A new California bill aimed at improving security for connected devices has been signed into law. The law takes aim especially at passwords on connected devices and will have a significant impact on camera manufacturers, many of whom are not currently compliant.
IPVM interviewed State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, who sponsored the bill and she told IPVM the intent is to change requirements nationally:
We think that given our state’s economic importance, any product designed for the United States market is going to comply with these reasonable security requirements.
In this note, we:
- Share detailed feedback from our interview with Senator Jackson
- Examine the language of the law
- Discuss the goals of the law
- Look at what the impact on existing cameras deployed is
- Examine why out of California sales are still liable
- Discuss what penalties manufacturers face for non-compliance
- Examine who is and is not compliant
- Share feedback from companies that are not currently compliant including Arecont, Avigilon And DW
- Look at the downsides of compliance
- Examine potential penalties of non-compliance
- Discuss the national effect this law will have
- Analyze criticisms of the law