Is your security camera hacking someone else?

  • October 19, 2016
  • Adam Beguelin
Who watches the watchers?

Who watches the watchers?

Last month the Wall Street Journal reported: Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks

How can something like this happen?  It turns out security cameras and DVRs are just network connected computers, and they can be hacked just like any other computer.  However, it’s worse than that, a large number of these systems ship with default passwords, so anyone who can connect to them can get into the system and install any software they want.

By using Sensr.net you can add an extra layer of security to your IP camera deployments.

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How to Setup the Foscam FI8919W with Cloud Recording

  • July 23, 2014
  • Geoffrey Pottow

[Updated July 28 2017]

Foscam FI8919W

Foscam FI8919W

Foscam is a very trusty brand of IP camera and sometimes you need something that is a little less orthodox.

UPDATE: Security firm F-Secure has released a report exposing critical security vulnerabilities found in Foscam cameras. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could grant a hacker full control of your camera. While Sensr.net still supports Foscam cameras, we DO NOT recommend using them. If your Foscam camera is already set up with Sensr.net, please update to the latest firmware to secure your camera.

The Foscam FI819W has a great shape for outdoor use and the dome gives it a wider range of view than your average bullet cam.  This tutorial will show you how to get your Foscam FI819W  setup with cloud recording.

I’ll also show you how to push images to Sensr.net so you can take advantage of all of our cool features, like email and SMS alerts, 30 days archiving, no firewall config, clip sharing, embedable live streams, guest access, etc.

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How to Setup the Wansview NC541 and Record to the Cloud

  • July 17, 2014
  • Geoffrey Pottow

 

Wansview NC541

Wansview NC541

The Wainsview NC541 is a fairly popular camera on amazon. It has a whole slew of features and gets pretty favorable reviews from amazon so it is defiantly a competitive option. The largest complaint in the reviews is that setup is very difficult. We have puzzled through the process ourselves and put together this guide so you don’t have to struggle. This camera is not ideal for use with Sensr.net as it does not support FTP streaming but it will still work with some Sensr.net features.

I’ll also show you how to push images to Sensr.net so you can take advantage of all of our cool features, like SMS and email alerts, 30 days archiving, no firewall config, clip sharing, embedable live streams, guest access, etc.

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