Can Security Cameras Be Hacked?

Can Security Cameras Be Hacked?

You may be wondering if it is even possible that your security camera can be hacked. The answer is a definite yes not just your security camera but also your baby monitor or nanny cam. The idea is frightening. Not only can they track your movements, leaving you open to burglary, but if done by a clever hacker, your personal information and identity can also be hacked. 

How Can I Tell If My Security Camera Is Hacked?

There are several signs that your security camera, baby monitor, or nanny camera is being hacked: 

1. You Hear Unusual Noises Or Voices Coming From The Camera

This is a fairly obvious sign. If you hear strange noises or voices coming from your security camera, nanny or baby cam, it has been hacked. Someone is spying on you and your family through this camera.  What is most alarming is news stories and videos showing hackers interacting with your children.

2. You Sense Your Camera Is Rotating On Its Own

If you walk into your room and notice the baby, nanny or security camera has rotated to a different position than how you usually keep it, If you get the feeling that the camera is following you around the room or you catch your camera rotating by itself, you do not have a ghost. You have a hacker. 

3. The LED Light Is Randomly Blinking

If you notice your LED light is blinking randomly, your security camera has probably been hacked. You can try rebooting your computer, open your Task Manager, look for “winlogon.exe”. Make sure there is only one copy of the camera program. Otherwise, disconnect from the internet, run a full system scan with your antivirus program. 

4. The LED Light Is Activated But You Didn’t Turn The Camera On

If this occurs, it is because you have been hacked. The hacker now not only has access but can control the camera, even turning it off and on. Follow the same procedure that is recommended if your LED is blinking randomly

5. You Notice Spikes In Data Flow

Track the data flow on your network and your video camera, it should normally be pretty stable. Look for spikes in your network traffic. This indicates invalid login on your video feed. 

How Do I Prevent Getting My Security Camera Hacked?

There are things you can do to prevent your camera from being hacked. These include:

  • Buy a camera with advanced encryption.
  • Use a powerful password.
  • Change your password every month.
  • Secure your network router by making sure you have a strong password.
  • Do not share your passwords.
  • Limit the devices that can log into your network
  • Always upgrade when notified one is available
  • Make sure you install firewalls and a good antivirus software.

There is also technology to greatly reduce the security camera remote hacking risks. Contact trained security technicians are experts at Security Integration and let them help you. After all, you get a security camera to feel secure, make sure you when you buy a camera it does the job. We can help. 

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