Questions tagged [cctv]

Closed-Circuit Television. Systems used for monitoring activity via cameras in premises. May be IP based, working over a network connection, or use dedicated cables and monitor equipment

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How does Shodan take screenshots from webcams which have authentication?

I just got my academic license for Shodan and I was playing around it. I noticed that when I use the has_screenshot:true filter it even shows screenshots from sites which requests authentication. How ...
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How to find the IP address of a CCTV camera connected to laptop via ethernet [closed]

I'm trying to get the IP address of a CCTV camera and so far had no luck. The device it's a Hikvision DS-2CD2042WD-I I have connected it to a PoE switch, which is then connected to my laptop(Ubuntu 18....
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Where to store pydrive secret?

Backstory: been toying with the idea of setting up some raspberry pi cctv cameras. originally I was going to store all footage for 31 days (complying with DPA) on a network drive but decided against ...
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Web Attack: CCTV-DVR Remote Code Execution (Node.js - Swedish string.js URL)

I have been using node.js and running live-server package in my project for a while with the following command: node node_modules/live-server/live-server.js . --ignore=\"css/sass\" --open=./ --cors ...
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Why do I need to setup VPN on my router to protect a DVR from outside access?

I am being recommended to setup a VPN on the router that will connect a DVR to the internet so that I can monitor it remotely. The idea is that by doing this VPN setup it would be harder for an ...
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How to securely setup a DVR for remote viewing

I can't find any guides or helpful forums on how to securely setup a DVR system for remote video surveillance. And by setup I mean - what kind of DVR and how to setup/connect the system to the ...
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What's more secure from outside hacking - Standalone vs. PC-Based DVRs

I'm thinking of installing a few cameras around the house. My main concern is how easy it seems to be to gain access to a internet connected standalone DVR. So still lacking much knowledge I was ...
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How Secure to is to forward CCTV stream to device's cloud

In my home CCTV, the video stream is forwarded to the Device's own cloud environment and we need to hook up our mobile views via that. I hope all the other device's streams are also forwarded in to ...
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Securing a LAN that has multiple exposed external Cat 6 cable runs?

We're evaluating putting in an IP-based CCTV system for a third-party upcoming project (part of a wider networking project). The CCTV system is cabled as follows: Cat 6 running from each external ...
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How can I check if someone tampered with the CCTV footage or system?

Recently I was staying in a hotel and I had some very important belongings stolen there in the hotel which is definite. The problem is that no one entered my room after I left the room (2 times for ...
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Analog CCTV over wireless [closed]

I work in a security company, and we have a client who would like CCTV put in around their premises. They have an existing analog system (over COAX) that we were going to replace, but he would also ...
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A cctv system for a small shop [closed]

I am not sure if I should ask here but I really can't find any information anywhere else. A family member of mine (let's say X) runs a small fashion shop in Hong Kong, China. The problem is that ...
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Do home video surveillance cameras work as deterrents?

After an alarming uptick in automotive and household burglaries, Our neighborhood is chatting about installing video cameras on their houses. I'm looking for research that shows whether or not they ...
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Is it better to have a camera hidden or visible?

Two years ago a professional gang broke into the Bureau de Change next door during the night. One of the cameras was a small IP camera which I had advised them to install as I thought an off-site ...
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China CCTV System UDP protocol isn't working

My boss is trying to invest on a CCTV solution that he orders from China, his idea is to market it here after we fine tune the process and configuration and make a few tweaks of our own. It consists ...
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Disabling/Destroying CCTV/IP Cameras with Lasers?

@D3C4FF has asked a great question and I would like to follow up on that. Basically he had asked whether "[...] an attacker can identify if a CCTV camera is on/operational without direct physical ...
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Is there any way to tell if CCTV is on or not?

Is there any way that an attacker can identify if a CCTV camera is on/operational without direct physical access to the cable/camera? If it is on, is there any way an attacker can tell if its being ...
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