HTTPS encryption is the protocol for secure communications over a network. HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a widely utilized tool over the Internet. HTTPS differs from HTTP in that data is encrypted with the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) before transfer. With SSL/TLS protection, the URL on the web page for a user log-on will begin with https. Network surveillance products can feature HTTPS encrypted support, meaning video can be seen over the Web securely. After sign-in, encrypted camera images viewed on the Web will also display the https page designation. Users should be aware that deploying HTTPS can affect a video’s frame rate speed.

HTTPS Encrypted Camera Security

Without encryption, an IP camera video feed may be open to public viewing. HTTPS-encrypted camera security allows users to more safely send videos over the Internet for remote access. Different forms of network security are available for those who need to encrypt camera surveillance files as they are distributed or viewed over IP networks. User names, passwords and video will be shielded from open viewing, though accessing security system video over mobile devices may require additional considerations.

Secure IP-Based Surveillance Cameras

IP cameras are a standard in video surveillance. Secure IP-based surveillance cameras guard against issues such as cyber intrusions. A secured connection using HTTPS helps to prevent the surveillance information from being compromised. Some camera models also offer various levels of security, depending upon an individual’s level of responsibility. So a system administrator would have a higher level of access than a basic user viewing a live feed. Contact Comms Express for information on surveillance cameras with HTTPS encryption.

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