Hikvision Europe Cutting Out Unauthorized End User Sales

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 15, 2017

The days of anyone buying Hikvision from anywhere off the Internet are numbered, at least in Europe, if Hikvision's plan comes to fruition.

In this note, we examine Hikvision Europe's plan, comparing it to the Americas, the debate the European plan has triggered, and the potential winners and losers of this move.

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Benefits ** ****** ***** ************

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Challenges ** ****** ***** ************

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Introducing *******

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Debate ** *** **

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Risk ** *** *** / ****** ****

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North ******* ********

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Comments (26)

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