The Installation Of CCTV Cameras And How To Secure Your IP Security Camera
The installation of the IP security cameras has quite been on the rise over the past couple of years. An IP camera is essentially a digital video camera meant for providing surveillance services and are able to have a traffic of data, in sending and receiving the data via the PCs and they are as well internet enabled. Even though the installation of the IP cameras is in itself not a problem, the problem rears its face when you come to the maintenance of the systems and getting them running to offer the security you desire all because of the activities of the system hackers. Below we give some of the means one can use to have his IP cameras installed to ensure that they remain away from the ability to be reached by the hackers.
The first step is to get the camera’s firmware updated on a regular basis. The types of firmware installed on the recent versions of the IP security cameras are often customizable for use. If there happens to be a lapse-detection, the manufacturer will always update the systems firmware to fix the susceptible cause of lapse. However the firmware can also be updated from the manufacturers’ official website through the admin console. This brings to attention the need to have a constant visit to the firm’s website to stay abreast with the latest renditions of the firmware which have been designed to keep the cameras free of interference by the cyber crackers and delinquents.
As another step towards ensuring your security through the IP cameras is not compromised, avoid connecting them to the internet and keep them local. Having the cameras locked to a non routable local address will go a long way in keeping them local and will as well guarantee you absolute privacy. This however will work even better when you have the cameras locked for exclusivity as per the manufacturer’s directions for having it locked to a local internet mode.
Passwords are a common feature with any security system and the IP cameras are not left out of this anyway. However, you will in a number of cases find the cameras coming to you without a preset password from the manufacturer and it becomes your immediate duty to password protect your cameras prior to installation and subsequent use. IP security cameras will have not a unique authentication format for the users but will com e with a simple and basic one which can be tracked by the crooks and as such you will of a need have to create your own unique passes and user IDs to protect the feeds from going public to the undesired recipients.