posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:45 PM
reply to post by DonaldD
If it is a wireless system it is indeed possible to hack into it. If it's wired it's much harder, but....if it is connected to your computer network
there and you have wireless access to the network then again...it is possible.
There are actually sites that scan for open wireless cameras, and anyone can go and view them. Most of it is like local news stations who have cameras
over the city or traffic cams...but pretty much anyone who has an open...non secured and non encrypted signal from a camera over a wireless network
can be view without hacking even as long as your IP address is known. Or found.....
So always secure and password protect and encrypt your networks and cameras. That wont prevent all hacking if someone is really serious about doing
it, but it will make it extremely difficult at times if the right encryption is used. The odds of someone taking their time to break into your home
security system if it is secured and not open are rare though. Unless it's a neighbor who is screwing with you.
Someone who could break that type of encryption usually has better things to do than view your outdoor cams.