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5. December 2022

Video Guard: Protected against hacker attacks during video surveillance

Targeted hacker attacks on surveillance cameras are increasing both internationally and in Germany itself. Various analyses and investigations have shown that the products of one Chinese camera manufacturer in particular have a particularly large number of weak points. These security gaps allow both the manufacturer and potential hackers to access the protected image material. The following therefore applies in particular to critical infrastructure projects and security-relevant structures: when selecting video surveillance, those responsible for the building should also pay attention to the camera technology used and scrutinize possible gaps. In this context, Video Guard is a reliable and, above all, hacker-proof surveillance system.

Attacks from cyberspace on camera-based surveillance systems are on the rise. Dangers lurk, especially for companies whose IT security systems are not always comprehensive and up to date. Inadequately secured software and other security loopholes mean that there are repeated cases of unknown third parties gaining access to the digital and supposedly protected surveillance images. Another factor: so-called back doors, which some Chinese manufacturers have built into the cameras. These “backdoors” allow both manufacturers and hackers to access information recorded by the cameras and microphones. Hackers use a tool with which they can gain access to the camera – regardless of the strength of the password and by bypassing the normal access protection. Among other things, this allows the unknown user to change the admin password and take control of the camera. Such serious security gaps violate the General Data Protection Regulation and lead to far-reaching consequences for companies. In the case of camera-based surveillance of construction sites or other premises, this exposes protected security areas and confidential data.

This is different with the camera-based surveillance system from Video Guard. This is because the image material is stored in encrypted form in the camera on site and only transmitted in encrypted form to the connected control center by the integrated detection software in the event of an alarm. Only trained control center personnel have access to the images. The mobile camera towers, which are up to six meters high, detect the selected surveillance area with three ultra-lowlight cameras each. Other public areas are excluded by the software. A specially developed, intelligent analysis technology is used, which uses a neural network and thus enables self-learning video analysis. Intruders on the premises can be detected as quickly as possible in this way.

Video Guard’s intelligent software ensures trouble-free and uninterrupted data transmission and also provides reliable protection against third parties accessing the video material. The mobile camera systems therefore offer comprehensive protection against hacker attacks.

Video Guard in Bremen's ├ťberseestadt district
Attacks from cyberspace on surveillance systems are on the rise. Video Guard is a reliable and hacker-proof camera system.