Dahua Falsely Tells FCC Its Recorders Are Not Covered By NDAA

By Conor Healy, Published Jul 07, 2022, 09:35am EDT (Info+)

Dahua told the FCC last month that its recorders are not covered by the NDAA ban because they are not "video surveillance equipment," arguing this 4 years after the ban was passed. But Dahua sales support and ADI told us Dahua recorders are NDAA-banned.

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Inside this note, we explain what Dahua told the FCC, how Dahua's marketing contradicts this, and Dahua's response doubling down that recorders are not video surveillance equipment.

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** **** ****, ****,***** ***** * ****** **** *** FCC******* **** **** ** *** ******** are *** ****-****** ******* **** *** not "***** ************ *********." *****'* ************** ****** ** ******, ***** & Bockius***** *** ****** **** *** *** on *** ******, ********* * **** of ****** ** ******** ** *** considers **** *********.

***** *****, "**** **** ******** ***********, displays, ***** *********, *** **** ******* devices."

***** **** “***** ************ *** ****************** equipment” ** ******** ******** ** ***** Technology *** ******* ***** ******* ***, only ***** ***** ** ********* ** services *** ** ****** ** *** Covered ****.

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***** *** ********* [** *** ****] areneither “***** ************” *** “******************” *********, and therefore are outside the scope of ”covered equipment” under Section 889 of the NDAA. This **** ******** ***********, ********, ***** *********, *** **** ******* *******. [emphasis added]

** *** *********, ******* ***** *** any ***** ************ ** *********** ** the ******** *** **** **** **** argument ******. ** *** ****** * years ***** ******** ****** *** ****, video ********* **** ************ **** ********** part ** *** ***.

Attachment * ***** ******* *** ******* *******

*******'* **-**** ******, **** ******* ** "Attachment *", ******** ** **** ***** ***** ******** ** ***** ******** that ***** ******* *** *** ******* by *** **** ***. *** *******, it ******** ******** **** *** **** partially ***** *****:

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Dahua **** ********* *** "***** ************", *** ******* ** "***** ************"

******** ** *** *** **********, ***** USA ******* *** ***** ********* *** video ************, ** ** ****** ** the ***** ************ ********.

*** *******, *****-******* ** ******* ***** ************ ******** * ****** ***********: ***** surveillance:

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**** ********* **** **** "***** ************" in *** ******* ****, **** ** the***** ***** ************ ******, ***** ***** ******** ** *** NDAA ********* **** ********* ** *** FCC:

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**** ******* ******* ***** ****** ** ******** ***** *** *********. ** *****, 33 *** *** ******* ** *** "video ************", ***** **** * ** not ******* "***** ************." (*** ******* has ** ***********.) ******* ************ **** tout ***** ************ ************, **** ** mention ** ************ ********* ** ************.

Dahua *** *** ******** ******* *** ********* *** ******* ** ****

**** ****** ***** *** ***** ******* to *** ******* *** ********* *** covered ** *** **** ***. ******* at ***** ****, "**, ******** ********* Dahua ** *** **** *********."

** **** ****** ***, ***** ***'* largest ***********, ** *** *** **** question. ***'* ************** **** **** ********* are ******* ** *** ****, ****** "You ***'* *** *****" *** ****-********* projects, *** **** *** *** ******* to ***** "** ********", ********* *********, and *** **** *******.

Dahua ********: "****** *****" **** ********* *** ***** ************

***** ******** * ********* ** **** in ******** ** **** *******, ******** down ** *** *********** *** *** argument:

** * ***** ** ****, * recorder ** *** * ***** ** surveillance *********. **** **** *** ****** us ** * ************ ************* ********, but ****** ** ****** *****.

**** ******** *** ***** ********* ********* above ** *** ******* *******, ********* the ******* ****** "***** ************ ******." Dahua **** **** ********** ***** ********:

******, ** *** ********* ********* **** itself **** ** ** **** *****, the ********* *** ******* *** ********* that *** ** **** “*** ***** surveillance ************;” **** *** *** ********** video ************ ************.

** *** ********, *****'* ********* *** clear **** *** **** *********** **** stated ***** ********* ** ** **** for *** ***** ************, ******* ******* by *** **** ***.

***** **** **** **** ******* **** banned ******* **** *** "******** *** marketed ** ** *** **** ** video ************" *** ********* *** ***, they *** **** "******** *** *** with ***** *******."

***** *** *** ******** ******* ** respond **** ** ******* *** **** Dahua ****** ******** ***** ************ ******** *** ******* ** *** **** ban **** **** ***** ***** *** product * "***** ************ ******".

********* *****'* ************** *** ****** ********* are *** **** *********, ***** ********* they ***** ** "*** ** *** side ** *******":

** ***** ********** ** ** *** would ********** ****** **** *** *********** err ** *** **** ** ******* when ** ***** ** **********. ** prefer ** **** ********* ***** ** avoid **** * ***** **** ** a ******* ***** ** ********* ***** inadvertently **** ** * ******** ******* to *** ****."

*****'* **** ******** ********* ** *****:

***** *** *** ***** ** *** FCC ** ******* * ******** **** of ********* **** ***** ******* *** scope ** ‘******* *********’ ***** ******* 889 ** *** ****. *** ****** submission *** ** ******** ** **** request. ** ********* ** *** ******, some *** *** *** ***** *** equipment ***** *** ********** ** ***** either “***** ************” ** “******************” *********. As * ***** ** ****, * recorder ** *** * ***** ** surveillance *********. **** **** *** ****** us ** * ************ ************* ********, but ****** ** ****** *****. ******, as *** ********* ********* **** ****** sent ** ** **** *****, *** recorders *** ******* *** ********* **** can ** **** “******** ************ ************;” **** *** *** themselves ***** ************ ************. ********** ********* is **** ****** **** ******* *** telecommunications ********* ******* **** *** ******** as ***** *********************.

****** **** ****, *** ****** **** makes ********** ***** **** ***** *** only ******* *** ******** (********* ***** not ******* ** ******* ***) ** its *** *********: ******, **********, ***********, healthcare, ****** *** ***********. ** ******* end ***** ** *** ******** *** generally ********** *** ********** ********* ** those **********. ** ** *** *** have *** ************ ******** *** ** our ******** ** ********** **********, ******** infrastructure ******* ** ********* **** ******* national ********. **** ******** ******* **** to ******** **** **** ****** *** definitions ** ******* *** ** *** NDAA *** ***** **** **** ******* that **********. ******, ** ** ***** in *** **********, ***** *** ** “open ** *********** ********** ********** ******** to ******* *********** ***** ** *** Covered **** ******** ** ***** ** these ******** *******, **** ** ********** product ******** ***/** ********* ***** *********** such ***** ** *** ********* **** Dahua ************ *** *******.

*****'* ***** ** *** ****** ** questions:

***** ************ ******* *** ******** *** marketed ** ** *** **** ** video ************. **** ************* **** *** statutory ********** ** ***** “***** ************ equipment” ***** *** ****. *********, ***********, displays *** ***** **** ******** *** designed *** *** **** ***** *******, but *** *** ********** ************ *****.

********* **** ************ **** *** ***** representative, ** ***** ********** ** ** you ***** ********** ****** **** *** salespeople *** ** *** **** ** caution **** ** ***** ** **********. We ****** ** **** ********* ***** to ***** **** * ***** **** of * ******* ***** ** ********* being ************* **** ** * ******** subject ** *** ****.

False ****** **** ****** ********

*********, ***** **** ***** *********** **** it *** ****** ******* *** ******** ********* ************* *** "Uyghur ********" ** *** ******.

*****,** ******** ****"*** ******** ********* ******** ** ******* media *** ********** ******** ******** ****** documents," *******,** *** ******* ******** "***** ********* * ******* ** solution ******** ** ******** ** ********* target *** ******** ****** *****" ******* the ***** ******** **** ***** *** website.

Risk ** ****** *** ******** ********

*****'* ***** ******** **** *** ********* are *** ******* ** *** **** puts *** ****** *** ** ******** security ** ****, ** ** *** confuse *** ********* *** ******** *** US ****** ** ******** *** ****** those ******** ** ********* ** *** NDAA.

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*****, **** ****. ** **** ** submitting **** ******* ** *** *** as **** ** * ******** ******* of ***** ********* *** *** *** the ****** **** ****** ** **********.

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*** **** * ******* **** ***, but **** ***** ** ***% ***** they **** ** *****.

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**** **** * * **** *** saying ******** **** ****** *** **** to **** **** ***** ** *** dentist...

*** *** *** ***** ***** ** severely ****** ** ******* ***** ** business, ** *** **** ****?

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

***** ***** *** ****** ****** *** to ******** *** *** **** ** can ** *******. ** ******** **** this ******** **** *********. ** *** can't ***** ***** ** ***** *** self-described "***** ************ ******" ** "***** surveillance" "*********", ** **** ***** *** trust *****?

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**** ** ***** ******** ******** **** they ******* * ******** ***? ** that ***** ***'* ** ***** ****** all ******* **** ** *** ** they *** ******* *********?

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**'* * **** ******** ******. **** see ** ** **** ***.

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

**** **** ** *** ***** ******** I've **** ****.

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** **** ** ****, ****** ***** must **** **** ******** *** ********** on ***** **** **** **** ***** units **** ************ **** ***** *** be ********** ***** ************.

* **** **** **** *********** *** looking *** **** ** ****** ***** business *****, ***** ***** ****** **** them *** ** ******* **** ******** examples ** *** ** *** **** equipment ******* ** *** ***** ************ space.

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** **** ** ****, ****** ***** must **** **** ******** *** ********** on ***** **** **** **** ***** units **** ************ **** ***** *** be ********** ***** ************.

**'* *** ***** ************ *********! ** is ** ***************, ****** ******* **** that ******** * ******** *******.

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**'* *** ***** ************ *********! ** is ** ***************, ****** ******* **** that ******** * ******** *******.

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

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*** ****** ***** **** ****** ***** domain ** ******* ******** ** ***** Dahua ** ***** ** ** ********* or ********* ** *** **** **** using ************?

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

***** **** ***** **** *** ** small ** ****** ******* *** **** their ******** ** **** ****. ********* like ****** *********** ****** ** ** their ******.

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*****, ** **-**** ****** **** *** them, *** *********** **** ** ****** here.

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***** **** **** *** "********" ******** including *** *** ******** *** ******** from *** **** *.*. ******* **** are "********" *** "************".

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***** **** **** *** "********" ******** including *** *** ******** *** ******** from *** **** *.*. ******* **** are "********" *** "************".

** ***** ** ***** ** ** the ********** ** * ********** ******* who ***** *** **** **** *** is **** ******* *** *** ******.

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#*************** ** ***** ** *****

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* **** **** **** *** *** would ******** ****** ** ***** *** arguments **********.

**** ******* *** *** *** *** product **** ** ** **** ** dahua & ***.

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