Recently, Verkada was hacked, more than 150,000 security cameras were exposed. Before this, Hikvision’s wifi cameras were being accessed by hackers shocked the whole industry in 2017. Though products have been constantly updated in recent years, many IP cameras are still in danger of being attacked.
It’s unacceptable that the equipment we use to protect ourselves becomes a tool that others use to offend us. But fortunately, here are some useful tips for you to protect your IP security cameras from hackers.
Tip #1: Use strong passwords
When setting up your cameras, be sure to use a strong password which should be a mixture of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. It’s better to have more characters and at least 8 characters.
Tip #2: Secure your home wireless network
We suggested that you should be setting your IP cameras on an independent network. It means that if the cameras were hacked, the hacker won’t be able to reach any other devices.
Tip #3: Regularly update your security camera’s firmware
The manufacturers of IP security cameras will regularly update their firmware to fix errors and enhance product performance. At the same time, some security vulnerabilities will be fixed, so please make sure to update your device frequently.
Tip #4: Turn off remote online monitoring
Many IP cameras support remote monitoring. This is the selling point of many products. However, hackers can access your device through app or websites. We recommend turning them off when you are not using remote monitoring.
Tip #5: Purchase your home security camera from a trusted source
When you are ready to buy an IP camera, please choose a trustworthy resource, and remember that good customer service is an important reference factor.
For more information about IP security cameras, please feel free to contact us.