Windows 10: Hiding a device on the network
Hiding a device on the network
I have two uCam247 security cameras that store data to a UCam247 Micro NVR when triggered by motion. I'm using a Linx 8-inch Windows 10 tablet for the monitor, which I have affixed to a wall in a convenient location. My question is, how can I hide the NVR from appearing in Windows Explorer (there wouldn't be much point in having stored data if a burglar could just find and delete the files of his misdemeanors before making his exit)? I thought I could do it by putting the cameras on a different SSID on my DrayTek 2860ac router but it caused the cameras to lose connection to the monitor every so often (usually, at least once a day), causing me to have to restart the monitor software, so that's not really a practicable option. Any ideas?
If there active they will be seen if someone needs to find them you can make it harder but not totally hide them it's not the camera you need to hide it's the photos you could send them off site depending on file size etc
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In your situation, the only way to keep anyone getting on your wifi network and seeing it, is to make sure that it is locked down for SFTP/SSH and also remote connection if you plan on viewing active real time or go back through historical data.
The screen is just a way to look at the camera's. It has nothing to do with the data that is being sent through FTP to a server that you keep the images on. Set up a remote account that you can upload data too and that way if something happens to your storage at home, you always have latest backups.
Personally those who will rob a house will head for easy items to steal. They are not going to worry about taking down the camera's, unless they are doing something against you that they do not want you to know who they are. Keep the serial number and picture of each item on a USB key and remote storage for safe keeping and as I stated before, keep security strong, which means in the way you are thinking, you can use a Gateway that allows for VLAN's or even place another router behind the current one, to keep the camera's on their own edge network. Only issue is that you are using firewall rules on multiple Gateway's/routers to get into the camera feed.
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