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Chinese Government Spies on Churches With Video Surveillance

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The Chinese government is using video surveillance to spy on churches in China, reports UCANews, explaining: The [Chinese government] authorities had already sent some technicians to install CCTV cameras starting in 2016 to 'maintain social o...

By John Honovich - about 3 hours ago

Hikvision Removing Auto 'Phone Home'

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Facing pressure over their cameras auto phoning home and their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision has begun quietly removing automatic Hikvision cloud connection. In this note, we examine what Hikvision is doing and how this impacts their ...

By John Honovich - 3 days ago

Hikvision Attacks IPVM

Hikvision has attacked IPVM repeatedly over the last month, both in the international press and in its dealer communications. Attacks Listed On March 9th, Hikvision International VP Keen Yao alleged: an American blogger site (John Honovich,...

By John Honovich - 7 days ago

Hikvision Firmware Decrypted

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A developer has decrypted Hikvision's firmware, allowing examination of Hikvision's device source code and contents. In this report, we overview the tool, showing you how it works, sharing a Hikvision's camera decrypted firmware and overviewing s...

By Brian Karas - 18 days ago

OEMs, Dump Dahua

OEMs, get smart and dump Dahua. Dahua OEMs to many companies including some big brands (e.g. FLIR, Honeywell and Tyco). Dahua has proven to be a terrible decision: The backdoor The unfixed backdoor with terrible communication Dahua competin...

By John Honovich - 19 days ago

Dahua $550 Million West China Gov Project

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How does Dahua continue to invest in global expansion despite its many mistakes?  Where can they get the money and strength to overcome the exposure of their backdoor? Dahua is doing huge business inside of China with the Chinese government. Da...

By John Honovich - 19 days ago

Positive Video Surveillance Outlook - 2017 Statistics

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376 manufacturers and integrators revealed their outlook on the future of the video surveillance industry in a recent IPVM survey. Both groups are strongly positive about the future with integrators even more so: Factors cited as influencing o...

By Brian Karas - 20 days ago

Avigilon Shifts Strategy To Maximizing Profitability (Q4 2016 Results)

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Avigilon had previously been known for big spending, hiring a large sales force and throwing lavish partner parties at tradeshows like ISC West. Now, the company says they are going to focus on profitability first. In this report we analyze Avigi...

By Brian Karas - 26 days ago

'Dirty': Hikvision Attacks Genetec

Hikvision is angry at the growing public awareness that Hikvision is owned by the Chinese government. They took aim at Genetec, declaring: Genetec is playing dirty politics We’ve seen the Genetec leader perform a lot of ostentatious hand-wrin...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

China Huawei Gives France Free City Surveillance

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China is using its financial resources again, this time in France, just a month after the Chinese government funded a $100 million security / surveillance project in South America.

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Hikvision Pledges 'Never' 'Backdoors'

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With criticisms rising, Hikvision has gone on the record publicly declaring: Hikvision never has, does or would intentionally contribute to the placement of “backdoors” in its products. One indisputable point is that Hikvision is clearly ...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Amazon Sales of Hikvision China Cameras

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Hikvision has become widely available in the US, including on popular retail outlets like Amazon, with over 2,600 results: 4MP Hikvision outdoor domes are $85, 4 channel PoE NVR's are $160, available direct to anyone with a credit card. Most p...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

How Axis Can Beat Hikvision

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Hikvision has rocked the industry globally, bullying former video surveillance revenue leader Axis even in the Western world. What can Axis do? 200 integrators responded to IPVM's survey on Axis and Hikvision, examining patterns of strengths and...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Hikvision Sales and Support Conflict Over Discontinuation

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Numerous Hikvision technical support employees have confirmed that the iVMS-4500 will be discontinued. Some Hikvision sales people say this is wrong. Hikvision management has been silent throughout. The company's 'discontinuation' effort, incl...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

The Future of Video Surveillance Distribution

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40+ video surveillance distributors around the world told us what they see as the present and future of distribution. The key positive: solutions. Just like their manufacturer partners, distributors are looking at solutions. The key negatives: C...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Hikvision False 'Made In USA', Sold to US Government

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A China State Owned Company, Hikvision products are listed as "Made In United States of America" and for sale to US government agencies, despite Hikvision products being made in China and not eligible for such listing. These listings are from t...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Yes, Milestone, The Glory Days Are Over

Milestone challenges: Are the glory days over? Or are we in a position as a Community to defy these ominous predictions and define the future ourselves?  Yes, Milestone, the glory days are indeed over. Your 'Community' can bang on drums at M...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

2017 Video Surveillance Predictions

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2017 should be an active, if not rocky, year for the security industry, according to predictions from IPVM integrators. We surveyed integrators, asking them "In 2017, what major shifts do you anticipate? Why?", and their answers show that they ha...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Hikvision Discontinuing Online Service

Hikvision has declared it will discontinue its Hikvision online service, just days after IPVM's Hikvision Cloud Security Vulnerability Uncovered report. The abrupt move, including blocking logins in a few weeks, is troubling many dealers amidst on...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

XiongMai Master Password List Emailed By Chinese Spammer

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XiongMai created an international uproar as their devices drove massive botnet attacks of major Internet sites. After pledging to recall cameras after the attack, and then threatening to sue those who criticized them, XiongMai is back. A Chinese...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Hikvision Cloud Security Vulnerability Uncovered

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A security researcher uncovered a critical vulnerability in Hikvision's global cloud servers. This vulnerability allowed an attacker to remotely take over the server and get access to sensitive customer data. This is newer and different than Hikvi...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Hikvision CEO Declares 'We Do Not Cut Rates"

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Hikvision has led another press trip to China, and this time Hikvision's CEO is sharing insights into their competitive strategy, including Hikvision's price setting strategy and how China is a free market, a fascinating contrast to Hikvision's ac...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

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