Nowadays privacy violation is one of the most discussed issues when you talk about video surveillance systems. The debates and discussions regarding the presence and control of numerous cameras, now present in every public place, are on the agenda.

The theme, however, becomes even warmer if we ourselves decide to install cameras in our private home.

Are the images recorded by the cameras actually private? Is there a risk that our video surveillance system will be “spied” by third parties?

The danger is there, and it is real. Recently the case has come to the fore, of an abusive access to about 70,000 cameras that can be freely consulted through Google’s search engine due to a firmware bug. Really shocking!

What to do then to avoid unpleasant incidents like this?

First of all it is good to know that the security of a video surveillance system depends on the chosen technology and its quality. Particularly attractive prices are often synonymous with non-cutting-edge products.

The system must therefore guarantee the encryption of the signal to avoid any possible interception of the shots during the journey. The encryption of the signal on the digital video recorder or on the network server must always be done by specialized personnel, which guarantees all the necessary security measures (credentials, antivirus, firewall, …). This allows only authorized people access to real-time and recorded images.

ELAN recommends that you always rely on professional installers, avoiding “do-it-yourself” installations. We also believe that experience and quality technology always repay the efforts made. For this reason, a video surveillance system worthy of respect needs a high quality and totally reliable cable. From this point of view we offer you the guarantee of alarm cables, data cables, CCTV cables and high performance fire cables and always in line with the most recent regulations.

Visit our website to learn about all the technical features of the cables.