Category Archives: Information

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 […]

Mandatory Workplace Closure (7 April – 4 May 2020)

SINGAPORE: All workplaces except for those providing essential services and those able to operate remotely will be suspended from Apr 7 to May 4 during a month-long “circuit breaker” campaign to curb further spread of COVID-19, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Friday (Apr 3). https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid19-workplaces-close-april-one-month-12606684 Lakson Technology will be complying with the necessary government safe […]

BOTnet by EliteLands Puts Thousands of AVTECH Devices at Risk (2018)

An exploit for AVTech DVR, NVR and IP Cameras was discovered in October 2016 after the released of an advisory by Security Evaluation Analysis and Research Laboratory. (https://www.search-lab.hu/advisories/126-avtech-devices-multiple-vulnerabilities) 14 Vulnerabilities was discovered in firmware of AVTECH DVR, NVR, IP Cameras and other devices of the AVTECH CCTV manufacturer. These vulnerabilities include Plaintext Storage of Administrative […]

Possible AVTECH Hacking

We recently received an escalating number of reports from customers who are still using AVTECH equipment installed prior to mid 2015 that they are being locked out of their CCTV System. The system is online, however their existing username and password doesn’t work anymore. Pending mode detail investigation, we believe that it’s due to the […]

Free Limited Dynamic DNS Services

Some of the CCTV Manufacturers no longer provide Free DDNS Services since 2017. Lakson Technology will continues to provide Free DDNS for all our customers for a period of 3 years from installation/replacement date. We hosted our DDNS Server with Dyn.com as well as No-IP.com, 2 of the most reliable DDNS Service providers in the […]

Reports of HIKVISION System Hacked

There are recently reports of HIKVISION system being hacked by other vendors and the live feed being replaced with a blank screen with the word Hacked. As of now, we have not received any customers feedback from our installed system that their systems are affected. Nevertheless, we are seeking the manufacturer advice on the situation […]

Compare HD Analog Technology

Ever since HD (High Definition) Analog technology was launched in 2010, several HD Analog formats have been developed, including: HD-SDI, AHD, HD-CVI and HD-TVI. While all HD Analog options offer the same basic benefits compared to analog or IP – delivering HD video over standard coaxial cable – formats varies in the resolution, transmission distance, camera […]

Temporary Repair and Fix for Infected AVTECH CCTV Equipment

Here are some observation for Faulty AVTECH CCTV DVR infected by the ELF IMEIJ  malware and their usability. There are also some tips and advises for temporary repair or fix the issues caused by the ELF IMEIJ malware so that you can regain temporary control and retrieve your CCTV recording from the infected DVR. 1. […]