Analog CCTV Systems are relatively easier to secure from the threat of hacking than the modern IP based surveillance cameras. The analog cameras are basically standalone systems, which operate on dedicated network infrastructure. As such, isolating the cameras and equipment using physical access control will keep out unauthorized persons, who may wish to tamper with the system.

Pros and Cons of IP Video Surveillance Systems

Professional grade IP CCTV Systems are designed to address some of the inherent challenges that analog camera systems could not solve. For instance, analog CCTV Systems requiresecurity cameras dedicated network infrastructure, and only allow users to store data onsite. In addition, the users have to be present onsite, and use specialized video equipment such as CCTV monitors to view their security footage.

IP based systems on the other hand, can run on any regular computer network. As such, users can easily integrate their security cameras into their existing networks, and use their computers or other smart devices to view their security footage. In addition, IP technology makes it possible for users to access their surveillance cameras remotely, from over the Internet.

Protecting IP CCTV Systems from Hackers

The ability to access IP security cameras remotely offers many benefits to users. However, it also exposes the surveillance cameras and entire computer network to hacking. There are various ways that users can protect their security camera systems from hackers, namely:

Passwords: A password system is the first line of defense for your security cameras. Anytime a user wants to login to their surveillance network to view their security feeds, he/she is prompted for a password. Therefore, unauthorized users and hackers will have a hard time accessing the cameras, unless they figure out the password.

Firewalls: These are usually installed in the computer network to help detect and filter unwanted traffic. Since the IP Cameras are part of the network, hackers have to first bypass the firewall, so that they can gain access.

Antivirus Software: Hackers normally use computer viruses and trojans to hijack computers and networks. Antivirus software protects the computers from such malicious programs, and thus prevents hackers from infiltrating the surveillance cameras.


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