Got a security camera to keep an eye on and record actions of intruders? Good, this will keep them at bay. However, there is another kind of threat that is posed by someone your camera cannot capture. There are some disadvantages of living in this interconnected world. Someone can control the entire home security system without being physically present in your home. Modern internet security systems have endowed you with the facility of remote monitoring. However, someone can use the same internet to deprive you of this facility and gain the full control.
To keep it strong, secure and private, it has to be protected from online prying eyes of online predators. You need to fortify it further. Here are some guidelines and tips for protecting the wireless security system from online threats.
Change the Name
Immediately change the SSID (Service Set Identifier) of the newly set Wi-Fi internet security system. SSID is the name of your home network. Any device trying to connect to your network sees this name. If you are changing the name of the home network, it will be difficult for hackers to gain the access to the network. Usually, manufacturers assign the default name to the router. And, that default name is usually the name of the manufacturer which is pretty easy to guess. Moreover, do not use the name of any of your family member.
Unique and Strong Password
Routers come with default pre-set passwords that are pretty easy to guess. Therefore, replace that password with a unique and strong password. Remember, select a hard to guess and easy to remember password. Here is a simple technique for choosing a password.
Suppose your password is myhosepa3578. (My Home Security Password 3578)
Replace some of the numbers with characters that are almost identical and do the same with numbers.
Your password should be myh05epaBS7B
Here are the replacements made to get this password
‘o’ with ‘0’
‘s’ with ‘5’
‘3’ with ‘B’
‘5’ with ‘S’
‘8’ with ‘B’
Enable Network Encryption
WEP, WPA and WPA2 are the most popular encryption for wireless networks. WPA2 is the most popular encryption technique. This improves security by converting data or traffic in a form that is of no use for an unauthorized person or software.
Placing the Router
Try to keep the router near to the middle of your house. A hacker can receive the signal if the range of the signal is reaching outside of the house. Therefore, do not place it near the window or the door. Make sure that the signal is not accessible outside of your home.
Your wireless security system in Edmonton protects you from intruders. It is your job to protect it from online threats.