Verkada - Deceptive "Prevent $100,000 Tailgating" Campaign

By John Honovich, Published Sep 09, 2021, 08:43am EDT (Info+)

Verkada's newest webinar and email campaign touts "prevent[ing] $100,000 tailgating entry incidents", showcasing various deceptive and false tactics of the company in a single effort.

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Inside this note, we break down the tactics, how it conflicts with FTC rules and Verkada's response to IPVM.

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******* $***,*** ********** ***** ********* ***********

********** ********* ***** ******* ***** ************ entry ** ********* ******* **** ******* a **** *** **** ********** ******** of ********* ** *******, ** **** more.

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False ****** ******

*** ****** ***,**** ******* **** ******* ****************** ************** **** ***** ****** ** their ********* ******.

******* ****, ******* ********* ** ** so ******** *****, * ****** ********* ******* ****** his ***** ** **** ***** ** he **** *********. ******** "********** ** Verkada" **** *** ****** ****** *****:

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$100,000 ********* ** *** **************

*** $***,*** ***** ** ********* ***********. Tailgating ** * ******* *** ** is ** ****** **** *** *** a $***,*** ********** ******** ** *** makes $***,*** ** * *****. ** can ****** *** ** ** **** uncommon.

***** **** ********* **** ***** ** off, *** *** ***, *** *******, made ***** **** *********** **** ************** ***** ******:

*** ********** ***** *********** ** *************************-**** *********** *** ** ******** **** areasonable ***** *** *********** ****** before they are disseminated.

*** ********** ***** ******** ******** **** firms **** ************** ****** ************* * claim.

***** *************** ** ************** *** ******** to *********. **** **,consumers ***** ** **** ****** ** **** ** ****** *** ******** *** ******** ** **** **** *** ********** *** *** **** * ********** ***** *** ********* **** ** ** ****. Therefore, a firm's failure to possess and rely upon a reasonable basis for objective claims constitutes an unfair and deceptive act or practice in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. [emphasis added]

***********, ** ******* ******* "$***,***" ** the ******* ****, ** ********* ***** more ********* **** *** ****** ***** that ******* *** **** * *** number, ** ***** ** *** ** substantiation.

"Prevent" ** "******"

********, *******'* ***** ******** **** ******* claims ** '*******' ********** ****** **** it ******** **** ***** ** ** 'detect' **.

*** ********** ******* '*******' *** '******' is **** *********** ** ****** ******* use ***, **** ***********, ** ******** security. ** ******* ** ** ******** stop ** ******** **** *********. ******* is *** ******* ** ***** ****. Verkada, ** ****, ********* ** *****, after ******* *** *********.

******, ******** ** *******'* ********* *****,***** ************ *********** ***** **** "******** *********", *** prevention.

****: ** *** ********* ******* ******* tailgate ********* ** *** *** **** it *****.

False ******* *******

******* **** ***** ******** **** ******* does ********* ** ******* *******, *.*., before ******* *********, ** *** ******* below *****:

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***** ** ******* *** ****, ******* informed **, ******** ** ***** *********, that **** ** *** **** **** outdoor *******. **** ***** / ***** was *********, *** **** *** ** the ******* ***** ** ********* ******** to ** *****.

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

*******, ******** ** *** ** ***-**** Act, *******'* ********** ******** ** *** include ******** *********. **** *****, **** virtually *** ******* ******, ******** ** physical *******.***-**** *** ******** ****:

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No *******

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*******'* ************,****** ******, ****"****** &********** **********" **** **** ************* ** ****'* ********* ** ***** issues:

** ***'* **** ******** ** *** here.

***** *** *** ******* ** ****'* request *** ******* ***** *** ** uses * ***** ***** ** *** emails.

Combination

********* ***** ******* ******* (***** *****, no ******** *******, ********* ******** ******* and ***** "*******' ******) ******* ******* to **** *** ****** ********** **** if **** ******** *** *****.

***, ** *******'* ******** ** **** indicates, **** **** ** ****** ***** this ********* ********.

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…** * *******/********* ******** **** * near-perfect *** *** *** ** *** engineering *****…

…**** * ***** ** β€œ**********” ** boot.

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****** *** ******* ****** *****. ****** would ** *** ******** ******* *** IPVM ** ****** **.

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****** ****** *** *** ***** ** Verkada, ** ***:

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*********** ** *** *** **** **-****** guys ******* ***** *** ***** **** Lake **** ******.

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********* ** ** ******** **** ** people * ****, **% ** **** estimate **** *** ******** ******* ******** β€œgone *****”******* *** **** ****.

***** *** *****?

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****** *** *****...****'* ***? :-)

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*** ** ******... *** ****** *** :-)

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