Secure Your New Nest

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5 Tips to Guard Your Home Against Cyber Intruders

Congratulations on your new home! As you embark on this exciting journey, it’s essential to extend your security efforts beyond just your physical environment. Here are five tailored tips to keep your new nest safe from cyber threats:

Smart Home, Smarter Passwords

  • Strengthen your digital protection by setting up strong, unique passwords for smart home devices (think Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc.).
  • Change default passwords on smart locks, camera, and thermostats to outsmart any potential hackers.

Wireless Viligance

  • Secure your Wi-Fi network with a personalized passcode.
  • Consider creating a guest network for friends and family, so your private information stays private.

Protect Your Purchase Process

  • Be cautious with online transactions related to your home purchase or mortgage.
  • Confirm the legitimacy of emails and messages regarding payments or other financial transactions.

Home Sweet Monitoring

  • Keep a close watch on your home security apps for any unexpected activities.
  • Set up alerts to notify you of unusual changes or access in your smart home environment.

Your new home is more than bricks and mortar—it’s also a digital haven. Putting these tips into practice ensures your home sweet home stays sweet in the cyber world too. Questions about the process or ready to explore your home purchase options? Reach out to any of our loan officers at your convenience. Wishing you a safe and secure transition into your future new home!

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.