Surveillance systems are an integral part of many business’s daily operations and many companies are switching over from closed circuit camera systems to a network of IP cameras. The security essentials for closed circuit cameras are much different from those of an IP camera network. Today we’re going to be going over what you can do to ensure the security of your IP camera network. Let’s take a closer look.
Strengthen your defenses before you buy.
Before you even purchase your IP cameras, you should take the time to strengthen your wireless defenses. This includes both the defenses on your local wireless network and the larger internet. When you look for a camera system, try to find one that supports the most current security protocols. You should also ensure that all updates and patches are downloaded and installed properly for your router. Once your defenses have been set up, then you can look for a camera system. Find one that utilizes strong security elements like WPA2. Once you have your cameras, you need to continually ensure that all updates are being implemented across all of the devices.
Authentication and access levels are going to help your network remain secure.
Whenever someone within your team needs to access the information from your IP cameras, you need to make sure that they are who they say they are. Every member of the team should be assigned a passcode and a level of access. Only qualified members of the team should be given full access to controls, information, and the ability to change the settings. Otherwise, personnel should only be given the access that they need. This will help to keep the system from being breached and changed. The information stored on the cameras can be used in nefarious ways. Ensure its protection.
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