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Are security cameras secure? What experts say you should do to keep your family safe.

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PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

 Who is watching you or your family in the privacy of your own home?
     Zach Fletcher tonight.. Shows us the insecurity of security cameras.. And what experts say you should do to keep your family safe.
     
     it may be more invasive than paparazzi snapping pictures, but the possibility of letting people view what is in your house has reached a fever pitch.
     while people trust security cameras, experts from Touchton alarms say consumer cameras aren't necessarily secure.
 "it's actually the perception of thinking you're the only one that can see it, when actually as hackers have evolved, technology's evolved, they are able to hack in and see what you're seeing and you have no idea that they're there." Says David Touchton, Owner of Touchton Alarms
     while that may raise some eyebrows, we took to the streets seeing how accessible it was to view people's cameras.
     driving around, we saw a baby monitor, a hallway, some business counters, even ourselves driving through the neighborhood.
 "unless you're going through a security portal, that you are working with a company, odds are everybody can see it or has the capability of seeing it." -Touchton
and it's as simple as having a video receiver, laptop, and a pair of car keys.
     Touchton says people shouldn't be alarmed, but be aware that security doesn't always mean security.
 
"if it's an IP camera that you plug in, go to an IP address and it's there,  it is not a security camera. And understand that you may not be the only one watching it someone else can be watching it as well." -Touchton
     Touchton says newer technology is coming out where video monitoring is motion-sensored.. Talks to intruders.. Even dispatches police before prying eyes can steal anything valuable.

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