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Guide to securing your Smart Plug

If technology is being used against you, use this website to secure your tech. Learn about technology-facilitated abuse.

The steps below may vary depending on your device/updates. This guide was created based on the TAPO TP link mini smart Wi-Fi socket but recommendations should translate to other smart plugs.


Remember, depending on whether or not you are living with the person who is harming you, you may choose to take different steps. Control and coercion make some of these steps impossible or not safe. Read these cautions before taking action.

Secure your tech

Smart Plug security guide

Step 1: Remove shared accounts
Step 2: Re-set your Smart plug
Step 3: Set up your Smart Plug
Step 4: Pairing your device with Alexa/Google home devices
Step 5: Managing the device settings
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