Is your video surveillance system being used to watch you?

Typical video baby monitor

Typical video baby monitor

An article caught my eye the other day, where a hacker had gained access to the video baby monitor a family had deployed. In doing so, they harassed the family a bit by saying their child’s name and moving the camera.

If your video surveillance system is configured to where you have remote access, you could be allowing someone to view what you view, to hear what you hear.

Should you want to secure your camera system, you can do so in several ways:

  • Disable default logins and passwords.
  • Use strong passwords.
  • Place your camera system on non-standard ports.
  • Employ a VPN to connect security to your home or business network.

Need help in the Upstate (Greenville area) of South Carolina? Homeland Secure IT can assist you. We offer sales, installation and support of video surveillance systems, including IP and CCTV.  Call us at 864-990-4748 or use our contact form for more information!

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