[IPVM Note: Aggregates thread from Dahua Ban Response: NOT Chinese Government Owned and adds more information from outreach to LTS.]
I'm already hearing rumors that LTS is positioning itself to "take over" Hik. LTS is not state owned like Hik, a far as I know. If the branding changes and they prove they are no longer a Hik OEM, this could side step the ban.
What exactly does "take over" mean? Like do you mean they wont be ordering Hikvision anymore? What do you mean if branding changes? They are already branded "LTS" and they often claim that they are the manufacturer. The only way they could side step the Ban is if they dont order products manufactured by Hikvision or Dahua.
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Sean I don't really know the full specifics but from what I gather is that the manufacturing facilities would be "sold" to LTS from Hik. This would separate the government ownership to a privately held company. As far a branding I take it as Hik would become LTS.
Even if they put the factories under LTS ownership it still would not subvert the ban. Dahua is not government owned and is still subject... so Hik and LTS playing hide the hack is just going to lead to an international game of a whack a mole.
LTS is trying to lie to everyone about their own branded line. Their rep Michael (young sounding kid with a fairly thick accent) straight up told me their cameras are not made by Hikvision and they own the brand...? I told him he was lieing because their cams are OEMed by Hikvision and they just slap their logo on them, and that the only thing they manufacture are dishonest schemes.
Odds are the rumors you heard were a new line (lie?) manufactured at the LTS “factory”
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