2024 Chinese New Year Closure

Our office will be close for the 2024 Chinese New Year Holiday from 7 Feb till 14 Feb 2024. Office will resume operation from 15 Feb 2024. For Warranty/Support issues, please visit https://lakson.com.sg/newticket to create your support ticket. Our online technical team will response to your support ticket as per usual. As our schedule is […]

The Power of Connectivity with HIK-CONNECT

In today’s fast-paced world, staying connected is not just a convenience but a necessity, especially when it comes to security. Enter HIK-CONNECT, the innovative platform from HIKVISION that has revolutionized the way we monitor and manage our surveillance systems. In this blog post, we’ll explore how HIK-CONNECT is transforming the landscape of security with its […]

Insecure Hikvision security cameras can be taken over remotely

Firmware vulnerability CVE-2021-36260 was discovered in 2021 and according to a whitepaper by CYFIRMA, tens of thousands of systems use by thousands of organization across hundred of countries have still not applied the firmware update and are vulnerable to exploitation even though the firmware flaw was addressed by Hikvision via a firmware update in September 2021.

Notice on the Discontinuation of iVMS-4500 Software and HiDDNS Service

Notice From HIKVISIONhttps://www.hikvision.com/sg/support/document-center/notice/notice-on-the-discontinuation-of-ivms-4500-software-and-hiddns-service/ Dear customer, Thank you for your long-term support to Hikvision. Hikvision plans to discontinue the iVMS-4500 software and HiDDNS service from February 15, 2022. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. The impact of the service discontinuation: the www.hiddns.com website will be closed. The HiDDNS domain service cannot be used. […]

Cloud Platform – Is it secure ?

For CCTV system that are solely relying on Cloud Platform, there’s no other way for users to mitigate various security issues that’s inherent with every network connected devices. You are not able to limit access vie firewall settings, vpn configuration, whitelist/blacklist of geographical locality for access, etc. The security vendor controls the whole platform and […]

What are MJPEG, H.264 and H.265 in CCTV ?

MJPEG, H.264 and H.265 are the 3 common methods that CCTV system records and store video. The same/similar methods are used by various other video streaming services, e.g. YouTube, Netflix to store/stream video to users as well. History When Type For Compression 1992 JPEG Picture Good Mid 1990’s MJPEG Video (VCD) Bad 1995 MPEG-2 Video […]

6 Steps to Secure your CCTV Systems

Internet Enabled Security Cameras Systems with poorly configured security and vulnerable firmware like any other internet connected devices, will be susceptible to unauthorised access. “Security cameras in Singapore homes have been hacked, with the footage stolen and shared online.” https://www.asiaone.com/singapore/footage-50000-home-cameras-hacked-and-sold-porn-sites What can you do to protect your internet connected CCTV cameras ? Change the password […]