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

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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****** **** ********** (*.*., punching ***** ** *********), 2 *********** **** ***** for ****** ********* ***** surveillance: ***** **** ** employing ***** **** / P2P.

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**** ***** ****** *** choice** **** ****-******** ************* because ********* ******* ****** of ***'* ******* *** allowing **** ** ***** home (**** *******) ** seen ** * ******** risk. ******* ** ****** who *** ********** *******'* service *** *** ***** devices **-******* ** ****** other ****** ****** ** organization's ******** *******.

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***** ******* ** **** on *********** *** ********* its ******** ** **** to '***** ***** ** firewalls', *** ***** **** approach ** ****** **** by *******'* "***" ***********. Like *******, ***** **** include ********/******** ****** *** camera **** ** ******** to *********** **** ***** services ** ***** *** remote ********** ******* ******** holes ** *********.

NVRs ******** ******* ********** ** ******** ***** ****** ******

******* **** *** ***** offer **** ***** **** capabilities, ***** *** **** a *** ** **** a ***** ** *** breadth:

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*** *******, *** **** recent **** ***** ** this ***************** *** ***** ******,***** ****** ***** ****** Tested,******* ***** / ****** Cloud ****** **************** ********** ***** ******** **** * ***.

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******, *** ** ***** companies ***** **** ******* without ******* **** *********** cameras **** **** *********** if *** **** ****** for *** ******* ************. And **** ** ***** do *** **** ****** for **** ****** ******.

**** *******, *** ***** lock-in ******* (*.*. ******, Rhombus), **** *** **** paying, *** ****** ***** working.

No ******** *** ********** **** *******

** ***** ******* ***** this ******* ***** ***** a **** *** *** received ** ******** *** correction. **** ** ***********, but *** **********, ** Verkada *** ********** **** indifferent ** ***** ** truthfully ********* ***** ***********.

Major ***** *****

**** ******* ** * major ******* ***** ***** and *** ** ***** dramatic (*** ***********) *********** that *** *** ** the **** ********* ***** of ********* ** *** network. *** **'* ****** false. **** **** ******* has ***** ** *** last *** ***** ** has *** ********* ** remote ****** ***** **** capabilities **** ******* ******* competitors.

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

**** ******* ********** **** false ******, ******* *** major ********** **** *** many ***** ********* **** offer ****** ****** ******* punching ***** ** *********. They **** ** ********* powerful ****** ***** ****, immense ** *******, *** a ***** ** ********* sales ******* ** ***-***** directly **** ** *** is ********.

*** *** ******* **** other ********* *** ****** match ** ** **** heavily ****** ****** ******. Coronavirus *** **** *********** the ***** ** ***** wanting ** ** **** to ******** ****** *** monitor ***** *******.... ******* punching ***** ** *********.

Comments (23)

*** ***** ***** ***** Verkada **** *********** ***** the ***** ***** ********* is:

*** **** ** **** sure **** *****'* ****** storage ** *** *** to ******* *** *******. You **** ** ** in ***** *** **** to ****** **** *** days ** *********. *** need ** ****** **** the ********** *** **** to ***** *** **** the ****** **** *** frames *** ******. *** that ** * ******** mess ** ***** ** solve

*** *** ********* ***** about ********* ** **** but ******* ************* ** not *** ** ****

**** *******, ** *** want ** ***** ****** than *** ****** ** days *** ******, *** have ** ********* *** a *** ****** **** costs ******** ** ******* more. **** ** ***, you **** ****** ******* at *** ***, *** very ****** ***** *** all *** ******* ****** with ******* ******* / retention.

******* ****** ******* ********:

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* ******* **** ** Eagle *** ******** **** ...

** ***** ** *** story, ** ***'* **** to ***** ***** ** the ******** *** *** system ** ****. *'* not ***** ** *** into * **** ***** story ***** *** ****'* better. *** **** * will *** ** **** I ***** **'* ** important ***************, ** * agree **** ******* ** the *******. *******, **** is *** **** ******* that ** **** **** Apple **, **** *********** and ****** *** *** and ***** **** *******.

**'* *********, *** *** groundbreaking ** *** ***. It's ****** *** ** the ***** ************ ********, but ** ***** *****, there *** **** *** more ********* ******** **** approach. (***** * ***** is * **** ***** overall)

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**** ** ******* ** a ******** **** * would ***** **** **** the ***** ** *******.

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**** ******* ****** ** made ******** **********.

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*** **** **** ***** have ** ***** ***** in ***** *******.

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****** ** *** ***** from ***** ******* *** users *** **** ******** how **** ********* ** dollars *** ***** **** are ****** ***** **** bought **********. ** * was ***** * ***** install ** ***** * bunch ** ***** ****** offices * ***** ****** assuredly *** *** ** these ***** *******, **** rock *** ****. ** long ** *** **** want ** ***** *** video **** ***. ***** type *** * ***** in *** ******. *** cant ***** ***** ******* with *** **** *****.

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**** ** *** **** of *********** **** ********** turns ** *** ** Verkada. * ***'* **** if ** *** *** best ********* ** *** world, **** *** **** to **** * *** to **** * **** there ** ********* ************* wrong **** *** *******. There *** **** ** other ******* ****** *** statements **** *** ** made ** ******* ***** reputation **** *** ******* NDAA ******* *** ** see **** *** **** again **** ***** '***********' that **** *** ****** wilfully ******** ** *** facts *** *** ******** or **** *** ******* making ***** ********** ** purpose ** *** **** attention ** **** *** either *** *** *****.

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**** *** ******* ****** false ********** ** ******* to *** **** ********* on **** *** ****** way *** *****.

* ** ***** ******* they *** *** ***** it ** *** ********* on ****. ** ***** is **** **** ** a ******** **** ****** but **** ***** *** upside **** *** ******* from *** *******. **** in ****, * *** of ***** ** ******** they ***** **** **** to ******* ***** ***** surveillance ** **** ****** Verkada ***** **** *** these ****** **** ******* confidence, * *** ******* it.

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* **** *** ****** of *****...**'* *********. **** a ****. * *** think ** * *** of ****** **** *** actually ********* *** ** we *** ***** **** word ** **** *******, then * ***** *** it's ********* ** ******* advertise. ** ***** ******, they ** ***** ******* two-factor **************. **** ** something **** **** ** the ******** ***'* *******. So **** **** ****** to ******* **** *** then...Wiegand...now **** ** ******** dangerous ***.

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** ***** ******, **** at ***** ******* ***-****** authentication

* ****** ** ****** to *** ********* **** gets *** ***** *****.

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**** ********, ***'* ** **** some ******* **** ** IPVM. ******* ** ****** tag **** ** **** article?

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**** ******* ********* *** aware ** **** *** other **** ********, * am *** ***** ** call **** *** ************, though.

** ******* ********** ** Verkada ** **** ******* video ************ ** * low ******** ** **** while ******* ***** ***** number **, ** ***, #1.

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******* *** ****** ** like ******* **** ** the ******* (***-**-***) ***** model. **** ***’* **** to ****** ****** * solution *** *******, **** sell **** ** *** easy ** ** ** add **** ******* ** they ********* ***** ** a ****.

**** *********** *** ****** to **** * ******** custom ******** ** ***** a ****** ********* ********. That ***** * *** more ********** *** ******.

*** **** ** ******* tasty ***** ****, *** other ** ******* ****** and ******* ***** *** bakers *** *********.

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*** ** *** ********* UDP **** ******** ****** be * **** ******* on **** ****** ***** does *** ***** ** either ********* ******* ****** actual ***** ************** **** such *** ******* *******. Technology *********** ************ ** a *** ******** *********** to * ** ******* industry ******** ********* ****** the **** ****** ** IPVMers. ****: *** ** all ********* ******* ** any *** *** ******* at **** ** * pizza **** ***. ***** are *** ***** ******** chefs **** ***** ** decipher *** ***** * logical ******** ********** **** is *** ***** ** trolls *** ***** ***** meme **** *** *** salutations? **** ****** ***** bait *** *** ******** ensue *** ** **** path ** *** ********* some *** ** **** private ****** *********** *** confrontation.

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

***** ** **** **** all ******* ***** ******* but....

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***??? **** ****** **** the *** **** ********* but **** ************.

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* ** **** ******* about *** ********* *** distortion *** **** *** on *** ******* ******* using *******. ** **, that ** * ****-******** risk. ** *** ****** even *** **** *****, then * **** ** reason ** ******** **** cameras.

**** ** ***** ******* motto: "*******..**** ** '*** you **** **."

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* **** ** **** disdain *** **** *******. I've **** **** ******** several ***** **** * am *** ********** *** I've **** ****** ******* them ***** *** ***** but **** ***'* **** no *** ** ******. Very **************.

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****** ** *** ******* be ***** ** *** list *****?

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******* **** * ***** on ******* **** ******* about *******'* *********, * am ******* *** **** terminology ** ********* ** the *****...

***** **** *** '**** punching' ****** ** **** forwarding? **** ******** ** known ** ** * technique *** ********** *** parties ** ***** *** or **** *** ****** firewalls/NATs ****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".

******* *** **** '** NVR ** *** **** dangerous ***** ** ********* you *** **** ****** your *******'... ****, **** is * ******* ****'* thing ** ******* ** assumption **** * *********. Truth **, ** ************* * ****** ** not ********** ********, *** may ***. ** **** as ****** **** *** VMS ***. *** ** we **** ** *** severity ** ******** ******* caused ** ********* **** of ********** ** * remote ******, **** ********** (along **** * *********** of **-****** '****-*****' ***** which ******* ****) ** way **** ***** ********* to *** *** ******** that ******** * ********* server (****** * ****).

**** **** ** '*****'? Can't ********, ********* **** forwarding ***** ** * pain. *** ** ** really **** ********* ** do *********** **** *** P2P *********** ******** *** security ****** **** ******** your ******** ******* *********** with * *****-***** ******(*) out ** **** ******* and **** ********* ** it ******* **** *********? I ****, **** ** ok ** *** ********* server ** **** ** advertised, *** **** ** it ** ***? *** can *** ******** **** that **** *** ******'* start ******* **** **** outside ** ****** **** may *** ** *** their *** ******** ***** you ****** ***/********?

******, ****'* ** *** cents: *** ***** ******** risks ** *** ****, port ********** *** *** are ***** **** ****** options, *** ******* ****** do *** ******** *** learn *** ** ******* itself ******* *****/********** ********* facts.

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**** ********** ** **** larger **** **** * properly ***** "*****-****" **** that ***** **** ** deployed ** * *********** vendor. *** ** ****** not ******** ** *** rest ** *** ***** industry **** ***** *** brands ** ************* **** practices.

*** ** ********* **** their ***** ******** ** safe? ***** ** ** with * ******** ***** go ******* ******** **** audits ** ****** ***** are ** *********. *********** organizations ******** ****** ***** to ********** *** ********, hire **** ** ******* every **** ** ******* as ** ******* ** privacy, ****** ********* **** logging *** ******** (*** even ****** ****), ****** principle ** ***** *********, force ********** ** ***** bit/byte ** **** **** in ******* *** ** rest, *** **** **** on *** **.

*********** ***** ********* **** a **** ********** ****** to ********* ** ** go **** ****** ** this ***** **** **** will **** *******.

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******, *** ** ***/*** customers *** ***'* ****** the ************** ***** **** their ***** ******** ** safe?

"*********** ***** ********* **** a **** ********** ****** to ********* ** ** go **** ****** ** this ***** **** **** will **** *******."

*** ******, ***... **** I *** **** ** slightly ********* *****: ******** the ************* ******** ***, if *** **** *** data ** *** ***** without ******* * ***** copy, *** ***'* *** that ****, **** ****. If *** **** *** something ******* ** **** cloud ********, ***'** ****, say ****** ** *** data. ** *** **** day ********* ******* ** your ******** **********, *** the ****** ***** **** to ****** * ***** long ******* - ***'** in *******. ** ******* case, ** *** **** day *** **** ** pay **** ******* *** because *** ****** ** update **** **** ******* - ***'** **** ** CCTV. *** ** ***** here?

*** *** ** **** you *********. ****** *** enterprise *** * ******, think ***. ** **** segment, ********* ***'* ****** dedicated ** ****; **** have ******** ********** **** hiccups **** ***** * day; **** ****** ** update ***** ******* *******; they ** ****** ***** passwords *********. *** *** of ****, *******, **** to *** ***** ******* on ****** **/*, **** months ***** ** *******, some ** **** **** want ** **** **** everything ** "******" (****** word ****) *** *** an ******** *******. *** a **** ******/********* ** is ***** **** ****** to **** **** ***-**** port ********** ***** (****, at ***** **** *** customer ******* ** ******* his **** *** *** router ***** **** **).

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* ***** **’* ****** funny **** **** ***** bashing ** ***** *** whole “******* **** ******* when *** ***’* ***” this ** * ******* thats ********* ** ** many ********’* *** **** allows *** ****** *********** at ** ********** *****.

** * **** ****** IPVM **** ** ****** to **** **** ********** “news” ***’* **** *** same *****?

*** ************** ** ***** systems ** ******** *** you *** ***** **** to **** ** ** be **** ******.

******* ***** ** ******* systems *** ****** *** existent ****** *** *** based ******. ********** ****** the ******* **** ** any ****** ****** ******* pricing ***** *** **** the **** ** *** better.

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:** *******, *** ************** Of ***** ******* ** Changing *** *** *** Folks **** ** **** Up ** ** **** Behind.

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* **** **** ** the ******* ***** ** marketing *** ********** **** their *** ******** **.

** ** ******** ** was ********* *** **** agreed **** ** **** there *** ** ************* larger ****** ** ******* than ****** *********** ********* and ***** **********.

***** ** *** ****** of ** **** ** being ****** **** **** business ******* *** ******** is ********** ***** *** returning ** **** **********.

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