Foscam Issues Security Tips for its IP Cameras
Security breaches with IP cameras, including those used for baby monitors, recently featured in the news clearly shows a need to raise co...
Security breaches with IP cameras, including those used for baby monitors, recently featured in the news clearly shows a need to raise consumer awareness on the importance of security with IP cameras. All devices connected to the Internet run the risk of being hacked, and that includes IP cameras.
Foscam COO Chase Rhymessays; “Many consumers fail to realize the importance of taking proper security measures, such as changing default passwords and keeping firmware up to date, especially if a camera is more than six months old. We take security very seriously and hope consumers of IP cameras do the same. To mitigate security breaches and protect privacy Foscam has an easy 5-Step Security program available on our website.”
Rhymes states; “Foscam deploys a dedicated team who is constantly engaged with network professionals around the world to do security testing on our cameras. As soon as a breach is detected we make it our number one priority to release a firmware update to address the issue.”
“Once the firmware is released, we communicate to all end users who have registered for firmware updates on our website. We urge all customers to register for firmware updates and have posted such notifications throughout our website. If customers update the firmware and customize their passwords properly, security breaches should not occur.”
“Many consumers are turning to the advantages of wireless security components over traditional home surveillance systems whose connections can be severed. People see a great need to keep a remote eye on their homes, offices, children, elderly relatives and pets at affordable costs. Foscam IP Cameras can be set up in any room with relative ease, offer high quality video, audio and extra features such as motion detection and two-way intercommunication. Our cameras function well as baby monitors or as part of a larger home or office security system.”