How to Create a More Secure Security System
From mandatory and advisory setting changes, through to firmware upgrades, the information contained in this section is invaluable in helping to keep your system secure.
Mandatory actions to be taken
Change Passwords and Use Strong Passwords - More info
This should go without saying, but the number one reason a system becomes compromised is due to weak or default passwords. We recommend never using a default password and choosing a strong password whenever possible. A strong password is at least 8 characters and is made up of a combination of special characters, numbers and upper & lower case letters.
Update Firmware - More info
As standard procedure, we recommend keeping your NVR, DVR and IP camera firmware up-to-date to ensure the system includes the latest security patches. You can check the firmware release via your devices menu. To check for firmware updates and for instructions on how to upgrade your device, see our Upgrading Your Firmware page.
Recommendations to improve your network security
- Use P2P - More info
- Change Default HTTP and TCP Ports - More info
- Enable IP Filter - More info
- Change ONVIF Password - More info
- Limit Features of Guest Accounts - More info
- Disable UPNP - More info
- Physically Lock Down the Device - More info
- Connect IP Cameras to the PoE Ports on the Back of an NVR - More info
- Isolate NVR and IP Camera Network - More info
- Update Firmware - More info
- Changing password - More info