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I’ve lived in the Randle area for the past 20 years, moving here from Kent in 1999 to get out of the city life and never looked back. I have three children, my oldest daughter lives in Seattle and the younger daughter and son live in Randle. I’m blessed with three beautiful grandkids.
Wi-Fi Security Cameras
There are a lot of wireless security cameras on the market now for a relatively low price. I received two of these cameras for Christmas. They are great tools to keep an eye on things when you aren’t home. Most work with an App on your phone so you can easily pan your camera around your home and yard.
To make sure that your camera is secure from hackers, start with the security of your internet router. Your router comes with an administrator account which is used to log into your router with a web browser to change your wireless password and other settings. Most routers come with a generic login name and password for the administrator account. Many times, the login name is “admin”, and the password is “password”. Change your admin password to something that is difficult to guess. A combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers are best. Keep your password somewhere that you can find it if you need it.
Routers have security encryption methods to help keep your router safe. Some of these are WPA3, WPA2 and WEP. Use WPA3 or WPA2. WEP is an older encryption method and shouldn’t be used if it can be avoided.
Change the default password on your wireless camera as well. Set up two-factor authentication if that is an option with your camera. This will require that an access code be sent to your phone or email before you log into your cameras account.
Lastly, do your research before buying a camera. Don’t base your choice solely on features and price, choose a camera that has good security ratings and is by a reputable manufacturer.
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from Robert Aydelot: 2019-April 2020