How secure is your security equipment from hackers?

How secure is your security equipment from hackers?

The ability to keep your business safe is the top priority for businesses, and this includes keeping your security equipment safe from hackers looking to infiltrate and make use of your equipment.

When building and constructing a security system, most business don’t take into considerations the scope, exploits and vulnerabilities that may be apparent in the security equipment itself.

This can lead to multiple issues down the road such as hackers and intruder gaining access to your security network and videos. This can pose a serious threat for any business looking to stay secure and safe. 

Once an intruder gains access to your security network they can remotely control when your equipment chooses to record, delete recordings, movement of the cameras, and most importantly bypass any security alerts notifying businesses that they have been broken into.

As you can imagine this is something that the majority of businesses can’t afford not to keep track of and prevent, as it can mean the difference between staying in business and going bankrupt.

The biggest issue is the fact that all of this can be done remotely. Hackers don’t need to be on premise to hack into your security equipment, but we have you solution. Because of the nature and use of hackers, if you take a few proactive preventative measures, it will ensure you stay safe and protected against hackers looking to break into your security network.

1. Routinely change passwords.

Let’s face it, this is probably the easiest and fastest way to ensure your network stays safe. Routinely changing your password allows you to ensure that your old passwords aren’t be targeted and used by previous employees, intruders or hackers. This also provides businesses the ability to ensure they aren’t being targeted by brute-force password hacks or guessing algorithms. Giving businesses the space and energy to focus on other more important matters and keep anyone looking to break into your network on their toes.

2. Turn off your wifi.

Turing off your wifi when not in use can prove to be one the best way to prevent against someone remotely hacking into your network, as it doesn’t give intruders or hackers the ability to hack into your access point to do so. You should figure out which key systems actually need wifi and which don’t, and close the ones that don’t. This will be a proactive step forward in ensuring your safety and that hackers and intrudes don’t have access into your network.

3. Upgrading to the latest firmware and patches.

Due to the constant innovation and change of technology, we are bombarded with new technological adaption and integrations. This can mean that if you’re not ensuring you’re not upgrading and keeping up you will have exploits and vulnerabilities apparent in your system that someone can use to break into your network. This is because each iteration of a software patch fixes bugs and exploits that the developer finds, therefore ensuring you are safe, which is why it’s important that you make sure to upgrade to the latest firmware or security patches available to you.

4. Consult with a security expert.

Taking advantage of security experts and asking for advice and recommendations is important for businesses. As it leverages the years of experience and expertise these experts have in security and applying that knowledge to your business for a fraction of the price it would take to have them on payroll. Business could also ask for recommendations for security equipment and the likelihood of being hacked into. This can provide businesses the in-depth knowledge of how to choose the best equipment to keep their business safe and sound. 

Keeping your business safe is the main priority of your security equipment. Following these 4 steps can ensure you keep your security equipment functioning and able to do what it was purchased to do, keeping you and your business safe.