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How to secure non-IP wireless camera systems?

Hello All,

I'm thinking of getting a wireless CCTV system that will not be connected to the internet. Knowing that wireless items can be hacked, how can I reduce that possibility with this type of system? I've found tons of articles that deal with internet connected systems, just none that specifically deal with non- internet systems. Thanks!

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Since it's non-IP.

There should not be an issue. All the work today is on IP cameras. You didn't share much detail but the old non-IP 2.4GHz cameras were not so much hackable but subject to easy to interfere with.

That is only cured by get the cameras wired.

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Thank You

Thanks for your quick answer! I don't have much info to share other than what asked Happy,
since I haven't decided on a particular system yet. I'll just get one that is not IP accessible.
I know there are many out there, so do you have a suggestion as to a system that is less prone to interference? I do have hard wired units in place but it would be a major pain to use that type where I want to put these new ones. Thank you Sir!

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Sadly no. But why?

Because the usual wireless video 2.4GHz is open to interference and power limited by regulation this old system "is what it is." It's also why we went digital (read that IP) so we could retry transmissions when the airwaves got clogged.

This means that folk that want non-IP, non-digital video are stuck with what it is.

That said, I did work with companies on IP cameras and the hacking was mostly non-existent for us. You might get some that go all Chicken Little and you can't help them.

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