Keeping Your Ackerman Security System Safe from Hackers

When installing your Ackerman Alarm System, be sure to follow the best practices below to ensure that your home network is protected properly.

Research the Device

If you are planning to add 3rd party smart home devices to your Ackerman Home Security System, it is important to follow recommended guidelines to minimize the chances of being hacked. First, it is best to purchase equipment from reputable smart device manufacturers.

Register the Equipment

It’s important to register each device. This will accomplish a couple of things:
1. Activate the warranty and
2. qualify you for receiving any firmware updates.

Pay Attention to Passwords

- Make sure that you change the default passwords. Try to use different combinations of letters, cases, numbers, and symbols.

Make Sure Your Wi-Fi Network is Secure

To keep your Ackerman security system safe, you need to secure the entire home network. Changing the name of the network and the default password is a good place to start.

Consider Professional Installation

While the basics of the DIY system install are pretty straight forward, you might want to get professional help to enhance your network security.

Reset to Factory Default Settings

Before you dispose of, sell or give away any of your Ackerman Alarm System smart devices, make sure to remove all of your data.

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