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Ways To Increase The Security Of Network Cameras (IP Camera)

Ways To Increase The Security Of Network Cameras (IP Camera)

A Network Camera, Or IP Camera, Is A Type Of Digital Video Camera That Sends Video Images To The User Via The Internet Or A Computer Network.

Network cameras (IP cameras) often have security and surveillance applications. Still, these same security and surveillance cameras need to be safe and secure from physical theft and cyber attacks.

With a few simple steps, you can increase the security of network or IP cameras. Hardware updates, setting passwords, changing usernames and default passwords, disconnecting the camera from the Internet, turning on the encryption option, and choosing the right place to install the camera are ways to increase network cameras’ security, which will explain below.

Update the firmware of the network camera

To increase the security of the network camera, update the internal software or so-called hardware. Most cameras’ built-in software or so-called hardware on today’s network can use. If a new security vulnerability is identified, the camera manufacturer will often release the patch or patch as a new version of the software so that users can download it from the company’s website. A web browser usually updates the network camera hardware from the admin console.

It is a good idea to check the camera’s website from time to time to see if your camera’s hardware has been updated. Updating the network camera software reduces the chances of successful hackers attacking it.

Keep the network camera local.

Do not connect the camera to the Internet if you do not want to capture camera images from the Internet.

If privacy is your priority, you should keep your camera in your local area network and assign non-routable IP addresses (such as or something similar). But even if the IP addresses of the network camera are non-routable, the camera may still appear on the Internet through its software (and a feature called port forwarding) or using a set of UPnP protocols. Visit your camera manufacturer’s website to learn how to set up your camera in local-only mode.

Set a password for the network camera

Another effective way to increase the security of a network camera is to define a password for it. The password protection option is not enabled by default on many network cameras. Some users also forget to allow password protection after initializing the camera. As a result, the camera remains defenseless against any other potential user.

Most network cameras have some basic authentication, which may not work, but it’s better than nothing. Protect your camera images with a strong username and password, and be sure to change your password every once in a while.

Change the default admin account and define a new password.

To increase the security of the network camera, change its default username and password. The network camera company has set a default name and password for your camera. But usually, everyone can find this default username and password by going to the support section of that camera model on the manufacturer’s website (and even Google). If you have not yet changed your username and password, be aware that even novice hackers can find the camera’s default username and password and then access or control your camera’s images.

Turn on WPA2 encryption If your network camera is wireless

If your network camera is wireless, you must connect it to a WPA2-encrypted wireless network so that those listening to wireless networks will not be able to connect to your camera and access its videos and images.

Do not install the network camera in the wrong place.

If you do not want strangers to see and notice the network camera, do not install it in front of everyone. Even if you think your network cameras are safe in every way, know that there are always intruders who find new ways to blind the cameras (in ways like zero-day attacks); Ways, the camera company, has not yet figured out. The camera, whose job it is to increase security and surveillance, must also be physically relatively safe.