Hikvision Removing Auto 'Phone Home'

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 24, 2017

Facing pressure over their cameras auto phoning home and their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision has begun quietly removing automatic Hikvision cloud connection.

In this note, we examine what Hikvision is doing and how this impacts their competitive position.

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