the locks are in will affect whether your house is a likely target. Most homeowners spend a lot of time fussing over the locks without even spending any time on the lock plate. Unknown to many, the condition of the lock plate can have a huge affect on how secure your home is. If the lock plate looks old or dingy, you should speak with a locksmith immediately Read More →