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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 is the only manufacturer of video security technology that develops and manufactures all components in Germany. This includes the entire product range, from cameras to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis and even individually adjusted management software. Quality made by Dallmeier, made in Germany!
Dallmeier has at its disposal more than 35 years of experience in transmission, recording as well as picture processing technology and is a leading pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. This profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and high-quality recorder and camera technologies enabling Dallmeier to not only offer stand-alone systems, but complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly integrated component. Right from the beginning the company always focused on own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability.
Over the years, Dallmeier has repeatedly given fresh impetus to the market with new developments and extraordinary innovations. The world’s first DVR for example, which introduced digital recording to the entire CCTV industry more than 25 years ago, came from Dallmeier. The introduction of the patented multifocal sensor system Panomera® has had a similarly ground-breaking effect, ushering in a new era for the industry. This unique camera technology is revolutionising the market and opening up completely new possibilities for securing assets, optimising business operations and ensuring public safety. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have led to a top position in the international market for digital video surveillance systems.