Safety & Security

 

 

Can smart home devices be hacked?

At Vector Security, we are committed to providing secure and safe devices to homes and businesses across all of our markets. We deploy proven technologies and products that meet industry standards and diligently work with our manufacturers to enhance the security of these offerings.

If you have any concerns or questions about hacking, please do not hesitate to reach out to your local branch.

Below are two recent blog posts developed on smart lock hacking and video hacking that you might find useful:

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Can Central Station reps see into my home if I install video?

When your video cameras are installed, you can choose whether or not your cameras will be monitored by the central station. If you choose to have your cameras monitored (this is usually done for cameras that are monitoring outdoor areas), then yes, central station operators will see the video that is recorded when an alarm is triggered. However, you may choose to NOT have your cameras monitored by the Central Station (this is usually done for cameras that are monitoring indoor, residential areas). Cameras that are not monitored by the central station cannot be accessed our operators for any reason, even if requested by the customer.

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Are Z-Wave devices secure?

Yes. Z-Wave devices are assigned unique IDs that are also unique to your home security panel. So, your neighbor’s security panel will not be able to control your smart home devices.

Because it is the leading technology powering lights, locks, thermostats and much more in homes and businesses, Z-Wave networks need to be able to prevent hackers from accessing your home security system. The Z-Wave technology used in the panels we sell use the same level of encryption employed by major banks to protect critical financial information.

Below are three recent blog posts developed on smart lock hacking and video hacking that you might find useful:

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