Are internet enabled security cameras secure?

Tom from Madison, WI

Episode 1380 (1:44:00)

Google Nest Cam

Tom wants to add a security camera to his home. He wants to know which one to get and how secure they are. Can they be hacked? Leo says that there's a lot of concern over the "internet of things," which includes cameras. They don't get updated very often. Foscam made cameras that were easily hackable, so Leo suggests not getting them. He won't want to get the low end, off brand stuff either. It won't be secure.

Leo recommends Google's Nest Cam. It's wireless, and very reliable, secure, and easily updatable. Netgear and D-Link are also good options.