360 Vision’s popular Predator cameras now feature High Secure cyber protection

UK CCTV camera manufacturer 360 Vision Technology has announced that its Predator ‘all-in-one’ PTZ camera range is now an accredited Vision High Secure (HS) camera solution, certified to have completed the CAPSS approval process by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.

Ensuring that cyber security measures are capable of protecting against the very real threats faced by surveillance system operators, 360 Vision Technology’s team of software developers is constantly working to ensure that these threats can be averted.

“There has been a lot of negative press relating to the potential vulnerabilities integrators may accidentally introduce into their end user customers’ surveillance systems,” explained Adrian Kirk, strategic account director at 360 Vision Technology. “With concerns over the ease at which some edge devices can be used as an access gateway by cyber criminals, we’re taking cyber security seriously and helping integrators to mitigate that risk by specifying Predator cameras and Vision HS video management software.”

Kirk continued: “Action to remove these threats is unlikely to happen fast as the UK market is still flooded by potentially unsafe Far East CCTV cameras that are being sold at bargain basement prices, which make them commercially attractive to some purchasers. The problem is further compounded by installation companies who may have limited expertise when it comes to providing tight network security. For example, steps should be taken to prevent the edge device’s set-up browser being accessed as this enables a hacker to disable or change critical camera settings or, worse still, access the wider corporate network. When a 360 Vision Technology Predator camera is deployed at the edge, it cannot be used to enable unauthorised access to a security or corporate network.”

Despite the increased emphasis on cyber security, and more and more sophisticated cyber attacks taking place, many leading camera manufacturers still supply easy to reach direct access points located within a camera’s power supply. Removing this risk is essential to ensure security and corporate confidentiality isn’t compromised. 

“360 Vision Technology’s cyber security protection ensures surveillance capability isn’t compromised by removing the risks associated with insecure camera access,” concluded Kirk.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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