Data protected surveillance camera now uses block chain technology

Data protected surveillance camera now uses block chain technology

The new camera from IoTeX offers access with private keys and end-to-end encryption of all data.

IoTeX, a privacy oriented platform for the Internet of Things, has teamed up with camera manufacturer Tenvis Technology and now offers Ucam. This is an indoor security camera that works with block chain technology.

IoTeX Business Development Manager Larry Pang told Cointelegraph that Ucam users can access their camera data via a decentralised system and log in with an „unbreakable“ password. A user’s camera or mobile phone handles all data processing. The decryption is therefore carried out on the devices, so that users can control their data themselves.

„A private key is used to encrypt all data end-to-end,“ says Pang. „We need a technology that guarantees our privacy and sovereignty, not terms and conditions and guidelines.

The system is designed to avoid the data hacking that many companies have experienced for Internet-based surveillance cameras. Amazon Ring users reported a series of incidents in December where hackers harassed people at home using the system. This year there were similar incidents reported by Google Nest camera users. In one case, a bad actor made pornographic sounds that were recorded in the bedroom of a 2-year-old girl.

„These kinds of hacks all go ‚through the front door‘,“ says the IoTeX business development manager. „These are password hacks done with brute force. An 8-digit password can be cracked in a few minutes.“

Ucam wants to bring the end-to-end encryption typical for crypto currencies into home surveillance using a block chain infrastructure. Pang said that even non-technical Ucam users will see the benefits of the technology. This is because it offers the crypto concept of „not your keys, not your coins“ along with the traditional camera features they want.

„What could be better in everyday life than peace of mind and privacy? This is the first introduction for people to the crypto room.“
„We can try to turn customers into crypto users,“ says the IoTeX business development manager. He explained that the underlying technology would offer completely new ways to reach those unfamiliar with digital currencies. „We are not talking about speculation with assets. You don’t really need to know anything about Blockchain. They just need to know that privacy is the goal. Data protection is the result.“

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