Are Your Current Security Cameras Secure?
Today, in virtually every public area a camera is watching you, but many people could be spying on you in your own home or business simply by going online. There are any number of websites you can access across the internet that steam unsecured video footage from public pools to your very own bedroom. When most cameras first came out you would need to scan the entire internet to find a personal security camera, but today many websites have them all put together from around the world. One website alone, like this one: www.insecam.org has hundreds of thousands of these cameras available from the entire world for the entire world.
For example, there is one home in Atlanta broadcasting eight security cameras with a view that appears to be a teenage girl’s bedroom. The security camera viewer app tallied up 45 likes on that post! Even locally, where Smart Security Camera is located, a Hollywood daycare had four cameras streaming the playground!
The worst part is some of these sites will provide web users with the exact location of the camera on a map.
Here’s How It Works
If you purchase an off-the-shelf streaming camera, plug it in, and connect it to your home’s password protected wifi network, assuming it is now secure. But to make set-up foolproof, some of these cameras come out of the box either with a default password everyone knows or with no password at all.
The attractions of these streaming cameras are you can keep an eye on your home while you’re at work on vacation, but setting up a camera like this to stream to the internet without encryption is worse than projection what’s inside your home on the outside.
Even if you hook up the camera to a standard web port (port 80) anyone who can hack your wifi or IP address can stream your cameras anywhere on the internet.
It’s like inviting the entire world to watch you, but you don’t know who’s watching.
What Can you do About This?
The best thing one can do to protect themselves against this is to have professional certified technicians come to your property and secure the surveillance system, or go through a knowledgeable company supply and install the cameras for you.
Smart Security Camera goes above and beyond the typical protocol when supplying and installing a system in any home or business. We always change the stock username and password and do not keep it on file with the company. Another thing that sets us apart is when setting up the remote access we will only use secure ports for personal video streaming.
Give us a call TODAY in order to secure your current system or supply you with a professional installation and configuration at (954) 925-2127
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