Securing the System

Explore the security components and infrastructure that can help protect a surveillance system from emerging threats.

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Prevent Vulnerabilities with a Secure System Infrastructure

Video surveillance plays a key role in protecting people and property, but what provisions are in place to protect your system from cyberthreats?

Physical and data security breaches are some of the top threats that organizations face. A web search for “security camera hacked” turns up 16.6 million results. To protect your system from vulnerabilities, having a thoughtfully designed security infrastructure is ground zero.

Some common risks and vulnerabilities seen in video surveillance systems include:

  • Outdated software and firmware
  • Insecure video storage
  • Insecure video transmission
  • Inbound device access and open ports
  • Lack of proactive downtime alerts
  • Single point of failure; no data redundancy
  • Unsafe remote access

Taking adequate measures to protect against emerging threats begins with the system architecture - starting from hardware, network, cloud, and application security. Learn more about what infrastructure can be put in place to enhance the security of an overall system.

  • Hardware Security

    Certain hardware features can help protect your surveillance camera from tampering, theft, and vandalism. Learn what components to look for in order to secure your camera.
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  • Network Security

    From servers and hardware to databases and software, learn how to protect your network from vulnerabilities that represent entry points for malicious actors.
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  • Firmware & App Security

    From penetration testing to multi-factor authentication, identify best practices for securing your surveillance camera on a firmware and application level.
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  • Camera Environmental Ratings - IK and IP

    Our guide to IP/IK ratings explains how these standards define the vandal and weather resistance of cameras, helping you make the right choice for robust surveillance solutions.
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  • Next Generation Security

    A network administrator has to consider not only the way traffic is routed across the estate, but also if any changes impact the overall security posture. SSE technologies can help when it comes to the risks posed by local Internet breakout, in an easy and scalable way.
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  • Securing Camera Access Ports

    As a part of your security strategy, you should consider the risks associated with exposed access ports, and how you should secure them.
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  • Calculating your Power over Ethernet (PoE) Budget

    Power over Ethernet (PoE) is an electrical technology used to transmit both power and data over a single ethernet cable. Different classifications of PoE are used depending on how much power a powered device requires.
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  • Quality of Service

    Quality of Service is the application of tools and mechanisms to benchmark and control the performance of computer networks and applications, critical inside an enterprise environment.
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  • What is ONVIF?

    ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) is an organization composed of multiple physical security manufacturers, to produce standards for interoperability between IP-based products.
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  • Protecting Your Security Cameras from Vandalism: System Design & Optimization

    When designing a surveillance system, a lot of thought goes into optimizing the protection of your property. But you also want to consider how you are protecting the cameras themselves and understand ways to prevent vandalism in your security system.
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