US Congress Passes Bill Banning Dahua and Hikvision

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 02, 2018

The bill banning US government use of Dahua and Hikvision products has been passed by both chambers of Congress (House vote, Senate vote). The US President has voiced support of this bill and is expected to be signed into law.

UPDATE: The Bill and Ban have now been signed into law.

How It Passed

In May, this ban was introduced as an amendment to the House version of the NDAA defense appropriations bill. However, at that time, the Senate did not include such a ban, raising hopes by Dahua and Hikvision that the ban would be removed in the reconciliation process. However, reconciliation included the ban and both the House and Senate easily passed the bill with the ban.

Bill Ban

The reconciled bill is 1,360 pages covering a vast array of government regulations including the bans of Dahua and Hikvision for US government usage. The relevant section (p322 to 323) is:

Possible Expansion

One important possible expansion of the ban is a new clause calling out 'critical infrastructure' and 'national security purposes':

It is not clear if the bill bans use of Dahua and Hikvision in those areas but, if it did, it would significantly increase the impact as many non-governmental organizations could fall under those categories (utilities, banks, etc.)

Ban Starts 1 Year After Enacted

The bill says this 'prohibition' will start one year after it is enacted, which would put that in H2 2019:

However, in practice, the ban is immediate given the elimination clause.

Remove Existing Dahua and Hikvision Systems

Compounding the problem for Dahua and Hikvision, the bill includes a directive to 'phase-out' and 'eliminate' the use of existing equipment:

Overall, Dahua and Hikvision equipment is a distinct minority of US government video surveillance but there is a non-trivial amount deployed that could be a boon for system integrators and rival video surveillance manufacturers.

*** **** ******* ** ********** *** ** ***** *** ********* products *** **** ****** ** **** ******** ** ******** (***** ****,****** ****). ***** ********* *** ****** ******* ** **** ******* ** ******** ** ** ****** **** ***.

******:*** **** *** *** **** *** **** ****** **** ***.

How ** ******

** ***, **** *** ************* ** ** ********* ** *** ***** ********* *** **** ******* ************** ****. *******, ** **** ****, the ****** *** *** ******* **** * ***, ******* ***** by ***** *** ********* **** *** *** ***** ** ******* in *** ************** *******. *******, ************** ******** *** *** *** both *** ***** *** ****** ****** ****** *** **** **** the ***.

Bill ***

************* **** ** *,*** ***** ********* **** ***** ** ********** *********** ********* *** **** ** Dahua *** ********* *** ** ********** *****. *** ******** ******* (p322 ** ***) **:

Possible *********

*** ********* ******** ********* ** *** *** ** * *** clause ******* *** '******** **************' *** '******** ******** ********':

** ** *** ***** ** *** **** **** *** ** Dahua *** ********* ** ***** ***** ***, ** ** ***, it ***** ************* ******** *** ****** ** **** ***-************ ************* could **** ***** ***** ********** (*********, *****, ***.)

Ban ****** * **** ***** *******

*** **** **** **** '***********' **** ***** *** **** ***** it ** *******, ***** ***** *** **** ** ** ****:

*******, ** ********, *** *** ** ********* ***** *** *********** clause.

Remove ******** ***** *** ********* *******

*********** *** ******* *** ***** *** *********, *** **** ******** a ********* ** '*****-***' *** '*********' *** *** ** ******** equipment:

*******, ***** *** ********* ********* ** * ******** ******** ** US ********** ***** ************ *** ***** ** * ***-******* ****** deployed **** ***** ** * **** *** ****** *********** *** rival ***** ************ *************.

[***************]

Impact *******

*** ****** ** ******* ***** ****. ********* *** '********' / ******* ***** *** ************ *** ** *** **** *** ****, ****** ******* ********* ************* ************* ***** *** ***** **** *** ****** ** ***. ****,*****'* **** ** ******** ******** *** *******.

White ***** / *** ******** *** ** ***** ****

*** ******** ***** ******* ** *** **** *** * ****** that ********* '***** ***** **********' *** ******** '*** ******* ******** to * *********'. *** ***** **** **** *** **** **** section. ** ****** *** *********** **** ***** ***** ***** ** Hikvision ** ******** ** **** ** *** ** ********** ****** by ********, *.*., *** *********, **** ** *** ****** (******** *************** ****).

*******, *** **** ******* ** ********* '********' ** ***** ** ********* ** **** ** ***** '**********' ** **** **, *.*., ********* **** ***** ***** ** equipment ******** ** ***** ** *********, ** *****, *********, ** risky ** ***** **** *** *** **** *** ***** ** those, ** *** ********* ***** ***** ** '********' ** ***** or ********* *** **** ** ***** '*********'.

Vote / ****

Comments (47)

*'* ********* ** ****** ** ******** *** **** * ******** threat ** ************** ********. *'* *** ********* ** *** ******* "cold ***" ********* ** *** **** *** ******* ** ** business **** *** ******* ******* ****'** *** *******. *** ******* the ********** *** **** **** ** ***** **** ******** **** something ********* ** ***** ** ****** ********* *******.

**** **** ******* ********** ******* ***** *** **********. * *** assure ***.

*** ***** ********* ******** ** *** ******* ********** ***** ***** vulnerabilities?

**** ******** ********* *** ** *********** ********* ******** ** **** Dahua *** *********:

**** ***** **** ******* ***?

*'** ******* **** **** ****** ***** ** **** ****** **'* also ******* **** *** ********* **** *** ********* ** ********* and ***** ***** ***'* ** ******** ******** ** **** *******? The ****** ********* *** **** ***********/******* **** * ****** ** replacing **** **** ******? **** **** ********* ******* **** ** the *** ****? **** **** ****?

****, **** **** **** **** *** ******* / ****** ** increase ***** ***** ** **** ******** ********** *********?

**** ******* ** **** ********!

****** ******** (** **********)
*** ***** ****** ****'* ***** *** **** ********* *** ************ companies *** *** ********* ********* *********/******* **** **** ****** ***** and *********.

*'** *** ****...
*** ***** ** **** **** **** *** **** *****. * frequent * ***** ********* **** ** ********** **** *** ** a ****** ***** ******* ***** *** ********* ** ******* *** been *********. * ********* **********, **** *********** *****, *** ********* the **** **** *** *** ********* ********* *** ********* ****.

* ******* *** ***** ***** *** ** * ********** *****, the ******* **** ******* *** ********. ** ****** ******** ******** alert *** *****, ***********, ************ ** *** ****** ********** ***, and **** *********** ***** *** *** ****** ***** *** ***** serious ****** **** ***** *** ***, ** ********* ***** **** their ********** ********** ***** *** ******.

** ******** ****** *** ** **** *** * **** **** business ******* *****, **** ****** **** ** ****** *** ** stop ****** ***** *** ***. *** ***** **** **** ***** eyes? ** *** ***** ** *** ** *****, **** ********* the ********** *** ****** ******* ** ********** ** *** *** how **** ***** ******* ********. **** ********* *** ***** ** become ***** ****** ** *****, *** ***** ** **** **** the ****** ****** *** *** ****.

****** ****** *** **** ******** ** ** *********!

******** **** **** ************, *** ***** ******* **** ** ******** no ********** ***** **** ***** ********** ********** "***** ******" *** you ***** **** ******* **** ** *** **** ***** **** allowing ***** ** ** ********* *** ** ******* **********.

*** ******** ****** ** *** ****** **** ** **** ** mixed-use *********** **********. ***** *** ****** **** ** ***, ***** is "**********" *** *** ********* *** **** ** ************* ***** that ***'* **** ******* **** *** ********** **** **** ** the ***.

** **** ** *** **** ** ****** ** ******** **: HIKVision *** ****** ******* **** **** ********* **** **** ** our ***** ******** *********** ***** **** ** "*********" *** ******. We **** ***** *** *****. **** **** *** *** **?

******* ******** *********: **** ****** **** ************* *** ****** **** ** *** **** *** ***** *** Hikvision:

** * ***** ** ** ** ********** **** ****** **** start * *** **** ******** ********* ********** ** *** '****' alternative ** ***** *** *********?

**** ** *** *** **** **** *** ***** ****, ************ given ****** ** **** ******** *** ******.

** ****** ****** ****... ** **** ****** ****** * ***/** unit ****** ***** *** *****/****, *** *** ******** *** ** idea. **** **** ***** ****'** ********... *** ********!

*** ****! * **** *** **** **** **** *** *** IC ******** *** **** ***** *** ** ********** **. * harshly ******* **** *** **** **** ***** **** ******* *** a ****** *** ***** * **** **** **** ******** **** they *** ****** ************* ***** ** ** ** *** *** ignorant ** **** *** *****.

**** ******** *** **** ********** **** ***, * *** *** named ******* ****** ** **** ****. **** *** ******** ** “I **** *** *** *********” *** ******** “** **** *** own ***** ****” *** ***** * **** “***, *********/******* ******* Hikvision” *** ** *** *** ******** ** ***** “** ** is *** *****, *** *********” *** ** **** *** ****** that ***** ***** ** *** ********* ******* **** *** ***** on ****... ** ***** ***** ** **** “****, ***”

***** ** ******* *** * ****** ** ******** *** **** product **** ** ********, **** ****** **** **** *** **** marketing *** ******** **** *****... * ****** ******* **** * company **** ** ********** ********* **********. * **** ****** ****** about *** ********** * *** ******* **** ** **** *********** Ella (******* ******** *** ***** **** *** ***** *** ****** designs, **** **** ******* ***** **** *** **** **** ******** cameras **** *** **** *** **** ****** ***).

*****, **** ** *** * ******* *** *** ***** ****** works:

**** ******** **** ********* ********?

- **: **** **** ** **** *** *** *****

- ***: **** **** ** **** *** ***** **** ******* as ********* *** ***** ****.

**** **** ******’* ******** **. * *** **** ******* *** sales ******** **** *** ***** *** **** ****** **** ****.

”** * ** **** **** ** *** ***** ***** ******** passing *** **** ******* ********* *** *****...”

**** **** ** ***** ******.

”** **** ****** **** ***** **, **** ****** **** **** we **** *********** *** *** **** ** *** ******* **** are ****** **** *** ***.”

*** **** **** **, “*** ****’* *** ******* ************ ** Hikvision?”

”***’** *****. *** ***** *********?”

*.*., ********* **** ***** ***** ** ********* ******** ** ***** or *********

*** **** ***'* **** ******* *** ********, **** ******* ********* the ******** ** **** ** ***** ***. (/*******).

*** **** *** **** ***** ** ***** *******. **'* ****** always ********, *.*., **** ** *** ******************** ****** **** *********'* ********:

***** **** **** *** **** ********* *** ** ** * risky ***. **** ** **** ******* ****, ** **** ** your ********, ** **** **** ** **** ** ***.

*'* ****** ********* ** *** ******** **** ** **** ***. Does ******* ******** ***** **** ********* ** ***** ******** *********** with ***** ********? ** ***** *** **** ****** *** /******* tag?

* **** ** *** ********, *****, ****** **** ********* ** doing ******** *********** **** ***** ******** --- *** ** ******** a ***** ********* ******** ** ********* *******, ** **** **** integrators *** ****** ********.

** **** **** *********** *** ****** ********.

**** ** ***** '********* ** *****' ************ *************** **. **** *** *** ****** **** **** (*** **** is ** ******* **** **** **** -"**** ** * **** ********** ******* ****"), ********* **'* ******* **** ***'* ****, *** ********* ** spend **** * ****** **** ********* ********** *** ***** ** take *** **** ** ************ *********** ** ******* ***** *** sales.

* **** **** ** ****** **** **** ** ********* ***********. There *** *** **** *** **** **** ****, *** ***** are *** **** *** **** **********. * ********* *** * client (***) *** *** **** ** ******* ****** **** “***** and ********* *** *** *******”. **** *** **** *** * couple ***** *** **** *** ******* **** ***** ****** ******* congress.

* ********* ** *** ****** **** *** ******* *** *** contraband, **** **** *** ** ******** ************* ******** *** ** longer ** **** ** ******* *********, ***** * **** ** a **** *****.

**** ** * *** * ********** ******, ***** ********* ****, and ***** ** ** ****** * ********* *** **** **** is **% **** *** ******** ***** **********.

** *** ********** **** **** **** **** *** ** **** Cat6 ******* ***** ** *** **** ****** *** *** *** cameras...??? ** * ******** *** ****** * *** ***** ******* and *********. ** *** *** ** *** *** **** ****** surprise * ***** *** *** ***** ****** ** **** * times *** *** (**** *** ******** ** *** **-*** *** for ** ******* *** * *********).

***** ** ** **** ** ** ****** ******* **** *** Trump "***** ***" **** ****** ********** ** ** ********** **********. These ********* **** *** ******* ** *** ****** **** *** their ******** ** **** * *** ** ********** *****-** ** the *** *** *********** ** ********* **** * ******** *** or ***** ******. *** ***** *** ******** **** ******? ***** narrow *** ***** ******* **** ***** ** *** *** ******* brands ** **** * ********* ********* ****** **** ******* ************** critical ** ******** ********. ***'* *** ** *****, * **** the **** *** ** ***** **** **** ******* ** *** true **** *** ** ******* *** *******.

*** ***** *** ******** **** ******?

***** *** **** **** *** ******* '***' ** '***** *****' by ****, ** ** * ********** ************** ** ******* **** are *******.

** ** ***** ** *** ****:

*** **** ******* ** ********* '********' ** ***** ** ********* ** **** ** ***** '**********' ** **** **, *.*., ********* **** ***** ***** ** equipment ******** ** ***** ** *********, ** *****, *********, ** risky ** ***** **** *** *** **** *** ***** ** those, ** *** ********* ***** ***** ** '********' ** ***** or ********* *** **** ** ***** '*********'.

*** ******* ** *** **** ****** **** ***** ******** *** a ******** **** *** * ***’* *** ******* **** ****** describes **** *** ******** **** ** *******. ******* *** **** doesn’t **** ** ******* **** *** * ***’* **** ** assume.

** ******* ****** ***** **** ***** **** ***** **** *** me/us ****?

** ** ***** – * ** ****** ***** **** *** bill ******** ******* ***** ************ **** *** **** ** *** Hikvision *** *****?

* **** ***** *** *** ****** ******* ** ***** *** manufacturers, ** * ***’* **** ******* ** *** **** *** it, ****** **** ** *** **** ******, *.*. **** ******* in *** ******** *** *** *** ** *** **** ******** etc.

**, ** ** **** **** ******* ****** *** ******* ********** literally ******* ***** *** ************* ** *** *** ****** ********* because ** ******** ********** **** **** ********* **** **** ***** other ******* ******* *************.

**, *** ** ****** **** ** **** * ********* ****, as **** **** ********* **** ** **** **** ** *** China ****** *** **** ** ******* *** *******.

***** ** ***** ** **** ** **** ** *** **** advantage ** **** *********** *** *** ** ** ****** *** customers **** ***********.

** ******* ****** ***** **** ***** **** ***** **** *** me/us ****?

****, *** ********* *** ********* *************** ***** ********, ***** ******** ******** **** ******* ****, * **** **** was ***** ********* ******* *** ********* *** ** *** *** **** ****.

**** ******** **** ** ******** ************** *********** ******** $***,*** **** *** **** *** ******** ****** **, *** *** **** *********.

******* *** ** *** *** ******** ***** * ******** *** submitting *** ******** *** ****** ***** **** **** **** ** issue*** ** ***

********* ** *** ******** ******** ************ ** ******** **************, **** this *** ****** ** *** ******** ****** ** *** ********** only, ** ** *** ********** ******** ** **** **** *** critical ************** **** ********* *** ******** ******?

**** ********, #*.

***** ** * ******* ** *** **** **** **** ******** may *** **** *** ******* ****** ** ******* ********, *.*., Dahua *** *********:

***** **** ** ******?

****** *** * ******, (*.*.) ;)

... ** ************** **** ** *** **** **** ********** ***** cameras ** ******** ***** *** *** **** *** *****? ****** for * ******.

***** ******: **** ***** *** ********* ****** **** **** **** by ****** ** ********** *******, ***** **** **.

***** *** **** *% ********* *** ** *** ****** **** 50% **** *** **** ******* **** ****:

********* *** **** ~*% ********* *** ** **** ~**% **** its **** ******* **** **** *** ***** ****** ****** **** it *** * **** *** ($**.** *** ** $**.** * year ***):

**** *** ***** ****** ****** ******** ** ******* ***** ************ manufacturers.

**** ***** *** ********* ****** **** **** *.**% ***** / overnight, ****** ** *** ******** ***'* ****.

***** ****** **** ******.

***** ******* ** ******* ************* ****:

** ***** ** ******* * *****...

** *** ***** **** **** ***** *** ********** ** *** camera **** ** ******? **** +*** **** ********* ****** **** with ********* *** **** ******* *** ********* ******** ***** *** going ** **** ** **** ** ***** ******* * ***** think ** ***** *** **** *** ****** ********** *** ** this. ***/**?

******: **** ******* *** **** ***** ** *** *** **********:** *** ***** *** ** ********** *** **** ***** *** Innovation ** *** ****** **** ** ******?

***** **** **** ********* ****** **** ************ ****** **** *** government ******** **** ****** * ***** ********...

** ** **** ** ****** * ******** *****, *** ***** the ******* ****** ** ****** **********, *** *** ******* ******* manufacturing ****, **** *** *** ***** ******* ************* ** **********?

*** **** ***'* **** **** * **** *******. **** *** the ************ *** * ** ******* ** *********** *****?

***** ******** ** ****** ******* ***** ** ********* ** ******* to *** **** ******* ******/******/********/*******/***. ***** ** ***** ****** * lot ** ***** ***** ****.

**** *** *** ********: **** *** *** ** ******* **** IT ******** ******?

**** *** *** ********: **** *** *** ** ******* **** IT ******** ******?

** ******* **** ******** *** ******* ** *** ***. **** is ******* **** -********* ******* **** ** *** *****

**** *** *** ***** ******* ************* ** **********?

** ********, **% ** ******* ************ ***** ************ **** ***** be **** ** *** ** ********** ** **** ***** *** Hikvision. **** ** ** ** ****** **** **** ******** *** Chinese ******** ****** ***, ******* ** ****, **** *** ***** to ****** ******* ********.

****** ****, ** ***** * *** ****** *** **** ***** other ******** ******** ******** **** ** *****?

****, *** *** ***** ** ***** ********** ******* * *** ****** ** *** *** (*****? "****** *** US ********** *** *** ******* ************* *** ** ********** ***?" or?)

"***** *** *** ********** **** *** *** ******* ******* ********?" Would ** ** ********.

*** ********** ** *** *** ******* ******* ******** ** *****.***** *** ** ********** ** *** *** *** ******** **** in ***** (****'* ****-*********** ***, *.*.,*** *** ** *** * *** ********** *******).

***, *** ** * ****** ** ********** **********. ******** *** from *** ********** ********* *** ***** ** ****** **** *** on * *** ********.

***, *** *** *******? **** **** **** *****?

****** ****, ********** *** ********** ****. ** ****** **** *** always **** *** **** *** ******* *** ******** ******, ** I ***** **** ** * *** ***** ******* * *** that ****** *** **** ****** ** ** *** ***** *****. The *** ******** ******** **** *** ******** ******** ***, ** you ***** ***, ****** ***** ********** ** ****** ** ***********, it ***** **** ***** *** ******* ** (***** ************) ******** systems ******** ***** ******* ** ***** *** ****** **** **** basically *** ** *** ******* ** ******** (** ******* ******* country) ******** *******.

***** **** ******

*** ******* ****

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Hikvision Favorability Results 2019 on Mar 18, 2019
Hikvision favorability results declined significantly in IPVM's 2019 study of 200+ integrators. While in 2017 Hikvision's favorability was...
Hikvision Chairman Warns Of AI New Entrants Victimizing Customers on Mar 12, 2019
Hikvision chairman Chen Zongnian has warned that customers will become “victims” of AI hype from new industry entrants, even saying such newcomers...
Congressional Letter Calls Out US Companies Supporting Dahua and Hikvision on Mar 11, 2019
A bipartisan Congressional Letter has called out US companies that 'support' or have 'commercial ties' to Hikvision and Dahua and how they are...
Huawei Sues US Government Over NDAA Ban on Mar 07, 2019
Chinese telecom giant Huawei is suing the US government over the NDAA ban, arguing that key provisions in it are unconstitutional.  NDAA Section...
Top ISC West 2019 Booth Moves on Mar 05, 2019
With ISC West just a month away, we examine the most notable exhibitor moves including big exhibitors who dropped out and a number of significant...
Hanwha Moves Global Manufacturing From China To Vietnam - Factory Visit Report on Mar 05, 2019
In a Vietnamese industrial zone surrounded by rice fields and small countryside towns, Hanwha Techwin has started a factory that produces most of...
Dahua Posts Slowing But Strong Revenue Growth 2018 on Mar 04, 2019
Despite significant job cuts in China, Dahua's revenues grew more than 25% last year hitting a total of ~$3.5 billion USD, according to its latest...
Milestone Adds Anti-Abuse, Anti-China 'Copenhagen Clause' on Feb 26, 2019
Milestone announced, at its annual MIPS Americas partner conference, the addition of a 'Copenhagen clause' that strengthens their human rights...
Axis Favorability Results 2019 on Feb 26, 2019
Despite more product shortages, but strengthened by increasing cybersecurity and China concerns, Axis' favorability, amongst 200+ integrators in...
From The Basement To Buried Behind Chinatown: ISC West Emerging Technology Zone on Feb 22, 2019
What does ISC West think about 'Emerging Technology'? Well, last year, they put those companies in the basement. This year, they moved them up to...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Eagle Eye Favorability Results 2019 on Mar 21, 2019
Eagle Eye has been the biggest spender in the cloud VMS market including (via their owner) acquiring Brivo for $50 million and CameraManager from...
Large Hospital Security End User Interview on Mar 21, 2019
This large single-state healthcare system consists of many hospitals, and hundreds of health parks, private practices, urgent care facilities, and...
Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Insurance Startup Coalition Profile on Mar 20, 2019
Many industry people believe cybersecurity insurance is not worth it, as the voting and debate in our Cybersecurity Insurance For Security...
Covert IP Camera Shootout - Axis, Hanwha, Hikvision, March, Vivotek on Mar 20, 2019
Covert cameras were one of the last holdout areas for analog cameras. However, in the past few years, IP / HD covert cameras have become...
Top Metrics For Ensuring Integrator Profitability - Statistics on Mar 20, 2019
How do integrators ensure the profitability of their projects? As part of our profitability study, 100+ integrators answered the following...
Avigilon Launches 'Renewed Products Program' on Mar 19, 2019
There are lots of 'pre-owned' cars but pre-owned IP cameras? While such programs are common in other industries, in video surveillance, they are...
Hanwha Tax Evasion Probe, Camera Division Implicated on Mar 19, 2019
A Hanwha group subsidiary was raided as part of a tax evasion probe. While a Korean news media report listed the raided entity as 'Hanwha...
Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested on Mar 19, 2019
Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners. Our previous...
Retired Mercury President Returns As Open Options President on Mar 18, 2019
Open Options experienced major changes in 2018, including being acquired by ACRE and losing its President and General Manager, John Berman who...
Large US University End-User Video Surveillance Interview on Mar 18, 2019
Schools have become targets in modern days of active shooters and terrorist fears. The need for video and access security is high. Universities...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact