Last Updated on July 5, 2020
© NBC News
Security has always been one of the aspects of life that have long concerned us and will continue to concern us in the future. Some people have worked hard to achieve everything they have ever dreamed of (house, car, among other valuable assets) and would like to keep their property safe, as well as themselves.
So, it is only natural that you would purchase surveillance equipment, such as a smart home security camera. You must always be alert because surveillance and security equipment can also be hacked.
We will tell you how you can protect yourself so that your safety and that of your family members are never compromised. Find out everything now!
1. Do Not Give Shared Access to the Security Camera Management
Most people have already installed a doorbell camera or other type of surveillance camera outside or inside the home. And they did it to find out and, if necessary, to identify the people who access their property and to check if their family or pets are safe.
And any smart camera allows the sharing of videos and live recordings to any electronic device – as long as the administrator of the security camera management platform allows shared access to the application – see the case of Google Nest and Arlo.
This is one of the greatest dangers for anyone who wants to preserve their privacy, and that is why you should not give anybody shared access to the management application of this security equipment.
If you have already done so, access the equipment’s camera settings and remove access privileges to all unwanted people (ex-husband, ex-wife, father, mother, brother, friend, among other users) and immediately change the password account.
2. Use a Strong Password to Protect Your Security Cameras
All smart surveillance devices, such as smart cameras, smart monitors, smart doorbells, among other security equipment, come with a predefined username and password.
And, as such, you should change your account password to be more protected from the action of hackers who can easily access the pre-defined passwords of the main brands of surveillance equipment.