Jon, thanks for sharing. From what I am hearing, there is a lot of ill-will between Dahua and Hikvision, even before this.
I sent an email to Dahua asking for clarification on this specific matter.
It would be best that the name of the accused company is made public.
As far as I know Hikvision must be their main competitor in China.
This is indeed not good if it's true.
Pro Focus LLC | 12/03/14 03:57pm
What I find intriguing is that if it is found to be Hik, they must feel really threatened by Dahua to send in a spy. Maybe the CVI vs TVI race is much more important to both companies than we might believe. I simply thought it was a way to keep scraping the bottom, but they must see it differently.
Dahua responded to our request for information saying they have all the information but they cannot share it.
This is in extremely poor taste. If you are going to publicly attack someone, and insinuate that it is Hikvision, i.e., their "major competitor in China", then they have the responsibility to provide proof.
China is the Wild West of business. As noted in various venues, including here at IPVM, many there have not reached a level of sophistication to apply the civil niceties typically used by Western businesses. We see that all of the time with spam emails, LinkedIn posts, etc.
So poor taste comes with the territory at this point in their development. Like what has happened in other emerging countries, their businesspeople will likely catch on relatively quickly.
IPVMU Certified | 12/22/14 08:09pm
Wow, for the first time i hear of the chinese ripping off someone elses ideas other than US companies - I guess pigs do fly.