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The Hikvision Smart Classroom Behavior Management System

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Hikvision's rapidly growing offering of analytics, which we most recently examined with Hikvision's ethnic minority analytics, is now going into the education market where Hikvision aims to improve scholastic performance with artificial intelligen...

By John Honovich - about 14 hours ago

Hikvision Source Code Transparency Center Examined

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Following criticism of Hikvision's Chinese government ownership and Hikvision's IP camera backdoor, the company has responded with a series of steps including hiring a Director of Cybersecurity and starting a dedicated cybersecurity hotline. The ...

By John Honovich - 9 days ago

Hikvision's Minority Analytics

Hikvision has developed and is deploying minority analytics inside China, automatically identifying and categorizing individuals as ethnic minorities. While Hikvision has not marketed this, IPVM has verified this from information disclosed in the ...

By John Honovich - 14 days ago

Genetec Wins Panama Canal With Direct Low-Bid

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Genetec and low price are not two terms frequently found together. However, in a surprising and controversial move, Genetec has won a Panama Canal project beating out all dealer / distributor bidders with a direct low-cost entry. In this note, ...

By IPVM Team - 22 days ago

Massive China Xinjiang Security Project Spending At Risk

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A Chinese government review of state-sponsored projects in Xinjiang Province could harm the bottom line of large Chinese security manufacturers, underlying the risk and key challenges of the recent rapid rise of security projects. While IPVM conf...

By Charles Rollet - 23 days ago

Death Of A Dummy Camera Manufacturer

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5 years ago, IPVM gathered insights from a dummy camera manufacturer, who was then the top selling dummy camera provider on Amazon and 3rd in all of surveillance cameras, real or dummy. Now, that company has exited the dummy camera business. In t...

By Brian Rhodes - 28 days ago

Best and Worst ISC West 2018

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ISC West 2018 had strong attendance, modest overall new products, and a surge in Artificial Intelligence marketing. First, here are 20+ manufacturer booth videos, to give you a feel for the show's displays: Inside this report, we examine the b...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Hikvision Hires Ex-Milestone Head To Lead Global PR

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Hikvision has PR problems. From its failed attempt at hiring a crisis communication writer to their failed anti-IPVM blog series to the increasing global coverage of their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision is struggling to find a solution. ...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

US / China Tariffs Impact on Video Surveillance

On March 22, 2018, the US issued a Presidential Memorandum on the Actions by the United States Related to the Section 301 Investigation, with 3 directives: A consideration to increase tariffs on goods from the PRC (China) Pursue dispute sett...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Dahua Global Launch LeChange

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Dahua is getting into the consumer video surveillance market globally, with "LeChange", an offering long available inside of China is now being expanded around the world. In this note, we examine the move, the offerings, impact on Lorex, includin...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Free Manufacturer Trip To China - CCTV.Net / Univew

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Pack your bags? 'Closer than you think'? Well, a non-stop flight from NYC to Shanghai is 15 hours plus another 100 miles to Hangzhou (Dahua/Hikvision/Uniview HQ), if that is closer than what you thought. A new joint promotion by US distributor...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Panasonic Selling Off Security Camera Factory

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Panasonic is OEMing cameras from Dahua, as IPVM testing confirmed in 2017. Now, Panasonic is selling their security camera factory, according to Nikkei. In this note, we examine the move, and the problems Panasonic has had in the security indu...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Hikvision Chairman Joins China National Government (NPC)

Hikvision Chairman and Communist Party Secretary Chen Xongnian has joined the People's Republic of China's government - the National People's Congress. This is a first for a video surveillance manufacturer from any country though Hikvision is owne...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Directory of 50+ LPR / ANPR Providers

License Plate Recognition / Automatic Number Plate Recognition are a type of video analytics software that can identify and match license / number plates, without needing a human operator to read or lookup the plate. There are a number of provide...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Motorola Targets Chinese With Avigilon Acquisition

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Motorola joins the growing list of companies taking aim at Chinese manufacturers. Recall, last week it was Hanwha: Chinese Products Damaged Industry and the week prior it was Axis: "It’s A Question Of Trust And Who You Want To Be Associated With"....

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Ingram Micro Owner HNA Declares "Victim of Conspiracy Against China"

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Just 2 years ago, Ingram Micro was acquired by a Chinese company that paid them $6 billion in cash, nearly 40% more than their then stock price. It was an incredible deal. Why pay so much? And why would a regional Chinese airline buy a US-based...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Chinese Police Wearing Facial Recognition Are Here

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This is a very interesting and highly atypical usage of facial recognition that the Chinese government touted this week: It is a PRC police officer performing real-time facial recognition using a camera attached to their sunglasses. The announc...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Barron's: If Trump Bans Hikvision

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What happens if Trump bans Hikvision from US government entities? This is being considered in a new profile by financial magazine Barron's: China’s Hikvision Rises as Surveillance Gets Hot. Barron emphasizes Hikvision's Chinese government owne...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Dahua's Car Manufacturer Raises $63 Million

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Not only has Dahua's car manufacturer raised $63 million USD, one of the best VCs in the world led the round. Is Dahua's car manufacturer ready to roll with this funding? In this note, we examine the funding and how this could impact Dahua's ove...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

US Congressional Hearing Features Hikvision

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A US Congressional hearing asked questions about Hikvision's government ownership and cybersecurity issues, following the WSJ's investigations into Hikvision. Plus, Hikvision has issued a 'special bulletin' response to their dealers. In this not...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Chinese Government Backdoor Spies on African Union Revealed

For 5 years, a Chinese government backdoor was used to spy on the African Union, according to a Le Monde investigative report. As is their tactic, China angrily dismissed the report as absurd. China had 'donated' the building and computer syste...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

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