Hikvision Ezviz Cannot Keep Its Lies Straight

Seriously, just tell the truth:

So Ezviz is a North American company founded in 2015 that is public and has 10,000+ employees? Does that not sound absurd?

Of course, it is understandable when you replace Ezviz with Hikvision but Hikvision refuses, rather continuing this charade of an independent Ezviz.

If Hikvision wants to be trusted, stop fabricating such lies.

UPDATE: Hikvision has made 2 changes to their profile following IPVM's criticisms:

Strangely, though, Ezviz still claims it is a 'public company' and continues to make no mention of Hikvision, which is the public company and their 100% owned parent.

Also, Ezviz is headquartered in Hangzhou, like Hikvision and has operated there for a number of years, as shown on Ezviz's main Chinese website.


Ezviz is a North American company founded in 2015 that is public and has 10,000+ employees? Does that not sound absurd?

Absurd. Everyone knows there is only one company meeting that description. ;)

And they are more profitable than that company anyway (if you trust Chinese government owned companies financial reports...)

BTW, in a strange coincidence, did you notice the name of Dahua's cloud video provider?

Ezviz, Ozviz??

Isn't there something illegal about misrepresentation? Ezviz is not a public company and it doesn't have 10,000 employees. Period.

Is this a response to the backlash/concerns about buying a surveillance camera from a Chinese government-supported company?

I see how they want a different branding for home cameras so resellers don't feel they are 'competing online', but to call it a public US company is a lie.

Someone show post this on Amazon. It may have an impact there.

Buyer beware!

"Isn't there something illegal about misrepresentation?"

I am pretty sure whatever the Chinese government says is, by fiat, true.

In the US, though, there are laws against false advertising, typically regulated by the FTC.

I question the significance of Linkedin profile details in the grand scheme of things. I understand how it fits into the current Ezviz narrative but in my opinion, it's a pretty minor thing.

Sure, if they were throwing out printed advertising or the whatnot claiming the same things, then it might be worthy of writing something. But to highlight some category profile details on Linkedin is another thing entirely.

If it bothers people that much, then report it to Linkedin.

Sure, Campbell, if they just misrepresented themselves in the LinkedIn profile, you could understand ignoring it. But Hikvision has been doing this consistently for months on their press releases, website, marketing, etc. We covered this here and here (Hikvision Launches Direct End User Sales and Ezviz = Hikvision = Chinese Government).

Then again their parent branded HQ does look to be of some decent size, maybe 10,000 sq./ft?

Which corresponds to a PPF, (PersonsPerFoot), just ever so shy of 1. Which is 'crushing' by American standards no doubt, but just considered 'cozy' by the Chinese, which they're not.

UPDATE: Hikvision has made 2 changes to their profile following IPVM's criticisms:

Strangely, though, Ezviz still claims it is a 'public company' and continues to make no mention of Hikvision, which is the public company and their 100% owned parent.

Also, Ezviz is headquartered in Hangzhou, like Hikvision and has operated there for a number of years, as shown on Ezviz's main Chinese website.

Strangely, though, Ezviz still claims it is a 'public company' and continues to make no mention of Hikvision, which is the public company and their 100% owned parent.

Maybe we should let them slide on this point, considering they are both a private company AND a wholly owned by a public one.

Such entities contain legal elements of both types; and since the "Public Company" verbiage appears to be a pre-defined LinkedIn drop-down selection, any choice could be criticized as inaccurate.

Unless of course one of the choices was "Freedom-loving domestic company secretly owned by oppressive state-owned enterprise."

Then they should have chosen that, clearly.

Interesting changes. However, it's not very often that you see a public company (which it specifies) with only 11-50 employees.

BTW, their website still says it's a 'North American" company.

Update, the 'Our Story' page has been deleted and the LinkedIn profile now properly declares they are a subsidiary of Hikvision: