Verkada Illegal Gifts To Stop After IPVM Inquiry

By John Honovich, Published Aug 10, 2022, 09:24am EDT (Info+)

For years, Verkada has provided gifts to public schools and other government workers to sell Verkada. Now, after IPVM's most recent investigation into $100 gifts for a 15-minute call, Verkada tells IPVM that they are "completely discontinuing the use of gift cards in promotional materials".

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Inside this note, we examine the illegality in the investigation we found, the history of Verkada doing this, their pledge now to stop doing it, and whether Verkada can stop engaging in such behavior.

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