Hikvision NA Biggest Sale of 2017 (Twice)

By: IPVM Team, Published on Dec 28, 2017

Hikvision North America has been relatively disciplined the past 5 months, reducing the number of sales and the breadth of what is on sale.

No more.

After hitting a record price cutting run in the first half of 2017, Hikvision NA is back with its biggest sale of 2017.

Update: And again, a second time in 3 weeks.

Inside, we examine this sale, what has changed, how it compares and reflects on Hikvision's positioning and the overall market.

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Comments (42)

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*** **** ***** **** is *** ***** ****

**, ** **** **** of ******** ******* *** the ******* *** ********** that ********* ** ** missing ***** ******* ************* and ********** ** ****.

**** ******* ****, *** don't **** ** ** Sherlock ****** ** ******* that * ******* *** was ******** ***** ******* is *** ***** ** put ***** ******** ** such ********** ***** ****.

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* ******** ***** **** Hikvision *** ******** **** new ******** *** **** have **** *********, **** DarkfighterX *** ********** *** those ******** **** **** out ** **** ** the **** **** **** a ******* ********** (***** is **** ** *** talking ***** ****) ** will **** ******* ******.

*** ******** ******* ******** awards

********** ** ******. ** growth *** ****** ** industry ******,******* ***** ** ******* it, ******* *** ***.

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** * ****** ** good ********

**, *** *** *** a ****** ** **** standing. *** *** * dealer ** ***** ******** and *** ********* ******* say **** :)

****, **** ***'** ******* about

************* ********

** *** **** *** facts ***** *******, *** fixed *** ***************? * understand **** *** **** Hik (*** * ***'* care ***** **** ******** reasons), *** ** * user ** **** ******* and ** **********, *'* like ** **** ** there's * ****, ***-************ risk ** ******* ******** problems **** *** *******. If *** **** *********, please ******** **** ***********.

******, * ***'* **** Hikvision *** **'* ************** of *** ** ***** that ** ** ** is * **** **** you *** * ******** of **. * ***'* smear *** *** **** ask *** *** *****.

*********, **** **** ***** manufacturer, ***** *************** **** are ******** *********.

#*, *** *** ***** a *** *** ******** products? ** *** ***, as ********* *******, ***** port ********** ** ***-*******? Both ** *** ***** are ***** ** ****** you ** ****** ******. Regardless ** ********** ****, use * ***.

#*, ********* *** * track ****** ** *** fixing ***** *************** *** disclosing **** ****** *** until ******* ******** *********/********* about **. **** * company **** ****, *** are ****** * **** that *** **** ** exploited ** *************** **** hackers **** *** ********* hides.

#*, *********'* **** ***** record ** * *** sign ***** ****** ******. You *** ********* **** the ****** **** *** future **** ** **** different **** *** **** but ** ** **** prudent *** ********* **** the **** ** ********** of *** ******.

* **** ** ******** area **** **/***** ** all ***** ************* ******** that ******** ******** ***** actively ******* *** *** last ****** ***** *** pretty ****** *** **, as ** **** ****** think ***** ********** *** network *******. ***, ** we're ******* ***** ********** installations, *****'** ****** ***** every ********** *******:

*. ** **** *******, no ******* ******** ** the ********. *****'** **** exclusions **** **** *** have **** ******* ** DMZ, ***. *** **'* not ***** ****. *** only, *** *** ******* with * ***** ****** only (****** ** *** DNS ********, ******* *******, apply ******* ******** *** CCTV ** **** ******* security **********).

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* *****, *** ***** cheap ******* ******** *** a *** **** *** residential.

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* ********:

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** *** **, **'* very ************** ** **** the **** ******* *** your ******** ***** *** CCTV/alarm/access ******* *******. ***'* tell ** ***** ***** :)

** *** *********, * lot ** ******** **********, especially ***** **********, *** not ************ ******* ******** specialists. * ***** ********** that *** * ******** suggest ***** ******* ******** other **** ****** ***** pull ** ****** ***** from *** ******** ********* without **** ******* **********. Those **** *** ****. In **** *** *******, you ***** ***** ***** cybersecurity *** ***'* ***** just * ****** *** who *** * ***** with **** **** ***** to ******* *** **** those ******.

*** **** *****

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*'* ******** ***- ********* from **** ******** *** I ***** ****** *** known *********** ** ***** into *** ****** **** the ***-***** **** *** cameras.

****** -

** ********* ***** ***** security ****** ** **** are ******** *** ** we ******/*********** ****.

** **** ******* *** of *** ****** ********* vulnerabilities **** ** *** aware **, *** ********* has ******** ******* ******** for *****. *******, ***** that *** ******** ** Hikvision's **** ***** ******** vulnerabilities **** **** ****** simple ** **** *** exploit, ** ***** ** very ******* ** ****** there *** ******* **** yet-to-be-discovered *************** ***** ** the ********. ************ ** some ** *** **** recent **** *** ***** services,***** *** *********** ***** and ***********.

*********'* ***** ****** **** shipping ******** **** ****** exploitable *************** ****** ********* have *** ** * user/integrator **** ********* ** you ******* ***** ******** is ** ********* ********* of ********** * ******* system.

*********, *** ******* *******, tend ** **** *** approach ** "*** ** fixed **!" ** ***** vulnerabilities *** ************ **********. While **** ********* ****** be ****** ******** ******, it ** **** ***** that ******** ******* *** installed ******** *** ***** missed, ******* ******** ** thousands, ** **** ********, of ******* *** ********** devices.

**** **** ** ****, that *************** *** ** discovered ** ***** *** hackers *** *** **********, increasing *** *****.

***** *** ***** ***** security ** ***** ************ systems ****** ***** ********* until *** ******* *** go *** * ********** period ** ** *** vulnerability ******* (******* * year *** ******** ******* cycles) ****** ********* ** consider *** ******* *** cyber ******** ******** ********.

****'* * **** *****

***** *** ***** ***** security ** ***** ************ systems ****** ***** ********* until *** ******* *** go *** * ********** period ** ** *** vulnerability ******* (******* * year *** ******** ******* cycles) ****** ********* ** consider *** ******* *** cyber ******** ******** ********.

***** ** ** *** John ***** *********, ** probably ***** **** ** all *******. *** ******* and ******* ******** ** Hikvision ******* *** ******** the **** ******* ** the **** *** ***** up ********** ******** :)

********,******** ***** *******,******** ***** ********* ** plain ****,**** ******, **************** ********** ** ***** hardening *********** ** ***** ***** app- ***'* ** ****, Marty. ********* ** #*.... in ************* ********.

****** ***. **** ** *** reason * ******* ***** them. ***** * ******* discovery.

****** ***.

**** :), ** ** defense * *** ****** to **** ** **** to **** ******. ****** ******** *** ***** **** ** ****, since ** ******* * pattern ** ********* **** sloppy ********** *** *********'* development.

***, **** ****** **** a **** *** **** week,********* ****** / **** service *** * ******** security *************.

***'* ** ****, *****. Hikvision ** #*.... ** cybersecurity ********.???

I ***% ******** **** **** *********.

********* ** *** #* company ********* ** **** to ** * ************* risk. **** **** **** good ****** ** *** as ****, **** ** noted.

* ******** ********* **** polling * ********** **** of **,*** *********** * majority ******* ** ******** where ***** *** **** likely * ******* ** more ******* *** ********* more ***-*****. ******* * Million ********** ******* *** week, ********, ********* ** pissed *** ***** *********.

*****.

* **********, *** *** most ** *** **** here **'* ***** *********, but **'* **** ******* for ** ********: *** more ******** *** ****, the **** ****** ****** (and ****) ***************.

** ******* ** * perfect *******. ***'* **** using **, **** ***** have ****** **** ************* (google ***** *******) *** they *** **** ** years ** * ******! :)

***** * ***** **** every ******* **** **** to **** ***** ****** the **** *** ******* is ****, ********* *** admin ****** *** *** something ***** ************ ** software ******* *****. * believe **** *** **** around ****** ** *** IP ****** ***** **** anyone *** **** ***'* have */**** ** *** problems **** ********* *** had.

* ***% ******** **** your *********.

**** *** ** #* in *****-******** ********?

** ** ***** **** anyone *** *** **** cyber ******** ****** **** Hik.

**** ****** ** ***% easy, *****?

***** -

*********'* "#* ****" *** vulnerabilities ** * ****** of *** ****** ** vulnerabilities **** **** ***, and *** ********/**** ** exploit ** ***** ***************.

**** ** ***** ** publicly ********** ****, *** a "****" ** *** readership. *******, ******* ** our ******* **** **** awareness *** ******** ********** of *********'* ******* ********* reinforcing *** **** **** these ******* ************* *********** are ********** ********* *********.

** *** ********, **** me ******* ************ **** as **** ********-******** *************** as *********. **** *** nothing ** ** **** size ** *******, ***** shipped, ***. ** ** a ****** ********* ** publicly ******** ***************.

*****, *** *** ****** of ***** ******* ***** to *** *** ****** of *********** ******* *** vulnerabilities. **, * ***'* agree ** ****:

**** *** ******* ** do **** **** ** company, ***** *******, ***.

*** ****** ** ***** and ********* ** ****** vulnerabilities ** ********** * direct *********** ** *** amount ** *** ***** shipped.

*****, *** *** ****** of ***** ******* ***** to *** *** ****** of *********** ******* *** vulnerabilities.

***, *** **** ** only **** ** *** story. ********* ** ********* more ****** ** ** looked ** ** ************* researchers, *** *** **** have ** **** ** the ***** ** *************** discovered. ****** *** "#* vendor" ** ******* ** product ****** *** **** be ***** **** *** more ****** ** ** scrutinized, *** ********* ***** a **** ******** ** vulnerability ********* *** ********?

**** ** *********'* ******** have **** ***** ** what * ***** **** "casual" ***********, ****** *** did *** *** *** to ******** ***** *********'* security, *** ********** ******* vulnerabilities ***** ************* ***** aspects ** *** *******.

*******, **** ** *** vulnerabilities ********** **** **** severe *** **** **** to *******. **** **** a ***** ** **** engineering ******** *** * lack ** ***** ** cyber ******** ** *******.****-***** ******** ********, ***** *** ** easily *********, *** * clear ******* ** **** development *********, *** **** a **** ** ******** audits/controls ** **** *** remove *** *************** ***********.

** *********'* **** ** the #* ************ ** terms ** ***** ******** vulnerability *********** *** ****** do ** ******* ****** overflow ******** **** **** difficult ** ********, ** years-old *********** **** **** still ******** ****, * could *** *** ***** position ** *** ******* device ************ *** * contributing ****** *** ** might ** ****** ** call **** *** ***** secure ************. *******, **** are ***** ****** *** for ********** ********, **** of ***** *** **** than * **** *** in ***** ** ********* date. **** *** ****** coding ****** **** *** very ******** ** ***** organizations ******* ** ** dominant ******* ** ********** markets.

********* ****** ***** **** as #* ** ***** security *************** *** **** to ***** *** *********** errors **** ** ******* scrutiny ** ******** *********** in ********** ** ***** market *****.

***** *** **** *** you *** ******* **** doors ** ********

***** ***.

*** * ****** ** a *** ** ****** and ***'* ***** ****** should ** ******* ** censored. *******, * ***'* think ***** ** *** single ***** *** ** Mr. *********'* ****** ******** that ** ** *** use ** ******* ****.

$$$ ******** ****** *** they ** **** ******** entertain ** **** ***** desperate *****. ****'* *** limited ***** **. ********* offers **.

***, ** ********** * overlooked *** ************* ***** of **. ** **’* some *** **** **** I *** ********** * big *** ** **** but ***** **** ***** I ***’* *** **** being *** ****? *’* just **** **’* ******* Friday!

******: *** **** * weeks *****, ******* '******* time *****' **** *********:

*** **** ***** **** do *** ********* ********* loyalists **** ** *** to ******* **** ********* USA ** ******** **********? Companies *** *** ***** great **** *** *** such ***** ******** ***** per *****.

...******* **** ********* *** is ******** **********?

*** ********** ** **** way? ** **** **** internal ***** ****? ** turn * ******?

*** *** **** ** one ** *** ******* suppliers ******* ** *** US, **?

*** ********** ** **** way? ** **** **** internal ***** ****? ** turn * ******?

*** *** ***.

**** ** ****, *********'* stock ****** ** ~*** revenue, ******** ** ********'* ~2x ******* ** ********* needs ********** ****** *** profits ** **** *** valuation.

********* *** ***** ~**% growth *** ** ******* is * ******** *** the *******'* *********.

*** *** **** ** one ** *** ******* suppliers ******* ** *** US, **?

***, **** *** *** when *** **** ** half ** **** ****** while ******** **** ** sales *** ******, **** should ** ******** *** crippling ****. *** **** are *** *** **** to ****** ** ***** all *** ***** ** prop ********** **.

********* *** ***** ~**% growth *** ** ******* is * ******** *** the *******'* *********.

**, *** ** ***** strategy *** ***** ** dominate *** ** ****** and *******/******** *********** **** as * ***** ***** of ********, **** ***** be ********** **** ***** actions, **?

** ***** ******** *** truly ** ******** *** US ****** *** *******/******** competitors

**** ***** **** **** their ******** ******** **** but ******** ****, ** has ****** ******* **** the **** ********* **** are ****** ** ******* are ***** *** *** Dahua's ****. *** **** upscale ******* *** ************ immune ***** *********'* ******* issues.

****, ***** ******* ***** only ********* ***** ****** and ***** ***** ****** to ******-*** ******. **'* contradictory *** ******* ********* clearly ***** ** **** upmarket *** **** ***** to ******* (**** ******* prices) **** *** **** are *********** ********, **** are ***** ******** ***** those ****** *** *** simply ******** *** ***** on ****, ** *****, on *** ***** ***.

** ******* ******** ** IT *******.
* **** **** ********* or *** **** ** products.

* **** ******* * lot ** ***** ***** at *********.

** ** **** ******* to ***** ***** ** Microsoft *** *** **** part **** ****** ***** and ****** *** **** problems.

**** *** ** *** time *** ***** ** made ***** ** *** lack ** ****/******** ********** or **** ** ******** policies.

* ** **** **** when **** ****** ***** increases ** ** ***** you **** ** * target.

**** ** ***** *** some ********** ******** *** don't ************ *** ******* of ***** ** ***********.

** **** ** * saying? **** **** ** all *** ***** *** consider ***********.

*** ********* *** ***** are *** ***** ** any ********** ****** ********* which ** ***** ** the ******* **********.

**** **** ** ***** Hikvision ****. **** **** the **** ** *** issues *** **** ***** just ******* * ******* CCTV ********* ***** ****** nothing ***** ******* ********. People ***** ** *** last ******* **** **** think ***** ***, ******** networks, ***.

******,

********* *** **** ****** to ***** ********* **** ****:

*** ****'* **** **** month.

* ********* ********* ** improve *** **'* ** happy ** ********** ***** that ** **** **.

* ***'* *** ***** cloud ******** *** *'* never ********* ** * client ** *** **. If *** ** **** an ****** ******* ********, you **** ** ********** the *****. ** ***'** not *********, *** *** educate ******** (**** ***) or *** ** * professional ********* (********* ***). Pick ***, *****'** ** easy **** ********* **** IoT *** *****-********

******, * ********** *** do *** *** * respect **** *********. * also ***** **** **** installers "**** ****** ******* ***** network ********" *** ********* has ** **** ***** when ** ***** ******* people ** ** ******** things. **'* *** **** to ****** ***** *** installers **** ********* ** targeting *************** ********** *** directing **** ** **** fashion.

**'* ** ********** ** someone ** ******* *** the **** *********** ******, they're *** ***** ** look *** *** **** qualified ** ****** ********* to ** *** ***. If ****'** ******** ** price, **** ****'** ***** to **** ** ******* cost ** ****. *** if ***, ***** *********, are **-**% **** ********* to ** *** *******, chances *** ****'** *** going ** ** **** you *** ****** **** inexperienced ********* ***'* ***** about *** **** ****** on ********* *******. ** that ********* ********* *** customer ***** *** *****?

**** *** ** *** time *** ***** ** made ***** ** *** lack ** ****/******** ********** or **** ** ******** policies.

*** *************** ***********'* ****** *********** ************ ***** **** ****** practical *** ** ******* those ******** ** * secure ***, ***** *** vulnerabilities **** ********* ** platforms *** ** ***** control.

************ *************** *** *** *** connected ***** ********* (** OEM) ****** ** *** internet, ********** ** ********** around ****** **** ****** passwords.

* ** **** **** when **** ****** ***** increases ** ** ***** you **** ** * target.

**** *** ** ****, but * ****** ** any **** *** ***** such ******* ******** ** hard-coding ********* **** ***** products.

** **** ** * saying? **** **** ** all *** ***** *** consider ***********.

*** *** ****** **** Hikvision's ******* ******* ** vulnerabilities *** **** ******** to ******** ***** ******** should ** **********? ** are *** ****** ***** factual, ****** *************** ****** be ********** ** * caution ******* ***** *** products?

**** **** * ***** from *********'* ******** ****** the ***** ****, ********* is **** **:

**** **** ****** **** are ******** ** ***** and ***** **** ****** while ********* *.***, ****** it * *** **** restricted ******** ** ***** end / ***** ********.

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