Tips for Keeping Your Cox Security Systems Safe From Hackers
Research the Device
If you are adding a 3rd party device to your Cox Security System, make sure that you do your due diligence. Select a reputable company that follows standard security protocols and best practices.
Register the Device
Get your equipment registered right away. Not only is this important for warranty purposes – but to ensure that you will get any firmware updates. Cox home security equipment is capable of over the air updates.
Pay Attention to Passwords
It is critical to change default passwords. Make sure to use a mixture of letters, cases, numbers, and symbols.
Use different passwords for each smart device on your Cox Alarm System. This way, if your password for one is compromised, you are not permitting access to all your sensitive accounts.
Create Secure Wi-Fi Network
To ensure that hackers can’t easily just disarm your Cox Security system, it is important to protect your entire home network. This might be a good time to update the network and default password.
Consider Professional Installation
If this sounds like more than you want to deal with. Keep in mind that Cox Home Security provides professional installation with built-in smart home integration. Your Cox Alarm technicians can kelp you set up the Cox Homelife App as well as give you pointers on optimizing the security of your network.
Reset to Factory Default Settings
Before you dispose of, sell or give away any smart devices that came from Cox Home Security, make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions to remove all of your data.