French police are criticizing their Hikvision body cameras, with one police union official even calling them "junk" after the government purchased over 10,000 in 2018. In response, the government has issued an open tender for 30,000 new body cameras which ends next week.
The Hikvision partner who sold the original cameras, Allwan Security, told IPVM he was participating in this new tender with an improved model, dismissing the complaints, which both he and Hikvision said were due to the cameras not being meant for extended usage during protests which hit France after the deal.
But French media are now raising scrutiny against Hikvision over its US human rights sanctions and NDAA ban, adding another obstacle for Hikvision. In this post, IPVM examines this issue in depth.