Hard to imagine this issue being limited to South Korea, and being limited only to IP cameras. Cost savings on the test are only one aspect, you also save cost on the product if it doesn't have to meet the same requirements because you plan to falsify the certification.
Not strictly related, but the amount of fake/false certificates for Facemask CE/FFC, etc I've seen in 2020 make these a drop in the ocean. Some credible companies have true certificates, but most do not and sell products to those who are not equipped to question or verify the said documents.
CE/FCC r testing can be had for $500usd simple product but can vary. it's cheaper for at least CCTV companies/Brand sellers just to PS (Photoshop) the existing ones.
You should always ask for the original PDF documents, and verify the integrity of the properties.
Does this also mean that HIKVISION falsified FCC reports by putting BACL names on the reports? Is the FCC investigating? I recall an FCC emissions certified lab testing is in the USA is only about $3K, but with the logistics and retesting it may turn out much more than that. Of course, in China it's much less.
I believe a bigger issue is doing business with an organization that directs or allows that type of behavior. A company culture that allows falsification of testing documents will probably look the other way on a number of other issues. They would be off of our "Approved Vendor List" immediately.
Update: South Korean media reports that the Ministry of Science and ICT has revoked the conformity assessments of all 1,700 products, including Hikvision's 224 products, Dahua's 21 products, and Uniview's 19 products (read the Ministry's announcement here). This means these products must be withdrawn and the companies cannot receive assessments for 1 year.
Thanks! Actually my update made two mistakes: the Ministry cancelled 1,696 products out of 1,700, not all 1,700. Additionally, the companies affected can still receive conformity assessments, however the products that were cancelled cannot for one year and are thus recalled. IPVM will cover this topic in greater depth soon & will update. My apologies.