Why Should You be Concerned?
As the number of IP cameras around your home
and business increase, so do your chances of being
hacked. IP cameras and internet-facing devices
pose a serious threat that similar non-connected
devices don’t have to worry about. They increase the
number of gateways into your home and business by
introducing weaknesses that didn’t already exist.
In a network security environment, each device is
a computer complete with IP address, passwords,
security configuration settings and often times
weaknesses. Poorly configured devices can provide
a hacker with the opportunity to gain entry into the
network where they can alter or collect data, change
settings, take control of the system or completely
takeover a physical security system leaving the
In particular, IP cameras offer a remarkably easy entry
into the system. IP cameras can become susceptible
due to misconfiguration and user error or design
flaws, passwords, and firmware. Another weakness
of IP cameras is the “set-and-forget” mindset often
practiced by the installing dealer and/or the end-user.
In other words, your cameras are probably at risk
which could lead to the following consequences.