Dahua Attacks Hikvision

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 26, 2014

Things are getting ugly between the two biggest surveillance manufacturers in the world.

Both companies have skyrocketed largely driven by monster domestic projects and are increasingly targeting the Western world.

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Comments (20)

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