Securing Your NVR: Essential Tips

In today’s digital age, Network Video Recorders (NVRs) are indispensable tools for both residential and commercial security needs. However, ensuring these devices are protected against potential cyber threats is just as important. Below are five steps to solidify your NVR’s defenses.

1. Change Your Default Password: Most NVRs come with a default password set by the manufacturer. Changing this immediately upon setup is essential as default passwords can often be easily guessed or found online.

2. Strengthen Your Password: Crafting a robust password is crucial. A mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special symbols can thwart most brute force attacks. Avoid simple and common passwords and consider using password managers to create and store complex ones.

3. Disable Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): While UPnP simplifies device interactions on a network, it can inadvertently open potential entry points for intruders. Disabling UPnP helps maintain your device’s security integrity.

4. Avoid Port Forwarding: Directly exposing your NVR to the internet through port forwarding can make it vulnerable. Instead, consider alternative secure methods like Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) or using a Cloud connection to access your NVR remotely without opening direct pathways.

5. Regularly Update Device Firmware and Software: Ensure your NVR benefits from the latest security patches and improvements by routinely checking for software and firmware updates.

Contact ENS Security Support for More Assistance!

Your NVR is not only a tool to enhance security but, if not protected, can become a vulnerability. If you have any concerns or questions about your ENS Security device’s safety, assistance is readily available.

Reach out to us at ENS Security Support. When contacting, kindly provide:

1. Device model #, FW, and serial #

2. Network connection method: Is UPnP enabled? Port forwarded? Or are you using a Cloud connection?

3. An export of your device logs

Being proactive in securing your NVR ensures that your security infrastructure remains robust and uncompromised.

About the Author: Aaron Avila

Aaron J. Avila is a digital designer, social media marketer, and security professional with ENS Security.

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