I recently purchased a Ennio Wifi Doorbell in order to have a doorbell, and also have an outdoor front of house security camera. It seemed like pretty much the only option available.
The camera is fairly easy to set up in the way it was intended. Install an app from the app store, and pair it (with magic, or zeroconf/bonjour) with your phone.
When the button is pushed a push notification arrives on your phone, I’m not quite sure how this happens yet but I’ll dig further. The camera sends a photo with the push notification and also allows streaming of video from the camera.
As far as I can tell both of these things work over 3G as well as Wifi flawlessly with a horrifying app UI.
First things first, is it secure?
With this thing going on the front of my house I want to know if it’s possible to break into it or in some other way use it to break into my network.
The short answer, this device is about as secure as a wet paper bag with a block of gold in it. This, although a major downside from a consumer perspective, leaves many open opportunities for the hardware hacker. Continue reading →