Hikvision Temperature Screening Outdoors And In BusesBy John Honovich, Published Mar 03, 2021, 07:44am EST
Hikvision is selling temperature screening outdoors and on buses, putting public safety at risk and wasting public money, including 55 buses at a cost of $100,000+ for a California city that a Hikvision salesperson loved. Hikvision management refused to comment. Watch this video to learn more:
Sells 55 for California City Buses
55 buses in Modesto City, California have Hikvision temperature tablets installed as the Hikvision partner bragged about "pimping" those buses:
Indeed, Hikvision California sales manager Chris "The Animal" Haun loved the post of "pimping" California buses with Hikvision's temperature tablets:
Modesto City verified to IPVM that they bought and deployed those Hikvision devices using federal funds. Modesto City was not aware, until we contacted them, that this violates federal (NDAA) law but subsequently told us they "processed to move the expenses to an alternate funding source".
Hikvision Released a Bus Temperature Scanner
Unfortunately for the public, this was no accident as Hikvision released a temperature scanner specifically for buses, the DS-MDH005-B:
Not only has Hikvision been selling this in the US, but they have also been marketing it worldwide including in Laos and Mongolia:
Ironically, Hikvison's own bus screening marketing video, embedded below, emphasizes how 'passengers are waiting in line for a long time', exposing them to hot or cold that will further distort readings:
Hikvision Knows This Is Wrong
It is not just that world experts (the IEC) and the US FDA know this is wrong, Hikvision knows this as well, as they published in their December 2020 "Why expert installation is vital for back-to-business video".
In it, Hikvision is explicit against semi-open locations such as doorways on buses:
Further, warning against using devices in changeable conditions such as a school bus:
California Bus Deployment Shows Danger
The California city released a video on Instagram (embedded below) showing the danger, including students waiting for five minutes outside and then being screened with the door open and glare:
Modesto City told us "the video was created with a 'prototype.' The scanners are now angled away from the windshield", sharing the image below which still shows the fundamental problems of screening people with an open doorway and surrounded by windows / sunlight:
California City Stands by Hikvision Deployment
IPVM explained to the city the risks to public safety including how this violated FDA temperature screening guidelines and Hikvision's own "expert installation" instructions. Modesto City responded:
Modesto City Schools is adhering to state and county public health guidelines and safety protocols. Information regarding the temperature screeners was included our TK-6 Safe Reopening Plan and the MCS COVID-19 Safety and Prevention Plan, which were both approved by our state and county public health departments.
At this point, we feel we’ve sufficiently addressed all your questions and there is no need for further responses.
We reviewed the city's cited plans (see 1 and 2) but neither of them include any specifics about bus temperature screening. Modesto City did not respond to our questions and concerns about violating FDA guidelines.
Outdoor Hikvision Marketing
This is not just buses, more broadly Hikvision is marketing screening outdoors 'before an employee or visitor enters the building':
Moreover, this January 29, 2021, Hikvision USA post also markets this:
Temperature screening is a safe and quick way to pre-screen people to determine if they have a normal temperature before they enter a business or organization. [emphasis added]
During that time, Hikvision did respond to IPVM to officially no comment on a Scandanavian security company dropping Hikvision for its ongoing human rights abuses.
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