How You Can Protect Your Security Camera Footage From Unauthorized Access

January 15th, 2019

It is obvious that if you own security cameras in Houston, TX you wouldn't want them to be stolen, or damaged in any way. Incidences such as hackers assessing security camera footages and tampering with them are increasingly getting common especially with security systems that have wireless connections. Protecting a footage you get from your security camera should be your top priority and not doing so can exactly give the same results as situations where security cameras are not working.

If someone with criminal intent can tamper any footage your security camera records, then it means your location in Houston, TX may not have the level of security you intend. Therefore, it is important to take precautions against any malicious attempts that can be aimed at tampering with footages that your security camera records. For criminals to have access to and tamper with your security camera, most likely they must be so tech savvy and these are some of the things you can do to improve the security of your camera footage.

Regularly update your security camera settings

You should switch to new security camera firmware update should such opportunity arise. It is important to take note that vulnerabilities get more serious as firmware and software ages. Hackers often get it easy to manipulate security camera systems which run on old and outdated software. With new updates, it may take time before hackers identify the right crack codes that can penetrate security systems in Houston, TX.

That is why firmware and software updating should be a mandatory practice if you intend to secure your security camera footage. Only insist on installing updates from suppliers you trust and in most cases, you should restrict yourself to accepting updates from the camera's manufacturer since they know the kind of security flaws as well as the strengths that their systems may be showing.

Regularly rotate your passwords

Never underestimate the power of strong passwords. Such passwords are hard to crack and they often take hackers incredibly long time before they can manipulate them. Again, you shouldn't treat one strong password to be so secure - hackers hardly give up and each day they come up with even elusive ways of getting into systems that seemingly block their hacking escapades. Insist on changing your passwords and try as much as possible to make the change to be so random to the extent that it may get so difficult for any person to have a guess of what your password may be and also when you can rotate it. For even stronger passwords, it is always recommendable to apply a mix of letters, numbers and special characters arranged in a specific pattern only known to you.

Don't try unnecessary risks

Cloud storage is becoming a convenient means of data storage. However, remember cloud data can be remotely accessed and stolen and that thereby means that it isn't all that safe. Weigh the pros and cons of having sensitive data like passwords to security camera systems stored in cloud data where it may be accessed without permission by the cloud data platform owners or even maliciously via hacking.

Protecting your security camera footage in Houston, TX can ensure that you enhance the security of any place you want to be monitored. Focus extensively on aspects that strongly give you access to the footage that your security camera records while at the same time making it so hard for unauthorized third parties to have access to the footage.

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