Monica Eaton-Cardone Offers Tips to Improve Home Security
Chargebacks911® COO Monica Eaton-Cardone is one of the world’s foremost experts on eCommerce and digital security. However, her knowledge extends into other areas of consumer security as well, as we see in her latest appearance on ZDNet.
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Everyone can use a vacation from time to time. But, it can be hard to relax and enjoy yourself if you’re busy worrying about whether your home is secure while you’re away. Making it appear that your home is occupied can be an effective deterrent against potential burglars, and technology offers a way to make that happen.
IoT-connected devices to control your lighting, AC, and appliances are popular solutions to give your home that “lived-in” feel. As Monica explains, though, you should be aware of other potential risks before inviting IoT devices into your home.
"No matter what cam you buy, it's critically important for everyone in your family to protect your network and practice cyber-safety vigilantly," Monica says. "Be careful where you place these cameras in your home, keep your passwords guarded and up-to-date, set a 'Google Alert' that warns you of security breaches, and explain to your children why they should never disclose personal or network information with anyone they meet online."