Over the past few years, cyber-security has possibly become a larger threat compared to physical security. We protect our properties with locks and keys and with security cameras, but never anticipated that they could be used against us.
Distributed Denial of Service attacks against internet connected devices are increasing year-over-year not just in the amount, but also in persistence, complexity, and sophistication. As recent attacks would indicate, this is only going to continue to grow. Malware spreads by scanning the internet for IoT devices, including routers, that are protected only by default usernames and passwords to infect and hijack them to carry out DDoS attacks.
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 business unprotected.
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.
With CheckVideo, there’s a better way to secure your IP system. Our security cameras don’t require passwords, so you never have to worry about them being hacked. Or we can provide a CheckVideo gateway for your existing system which can take over your password management automatically.
CheckVideo NVRs/DVRs are managed through our Cloud VMS, there is no web server, logins or passwords to secure and rotate for on-premise devices. The only way to access and configure the device is to be authenticated through the managed Cloud VMS, which then passes down all configurations to on-premise devices over an encrypted (TLS 1.2) connection.
CheckVideo Cameras do not include a login and password. In fact, there is no way to log into a CheckVideo device. All authorization and credential management is done through the CheckVideo Cloud VMS, that acts as an agent to grant access to a camera. These cameras are programmed (over HTTPS) at the factory to securely communicate with our servers in the cloud, and all access to these cameras is authorized through our servers.
As you know, our security cameras don’t require passwords, so you never have to worry about them being hacked. We have the most secure security cameras on the market. If you have other cameras, we can review your system and help you secure your network so it’s cloud managed.
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