Today, we travelled to South Kensington in order to help someone re-connect to their CCTV system.
The client had lost connection a long time ago and had no access to his cameras surrounding the property. Furthermore, the company who had done the previous work on the system had left the user and admin password as default. Following on from our blog about the vulnerabilities of weak passwords; it is fair to say the client’s system was prone to hacking. Especially given the prestigious location of the property.
After a bit of problem solving we managed to re-connect the system and set-up port forwarding which will enable the client to gain secure remote access to his cameras from anywhere in the world with a much more secure password.
Initially there were some problems with the client’s router and the digital video recorder that was originally set-up. The difficulties we faced during this process may deter another security company but not GuardHome. Today proved that a little extra effort and problem solving can go a long way.