These are the most secure smart plugs you can buy

When you upgrade to a smart home, you want to make sure you're the only one in control of your devices, starting with the most secure smart plugs. These plugs all need to support some form of extra authentication to sign in to the management app, so even if your password leaks, you're the only one with access. While most of these devices are controlled primarily through a smart home assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant, most of the time, they still need to be set up in another app, and two-factor authentication helps to make sure you're the only one with access.

Proper security for your smart home tech

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Keep your network secure

There are a lot of steps you can take to help keep your home network and the devices connected to it secure, but one of the first is upgrading to two-factor authentication. While a standard password can be made sufficiently complex not to be guessed, what happens if your password were to leak? Two-factor authentication adds another step in the process, and biometrics and authenticator apps on your Android phone, are among the best methods for two-factor authentication.

If you're worried about others snooping on you via your smart home tech, upgrade to a router with intrusion prevention, such as a Netgear router with a Netgear Armor subscription. Many of the best wireless routers feature extra security such as Asus AiProtection Pro and Home Shield. You can also set up an IoT network that separates your smart home tech from the rest of your network so there's less of a change out of data smart home tech can be used as an attack vector.

If you're looking for something both secure and simple, Amazon's Smart Plug is easily set up in the Alexa app, which features extra security steps for your entire Amazon account. If you haven't set up two-factor authentication on your Amazon account, it's a great time to get started. This plug is only built for indoor power delivery but is compact enough that it won't get in the way of other plugs in your outlets and can even be placed right next to another Smart Plug.

Samuel Contreras

When Samuel is not writing about networking or 5G at Android Central, he spends most of his time researching computer components and obsessing over what CPU goes into the ultimate Windows 98 computer. It's the Pentium 3.