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Comment Re:Is this really news?! (Score 1) 64

It's more likely "professionally" installed systems that are the problem. Most physical security companies have no freaking idea what they're doing on a network, even 10+ years after IP cameras were introduced. I should know, I clean up after them all the time at my own physical security company. Add that to all the problems that "Hackvision" (Hikvision) has had, and it's a recipe for disaster.

Comment Done before (Score 3, Informative) 27

This was done several years ago by another: see here.
The issue is that, even if you have the most secure, multi-factor biometric and smart card reader, it's still more than likely transmitting that data back to the access control panel via Wiegand, which is offers not even the slightest bit of security against interception, replay, etc. OSDP has been around for a while and offers encryption to at least combat this, but, honestly, nobody freaking cares, and the lack of industry adoption of OSDP reflects this. There's a dozen and a half easier ways to get into a building.

Comment Re:Hikvision (Score 1) 134

Hikvision and Dahua are the two big cheap Chinese names for CCTV. For the VMS, Milestone offers a free version of XProtect with a severely-limited feature set.

I'm assuming that this is just a few cameras for a home or small office, though. If it's anything more than that you really should have it done professionally. There's a lot of ways to improperly install a CCTV system.

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