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Wireless routers are at a higher risk of being hacked than wired routers because they rely on “the cloud”, meaning all of the routers data is available to a hacker if the router isn’t properly secured. While you could switch back to a wired internet connection, that isn’t necessarily the most convenient way to access the internet. Wireless connections are easier to connect to, and allow you the freedom to use the internet on multiple devices no matter your location if within range. Here are some tips on how to secure your wireless router to lessen your risk of being hacked.
We've finally hit a stretch of warm weather is the Northeast after a long and brutal winter. With the rise of temperatures and emergence of the sun, people start to go out and about to enjoy the weather. While this leads to fun, vibrant communities, it also brings burglars out of the woodwork.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase “I don’t need a security system, I have a gun!” While most of the time the comment is tongue-in-cheek, it typically comes from someone who’s at least half serious about this position. It’s a sentiment that’s understandable on the surface: “I fully intend on protecting my home and my family on my own, by any means necessary, and I don’t need your security system to do that.” My response to this is always the same: “OK, but who’s watching your home when you’re not there? And did you know that guns are among the most popular targets for thieves?” This usually falls on deaf ears, and while I understand that mentality, articles like the one below are examples of exactly what I’m talking about.
Amazon’s voice activated home assistant, Alexa, is now integrated with the Honeywell Lyric suite of products. This means you can ask Alexa to control almost any part of your home, provided you have the correct equipment installed. Getting started is simple:
There are many different options for installing security cameras in your home, including doing it yourself. So how do you go about the process of creating your own surveillance system? We’re here to tell you!
In an average year, more than 2.5 million homes are burglarized in the United States, meaning there is one burglary every 13-15 seconds. The moments following a break-in can leave the victim feeling vulnerable and helpless, but there are actions that can be taken to help reduce your loss and catch the burglar.
What is VoIP? Voice over Internet Protocol is a phone system that uses internet connection rather than broadband phone services. That means in a typical phone call, your voice is converted into data and transferred to the person you are talking with. In some instances, it is less expensive than regular phone company packages but the downside is that VoIP phones do not always work with security systems.
Some people like to add insult to injury. New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski returned to his Foxborough, Massachusetts home on Monday afternoon to find it had been burglarized, according to reports. This discovery came less than 24 hours after Gronkowski and his team lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.