How Changing Your Router Impacts Your Security System

by | Apr 15, 2022 | Home Security Archives

Have you recently thought about changing your home or office’s internet router? You may want to read this first! Changing your router can impact your active security system so it’s important that you understand what the issue is and how to resolve the issue.

The Issue

The primary issue that occurs when replacing your internet router is that you will be disconnecting your smart home devices from the router including those used for security such as cameras and monitors. Additionally, if you use any additional monitoring services, they will also be disabled while disconnected from the router. Because of this, it is best to change your router after business hours or at a time that you will be home in the case of home security systems. In addition to disconnecting your smart home deactivating while changing the router, these devices will not reconnect automatically and will need to be manually reconnected once the new router has been installed.

Tips for Changing Your Router Without Affecting Your Security System

The goal of changing your internet router should be to have every device that was connected be reconnected as it was before. To do this, you want to make sure that the new router is properly installed and working as intended. The easiest way to ensure this is to test the internet connection on a device such as your smartphone. Once you can connect to the new router, you can begin connecting your smart home devices one by one.

When reconnecting your devices, there are two ways to go about it. The first way is the DIY route of connecting every device yourself. This is easier to do if you have held on to the original instruction manual. If not, the instructions should be published online on the manufacturer’s website. The other approach is to hire a security system professional like those here at ASAP Security to properly reconnect each smart device. The benefit of leaving the reinstallation to the professionals is that you will have peace of mind knowing that everything was properly connected.

Finally, you will need to change your router’s password from the default password to a more secure, custom password. This will help keep your router and smart home devices secure from potential hacking.

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