SIA Lobbyists Working On House Bill Ban of Dahua and Hikvision

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jul 10, 2018

While SIA is most known for ISC West, SIA maintains the industry's most significant lobbying organization to influence US government action. Last year, their lobbying succeeding in removing Buy America protection for IP cameras by arguing that an IP camera is a 'DVR with a lens'. Now, they are working on the House Bill Ban of Dahua and Hikvision.

In this note, based on feedback from SIA, we examine SIA's approach to the House Bill Ban, what concerns they are raising, how their large members, including Dahua, Hikvision, and their OEMs, are impacting their approach, what IPVM is doing with SIA and what you can do to influence SIA's lobbyists.

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*** **** ******* *** feedback / ******* ** about * ****** **** say *** ** *********** to *** *** ******* who **** ***** ** Hikvision ********.**** *** **** (*.***):

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*** ********* ** **** that:

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

*******, *** **** **** have *** ***** * formal *****, ******* *** nor ******* *** ***, at ***** *** ***. SIA ********* ** ****:

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IPVM ***** ***, ******** ***** ********** ********* *********

**** *** ****** *** as * **** ****** and **** *******, **** Honovich, *** ****** *** SIA ********** ********* *********. Our **** ** ** ensure **** *** *** more ***-************, ***-*** *********** to ****** ********** *** impact ** **** **** and ***** *********** ** it **** ******* ******* the ********, ****** *************.

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**** *** ***********, *** management *** **** ************ and *****. ** ******* that *** ** ********** fairly **** **** ****, though ********* ******* ******** to *** ************* **** are **** ****** ** SIA.

*** ** ********** ******** from *** ********:

** *** ***** ** impacted ** *** ***** provision, ****** ******* **** Parker, *** ******** ** government *********, ** ***-***-****, or*******@****************.***.

Comments (16)

* *** *** *** glad ** *** **** on * *** *********. I **** **** ** ASIS (***) *** **** ONVIF.

**** *****, *** **** to *** $**,*** ** $20,000 *** **** (*** ********** ******) ** **** *** influence. * ** *** sure ****'* ***** **.

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*** ***** ***** ** want ** **** *** "industry" * ***** ** lobbying ********* ****** ***** to ** **** ** their (*** *************) *** best ******** *** *** that ** *** "********".

* ***** ***** ****. SIA *** * ******** to **** ***** ******** for *** '********' *** it ***** ****** ******** the ******** ** *** largest *********, ***** *** be ** **** ** those ** *** ******* integrator ** *** ****.

** *** **** ****, their *********, **** **** I **** ****, ** fairly **** ** *********. So ***'* *** **** happens.

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**** *** **** ********* and ***** ***** ***** substantial ********* ** ****** this ****** **** ******** as ****?

* *****. ***** ************* seem ** ** * way ** *** ******** to **** *** ****** of ***** ****** ******* to **** ***** ***********.

*** ***** ******* *** staff **** ********** ** me ** *** ********** of *** *** ***** used ** **** ***********.

** *** ****** **** SIA ********* **** ** does, * ***** ** more ******** *** ************. We'll ***. **'** *********** and ****** **** *** experiences.

*** **** ****** **** the ****. ******* *** SIA - ***** *******? Well ******!

******'* *** ** **** valuable ** **** ** the ********* *********, ****?

**** *** *** ******** exclusive. *** **** ********* do *** **** ** specifically ** ********** **? OSDP? ****** ***** ** best *** ****. ***** thoughts?

*** **** ******** **** I *** ***** ** right *** ** * standard *** ****-*****, *********, and *****-****** *******. ***** types ** ******* *** not ******* ** *** Digital ***** ******* ******** (a ******** **** ** actually **** **** ******* and ***** ** ************ well, **** *****).

* ***** **** ******** is **** ***, *** SIA? *******:***.*** ******* ***** ******* Handbook

** ** * *** publication, *** ** *** authored ** *** *** digital ***** ************. * believe ***** ******* *** the **** ****** ** that ********. ** ** listed ** *** **** author ** *** ********, at *****, *** *** subcommittee ***** ** ** one ** ********************.

**** ** ****, *'** talk **** *** **** about *** ** **** to ** ** **** committee.

* ***** ******* **** is * *********** ***** considering *** **** ********* money **** ********* *** Dahua **** **** *** West *** ***** *** events.

* ***'* ***** **'* that *** *******. ***** Dahua **** (*********) **** the ******* *** **** 2019 ***** (*** *********) ***** **** (***** OEM) *********, ***** ** quite * ********* ** manufacturers ** *** **** (800 / **** / however **** *************). ******, Axis *** ******, *** I *** **** ******* are *** ******* *** ban, **** **** *** booths.

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