Encrypting video security systems

Issue 8 2021 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security

German video technology manufacturer Dallmeier has launched the Dallmeier Device Manager, a tool for conveniently configuring and administering Dallmeier video IP systems. With this successor to the popular PService software, installers and system managers can quickly and easily encrypt a wide range of Dallmeier video systems with TLS certificates and apply other security measures.


Dallmeier Device Manager.

Installers and system administrators are familiar with the challenge: providing encryption for the connections within a video security system is a complex, time-consuming task. Expert technical skills are required, particularly when large network and system landscapes are involved. The new Dallmeier Device Manager tool makes configuring security much more convenient.

Encryption in six easy steps

In addition to all device management tasks, the Dallmeier Device Manager (DDM) makes it possible to encrypt a Dallmeier video system with TLS (Transport Layer Security) certificates. Accordingly, system administrators can provide the Dallmeier devices with the necessary certificates from a single central user interface. It is even possible to encrypt access via mobile end devices. In this way, DDM users further increase the protection for their Dallmeier video systems and can meet their individual security requirements.

TLS encryption.

On its homepage, the manufacturer offers a configuration document which explains how to implement TLS encryption in six easy steps. (Download the document via the short link www.securitysa.com/*DDM).

Dashboard: critical data always in view

The DDM further features a dashboard which displays the most important data regarding hardware and security status, licencing arrangements and the software version. To make this device data available, the software automatically scans the entire video network TCP/UDP for Dallmeier single sensor cameras, multi-focal sensor cameras and recording systems. A scan for ONVIF-compatible devices is also possible. The DDM can also be used to change many settings and the IP addresses of the connected Dallmeier devices, open configuration dialogues directly and to create wide-ranging reports for optimisation and maintenance.

To improve system security further, when they run the software for the first time, system operators are instructed to assign strong passwords for access to the individual devices. Additionally, the system informs the user about current software updates and software maintenance licences that are due to expire. Devices with the same software version can be updated together in a single step via the DDM.

Full system continuity to the VMS

As soon as the connected devices have been stored in the DDM, they can easily be transferred to the Dallmeier Video Management Software SeMSy Compact together with the corresponding configuration files using the multiple selection and drag-and-drop functions. The cameras are ready for use immediately after this operation, there is no need to log onto the VMS again.

For more information contact Dallmeier Southern Africa, +27 11 510 0505, dallmeiersa@dallmeier.com, www.dallmeier.com




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