Many of you may have heard or are familiar with the word hacking & many of you may not think hackers would ever get into your devices not because they are secure or insecure but because you don't think hackers would spend the time trying to get into your home when there are bigger fish in the ocean (corporate america). Well the latest news shows us this is not the case. There have been hacks across the country on Ring and Nest products where hackers are gaining access to these devices and talking to the people in there homes leaving customers feeling violated and vulnerable. (Here is a link from a trade magazine https://www.securitysales.com/emerging-tech/cybersecurity-tech/hackers-ring-security-cameras/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=content&eid=440471586&bid=2573231)
Ring has issued a statement indicating that there are no problems with their hardware and that much of the problem lies with the customers passwords and home security. While we at Intuitiv Technology Solutions have found this to be true we have also questioned these big companies of misleading or misinforming there markets by not properly educating them. The whole premise of do it yourself & plug and play negates very serious security issues. In many cases if you were to follow a security experts advice you may not be able to use your device as intended.
So what can you do to protect your home and still benefit from the internet of things. number one secure your device by using a good password using a minimum 8 character password that consists of letters small & capital, numbers,& special characters. Number two hire or get a friend you know in the IT field to help you secure your home network. Networking gets quite complex and most companies like ring have made it very easy for you to setup your own system. The problem is without proper knowledge you are unknowingly leaving yourself exposed to many potential problems.
If you would like more information on how to properly set up a safe and secure home or business network please feel free to contact us. We are here to help.
Many of you may have heard about the ban the federal government placed on certain cameras last year. We wanted to share an up date by one of our trusted vendors of how they have made the commitment to provide you with the highest of security when it comes to your video surveillance systems. Check out the article.
A cloud system or cloud computing technology refers to the computing components (hardware, software and infrastructure) that enable the delivery of cloud computing services such as: SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform as a service) and IaaS (infrastructure as service) via a network (i.e. the Internet). Cloud system users access computing services using web browsers, which represents a computing model that shifts the computing workload to a remote location. Internet based email applications are a prime example of a cloud system that provides a platform for the delivery electronic messaging services. Cloud computing is also sometimes referred to as utility computing, since consumer usage of cloud systems is metered and billed in a manner similar to a commodity like water or electric services.
If you’re reading this article, then you are probably involved in the healthcare industry and tasked with implementing or managing video security. There are many things to consider when working with video security, and this article will provide what you need to know when deploying HIPAA compliant security cameras within your orga
In this blog we address the pro's and Con's of traditional on site (Hosted) video systems vs. Cloud based systems. While this is centered around Video systems most of it would apply to different cloud based systems such as access control or phone systems as well. While we here at Intuitiv Technology Solutions highly support cloud based technology we realize each client has certain needs and we continue to offer the best solution for your business.
Wow in today's advancements in technology not only do we have to understand the differences in our CCTV cameras but our DVR / NVR 's as well. While one would think that resolution is specific to the camera that is entirely not true. It has as much to do with the recording device or video management system as well. Follow the link below for an extensive study an this subject but warning it's a little lengthy so if your getting ready to head to the Golf course you might want to save this for later.
If you are a building owner, facilities manager, security director, or anyone else that has had to work with security cameras over the past decade you have seen a lot of changes. DVR, NVR, Hybrid,Tribrid, and other such terms can leave your head spinning. In an effort to make your life better or at least easier we will help explain some of this technology provided from one of our partners. Follow the link below for a summary.
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