The UK Security Event 2021 Show Report

By Carl Stoffers, Published Sep 08, 2021, 11:10am EDT

IPVM is in the UK, attending The Security Event in Birmingham, where IPVM spoke about China / Western relations and the most notable surveillance exhibitors included Dahua and Avigilon.

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Inside this report, we examine highlights of the show and discussions with exhibitors and attendees about Dahua and Hikvision amidst the UK Foreign Affairs Committee's recommendation to ban them.

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**** ** **** *** second **** '*** ******** Event' ** ***** **** as ** *** ********* last **** *** ** COVID-19 ******** ********* *** ** 2019.

*** **** ***** ****, shown *****, *** *** most ******** ******* ***** that *** *** '******* booths' ***** *** **** size ** *****, *.*., with ***, ***, ***, etc.:

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***** *** ~*** ******** Event ********** ***, ** addition, * ******* ** other ****** **-****** ********, e.g., '*** **** *****'.

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********** *** ********* ********* said ***** *** * lot **** ********** *** traffic **** **** ********.

*******, ******* *** ********* steady *** ********* *** crowded, *.*. ** **** video **********:

Dahua ******* ********

***** *** ******* *** biggest ******** ***** *** combination ** *** *** booth *** * ******* of *** ************ ***** Dahua ***** *** **** present.

*** *** **** ****** drew *** **** ********* was ***** *********** ******** Dynamics *** *** * booth **** *** ******** with * **** *** simulator:

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*** ***** *** ***** employees ******** ** **** the *********** *********. **** confirmed **** ******* ********** to **** ****** ** the ***** *** ** was *** ******* ** any ******** ***** ********.

*** ***** ***** ****** was *** ** *** largest, **** *** ********, and *** ******* **** at ***** * ***** employees. **** **** ******* Dahua ********* ***** **** attended **** *****, ****** he ********** ** **** he ***** **** ***** about '******** *** **********' but ***** ** *** when ** ***** **********'* ****** ***************.

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* ***** ******** ******* to ** **** ****** were ******* *** **** they *** ***** ***** in *** **, *********** various ********** *********, ** well.

***** **** *** * demo *** ** *** booth:

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*** *** ******** * number ** ************* ******** for ***** ********:

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**** *** **** ******* in ****** ** *** greater ********** ******* ****** for ******** ***** ************** to ********* ******** ******.

***** ** * ***** overviewing *****'* *****:

******* ***** *********** ***** touted ****** ***** *****'* largest ** ***********.

****** ******** ******** ********* racecar, ****** *** * normal *****.

No ********* *****

***** ********* *** ** booth ** *** ******** show, ******* ********* ********* walked *** **** ***** and * ****** ** other ****** (*.*., *********** Fortus) ******** *********:

******:********* ***** ** * booth ** *** ******** show***** *** **-******* **** the ******** ****:

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Fever ********* *** ****** *** ******

***** ***** ********* *** hot ** *** ** last ****, ***** *** not **** ***** ** the **** ****** ****** had *** ** *** front ** ***** *****:

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****'* ****** *** ******* attended *** ******** ****** of ****** **** **** attendees *** **********:

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********* *** ***** *****, with * ***** ******* highly ********* *** ****** inquisitive:

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*** *********** ********* ******** around ***** ****** *** cybersecurity ****** ** ***** and *********.

Selling ***** '*** *****'

***** ***** *** *********, to * ****** ******, were ******* *** **** prominent ****** ** *** show, ******** ****** ************* voluntarily ******* *** ******** of **** *** ***** from ** **** ** China.

Avigilon / ********

******** *** *** ** the ******* ******, **** an ********** ***** **** that ***** ***:

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**** **** **** **** making **** ***** ** the ** *** *** not **** ***** ********* with ***** *** *********.

* *** ******* **** were ******* *** * micro **** ****** ******:

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**** ******** ** ********* to **** **** ******** micro/mini *******, ************ ** the ***** **** ****. We **** **** **** technical ******* ** *** near ******.

Axis ** ****

**** *** *** **** a ***** *** ****** Hikvision, ******* ***** ******** nor ********* **** ******* visible ** *** **** floor.

Carrier / ******* / ******** **********

*******, * ******** ** Carrier, ******** ******** / offered ********* ** **** of **********. ***, **** confirmed ** **** **** are ********* ** ** Aritech:

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***** *** ** ********* branding ** *** ***** though *** ******* *** a **** *********** ** years ** ***** *****.

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*** *** *** ** the ******* ******:

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Cyber **** ***

******* ******* ******* ********* was * ******* ***** with *** *** **** car ** ***** *****:

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***** ** ******* ** 'get ***** ** ***** experts', *** ******* ************ this *** ****** * pre-qualification ** *********.

*** ***** ***** ***** the *** ** ****** and *** **** ** people ******* *** **:

Another *******

** ********/************ *** **** had * ******* ****** with **** ******:

Verkada ** *** **

******* ****** ** ******** that **** *** *** 'famous **** ****' ** the *****:

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******* *** * ********** small ***** *** ** was **** ******* **** 10oz **** ******** *** playing * ***** ** their ***, ** ***** below:

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* ***** ** *** booth *****:

******* ********** ** **** that **** **** **** secured *** ****** ****** space, ** **** ******** announcement **********:

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******* ********** *** ******* attracting ********* ** **** is **** *** **** of ***** *********** **** features ******* ********** ********, whereas **** ******* *** single ************ ******* ****** recording, ***** *******, ***** analytics, ***, ****** ***********, etc.

*******'* **** ********* **** said **** ****** **** going ***** ** *** UK *** **** **** were ****** * ***. They *** ********** ****** a *** ** **** as ****** *** **** US ***** ********* ** the **, ** ** not *** ***** ****** are ** *** ** for ****.

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*****-***** ***** ******** ******** had * ******* ***** presence, ******* ****:

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  • **** *** ***** ****** focused ** *** ******** market.
  • ***** ********* ****** *** cloud ********* *************, ******** is ****
  • ********* *** ****, "** weren't ***** **** ** people *** ***** ** come ** *** *** it *** **** ****, a *** ** ******."
  • ************ ******** ********, **** work **** **** *** hardware.
  • "******* ** * **********, but * ***** ** the ***** **'** ** there's ***** * ******* number ** ******* ********* talking ***** **. ***** Eye *** ********* *** also ***********. ** ******* the ***********. **** ** the ** ********* ****** to ****** ************* *** difficult ** ** ** Europe. *** **, **'** dealing ** **-** *********. And ********* ********, * brit ****** ** ** to ******* ** **** to * ****** *****'* work. *** **** ** comply **** **** ******* data *********** ** ******."

Eagle ***

**-***** ***** ***** *** was ********** **** **** noting ** *********** ****** that **** *** ** Eagle ***:

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********, **** *** *************** *** *** *** FDA-violating ***** ****** ********** and ************* **** ******* ** risk.

**** *** ******* **** they *** ******* ** the ** *** ******.

UNV *** **********

***** *** *** *** less ******** **** *** larger ******** ******, ********** had ******** ***** ***** marketing ***:

Beer, ****, ********* ***** **** *****

** *** *** ** both ****, *** ***** show ***** *** ****** with ******:

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**** ******** ****, **** and *********:

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Reaction ** ****

***** ****** ******** **** who **** ***, *** reaction *** *****, **** many ******** ** ****. The **** ****** ***** was *********** ** ****'* critical ******** **** *** most ****** ******* ***** being ********* ** ***** and *********. *******, ****** remarked **** **** *** 'truth *******'.

** ***** *** ******** so ******** **** **** they ***** ***** **** for ****:

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Comments (18)

**'** ***** * **** videos ** *** ******. Btw, **** ** ****'* small ***** **** ******* on **** *** *******:

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***, *'* ***** ****** my **** ** ****-***** at *** ****.

******** ** **** *** been **** ********** ********* to **** ***********, ** do **** *** ******** for *** **-*****-****** ****-***** reporting.

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***** ****** ***** ** me... **** ****** *** no *********

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***** ** ******* (** not) ** *** **** 2021, ***/**?

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*** ** ***, *** West ****** * *** more ******* *** ** someone *** *** ***** i *** **** **** visually ** *** ******* in ****** ***.

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* ** ********* **** based ** ******, ******* flow ****** ******* ** me.

*** ****, **** ****** attended *** **** *** also *** **** *** ~4x *** ****** ** exhibitors.

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*** ******* *** **** low, ** * ****** of ******** **** **** of *** *** **** the ****** ****?

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*** ******** ** ***** shows ** **** *** saw ** *** ****?

*** ************ **** ***** videos ********** *** ****** day (*********) *** *** shooting ********* ******* ******* times ***** ******* *** better ** *****.

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*** **** * ********** the **** ** * virtual ******* ********* **** demographic, ******** ******* ****** to **** *** ***** market ******** ****** **** class.

*** **, **'** ******* in **-** *********. *** different ********, * **** trying ** ** ** Germany ** **** ** a ****** *****'* ****. You **** ** ****** with **** ******* **** regulations ** ******.

********* *******, *** *** much **** **** ***** go **** ********* **/****** rec? ***'* **** ********* the **** ***** **********?

** * **** ****, IPVM ****** ***** ******* out *********** ******* "**** Suck *****". ** ***** go **** **** *** arcade **** ** * few ** ***** ******.

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** ** ** ******* industry ** *** **.

******* ************* ********** ** the *** *** ********** to ** ***** ******* chipsets **** ******** ** the *** ***** **** been ********** ** ****** network, *** ******* **** vulnerabilities ** ****** **** it ******* ** **** from ********** ******** ****** the *****. **** ** not ** ******* ** the ***, ** ** a **** ** *** feature *** ******** **** the ***** ************. ** allows ****** ** *** network ** ***** **** reside **** ****** ******* without ******** *******, *** without *** ********* ** permission ** *** ******* Administrators. *** **** *** to ******* *** ******** of ******** ***** **** resides ** ***** ********.

** ********* ******** ********* organization ****** ******* ** this **** ** ** industry ************* ******* **** the ******** ** ***’ clients. ** ** ******** by *********** **** ****** to ** **** ********* about **** *****, ** having ** ******** ***** system ********* ** *** products **** ***’* ******* this ****. *** ***** their ******* **** ** after ******** ******** ****** of ***** ** *******, that *** ******** ******** them *********** ******** ******* security ****. *** **** that, *** ***** ****** knew ***** ** *** ignored **, *** **** possible ****** ***** ******* to ******* *** ****** cost.

** *** ********* ** provide ******** *** *** clients, *** ********* **** means ******* **** **** they ***** *** **** to ****.

**** ***** ‘***** *** messenger’. **** *** ****

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****à

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"**** **** ******* ***** executive ***** **** ******** from *****, ****** ** emphasized ** **** ** could **** ***** ***** 'products *** **********' *** waved ** *** **** we ***** **********'* ****** ***************"

*'* ***** ******* "******", I ****** **** *** are **** *** ******** life ********!

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***** **** ** ***** ain't ********** **** **** CHINA ***** ****, ** has **** **** **** in *** ** *** Dahua *** * ************ time ***!

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******:********* ********* ** * co-located **** ****:

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*** ********* *** ** the **** **** ******* of *** ******** **** is ******* ** **.

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******'* ** *** ***** time ******* *** ****** the ***** *****.

** **** **** ** an ***** ***** * Chinese ******* ************ *** got ***** ****** **** mixed ** **** ****** metres *** ***** ** with * ***** ***** 10 ***** ****** **** they ********...

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* ****** ***** **** Hikvision ****** ****** ** a ** ******* **** the ***** **** ********* for *** ******* *** *** ******* preview ***********:

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**'* ****** *** ****** companies ** **** ************ in ******* *********, ** is **** ** ** represent **** ** **** those ******* *********.

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** ** ********* ** the **** * **** that *** ******** *** excellent *** **** *********** 'relevant' ***** *** *************. Whilst ** ** ********** difficult ** ******** *** ROI ** *** ***** show * ** ******* I *** ***** **** confidence **** ** **** have ******* *** ***** in * ****** ** weeks **** * ***** order ***** **** * customer ** *** ** Thursday **** *** *** 'on *** *****'. *** I **** **-****** * stand ****** *** **** next ****. * *** have ** ******** ** having * ***** ** wine **** ***** *** found *** ** ** a ********** *********** *** educated *********, * ***** happily ** *** ***** hog *** *** * bottle **** **** ;-)

*** *** **** **** readers **** ** ******** in *** ** *******, one ** *** **** images ** *** ****** did ***** * *** smile ** ** **** - *** ****** **** spot **?

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** ** ********* ** the ****, ******** *** in **** **** *** expectations *** ****'* **** to ** **** ** the ***-***** **** ****. When * ***** **** other **********, **** **** the **** *****.

** ******** *** ******* of ******** *** ******, with **** ***** *** first '***' **** ** the ** ***** ******** eased, ** ****** **** those ********* **** ***** to *** * ******* rather **** **** *** collecting.

******** ********* ********* ** gauge *** ** **** stage, *** **** *** successful *** ** ***** on *** ****** ** visitors ** *** ***** and ******** *****, ** on *** **** ** that ** **-****** *** next ****'* *****, ***** will **** * ****** floor *****.

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