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How Secure Is Your Security or CCTV System?

CCTV Security How Secure Are You? | Cambridge Locksmith

We read a lot about unauthorised access to a variety of internet connected devices that are not secured properly. The ‘Internet of Things’ brings huge benefits to us in our daily lives but without proper configuration the very devices that are designed to help and assist us can cause problems.

A recent study revealed that the majority of internet connected devices, router and other assistive technology remains configured with the default security access, passwords and passkeys, all of which are readily available in the user manuals provided for the devices and made available online.

Wireless CCTV cameras are an excellent example of this, they need to balance the ease of use and setup with the need for security, many are just happy to configure their camera so it is visible from their smart phone or tablet while they are away but just how secure are they?

Stand alone CCTV cameras will need to connect to a third party service in order to announce their location to the viewer, this is so the app on the smart phone or tablet can locate the camera on the internet, this system is often configured incorrectly and armed with the default username and password for the camera the cyber intruder can gain access to the camera and see what the owner sees. Moreover, the cyber intruder can actually see when there is nobody home, notice patterns of behaviour and if inclined plan a visit.

Your CCTV cameras could actually be announcing when you are home and when you are not.

It’s crucial that these systems are configured correctly, installed correctly and secured agains all but appropriate access.

Systems from ABUS have got this in hand, their systems are backed by years of experience in all aspects of security and access control.

Halls of Cambridge are you local suppliers and installers of Domestic and Commercial CCTV systems, get in tough today to discuss your requirements.