UK Firm Markets False Fever Screening, Hikvision Disavows

By: Charles Rollet, Published on Jun 30, 2020

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.

* ** ******** **** falsely ******* *** *********-***** thermal ******** ***** ** used *** "********** ********* fever ** *** ******", even ******** ** ***** "ensure **** ****** **** as *********** ** *** enter **** ********".

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******* ***** **, ***** ******** ******* other ************* ******** ********* claims, ******* *** ******** from *** ******* ***** IPVM ********* ****.

********* **** **** "** do *** ******* *** claims ****" *** **** it *** ******** ******* Group ** ****, ********* the **** *** "*** a ********** *******".

** **** ****, ** examine *** ***** ****** promoted ****** **** ********, the ** **********'* **** input ** ****, *********'* response, *** *********'* *** marketing *********** ** ****.

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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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