Used for a variety of reasons, in a range of sectors, surveillance has become increasingly common.
From domestic outdoor surveillance cameras designed to stop parcel thieves or opportunistic break-ins, to security surveillance in commercial sectors, surveillance systems have been keeping us and our belongings safe for years.
Whether you rely on CCTV surveillance, in the form of home surveillance cameras or employ a full surveillance system at your place of work, DCS can help make sure your video surveillance is safe, secure, and suits your needs.
Why opt for a security surveillance system?
Used to monitor people (subjects), places, and objects, surveillance has been used by organisations such as the Police, Trading Standards, housing associations, local authorities, and the military to prevent and deter acts of criminality – and to catch those guilty of committing them.
Extensively used in public places, retail spaces, and high-value businesses, including banks and art galleries, most use a video surveillance system of some kind, often including a Wi-Fi surveillance camera network.
Increasingly, however, surveillance is being used wherever we go, from bus stops to motorways and even on domestic streets.
To ensure your surveillance camera system is protected from malicious activity and any data taken from video surveillance remains private, contact DCS for surveillance penetration testing.
Why do I need surveillance penetration testing?
Any recordings or facial recognition data collected by CCTV surveillance could be harmful if it falls into the wrong hands – such as criminals who want to share it without permission or use it for illegal purposes.
Allowing the data or recordings from your camera systems to be easily accessed violates GDPR regulations and The Human Rights Act 1998 and is punishable with very large fines.
To avoid this, surveillance penetration testing ensures all parts of the surveillance system are impenetrable and secure.
Most CCTV surveillance cameras are connected to a recording device, sometimes called a Digital Video Recorder or DVR.
DVRs store surveillance footage, display it on screens and allow users to access and control the cameras over a network.
If these networks are accessed by unscrupulous criminals, footage can be stolen or Wi-Fi surveillance cameras hijacked, giving the unlawful opportunity to commit crimes without being filmed.
This is exactly what penetration testing from DCS aims to prevent.
As part of the penetration test, qualified staff will attempt to access your CCTV surveillance system, including the surveillance cameras, and the DVR, to check whether the data and recording systems can be stolen or tampered with.
Depending on the results of your penetration test, we will then advise ways to improve your security, keeping your business safe from prosecution and your customers safe from harm or theft.
Contact Double Check Security for surveillance penetration testing
If you need reliable surveillance penetration testing performed by experts, reach out to DCS today to get a quote for your bespoke needs.