When you install CCTV systems into your business, you would hope that they won’t become damaged or stolen easily. The same can be said for your gathered CCTV footage. There are several steps which are not difficult to follow, which you can do to increase the security of your CCTV footage.
1 – Change your passwords – Never underestimate the value of having a strong password. But it is also wise to never overestimate the use of a strong password too! The best way to make sure that your password is doing its job effectively is to change it regularly. Changing your password regularly can be an effective first point of security to protect your CCTV footage. It is important that you do not use any personal information in a password that someone may be able to guess easily. Using a random combination of letters, numbers and special characters can be the most effective way to ensure that your password is strong and very difficult to guess.
2 – Stay up-to-date – Keeping on top of your system’s software is vital when protecting your personal footage. As software begins to become out-dated, vulnerabilities can become increasingly more exposed. Issues associated with older systems may begin to become well known, so keep your CCTV system as new as you can. If you have any devices that store your footage, it is also a very good idea to keep the security software on these up-to-date as well.
3 – Unnecessary risks – The emergence of cloud storage has been a triumph for convenience, however, it is not always the best option for storing important data. By allowing your security footage to be cloud accessible, you may be opening up to a number of risks. Your footage can become vulnerable to hacks against your business.
While the vast majority of people would protect their CCTV systems physically, it is vital that you do not neglect your security footage in the meantime. It is very important to protect your footage, but before you even install a CCTV camera, you should be sure that it is the most suitable one for your requirements. If you need some guidance in selecting the correct CCTV security system, then please get in touch with our team!
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