Smart Home Security: airEkey Answers 5 Questions

Smart devices are great helpers to make your daily life at home easier and more convenient. They greatly enhance the quality of life and quality of life, and once you've built your smart home, you usually don't want to be without it again. For many smart home users, however, security is the most important aspect, which is why we often get questions about it from airEkey users.

Are digital keys more secure than physical keys?

In everyday life, digital keys are generally more secure than traditional physical keys. If the key is stolen or lost, the entire lock cylinder should be replaced for security. Smart locks don't need to do this. If the smartphone acting as a digital key is lost, the corresponding access rights are immediately removed from the app at the touch of a button. Therefore, access by unauthorized persons is excluded.


Additionally, all locking processes can be viewed transparently in the log if desired, meaning you can keep an eye on everything while you're on the go. Last but not least, you will receive a push notification on your smartphone if, for example, the door is opened or unlocked.

How secure is my airEkey smart lock if I connect it to other smart home products, such as Alexa?

Integration is as secure as specified by the corresponding standard or method of integration. In general, integrations from well-known manufacturers such as Amazon, Google, and Co can be considered very safe as they are frequently checked because of their popularity.

 

Are smart locks more secure when not connected to the internet?

Smart locks are not necessarily more secure without an internet connection. A connection to the internet can even bring security advantages. For example, remote authentication provides additional security.

What 3 tips can you offer to provide extra protection for your own smart home?

  • It is recommended to change the default standard password for new devices immediately. Also, the same password should not be used everywhere, but a separate password for each device. A password manager would be helpful.
  • Your own WiFi password should never be revealed lightly. For example, a separate guest WLAN can be set up for guests. Most modern routers these days already support this.
  • In general, it's not advisable to buy smart home devices or activate integrations that aren't from a trusted brand. Passwords such as your own home network can easily fall into the wrong hands.

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