Make sure that your CCTV system is secure

Posted on December 10, 2021 at 4:59 pm

This may sound like an odd question, but is your CCTV system secure? CCTV systems are often installed to give us that added level of security around our home or place of work. CCTV systems compile of at least one camera that records footage and possibly that you can view live.

CCTV has helped cut down on break ins and vandalism and also helped to capture the criminals that have committed the crime but is your CCTV system being used against you to actually aid criminals?

Many CCTV systems work off Wi-Fi connections meaning that they are connected to your Wi-Fi in order to enable you to view footage when away from the home. Often these systems come with software that has been set up with a default password and many users forget to change this. This makes it easy for someone else to hack into your CCTV and use it against you. They can turn it off or even worse use it to see when you are in and when you are out of the house. With this information they can then find the best time to target you and break into your home or watch for when you return.

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