Dahua's Custom China Army VMS, Deletes Evidence

By Charles Rollet, Published Dec 21, 2022, 07:31am EST (Info+)

Dahua has a customized VMS for the PRC Army (PLA) that Dahua touts being used by military personnel in Hong Kong and Tibet.

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Dahua refused to respond to IPVM's questions about its military VMS, instead deleting the online evidence.

After Dahua was deemed a Chinese Military Company by the US and IPVM investigated its military partnerships, Dahua said it is a "private sector" firm with no current PLA deals.

In this post, IPVM examines the solution and Dahua's pattern of hiding evidence.

Dahua's *** *** ********

**** *************** *****'* *** ******** ************, **** exposed * ********** ***** ******** ****** the ***-****: *** ***** ******** ************* Information ************* ********** ******** (大华军工可视化信息综合处理平台).

**** ***** ******* ***** ********** ************** *** ****** ** * ******** "platform ********" (平台概況):

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*****'* ****** *** * ****** ***** page **** **** ************-*********** ********:

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*** ******** *** ** **** ** a **** ** *** ******'* ******** feature:

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*** *** *** ******** ***** ******** such ** ****** *********** *** ********, with ******* ********'* ***(*********** ***** ******) *******:

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

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***** **** ******* *** ****** *** solution ** **** ** ******* **** *** ********:

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***** **** ****** *** ******'* *** by ******** ******** *****, * **** ** *** ******'* Armed ****** (***** ** **** ** the *** ********'******** ******** **********):

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*** **** ********** ********** ******,*** ****.

PowerPoint *******

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Comments (3)

What's up with the Lenovo-esq "ThinkDSS" logo in the top right?

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To be fair, logo design is hard, so why not just steal somebody else's...

Here is a comparison of the two logos, along with some text attempting to match the font:

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Based on this, I think the "ThinkDSS" logo is using Haettenschweiler. Not quite the same as Lenovo's font, but the red dot above the i is clearly an imitation.

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DSS means Dahua Security System (DSS) however I couldn't find other references to "ThinkDSS" online. Maybe it was an internal logo.

Related, PRC video surveillance firms sometimes copy better-known tech company slogans. For example Intel (unsuccessfully) sued Uniview for copying the Intel Inside logo ("IMOS Inside"):

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