Can Alarm Systems Be Hacked?

Alarm Systems / Jan 10, 2019

Security systems are leaps and bounds ahead of what they used to be ten years ago. The technology behind it has evolved, and with it, people have evolved in learning new ways to breach these security measures. In our homes and businesses, a great security system means nothing if you aren’t doing what you can to prevent your New Zealand alarm system from being compromised.

Hacking Is Real

Whether your home is using wired or wireless security, there are people out there who are smart enough, and bad enough, to hack into your security systems and take what they want. They can do this so quickly and so easily, and the only one to suffer will be you. However, there are measures you can take to prevent your security system from being breached.

  1. It’s important to know that there’s always a threat

Whether you have an alarm system or CCTV cameras, you need to know that they can be hacked. Don’t create a false sense of safety for yourself and your home because if you’re alert, you’ll constantly be making sure that no breach happens.

  1. Protect your password

Make sure that your home router and security system is password protected. Often we choose passwords that are easy for us to remember, so we choose something common like a birthday or a cell phone number. This creates a potential problem as it makes it easier to hack. Make sure you use more complex passwords and change these passwords often.

  1. Check your cameras.

You can make sure that your cameras have not been hacked or tampered with by checking them often and checking the time logs attached to them. This will make sure that there are no discrepancies.

  1. Avoid public Wi-Fi networks

If you want to check on your home security system when you’re not at home, make sure you’re using a secure Wi-Fi connection. It will make hacking your security system all the harder.

Hacking a security system isn’t something that happens often, but when it does happen it’s usually down to homeowners making the mistakes listed above. Make sure that your alarm system isn’t hacked by taking these safety precautions. If you’re still unsure about how you can keep your home secure, you can contact Integrated Security Services for advice.