UK Boroughs £1.3 Million, 900-Camera End-to-End Dahua Project
Published Jan 19, 2022 14:31 PM
Two London boroughs entered into a £1.3 million (~$1.8 million USD) contract to upgrade 900+ existing cameras to Dahua and to establish a joint control room to remotely view the cameras using Dahua DSS.
A project this large is significant for Dahua, particularly outside of China, but risky for the local councils, given Dahua's poor human rights and cybersecurity track records. Indeed, an end-to-end Dahua system creates both front and back-end security concerns.
In this report, IPVM examines the contract details and risks involved, based on 1,000+ pages of documentation that we received directly from the two borough councils involved via a Freedom of Information request.