Installation and Vulnerabilities
Specialized companies often handle the installation of cameras and the setup of software, typically working with specific brands and their respective software. However, many installers are more versed in low-voltage engineering and may lack a deep understanding of computer security nuances. They often opt for simple solutions for remote access, such as using external IP addresses or DDNS and port forwarding on routers. These approaches are fast, simple, and convenient, but many cameras can easily be hacked when employing “low-voltage approaches,” especially if it’s an outdoor camera. It would be highly unpleasant if someone could watch and record what happens in your home.
Examples of Hacks
Hackers can exploit vulnerabilities like weak or default passwords, unsecured Wi-Fi networks, and unencrypted data transmission. Once exploited, they can gain unauthorized access to the cameras and monitor or record the homeowner's activities.