Smart Home Safety: 10 Ways to Make Sure Your Home Tech Devices are Secure

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Use Your Own Wake Words

Cyber criminals search out homes with basic security precautions in place. Avoid being their next target by ensuring you change each of your smart home device’s wake words from the manufacturer’s default settings. For instance, on your Echo, you can simply say the command, “Change the wake word.” You can also do it in the Alexa app, by selecting the Devices icon, then select your device and finally select the Wake Word. For compatible Echo devices, you can also change the wake word directly on the device. Check out these 15 ways to fake that you have a home security system.

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