Stay Safe from Security Concerns with Tips to Work Safely from Home

mars 4, 2021

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Hikvision: Cybersecurity Blogs Offer Insights to Protect You from Vulnerabilities

 

With many people working from home since the pandemic, security concerns have grown as cybercriminals tried to leverage vulnerabilities. To help you stay safe online, Cybersecurity Insiders provides several recommendations in its article, “Work From Home Safely: 5 Cybersecurity Tips.”

Below are several tips from the article to help you improve cybersecurity when working from home:

  • Use a virtual private network (VPN) to connect: Connecting to the internet with your company’s VPN will “ensure that the data you send travels through a secure tunnel.” Learn VPN tips for remote workers in this Hikvision blog.
     
  • Update your router’s default credentials: Your home Wi-Fi router arrives with default settings. Some routers require you to change the credentials during setup. If yours did not, change the router’s credentials immediately. Read more about home router security in this Hikvision blog.
     
  • Implement antivirus software: Antivirus software can help to reduce the risk of hackers infecting your computer with malware such as ransomware. Read this Hikvision blog for more tips to prevent malware.

Read the full list of tips online.

Want to learn new insights to stay safe and protect yourself from vulnerabilities? Hikvision has an extensive catalog of cybersecurity blogs to help you navigate a range of security concerns. Visit the link for more.

IMPORTANT! Ce modèle nécessite un logiciel non standard. N'installez pas de logiciel standard (par exemple, v.4.1.xx) sur ce modèle. Cela endommagerait définitivement votre système. Vous devez utiliser le logiciel personnalisé v.4.1.25 à partir de la page du produit iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S

View the most updated version of this document here:

https://techsupportca.freshdesk.com/en/support/solutions/articles/17000113531-i-series-nvr-firmware-upgrade-instructions

 

The I-series NVR (such as the DS-7716NI-I4) is one of Hikvision's most popular and feature-rich recorders. As such, many firmware revisions have been introduced over the years to continually ensure the product is compatible with the newest technology available. Due to the many revisions, we recommend that the user closely follows the instructions below in order to reduce the amount of time spent as well as the chance of failure.

 

Database Optimization and Repair

As more affordable IP cameras are introduced over time with greater video resolution and data sizes, more efficient database management also becomes necessary. The introduction of firmware v4.0 brought about a new database architecture in order to be futureproof.

 

After upgrading to v4.X, the recorder database will need to be converted and optimized. If you are experiencing issues where playback is expected but not found, make sure "Database Repair" is performed as indicated in the procedures and scenarios below.

 

Preparing the Upgrade

Before proceeding with upgrade, it is recommended that NVR configuration file is exported from the NVR over the network or on to a local USB drive.

 

Upgrading from v3.4.92 build 170518 or Older

  1. All recorders must reach v3.4.92 before proceeding further. Upgrading from versions before v3.4.92 directly to any version of v4.X will likely cause the recorder to fail.
  2. If the recorder is already at v3.4.92, a full factory default is highly recommended before upgrading to any version of v4.X. There is a high chance of unit failure (requiring RMA) if the unit is not defaulted before upgrade.
  3. After reaching v3.4.92 and performing a full factory default, an upgrade directly to v4.50.00 is acceptable.
  4. After the upgrade is completed and the recorder is reprogrammed, it may be beneficial to perform a Database Repair. For details, refer to the section "Database Optimization and Repair" above.
  5. To verify repair progress, you may refer to the HDD status, or search the recorder log for repair started and stopped entries. Note that while the HDD is repairing, new recordings are still being made, but some existing recordings may not be searchable until repair is complete.
  6. If you continue to observe playback issues after database repair, ensure there are no power, network, or motion detection issues. Should the problem persist, contact technical support.

 

Upgrading from Any v4.X Build to v4.50.00.

  1. Any v4.X build can be upgraded directly to v4.50.00.
  2. Export configuration is highly recommended before performing the upgrade.
  3. If upgrading from any v4.X version that was not v4.22.005, a Database Repair is recommended. Refer to Step 4 and onwards in the previous section.

 

Downgrading

Downgrading is not recommended. Due to new features and parameters constantly being added, downgrading may cause the NVR to factory default itself or require a manual default to operate properly.

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