Here’s How To Protect Your Child’s Baby Monitor From Creepy Hackers

Here’s How To Protect Your Child’s Baby Monitor From Creepy Hackers

Today’s advancements in technology make it a lot easier to keep your kids safer than when we were growing up.

From being able to track their whereabouts via a GPS locator on their cell phones to being able to watch them at home via monitor while at work, there is no limit to what parents will do to feel like their little ones are safe and protected. However, in the age of the internet, there are also things that make our kids more unsafe than before.

As you can see in this shocking story about a woman seeing her neighbor’s feed on her child’s baby monitor, wavelengths can easily be crossed, which makes it pretty simple for hackers to peek in and even talk to your sleeping baby, as well.

Luckily, there are steps every parent can take to prevent this from happening.

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Here are the best things you can do to keep your kids safe, thanks to Kids Savers Network:

  • Buy your monitor directly from the company that makes them. Avoid buying used / pre-owned.
  • As soon as you get your product, and before setting it up, register it. By doing this, you will receive software updates that are specifically being designed for security concerns.
  • Change the default password for the monitor. Make sure the password is unique, long, and strong. Default passwords are easy to guess by hackers!
  • Put password protection on your home router. Do not use common passwords or passwords that include your town, city, or your name.
  • Firewall your privacy! If you do not know how to do this, hire a professional to install a Firewall between your internet connection and all of your devices! This will keep intruders out!
  • Secure your Wifi! Make sure your home Wifi is secured and locked down properly with WPA2 + encryption and SSID masking to make it tough to hack!
  • Turn-off your Baby Monitor when not in use. Leaving on devices all the time makes it easier for intruders to hack the systems.

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Unfortunately, no baby monitor is “hack proof” as of right now, but these digital baby monitors are as close as you can get, according to Kids Savers Network

  • Levana Video Monitors
  • Nest Cam Security Camera
  • The Nest Cam
  • Dropcam by Google

Learn more in the video below by ABC News and let us know if you feel like your baby monitor is safe in the comments!

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