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Regensburg, 21 October 2021 – Cybersecurity is unarguably one of the most difficult challenges facing modern video security systems. The situation is not made easier by the increasing use of cloud technologies, AI und IoT strategies. However, it is not uncommon for users to forget the most basic precautions. The Germany-based manufacturer Dallmeier repeats five important "procedure tips".
Safeguarding a video system involves many technical components, and the corresponding expertise. However, there are a number of basic aspects which do not fall within the realm of pure technology – but are at least as important as a good firewall. For Cybersecurity Month October, Germany-based video technology manufacturer Dallmeier offers a reminder of the five most important "soft" procedural aspects:
Operators should only set up user accounts with user rights that are absolutely essential to their function. This reduces the threat of manipulation "from inside".
Still a subject which is neglected much too often: Default username/password combinations should be changed without fail, and strong passwords should be used. Especially important: Check that this rule is being observed.
A small number of services automatically reduces the number of potential points of attack. Accordingly, it is advisable to consider carefully: Which services are needed, which can be disabled?
Updates and patches
Nothing changes faster than the number and nature of cyberattacks. Therefore, product updates and security patches should be installed promptly, and maintenance contracts should always be kept up to date.
Up-to-date system components
Everyone is delighted when systems remain usable for a long time and don't break down. But especially with regard to IoT systems, it is always worth considering whether it might be better to replace components even if they are still fully functional, for example because no more security updates are being issued. In this area, economising until the bitter end is not always the right strategy.
Dallmeier: Turn images into assets.
With pioneering video technology from Germany.
In 1984 Dieter Dallmeier founded what is now Dallmeier electronic – not in the proverbial garage, but in a garden shed in Regensburg, Germany. Today, the company, which can justifiably call itself a hidden champion for video information technology "Made in Germany", has several hundred employees worldwide, more than 250 of them at the company headquarters in the centre of Regensburg alone.
Our customers: From commercial enterprises to World Cup stadiums
Dallmeier's camera, recording, software, and analysis solutions optimise security and processes for B2B end customers in a wide range of industries in over 60 countries. The focus is on users from the casino, smart city, airports, logistics, stadiums, and industrial sectors. But also, banks, critical infrastructure facilities as well as medium-sized companies from all sectors.
Low total cost of ownership "Made in Germany"
With pioneering innovations, Dallmeier has succeeded time and again in placing itself at the forefront of technology: From the world's first digital image storage system with motion analysis in 1992, the patented "multifocal sensor technology" Panomera® with its "Mountera®" mounting system, to the latest Domera® camera family, which allows up to 300 camera variants with only 18 components. These and many other innovations provide real, tangible customer benefits. And with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and a high Return on Investment (ROI) they can easily compete with systems produced and supplied from low-wage countries.
Cybersecurity, data protection and ethical responsibility through maximum vertical integration
With 100% "Made in Germany", we also guarantee our customers the highest standards in data protection, cybersecurity, and ethical responsibility. With high quality and short supply chains, we also ensure – almost incidentally – sustainability and environmental protection. From our prestigious headquarters in the centre of Regensburg, Dallmeier not only carries out its own research and development but also the complete manufacturing process – from component to product to solution.
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