Hikvision Fails To Fix Unsafe Browser Plugin

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 21, 2018

More than 2 years ago, Hikvision committed to resolving the use of unsafe and ineffective browser plugins. Despite that, today, Hikvision still has not solved this.

Here is Hikvision's original statement and commitment in 2015:

We covered this issue when it first happened: (2015) Google Breaks Surveillance Browser Support.

In the meantime, more browsers have discontinued support for these unsafe and ineffective plugins. Moreover, major Hikvision competitors have resolved this problem. By contrast, Hikvision still requires the use of an unsafe and discontinued browser.

Inside, we examine how Hikvision has failed to resolve this and key competitors who have.

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