Smart security cameras are very useful and they will add another security layer to the environment you are trying to secure. So yes, if you are interested in buying a smart security camera then certainly do so, but be aware.
There are some important things that come along when you buy a smart security camera, and a lot of stores simply forget to remind you these 6 things shop owners won’t tell you when they sell you a smart security camera.
Read the manual of the smart security camera
It is strongly recommended to read the manual of the new smart security camera you just brought into your home or company environment. The reason behind this is the fact that factories will often provide default settings to their products, and these default settings are known by cybercriminals and hackers.
In the manual they provide information on how you should setup the smart security camera in your home or company environment. The smart security camera probably needs internet and a connection to your phone, these settings needs to be setup accordingly or else they will just be an open door for anyone that wants to take a look.
1] Read the manual
As mentioned earlier it is important to read the manual. Change the default settings.
2] Change the default password
While you are changing the default settings, make sure that you change the default password. Make sure to use a strong password.
3] Update it to the latest version
Update the smart security camera to the latest version. This can be a firmware update or a simple software update. Read the manual of the product to see how you can update the product to the latest stable version.
4] Check your network configuration
Now that you have added a new device to your network, you have to be sure that your own network is still secure. Allow someone you trust to verify the network settings for you.
5] Try to access it like a cybercriminal would try
I like this step the most, ask someone if they can break into your network. Of course make sure that you ask someone you trust.
6] Make sure that HTTPS is enabled
When you use HTTPS to access your smart security camera, you make sure that no one can snoop your credentials while logging in. The credentials are send in a secure way, while if you use HTTP (S is missing), you will use an unsecure connection.