If you are not connecting your smartphone to your home or business security system, you are not using it to the fullest. Some people do not even realize that they are capable of having their smartphone connected to their home security system.
Since we use our phones for practically everything these days, it only makes sense that manufacturers would tap into this resource. Yes, you can now utilize your smartphone to monitor your security system from wherever you are.
Our customers in Nassau County, NY and Suffolk County, NY, appreciate knowing that they can call on Security First to program their systems to communicate to their phones. This feature does come with a few risks, as does anything that uses modern technology. You risk the possibility of being hacked.
#1. Update your smartphone
We simply cannot stress how important it is that you update your smartphone features when you are alerted to do so. Many of the consumers we deal with in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island tell us that they simply ignore these alerts when they see them. We are here to tell you that this is not good. Updates are necessary, especially if there have been security breaches.
#2. Create a strong password
It is common knowledge that when you have a strong password, you can avoid being hacked. This is a necessary precaution to take if you wish to avoid the unfortunate event of having your phone hacked into.
#3. Be cautious about what you download
There are hacks that make things appear to official and legit that it is hard to detect what you can and cannot download. If you have any doubts, contact us and we’ll see if we can help you determine whether or not it is safe or not.***