Recommend a Baby Monitor/Surveilance Camera

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by driekus, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. driekus

    driekus Registered Member

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    Given the news of poor security within wireless cameras I thought I would ask if there is a way to do this safely.
    My wife wants a wireless baby monitor, I want it to be secure.
    My wish list is as follows:

    1.) Accessible only from my internal network (I dont want to have to allow it access to the internet to function)
    2.) Solid security (I feel a lot more comfortable when the company actually acknowledges encryption as none I have looked at so far even think that far ahead)
    3.) Wifi (Ethernet is just not practical for me now)
    4.) Accessible through a web page or android device (no iOS)
    5.) IR/Low light capability

    Anyone got some thoughts?
     
  2. Veeshush

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  4. driekus

    driekus Registered Member

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    The motorola looks interesting, can you set it up so that you can access it only from within your home network?
     
  5. x942

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    I use D-link ones. Basically if possible I would do this: Setup a spare wifi router (even buy a cheap one from the store), set it up with WPA2 and a strong password, disable WPS. Now hook up the Camera and one device for monitoring (Your phone/Laptop/etc). Do NOT hook this router up to the WAN, we want it to be disconnected and local only.

    Now you can access the cameras while you are home. WPA2 with a strong password can't be cracked so you are good there and you don't have to worry about the camera or malware calling home. I run my cameras this way and it works well.
     
  6. driekus

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    Excellent, used it as an excuse to buy a new AC wifi router that is DD-WRT compatible to act as my access point. My Asus existing router will become the baby monitor/internet of things (-internet) router. Got the camera and router on the way.
     
  7. Palancar

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    The only change I would recommend is to consider flashing ddwrt to the asus router for the "baby" monitor. ddwrt firmware removes wps completely. The stock firmware can have the wps turned on (with almost no exceptions) by a skilled intrusion attack!!
     
  8. driekus

    driekus Registered Member

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    First thing I did when I got the router was to turn off WPS and check that it was really disabled. Long time listener of Security Now and he had multiple episodes on WPS and how easy it was to attack.
    Unfortunately the router isnt DD-WRT compatible so that isnt an option.
     
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