Protect Your Internet Router From Hackers

May 18th, 2022

When it comes to digital security, most of us lack the knowledge to prevent the possibility of some serious issues, such as loss of privacy, identity theft, and fraud. We are so careful with our computers due to the amount of information they hold. We buy all forms of protection, we use complex passwords to keep ourselves safe. Yet many (( homeowners are not that careful when it comes to their home router and home security cameras. So how do you protect your smart home? 


Protect And Secure Your Smart Home 

With all forms of gadgets and gizmos that fall under the “smart” technology such as TVs, doorbells, thermostats, security systems, it is still up to you to make sure they are protected. Remember that anything that connects to the internet makes your devices vulnerable. The following are some tips to keep your smart home more secure: 


Strong Encryption For WiFi: Keep your network and communications secure by using a strong encryption method in your router settings, like WPA2 when you set up your WiFi access.  


Rename Your Router: Give your router a unique name that no one would associate with you. This can help prevent a hacker from knowing the make or model of the router.  


Change Default Usernames And Passwords: If the router you purchase does not allow you to change the default password, consider getting a different model. It should come as no surprise that most hackers know all the default passwords.  


Check Your Device Settings: If your devices come with a default setting for security change them. Also, disable any features you do not use that may be enabled by default. 


Set Up A Guest Network: We are not saying that your friends and family are hackers but you will be keeping your smart devices and your identity safer if you keep them on a separate network. 


Update The Software: Anytime one of the manufacturers of your smart products sends you an upgrade, do not procrastinate, upgrade right away. 


Authenticate Your Logins: Using a two-factor authentication process such as a one time code sent to your personal cell phone can also help keep hackers at bay. If your smart device has that as an option, use it.  


Don’t DIY Your Security 

For many DIYers, it is very easy to hook up a security camera that will give you live-stream footage, from baby monitors to nanny cams to home security. However, it is also incredibly easy for these systems to get hacked. Not only can criminals hack your camera but even broadcast what you are recording. The best way to prevent this is to work with a professional. 


Consider Professional Home Security 

Most of the wireless security systems sold out of the box at TX retailers can be hacked pretty easily. A security system is supposed to protect you, not leave you vulnerable. So don’t DIY, call a professional security expert that will ensure that your system is safe and protected.  

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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