Hikvision Violates Own Temperature Screening InstructionsBy John Honovich, Published Feb 05, 2021, 08:57am EST
The fundamental problems of temperature screening in doorways are, by now, well known, including by Hikvision.
However, Hikvision's newest marketing violates its own "specific instructions", underscoring the lack of ethics and the waste of money in deploying such systems.
Watch Hikvision's new video, from this week:
Update, Hikvision has now deleted it after IPVM called this out. Here is a saved version of it:
Hikvision shows people entering their own building with the doors open and people coming in from the cold:
By contrast, in December, Hikvision published, "Why expert installation is vital for back-to-business video".
Two months ago, Hikvision pleaded that “organizations must observe due diligence" installing these systems or they "simply won't work':
In particular, Hikvision said to avoid installing these devices in 'changeable conditions' and those that do not have 'consistent temperature':
Hikvision went so far as to instruct avoiding installation in 'semi-open locations' such as doorways:
Yet, now, they have a marketing video which is a textbook violation of their own specific instructions.
And, to be clear, Hikvision has marketed doorway and semi-open temperature screening repeatedly for the last year. For example, in the video below, from 9 months ago, which has been viewed 79,000+ times, Hikvision again showcases doorway entrance screening:
Worse, Hikvision real-world deployments are done outdoors or in semi-open areas over and over again. For example, numerous malls in Brazil:
Sales Based on Deception
The reality is Hikvision's sales and marketing depends on deceiving buyers into thinking Hikvision can deliver effective and reliable temperature screening of people immediately as they walk into buildings from the hot or cold. If Hikvision honestly followed its own 'specific instructions' and made clear to buyers the various limitations of these systems, very few would actually buy them.
Profit Over Ethics
There is no doubt that Hikvision understands the technological limitations, as they have published clearly on them. Hikvision has chosen profits over ethics, encouraging the public to waste money and reduce safety so that Hikvision can make more money.
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