Secretly Relabelled Hikvision Sales Violated Taiwan Law

By Joyce Ho, Published Nov 21, 2022, 07:58am EST (Info+)

Two Taipei distributors sold relabelled Hikvision cameras for use in Taiwan government projects, a direct violation of Taiwan's ban on government use of PRC tech.

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In this report, IPVM examines Taiwan media investigations of this issue, the distributors who OEM PRC tech in Taiwan, and the scale of the white label crisis.

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a ***** ** ** ************ ******* **** ********* ** *** ****, and the connected 16 hosts were all Benelink brand products of Xin Yongcheng [BENELINK]. One of them is the DFT6016E, which has been confirmed to be the original Hikvision machine.

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

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**, ********* *** *** ********** ******* to **** ***** ******* ******** **IPVM Image******. ******* *** ***** ********** **** Hikvision ** ***** ******* ******** ****** to *********** ******** *******.

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**, ******* **** ***, *** *** never, **** ********* ***** ******.

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Taiwan **********'* ********

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****** *******, *** ****** **** **** with ******* ********** **** ******* ****** to ******** *** ****** *********** *** the ****** ************ *** ****** *** matter **********.

**** *** *** ******* **** ******** actions ** ************ ******** ***** ** implemented *** ******** ** *** ******:

********** *********** ****** ***** ******** *** responsibility **** ******* ********** **** ******* Center *** *** ******* ** ********* the ********** *** **********, ********* ** the ******** *********** *** ******** *********.

Relabelling ** ******

** ***** ** *** ****** *** on ********** *** ** ***** ************ equipment, ********* *** *****, *** *** largest *** *************, ******** ** ****** in *** ****** ****** ******* **** and ***** ******. *** **** ********* security **** ******* *********** **** *** *** ******* ** widespread:

****** ***** ********* *********** ** ******* security ********* ************* **** ****** *** own-branded ******** **** ********* ** “*******-**** products ** * ********* *****.

The ******* **** **** *** ***** ******

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*** ********** ****, ************ *** ***************** *** *********.

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

**** *** **** ******* *** ** BENELINK *** ********* *** ******* *** none **** ********* **** ***. ** they **, ** **** ****** *** article ***********.

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***'* **** * ***** ****** ** the *******? ** ** * ******* that *** *** ***** ***** *** exact **** ******?

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*** ***** *** **** *******!

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