Guide and Tips.
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Tip #1. Change All Default Passwords to ‘Strong’ Passwords
Change all default passwords for all users on all devices that can be accessed remotely from the Internet. Default usernames and passwords for most devices are very well known by unauthorised users looking to access security systems online and the default usernames and passwords are details that an unauthorised user will try first. Most people are unaware that there are actual large default username and password reference databases online, making the unauthorised user’s job even easier.
Make sure you use a powerful password that is difficult to figure out. It is recommended to use a password that is at least 6 characters or longer with a combination of lower-case and upper-case letters, as well as numbers and special characters. Also, make sure you change the password frequently.
Tip #2. Do Not Use the Main Administrator Account for Daily Use
As on any I.T. based system, it is not recommended that you use the Administrator account for daily usage. Although you may want administrator privileges when connecting to your device, using the administrator account is still not advised. Instead, you can setup another user account and grant that user administrator privileges or any other level access rights required. The less access rights you grant to remote users, the safer your system will be should anyone gain unauthorised access.
Tip #3. Only Open the Exact/Minimum Ports Required to Remotely Access Your System
Open only the basic ports required to access your system. Any extra open port can pose an additional security risk to your system. Modern CCTV equipment heavily resembles PC equipment, they also share a lot of traits such as operating systems and services. Opening port ranges and other non-required ports can result in unrestricted access to your equipment’s ‘operating systems’ allowing command line administration of the CCTV equipment. This could result in a number of unwanted consequences.
Tip #4. Work with a Professional CCTV Supplier
In Singapore, there are plenty of companies in the market dealing with CCTV services. Choosing the right one among this large number of companies can be quite a challenge. In actual fact, there are many companies that primarily function as general contractors and they provide CCTV installation only as an additional service to their main core of business e.g. interior designers, renovation companies, electricians, and so on. Some are just ad hoc service providers. It is strongly recommended for customers to choose a company that specialises in security systems and whose main core of business is in the security field. Not only are they more equipped with professional knowledge to offer sound advices on your security application, you can also be more assured of the quality of the equipment supplied, as well as the peace of mind of having reliable after-sales support. Choosing a trusted CCTV supplier plays an important role so you can be confident that they do not attempt to access your security systems and view your video footage or recorded video.
VIN Services & Solutions is a specialist in home and business security systems and we take pride in providing professional before and after sales service. We respect all clients’ privacy and do not hold on to any client’s access details after system handover.
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