Data Security

The most secure video system available.

Rest easy knowing that we protect your privacy, and the privacy of the children in your care.

The best security, plain and simple.

Streaming video in childcare has a responsibility for protecting the privacy of people and data. WatchMeGrow was built for the business of childcare, and privacy is the single most important driver of our business. In more than 20 years of operation, we've never had a case of unauthorized video access.

Data Security FAQs

Connected devices in your business can include smart speakers, web-enabled thermostats, wireless office equipment, and streaming camera systems like WatchMeGrow. These devices are part of the “Internet of Things,” a rapidly growing network of physical objects that include an IP address for internet connectivity. These objects are Internet-enabled and communicate with each other and with cloud software that operates them.

The connectivity of these devices carries an inherent risk of unknown third parties gaining access to your business’s data. For example, your school may use software that manages enrollments, student records, and tuition payments. The data, including private records and credit card information, stored in this software is sensitive and can land in the hands of unknown people if connected devices are not secure. 

 

Compromised data is a very serious threat to a company’s reputation. Loss of trust is the biggest risk a childcare provider can face.

There are several important factors to consider when assessing the security of web-enabled camera systems. The software that runs your system should be designed for the business of childcare and all of its unique requirements,  it should use individual and encrypted passwords for each user, and it should be audited by an independent IT firm.

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Unsecured feeds can easily be viewed by anyone who cares to look for them. In fact, sites like Insecam.org offer a directory of online surveillance security cameras. Users can select a country to watch live street, traffic, parking, office, road, beach and home webcams. Feeds are available that show medical facilities, inside homes, and inside childcare centers – no passwords required. 

 

Selecting streaming video software that has encrypted usernames, passwords, and video is the best protection against this kind of unsecured feed.

Compromised data is a very serious threat to a company’s reputation. Loss of trust is the biggest risk a childcare provider can face. The first thing on every parent’s list of requirements when choosing a preschool is safety and security. If the streaming video system a school uses to provide an extra level of accountability is not constantly monitored for security breaches, your business can unknowingly provide public access to your customers’ personal information. 

 

With regular headlines revealing the latest security breaches, consumers are more aware than ever of the responsibility businesses have to protect their personal information. Protection from identity theft is big business – with companies like LifeLock, Experian and McAfee earning millions to provide security to individuals. Customers expect your business will safeguard the sensitive data they share with you.

Our security is third-party vetted.

Our software has been reviewed and verified by a dedicated team at Leviathan Security Group, a respected IT security firm. After a detailed evaluation, Leviathan determined that WatchMeGrow security protocols are the industry standard.

We have found no other video streaming options in the industry to have undergone rigorous, third-party security testing. Some may claim to do software-based reviews, which lack the extent, precision and expertise offered by Leviathan.

In childcare, the security of data and video and the privacy of children and families is critical. Every video system used in childcare should be thoroughly reviewed and vetted by a qualified IT security firm.

We store your data securely.

All data and personal information is stored in the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the world’s most secure, powerful and trusted cloud-based data solutions. AWS uses KMS (Key Management Service) to encrypt your data with validated cryptographic modules.

We transmit your data securely.

Each family and admin user receives a unique username and password that we manage. Usernames and passwords are always encrypted to ensure your data stays secure. All video and user data streaming through our cameras and servers to our end users are encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS), the standard in internet data transfer security.

You maintain control of camera access.

You grant family access only when a child is in your care and only in that child’s classroom and play area, not your entire school. You may elect to assign an automatic log-off after periods of inactivity, set limits on viewing sessions, and disable individual cameras at any time.

Our work on security is never done.

Our team of developers is constantly working to improve and update our service as technology evolves. We run regular internal and third-party security audits to be sure our system is secure, making your and your families' data more secure.

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