What you will learn in this blog:

  • Protect your privacy while monitoring your Atlantic Northeast home or business.
  • How you can ensure your video surveillance is safe from unauthorized use.

As technology advances, privacy continues to be a primary concern. The same is true of home security. While systems that integrate a video camera are extremely helpful for monitoring and potentially identifying perpetrators of crimes, internet connectivity has inherent risks associated with it. This can also be a concern for small business video security. 

There are ways to mitigate these risks. First and foremost is choosing a respected security systems integrator who can work with you to understand your security needs. An experienced security professional should be able to tell you about the safeguards they have in place to protect your home and your privacy. Let’s look at some product safeguards you should be aware of when choosing a video security system. 

Product Safeguards

Any video monitoring service must be able to access customer cameras. However, they are limited in time and circumstance to protect the clients’ privacy. At IBS Electronics & Security, the safety, security, and privacy of our clients in the Atlantic Northeast is our utmost concern. To ensure adequate access for remote monitoring while preserving the privacy of the home or business, we adopt the following product safeguards. 

Custom Roles

Role-based access control or RBAC limits access to resources based on business function rather than on individual users. IBS security professionals are assigned to custom roles that grant them only enough access to the system to perform their jobs. In other words, the individual responsible for responding to an alarm would be in a different role than the field technician; therefore, the permissions will vary. This significantly limits who can access what resources on the system. 

Audit Reporting

Audit reporting is a convenient method of ensuring that every email address granted access to the system is valid. 

Video Verification

Operators are unable to access the client system without an active alarm. That means that no operator can arbitrarily decide to view the room or location where the camera is installed. In fact, the operator only has access for a few minutes prior to and just after an alarm is triggered. At that point, the operator’s view is automatically shut off. 

VPN for Video Cameras

A virtual private network or VPN is another level of security that keeps unauthorized users from accessing your video cameras. In a VPN, the resources are virtually undetectable without network access. The data is also encrypted before being transmitted and stored, preventing it from being intercepted in transit. The data is not decrypted until it is safely at the IBS server. 

Onboard Storage for Video Clips

Clips from the video doorbells are equipped with a 16GB micro SD card that allows client access to view activity from anywhere through a smartphone app. This feature allows surveillance recordings to be stored even if the Wi-Fi connection fails. 

Protect Your Property and Privacy With IBS Electronics & Security

IBS Electronics & Security is a full-service security systems integrator of leading-edge video surveillance, burglar alarms, access control, fire detection, and audio/video communications. We continue to monitor the latest advances in privacy and security. Our goal is to give our clients in the Atlantic Northeast peace of mind, both for their property and privacy. For more information on how to keep your property secure, contact us today.

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