UK Firm Markets False Fever Screening, Hikvision Disavows

By Charles Rollet, Published Jun 30, 2020, 08:55am EDT

A UK security firm falsely claimed its Hikvision-based thermal solution could be used for "accurately detecting fever in any person", even claiming it would "ensure that fevers such as coronavirus do not enter your premises".

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Protect Group UK, which promoted several other international standard violating claims, removed the solution from its website after IPVM contacted them.

Hikvision told IPVM "we do not endorse the claims made" and said it had notified Protect Group as well, stressing the firm was "not a recognized partner".

In this post, we examine the false claims promoted around this solution, the UK government's MRHA input to IPVM, Hikvision's response, and Hikvision's own marketing contributed to this.

Protect ***** / ******* **********

******* ***** ***, ***** ** ********, is *** ******** **** behind *** "******* ***** *********" ********, ********** ** a ********* ******* ******* camera ********* *** **** mounting **** ** ******** connection:

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*** *** **** **** (the ********* ******), *** ixTherm "*-****", ******* ***** said ************* **£**.** *.*. $** *** week; ** ***** ******* details **** ******** ********* on *** *******.

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Touts "********** ********* ***** ** *** ******"

******* *************** *** ****** ***** "accurately" ****** ***** "** any ******":

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**** ***** ** ***** on ******* ******. ******* imaging ******** ** *** detect ******, *** ******** skin *********** ** *** face, ******* ************* ********** like **** *** ****** cool **** *******'* ****, fooling *** ******,************* ********************.

**** ** *** ** the **** ******* ***** devices *** ***** **********, with *********** **** ******* shows ********** ****** ******,************ ***** ********* ****** ** not ****** **** * blackbody.

No *********, ***-********** ********* ******

********, ******* ***** **** no ******* ** ***** a ********* ***, ***** no ********** ** ******, the **** ****** **** matches ** ** *********'* low ********** *** * 120 ******* ******.

"Ensure" ***** "**** ** ***********" ***'* ** "********"

******* *************** ******** ***** "******" that "****** **** ** coronavirus ** *** *****" and ***** **** "**** business ********** *** ******** without *** ******* **** fever ** ********":

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**** ***** ** **** false ***** ****** ****** are ****** ***, ********, many ****** *** **** coronavirus** *** **** * fever, ******* **** * hypothetical ***% ******** ****** will **** ** *** of ******** **** "*********** do *** *****".

Other ****** ******** ************* *********

  • ******* ********* *** ******"********* ****** ** *** potential ***** **** ** a **** ** ** to ** ****** *** second." ******* ************* ********* (***/** *****:****) ***** ******* ** "channelled **** ****** ****" and ********** *** ********** of "********* *********** *** at * ****", *.*. not **************. *******, *** "30 ******" ***** ** touted ** ********* ******.
  • *** ********** ******** ****** ** "** rated **** *** **** indoor ** ******* ***", with **** *** ****** that "************* ********** *** impact ********". *******, ***** is ** ******** ***** which ******* *********** ********* should **** ** *******. International ********* ***** ***** systems "** ******** ** stable***************** [******** *****]".
  • ******* ************"** ******** ******** - As **** ** **'* on ** ***'* ** work." ******* ************* ********* state **** "operators **** * *** **** in the determination as to whether an individual is febrile[******** *****]".

UK ******* ****** *********: ******* **** "****** *** ****" *****-** ******

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*** ** **********'********** *** ********** ******** Regulatory ******(****) *** **** **** that ** ******* ******* thermal ****** ****** *** suppliers ****** ****** *****-** diagnosis / ********* ******:

** *** ******** **** manufacturers *** ********* ** thermal ******* ****** *** make ****** ***** ******** relate ** *****-** ********* or *********.

*** **** **** **** it *** *** ******** to "**** ****** ***********" on ***** ****** "****** claims *** ***** ********* or ***** *********" ** "non-compliant" **** ******* ****** regulations:

*** **** *** **** formal *********** ****** ******* suppliers/distributers ** ******* ******* with ****** ****** *** fever ********* ** ***** diagnosis ** ***** *** non-compliant **** *** ******* device ***********.

Protect ***** ******* ***** ******

***** **** ******* *** to ******* *****, *** company********** ********** ** ******* and *** ***** ***** devices **** *** *******:

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******* ***** *** ********** told **** ** ***** be ******** ******* **** a "********* ********". ***** the ******** **** *******, we ***** ******* ******* Group **** ***** **** ixTherm ** **** *** kind ** ***** ********. We **** *** ******** a ******** *** **** update ** **** **.

Hikvision ********: "** ** *** ******* *** ****** ****"

********* ********* ******* *****'* solution, ********** ** ****:

********* *** ********* ***** information ***** *** *** temperature ********* ******* *** be ******** ** ****** applications. *** ** ******** providing ******* *** ******** to *** ******** ** ensure **** ******* ********** the ************ ** *** products.

** **** *** ********* very ********* *** *** on ******* ** **** as ** ****** ******** regarding *** *** ** our ******** *** *** they *** ********.

*** ******* ***** ** not * ********** ******* and ** ** *** endorse *** ****** ****. We **** **** ******* directly **** *** ******* to ******* ***** ********.

Hikvision's *** **** ********* ***** ****** ******

*******, ********* *** ******** some ** ***** ************* standard ********* ******,**********, "*********** ********* ** 30 ****** **************" *********** ******'* ********* *****:

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******* ********* ********* *****, ******* ** ****** being ******* **************:

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******* *****'* **** ** blackbody ** ********* ********* has **** ****** (************ ***********: ** ***'* Need * *********)***** ******************* **** **** *** term "***** *********":

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********, ********* ******** ** respond ** *** ******** about*********'* ******* ***** **** in ** ******* ************** ************* *********.

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*******, ********* **** ******* Group's ******* *********'* *** aggressive "***** *********" *********, particularly ** *** ***** stages ** ** (***** with **** ******* *****) scrambled ** **** ********* of ******** *****-******* ****** '**** Rush'.

***** ******* **** ********* and ******* ***** **** benefited **** ***** *****, the ****** ***** ********* risk.

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