We have been banging the drum about IP security for a while now, informing clients that using the cheaper one-man-band down the road to install their CCTV system does not equal a sound investment. The BBC headline and public outrage about baby monitors and webcams being hijacked and displayed on a rogue website is justification for our comments and we believe is probably just the tip of the iceberg.
With the massive swing in the security sector towards IP systems, something approaching 8 out of every 10 CCTV cameras sold today are IP cameras and the majority are networked which gives them a route to the web. Anyone with a modest amount of knowledge can make an IP camera work, but not everyone has the skill set to ensure they are secure on a network or online. These skills require training and investment and take time to deliver but the resultant secure, trusted security network is surely worth the investment…isn’t it?
Check out this link for the full BBC story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30121159