Sell Dahua or Hikvision At All, Banned From Selling to US Federal Government, Says US HASC

By IPVM Team, Published Aug 29, 2018, 09:44am EDT

The US House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Communications Director has confirmed to IPVM that if a company sells Dahua or Hikvision at all, they will be banned from selling to the US federal government.

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However, this interpretation / implementation of the NDAA bill banning the Chinese mega-manufacturers is being contested. In this note, we review:

  • HASC's statement
  • Hikvision's lobbying efforts
  • OEM impact
  • Distribution impact
  • Dealer / integrator impact
  • Expected opposition
  • Future rules / guidelines issued

Will this be enforced when the ban officially commences next August? IPVM investigates inside.

Statement **** ** ****

*** ** ***** ***** Services ********* ** *** committee ***** *** **** bill *** *** ********* banning ***** *** *********, among ******, **********.****** ******, ***** ***** ******** Committee ************** ******** ********* to **** ****:

*** *********** ** ****** selling ** *** **********. If *** “******” ***** Hikvision / ***** ******* in *** *** ** anyone, **** *** ****** from ***** ******** **** the ******* **********

Relevant *** *******

*** ****** ** **** appears ** ** ***** on ***. *** (*)(*) of*** ***, ******* *********** *****:

***. ***. *********** ** CERTAIN ****************** *** ***** SURVEILLANCE ******** ** *********.(*) Prohibition ** *** ** Procurement.— (*) *** **** of ** ********* ****** may ***—(*) ***** **** a ******** (** ****** or ***** * ********) with ** ****** **** uses *** *********, ******, or ******* **** **** covered ****************** ********* ** servicesas * *********** ** ********* ********* ** *** ******, ** ** ******** ********** ** **** ** *** ******. [emphasis added]

******** ****** **** ********* interpreted **** ** ***** for ******* **** ** the **********. *******, *** US **** ** ************ it ** ******* **** products ** ******, ********** or ***.

Hikvision ******** ******

********* ** ** ******* from *** ***** ********* ****, ********* ** both ***** *** ******* to **** ****:

*** ******* ***’* ******* to ***** *** **** of ******** **********; ******, it ** ******** *** an ******** ********* ** congressional ****** **** *****prevent *** ****** ** ******** **** ***** ****** **** *********** ******* *** ********* ****** **** ***** ******** **** *** *.*. ********** **********. [emphasis added]

******, ******* *** ****'* passage, ********* ** ********** to ***** ******* ** lobbyists *** ***** ************ documents *** *** ***** in ******:

****** **** ********* ******* hired *** ***** ******** firms ** *** ****** leading ** ** *** bill's *******:

Hikvision ** *******

********* *** **** ** public ******* (*** ****** communication ** *******) ***** the ***'* ******* *** declined ** ******* ** the ** **** *********. However, ***** ***** ******* lobby ********, ********* ** clearly ********** ** ******** behind ****** *****.

SIA ** *******

***, *** ** ***** organization **** **-***** *********, has **** ** ****** comment ***** *** ***'* passage *** ******** ** comment ** *** ** HASC *********, ************* ** *** *******, they *** *******. *** **** **** will ***** * ****** statement ** **** ***** in *** ******.

OEM ****** ***********

*** ****** ** **** especially ****-********* **** *** (Interlogix) *** ********* ***** potentially ** **** ******. It ** **** *** long-term **** ** ******* drop ******* ***** ******* major **** *** *************.

********, ***** **** ***** still ** ********* ** honor *** ********** ** OEMed ******** **** *** if **** *** **, even ** ***** ********** customers *** **** **** Dahua ** ********* ********** products, **** ***** **** be ****** *** ********** use.

** *** ***** ****, the ************* ***** ***** secretive ****** ***** **** this ***** ********** *** problems **** *** *** model.

Distribution ******

************ ****** ** ****** to ** **** *******, assuming *** *** *******, etc., ** **** *****, do *** **** ** end *****, ***** ********* not ** ******** ******* only ***** ****** ********* would **** ** *** US ******* **********.

********** ****** ********* (**** B&H *****) ***** ** impacted ** **** ** regularly **** ** *** users. ******, *************, *** could ** ****** ** would ** ********** ****** and *********** *************** ** stop ******* *** ***** or *********.

Dealer / ********** ******

**** ***** ** ***-**** integrators ***** ***** **** impact, ** *** *********** who ** *********** ********** work ***** ***** ***** brands ***** **** ******* who **** **** **** focus ** ******* ***-********** systems ******.

*** ****** *********** (*.*., JCI / **** *** ADT) *** *** **** likely ** ** ******** by **** ** ***** companies **** ** *** a ***** ** ******** from *******, *****-********* ********* who ******* ** ***** and ********* ***** ** the **** **** ******* larger ** ******* ********.

******* *** ***** **** will *** ** ******** by * *** ** selling ** *** ******* government *** **** ************* just *** ***** *** federal ********** **.

*** *** ******* ***** not **** ** *** military ** *** ***, but **** ************* **** the ***** ***** (***** is *** *****), *** *******'* ******** or ** ****** (***** are *** ** ************* ** ******** *******), ** *** ****** part ** *** *********** Institution (***** ********** ** *** ******* government.)

Potential **** ******* ******

*** ********'* ******* ************** of ****, ** ****, is **** *** *** only ******* **** ** sold ** *** ** government (***/** ********** ******, critical **************, ***.).

*** ** **** *********** makes * *** ******* and ******* ****** - effectively ********* **** ** choose ******* ******* ***** and ********* ** *** vs ***** ******** **** the ** **********. **** that ******, **** *********** who ***** **** ************ or *********** **** ***** products *** ****** ** forgo **** ** ***.

***** ** **** * significant **** **** *** federal *** ******* ** state *** ***** ***********. This ** ******* *********: the **** ** ******* in ******** ****** *** of ***** *** ********* equipment **** ***** *** NDAA's ******* (***** ** **** **** Hikvision).

Expect **** **********

** ****** ************* **** opposition **** *** ******** to ****, ********** **** the ******* ******* ** the ******** *** **** to ******** ***** **** businesses ** ****** ***** from *** ** ********** and ***** *****-********* *********. Moreover, ** ****** ********** from *** ******* ****** who **** **** ** an ********* ** *** US ********** **** **** can ** **** / offered ** ******* **********.

Rule / ********** ****** ******

** **** *****, ** expect ****** ***** ** guidelines ** ** ****** by ******** ** ********** agencies ***** *** *** ban ** ***** ***********. When **** ******* ** unclear. ***** ****, ** would ****** *********** ******** and ****** ***** *** the *** ****** ** implemented.

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