Is Z-Wave Encrypted?

A quick tech guide.


December 30, 2020

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Home security can give homeowners serious peace of mind, but there are times when a system isn’t as secure as a homeowner might expect it to be. One of those times can be finding out that Z-Wave encryption isn’t the default setting. Most people just assume that it’s encrypted, and therefore safe, but a homeowner must specifically adjust it to be encrypted if they want it that way. A lot of them don’t know how to do that — and many who do wouldn’t even think or realize that it would be necessary.

Z-Wave isn’t encrypted unless a homeowner changes the settings. Only then is it completely secure. Otherwise, the Z-Wave can be vulnerable to hacking. A home security and automation system is supposed to protect a homeowner, and encrypting the security system can add an extra layer of security.

What does Z-Wave offer?

For most people, Z-Wave offers a good way to ensure that they’re getting a system they can rely on. Its technology helps protect themselves and their homes, and it also provides comfort and convenience through home automation.

But Z-Wave can also be imperfect because its automatic setting is not set to be encrypted. Thankfully, this is a fairly easy fix.

Why does encryption matter?

With any security system, encryption is important. If a system isn’t encrypted, it’s vulnerable to outside influences. That’s why the encryption matters, but not everyone understands what encryption really is or how it can be adjusted. The goal is to make sure that someone can’t get into the system and make changes

Maintaining your home’s safety is our top priority. Call Brinks Home™ today to learn how we can customize a security package specifically for your home.

Linley Stringer is a copywriter for Brinks Home. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.

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