False: Verkada: "If You Want To Remote View Your Cameras You Need To Punch Holes In Your Firewall"

By John Honovich and Sean Patton, Published Jul 31, 2020, 09:58am EDT (Info+)

Verkada falsely declared to “3,000+ customers”, “300 school districts”, and “400 partners” that, with their NVR competitors, "If You Want To Remote View Your Cameras You Need To Punch Holes In Your Firewall".

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The statement is so obviously false that it raises further questions about Verkada's competency and ethics, a company who continues to tout clearly false claims over and over again (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4).

Verkada's Claim

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******, *** ** ***** ********* ***** this ******* ******* ******* **** *********** cameras **** **** *********** ** *** stop ****** *** *** ******* ************. And **** ** ***** ** *** even ****** *** **** ****** ******.

**** *******, *** ***** ****-** ******* (e.g. ******, *******), **** *** **** paying, *** ****** ***** *******.

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** ***** ******* ***** **** ******* false ***** * **** *** *** received ** ******** *** **********. **** is ***********, *** *** **********, ** Verkada *** ********** **** *********** ** worse ** ********** ********* ***** ***********.

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**** ******* ** * ***** ******* sales ***** *** *** ** ***** dramatic (*** ***********) *********** **** *** NVR ** *** **** ********* ***** of ********* ** *** *******. *** it's ****** *****. **** **** ******* has ***** ** *** **** *** years ** *** *** ********* ** remote ****** ***** **** ************ **** various ******* ***********.

Advantages ******, ***** ****** ** ***

**** ******* ********** **** ***** ******, Verkada *** ***** ********** **** *** many ***** ********* **** ***** ****** access ******* ******** ***** ** *********. They **** ** ********* ******** ****** sales ****, ******* ** *******, *** a ***** ** ********* ***** ******* at ***-***** ******** **** ** *** is ********.

*** *** ******* **** ***** ********* can ****** ***** ** ** **** heavily ****** ****** ******. *********** *** only *********** *** ***** ** ***** wanting ** ** **** ** ******** access *** ******* ***** *******.... ******* punching ***** ** *********.

Comments (23)

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****** ** *** ***** **** ***** Verkada *** ***** *** **** ******** how **** ********* ** ******* *** month **** *** ****** ***** **** bought **********. ** * *** ***** a ***** ******* ** ***** * bunch ** ***** ****** ******* * would ****** ********* *** *** ** these ***** *******, **** **** *** that. ** **** ** *** **** want ** ***** *** ***** **** etc. ***** **** *** * ***** in *** ******. *** **** ***** every ******* **** *** **** *****.

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* ** ***** ******* **** *** not ***** ** ** *** ********* on ****. ** ***** ** **** this ** * ******** **** ****** but **** ***** *** ****** **** are ******* **** *** *******. **** in ****, * *** ** ***** IT ******** **** ***** **** **** to ******* ***** ***** ************ ** when ****** ******* ***** **** *** these ****** **** ******* **********, * lot ******* **.

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* **** *** ****** ** *****...**'* dangerous. **** * ****. * *** think ** * *** ** ****** that *** ******** ********* *** ** we *** ***** **** **** ** this *******, **** * ***** *** it's ********* ** ******* *********. ** their ******, **** ** ***** ******* two-factor **************. **** ** ********* **** many ** *** ******** ***'* *******. So **** **** ****** ** ******* that *** ****...*******...*** **** ** ******** dangerous ***.

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** ***** ******, **** ** ***** support ***-****** **************

* ****** ** ****** ** *** charlatan **** **** *** ***** *****.

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**** ********, ***'* ** **** **** ******* reps ** ****. ******* ** ****** tag **** ** **** *******?

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**** ******* ********* *** ***** ** this *** ***** **** ********, * am *** ***** ** **** **** out ************, ******.

** ******* ********** ** ******* ** that ******* ***** ************ ** * low ******** ** **** ***** ******* their ***** ****** **, ** ***, #1.

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******* *** ****** ** **** ******* 1000 ** *** ******* (***-**-***) ***** model. **** ***’* **** ** ****** design * ******** *** *******, **** sell **** ** *** **** ** is ** *** **** ******* ** they ********* ***** ** * ****.

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

***** ** **** **** *** ******* Logic ******* ***....

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***??? **** ****** **** *** *** from ********* *** **** ************.

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* ** **** ******* ***** *** artifacts *** ********** *** **** *** on *** ******* ******* ***** *******. To **, **** ** * ****-******** risk. ** *** ****** **** *** that *****, **** * **** ** reason ** ******** **** *******.

**** ** ***** ******* *****: "*******..**** it '*** *** **** **."

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* **** ** **** ******* *** this *******. *'** **** **** ******** several ***** **** * ** *** interested *** *'** **** ****** ******* them ***** *** ***** *** **** don't **** ** *** ** ******. Very **************.

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****** ** *** ******* ** ***** to *** **** *****?

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******* **** * ***** ** ******* IPVM ******* ***** *******'* *********, * am ******* *** **** *********** ** confusing ** *** *****...

***** **** *** '**** ********' ****** to **** **********? **** ******** ** known ** ** * ********* *** connecting *** ******* ** ***** *** or **** *** ****** *********/**** ****does *** ******* port forwarding. There are several programming tricks (read: hacks and protocol backdoors) for doing this, and they are broadly used for P2P/"calling home".

******* *** **** '** *** ** the **** ********* ***** ** ********* you *** **** ****** **** *******'... Well, **** ** * ******* ****'* thing ** ******* ** ********** **** a *********. ***** **, ** ************* * ****** ** *** ********** properly, *** *** ***. ** **** as ****** **** *** *** ***. But ** ** **** ** *** severity ** ******** ******* ****** ** different **** ** ********** ** * remote ******, **** ********** (***** **** a *********** ** **-****** '****-*****' ***** which ******* ****) ** *** **** risky ********* ** *** *** ******** that ******** * ********* ****** (****** a ****).

**** **** ** '*****'? ***'* ********, sometimes **** ********** ***** ** * pain. *** ** ** ****** **** difficult ** ** *********** **** *** P2P *********** ******** *** ******** ****** that ******** **** ******** ******* *********** with * *****-***** ******(*) *** ** your ******* *** **** ********* ** it ******* **** *********? * ****, this ** ** ** *** ********* server ** **** ** **********, *** what ** ** ** ***? *** can *** ******** **** **** **** NVR ******'* ***** ******* **** **** outside ** ****** **** *** *** it *** ***** *** ******** ***** you ****** ***/********?

******, ****'* ** *** *****: *** poses ******** ***** ** *** ****, port ********** *** *** *** ***** very ****** *******, *** ******* ****** do *** ******** *** ***** *** to ******* ****** ******* *****/********** ********* facts.

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**** ********** ** **** ****** **** than * ******** ***** "*****-****" **** that ***** **** ** ******** ** a *********** ******. *** ** ****** not ******** ** *** **** ** the ***** ******** **** ***** *** brands ** ************* **** *********.

*** ** ********* **** ***** ***** provider ** ****? ***** ** ** with * ******** ***** ** ******* grueling **** ****** ** ****** ***** are ** *********. *********** ************* ******** entire ***** ** ********** *** ********, hire **** ** ******* ***** **** of ******* ** ** ******* ** privacy, ****** ********* **** ******* *** alerting (*** **** ****** ****), ****** principle ** ***** *********, ***** ********** on ***** ***/**** ** **** **** in ******* *** ** ****, *** list **** ** *** **.

*********** ***** ********* **** * **** inaccurate ****** ** ********* ** ** go **** ****** ** **** ***** than **** **** **** *******.

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******, *** ** ***/*** ********* *** can't ****** *** ************** ***** **** their ***** ******** ** ****?

"*********** ***** ********* **** * **** inaccurate ****** ** ********* ** ** go **** ****** ** **** ***** than **** **** **** *******."

*** ******, ***... **** * *** this ** ******** ********* *****: ******** the ************* ******** ***, ** *** send *** **** ** *** ***** without ******* * ***** ****, *** DON'T *** **** ****, **** ****. If *** **** *** ********* ******* to **** ***** ********, ***'** ****, say ****** ** *** ****. ** the **** *** ********* ******* ** your ******** **********, *** *** ****** would **** ** ****** * ***** long ******* - ***'** ** *******. In ******* ****, ** *** **** day *** **** ** *** **** monthly *** ******* *** ****** ** update **** **** ******* - ***'** have ** ****. *** ** ***** here?

*** *** ** **** *** *********. Forget *** ********** *** * ******, think ***. ** **** *******, ********* can't ****** ********* ** ****; **** have ******** ********** **** ******* **** times * ***; **** ****** ** update ***** ******* *******; **** ** forget ***** ********* *********. *** *** of ****, *******, **** ** *** their ******* ** ****** **/*, **** months ***** ** *******, **** ** them **** **** ** **** **** everything ** "******" (****** **** ****) yet *** ** ******** *******. *** a **** ******/********* ** ** ***** much ****** ** **** **** ***-**** port ********** ***** (****, ** ***** till *** ******** ******* ** ******* his **** *** *** ****** ***** with **).

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* ***** **’* ****** ***** **** IPVM ***** ******* ** ***** *** whole “******* **** ******* **** *** don’t ***” **** ** * ******* thats ********* ** ** **** ********’* and **** ****** *** ****** *********** at ** ********** *****.

** * **** ****** **** **** Im ****** ** **** **** ********** “news” ***’* **** *** **** *****?

*** ************** ** ***** ******* ** changing *** *** *** ***** **** to **** ** ** ** **** behind.

******* ***** ** ******* ******* *** almost *** ******** ****** *** *** based ******. ********** ****** *** ******* life ** *** ****** ****** ******* pricing ***** *** **** *** **** if *** ******.

******: **** ******* *** **** ***** to *** *** **********:** *******, *** ************** ** ***** Systems ** ******** *** *** *** Folks **** ** **** ** ** Be **** ******.

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* **** **** ** *** ******* issue ** ********* *** ********** **** their *** ******** **.

** ** ******** ** *** ********* and **** ****** **** ** **** there *** ** ************* ****** ****** at ******* **** ****** *********** ********* and ***** **********.

***** ** *** ****** ** ** that ** ***** ****** **** **** business ******* *** ******** ** ********** sales *** ********* ** **** **********.

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