Faulty Hikvision Fever Camera Deployments Spread In UK Healthcare Facilities

By Charles Rollet, Published Nov 02, 2020, 08:43am EST

Faulty Hikvision fever screening systems are spreading despite prominent UK experts in government and academia criticizing fever cams as 'more marketing than medicine' and recommending they not be purchased.

This 1-minute video overviews the situation:

In this post, we examine why these systems risk public health, especially with COVID-19 cases in the UK (and Europe generally) are soaring.

Hikvision UK Healthcare Deployments

IPVM identified 7 UK hospitals and nursing homes (care homes) deploying Hikvision fever screening solutions:

In June, IPVM reported that poorly deployed Hikvision systems endangered other nursing homes in Scotland and France.

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*** ******* ***** **** home*** * ** ********* system ********* ****** **** hair ********* ***** ********* while********* **** ******** ******** temperatures. **** ******** ************* standards **** ***** ** "unobstructed ** ****, **********, and ***** *******".

******* ***** **** **** that ******** **** ************ was *** ********* ******* the ****** ***** "** points ** *** ****" and "*** *** ******* glasses", ***** ** ***% false.

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****** ********** ** ********** *** National **** *****, ******** ****************** ***** ******* "********** their *******", **** ** blackbody *** * ******** of **** ***** ****** doors, ********* ************* *********,***** ************* "***-****** *******" *** "cold *******" ** *********:

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************ ***** ********** ****** *****'* **** home**** **** * *********, but ******* ****** ****** directly **** ******** **** a ******** ** **** glass ***** *** ****** people ** **** *****/******* on, ********************** *********:

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******* ****, ** ******'* Trust***** ******* ****** **** ** *** "modern" ****** ** "**** our ********* ****" **** COVID-19.

********** ******** ***** *********** ******** * ******* cameras************* **** ****** **** **** **** do *** ******* ****** to **** *** **** or ******* ****** *********. Below ** * ********* thermal ****** *** ** deployed ** ****, ******** *****:

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*********, **** ******** *** use ** *** ******* saying **** *** *** used "** ****** *****-** or ** **** * medical *********":

** ** *** *** the ******* ** ****** Covid-19 ** ** **** a ******* ********* ** this ** ***** *******. The ********** ****** ** to ****** *** **** a ****** *********** ** the ******** ***********.

*******, ***** ******** *********** ******** * ********* fever ******* ** ***********, ********* to * ******** ***** obtained ** **** *** a ******* ** *********** request:

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Hikvision ** ******** ******** & **** **** ***** *******

********* ** *** ******** fever ********* *** **** environments,*.*. *******"***** *********** ********* ** care **** *********" ** May:

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*** **** ************** **********-**-******** ********* *** *********,***** *******"*********** *********** *********":

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** **** *** ********,*** ** ********** ******* device ********* *********** ************ ***** **** *** "unsuitable" ** **** "** not ****" *** "** not ******* ** *** level ********" *** "***** even *** ******'* ****** at ****".

*********, ****** **********'* ****** for ******** ***** *********** ************ ***** **** *** "not ******** *** ****** therefor *** ** ****", stating **** *** "**** marketing **** *******":

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*** ******* ***** *** use ** ***** ******** lendsmore ** ********* **** ******* ********. Infrared screening for temperature results in large numbers of false positives, either offering false reassurance or unnecessary alarm – and potential exclusion of the person from work or leisure activities. The nature of this testing risks public embarrassment and confidentiality when used in the mass setting. Temperature screening is not ******** *** ****** ********* *** ** ****. [emphasis added]

***** ********* ********'* ******** ****** service, *** ***, ********* healthcare ********** "****** *** implement ******* *******":

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There ** *** ****** ******** ** ********* *** *** ** *** [infrared thermal imaging] for the prevention of COVID-19 transmission in health and care settings.

******** ********** **** ******** COVID-19 ******** (*.*. ** fever) *** ***** ** which ***** *** ****** but *** ***** **********, will *** ** ********** by ***** *********. ****, combined **** *** ****** regarding ***********, *** *** impact ** *********** ********** on ***********, ******** **** health *** **** ********should *** ********* ******** ******* ******* as a means of detecting COVID-19 patients. [emphasis added]

Hikvision ** ********

**** ******** ********* ** the ******** **** ***** various *********** *** ********* did *** *******.

Conclusion: ****** ****

******* *** *** *** are ****** ********** ** COVID-19, **** ***** ** poorly ******** ********* ***** cameras **** *** ****** and **** *** ***** themselves ('*** *** ******* glasses') ********** ******* *** protecting **** *** ******** deployed.

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***** **** ***** **** a ******** *** *** op ***** ** **** of ***** ***...

***** ***** ** * robust ******* ** ***** but **** ********* *** likely ** ** ******** and ******** ** *** marketing/press ******* ****** **** someone **** **** *********?

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* **** *** **** ‘faulty’ ** ******* ****, perhaps *** **** ‘*********** deployed’ ** **** *******?

***** ******* *** ****** in ******** **** - yes, *********** ******** *** also ************* ****** ***** Hikvision**** ******** ******** ************** **** ****** ** missing ******** ************ (**** *******).

**** ********* *** ****** to ** ******** *** answered ** *** *********/***** officer ****** **** ******* with **** *********?

*********'* ******* *** ***** (whether ** ** *** WSJ, ***.) ** ** send ********* ** ***** official ****** ***** *******, e.g.**** **** *******, *********'* Global ************** *** ** Director.

**** ****, * ***** to **** ******* *****. If ***** ** ******* within ********* *** **** listen, **** ********* ** doing **** ** ********* and *** * ******* of *********'* **** *** stature, ****-***********.

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******* ******. ** ** experience, *** ******* **** exactly **** **** * buying **** ********* ** them. *** * ***** cog ** * ***** strategy **** ******* ****** or **** **** ** elevated *********** ******. **** of *** ************* ** this ****** **** ********* the ***** **** *************. No-one ******* * ****** to "******" ***** **** correctly *********, ****** * first ********* ** ********* risk - **** ** like ******* ** * building ******* * **** mask, ***** **** ********* to * ********* **** - ** ******** *********** indication ***** ** **** the ****.

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*** ******* ****** ****** the **** **** ************ carriers **** **** ***** elevated *********** ****** **** - ** *** ****** ability ** **** ******** no **** **** ***** worn, ** ******** *** useful.

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*** ******* ****** ****** the **** **** ************ carriers **** **** ***** elevated *********** ****** **** - ** *** ****** ability ** **** ******** no **** **** ***** worn, ** ******** *** useful.

**** **** ********* ** only ****** ** ***** is ** *** ** the ***** ***** *** since, ** **********, ***** systems **** ** ** staffed *** ********* ******** to ****** **** ******** temperatures, ***** ** *** much ******* *** **** a ***** *** ****** see.

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****, ***** ** ********** these ******* **** ** be ******, ** **** had * ****** ** customers *** **** *** system ** ******* *********, tied ** *** ****** control ******, **** * positive ****** ******* **** out (** **** ***** the ****** ****** *** day ****** *** *** if **** ***'* *** a ******** ** *** camera **** ***'* **** in). **** *** *** looking ** **** ******* monitoring *** ****** ** a ******* *****, **** as ******.

* ** ***** **** having **** **** ********* on ***** ******* *****'* do ****, ******* **** I **** *** ****** I *** **** **** the **** *** ** I **** **. **'* kind ** * ********** because *** ******** ******* on **** ************ ****** aren't ***** ** ** at *** ***** ***** to ******** ****** **** masks, ** *** *** up ******* ** **** more ******* ** ***** an ******* ** ***.

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* ***** ***** **** my *********, ***** ******* language ** ********* ** credibility *** *** ******** inquirer ***** ********* *'** seen ****** *** ******* lately ********* *** ******** and **** ******* *** reporting *** ******* **** is ******** **** ** the *****.

** *** *******'* *****, it ****** ** *** number ** *** ***** out ***** **** **** spent **** ** ***** on ***** "*********" *** did *** ** *** proper ******** ** **** the ******** ** ****** they *** ******** ***** used. **** ******** ** the **** ** *** customer ** **** ********* by *** ********* ******* that **** ** ***** in **** ****** ****** to ** *****.

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**** ************ *** *** objecting ** ** *** headline "****** ********* ***** Camera *********** ****** ** UK ********** **********"?

* ********* *** **** 'faulty' ***** *** *** they *** ****** ** multiple ****. ***** ********?

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*'* ***** ** ****** the ******** ** * bit *********, ***** ** faulty *** ****** ** the **********? ***** *** article ** ******** ***** the **********, * ****** choice ** ***** ***** be "****** ********". *** deployments ******** ** **** are ********* ********** ** the ****** ****, ** it **** **** **'* have *** **** ******.

*** **** ******** ********* to ********* ****** ** the ******** ******** ******** screening **** * **** to ** ******* ********** why **** ** ** issue. ** *** ******* on *** ******* ******* to **** ***** *** the *** ****** ** faulty ****'* **** ** click ******* *** **** that ******* *****'* ******* the ******** ******* ** you *********.

* *** **** *** word ****** ***** ******* the ******** **** **** to * ***** *** a **** ********* ******** title **** **** ** the **** ****** ***** be "**** ********* ********* fever ****** *********** ** the **".

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*** **** ******** ********* to ********* ****** ** the ******** ******** ******** screening

** **** * ***** section ******** ********* ********* this ** ********* (*.*.., "Hikvision ** ******** ******** & **** **** ***** *******"). And to be clear, Charles has been researching this for 2 months and Hikvision was the system that came back again and again.

*** *********** ******** ** IPVM *** ********* ********** of *** ****** ****, if ** **** **** we'd **** *** **** issues.

**, *** ***** *** because *** *** **** is ********, *** ****** with **** ***** ***** immediately ** ***** ******* FLIR **** ******** ************. Hikvision **** ***. **** smooth *** ************ ******** that ******* *****:

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*** ********* *** ***** that **** ********* **** a *** **** (*.*., someone ***** **** **** a *** **), ********* regularly ******* * **** 'normal' *********** ********** ***** into ******** *** ****** 'works' ******* **** ********* reports ********* *** ************ or ** ******* ** all. **** **** **** sense ** ***?

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* ***** **** ******, the **** ****** ****** not **** **** ****. Criminal, ** ********** ********* on *** ***** ****, these ***** ** **** accurate ** **.

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* ***** ** ******* how **** *** **** and ****. ******** *****-** is ******* ******** ******* to ********** ********** ***********. No ****** ******** (*.*. hand *******) ** * panacea ** ******. ** is *** *********** ** strategies **** *******, *** eliminates, ****.

** ********** ******* ********** explained ** ** ** this *** - ***** of **** ********** ******** (hand *******, ****** ********** and *****) ** ****** of ***** ******. ************ they *** **** ***** in ****. *** ** you ***** **** ********, the ***** *** ******* but *** ********** **********. I *** ******** **** temperature ********* ** ******* layer ** ***** ******.

*************, ******* *** *** users **** ** ** cautious ** *** **** are ********* "*****" *******. It ****** ** ******** as **** ** ** overall ********** ******** ** another ******* ** **********. If **. ******'* *****, for *******, ** ********* it ************ "** **** residents ****" **** ** irresponsible. *** ** **** are ************ ** **** all ** *** ************** strategies, **** * ***'* see * ******* **** it.

* ***** **** ** an ********* ************ ** have ****** ********** ** protect ************'* **** **********. If **** ********* *** force ************'* ** ****** how **** *** *********, and ** **** *********** with ***** *********, ***** dealers **** ******? ** would ** * ***** if * ************ **** saw **** ** ** attack *** ****'* **** beyond ********** ** ***** bottom **** ** ******** see *** ***** *** adjust *** **** ******* their *********.

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****** ** *** ********** strategies ** *****. **** is ****** ** **** world *********. ***** ******* licenses, **** ****** ****, vehicle ***** *******, *** finally **** *****.

*** ********** **** ** that **** ************** ** the ********* ******* ** that **** **** ***'* work. **'* *** * mitigation ******** *** * false ***** ** ********- which *'* ***** ** the ***** ******** ** the ******** *******.

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* ****** *** ***** layers ******* ****** ** I *** ** **** discussing ********. **** ******** executed, *** ********* ****** many ** *** ****** brought ** ** ****** and *** ** ****** by *** *******.

*** *** ******** ******* at ***** *** ****** facilities ** **** ******* mitigation ******** ** *** questionnaire, ************ ** ***** staff. ****** *** ******* is ******** **** **** want ** ******** *** screening ****** *****, **'* going ** ** ******* to **** ***** ***** record ************ ***** * non-contact *********** ***** **** are ******** *** ************.

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*** ********, *** **** do *** **** *********/****** to ******* ****** *** publish?

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*********, * ******** ***, though ** **** ***** we **** ******* *********'* issues **** ***** ******* repeatedly *** ******, ****************** ********** ** ****** Simultaneously ***** ***** ***** Baldwin *******,********* ********* ***** ****** Showcased ** ******* ****,***** *** ********* ***** Cameras ******** ****** *** Scottish ******* *****, ***.

********* ***** *** ********, this ** *** * surprise. ********* *** ************ avoided ********** ** ***** deployments.

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** * ******** ***** regarding **** *******, **** are ******** **** *******’ email **** **** [*** Hikvision] **** **** * hours ** *******. ** would ********** ** ** it **** **** ** I **** **** **** team **** **** ************ professionalism.

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** * ******** ***** regarding **** *******

***** ******** *****?

**** **** **** * hours ** *******

* **** *** ******* the ***** ***** ** time ******* *******'* ***** and *** *********** *** this ** * *** herring ** ****. ********* has ***** ***** *** concerns *** ****** *** has *** *********. ****, if ********* *******, ***** months ** *** ********** has * ********, **** are ******* ** **** it.

*** *** ****** **** this ** **** ******** but ** ********* *** same ******** -***** *** ********* ***** Cameras ******** ****** *** Scottish ******* *****- * ****** *** and **** ***** ** between *** ********* *** not *********.

*** ***'* *** ********* partners **** **** *** reality **** ********* ** happy ** **** ***** off ***** *********** ******* the ******* ***** *** opposition **** ** ****** experts?

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*. *’* *** ********* by *** ********* ********* (as *** **** **** featured ***** *************)

*. ***** *** ****** posted ** *** ***** from ******* ** *** of *** ********* ******** in *** *******. * am ******* ** ***** if **** ** **** or *** **** *******.

*. *** ******** ***** is * ****** ***** and * ** *** have ********** ** ********* content.

*. *’* *** ************ in ********** **** *** manufacturer (** ** **** discussed **********) *** * work *** ******** *********.

*. ** * ****** is ******** ********* *** within *** ************ ********** then **** ***** ** with *** ************. ** sue **** ** *** the ****/*** *********** ** order **** ** **** selling / ****** *** products. ** **** *** as *** ** **** imply **** ****** **** would ** ****** **** sale?

** *** ****** *** not **** ********* ** accordance **** *** ************ guidelines **** *** ***** is **** *** *********.

******* ** *** ***** is *** *** ***** thing ** **. *** issues **** **** ** these ******* ***** ** be *** *** **** are ******** ***** ** a ******** / ****** issue.

******* ******, *****, *********, non-thermally ********** ********, ****** environment, ******** ****, ********* calibrated *** ****** *** be ****. ** ********** can’t ****** ***** ****** guidelines ** **’* *** possible ** ****** ******* the ************ *********** ** not ********, **** ***** products ****** *** ** fitted!

* **** *** ***** you ** (** **** are ******** *********) *** take ***** **** *** awful **************** ‘***** ****’ style *********. ** ******* on ********* ** ****, all ***’** ***** ** cementing ******’* ******* *** them ** *** ********...

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** **** *** ** bad ** **** ***** then ****** **** ***** be ****** **** ****?

********* ***** ******* *** not ***** ** *** beginning ** **** ****. It ***** * ***** for *********** *** ********** to ***** ** ** companies **** ****** ********* without *********** **** ** consideration. *** ******** ** helping ** ****** *** public *** ****** ****** of ***** ********.

** *** ****** *** not **** ********* ** accordance **** *** ************ guidelines **** *** ***** is **** *** *********.

********* **** *** *** told ********** *** *** users **** **** ***** do ***** ********* **** people **** ****:

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**** **** ********** *** end ***** **** **** could ** ** ** 30 ****** ** * time:

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********* **** ****** ************* ******* ******** *** the ****** **** ***** / ******* ****** ********* ***** ********.

**** ************** *********. **** rushed ***, ****** ** make ***** ** * deadly ********, *** *** advertising ***** ***** *********, detecting ****** **** **** on (**** **** **** they **** *** ******** detection), ********* ** ****** at * ****, ** front *********, ***.

*** *** *** **** to ***** *** **********? Pathetic.

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** **#*, ****** *** your *******. * ******* Hikvision's ******-***** ************** **** and ***** ** **** at **:**** ** **** and *********** ***** **** we'd ** ********** *** article ** *** ** time, *** ** **** have *** ******* "****** let ** **** ****". I ******** ** ***** at *** *****.

*********, **** ** **** when *** ******* ** a ***** ***** **** time ** ******* ** 1) **** **** *** so *** *) ** will ***** **** **** time. *******, ********* ******* our ******* *** ******* altogether.

*******, ******, * ***** that *** **** ** article, * **** * deadline **** *** *** short. ********* * ** give ************* **** **** for ********. ** ***** any ****** ***********, ** the ****** *'** ****** to **** **** ******* notice (** ***** *** business ***).

*'* **** ** **** for ******* **** ********* almost ***** ***** ** comments *** ********. *******, I **** **** **** my ****** ******* **** have ******* ******* *********** content ******* **********, *.*.*** **** ***** ** Hikvision******* * ******-********* ****** on *** ***** *******, we **** **** ***** time ** ******* *** they ***** ***, ******* they ******* ******* *** listing ** **** ** we ********* ******* *** then **** ******* **.

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***** *** *** **** honesty *******. ;)

* *** ************ ******* about *** *** ***** mentioned ** *** ******* as * ***** **’* a ****** ****** ** give * ********* ******* 3.5 ***** ** ******* to ********* **** **** unlikely ** ** ******** for.

********* ****** ********** ** they ****** ** * ‘do *** **** *** troll’ ******** *** ** is **** **********, **** and ********* ****** *** eye ** *** **** when **’* ***** ** see **** *** **** on *** **** **** with *** **** ******.

****** **** *** ******* the ********/******* ** ** more ********* *******? ** you ** ***, ** adds **** ***** ** pre-existing ****** **** **** are ****** ******* ** sell *************!

** ***** ** ** issue **** *** ******* then **** ** ** issue **** **** ** the **** ** *** manufacturer. ** ***** ** an ***** **** ** installation **** ** ** an ***** **** *** installation ***** ** ****** a ******** *****, ****** here * **** ** understanding ** *** ******* constraints ** ** ********* who **** *** ****.

** **** *****, * do *** ***** **** the *** **** ** at *****.

*** ** *** ********** beating ** ********* **** there *** **** **** news ****** ********?*** **** you *** ******** * beat ** ** ********’* demo ***** **** ***** someone ******* ******* *** blackbody *** *** ******? Or ******* ** ******** airports?or ***** ** *** UK *********** ***** ********* - ****** ****’* *** far *****?

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