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BBC Features Dahua

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Hikvision is not the only mega-Chinese video surveillance manufacturer getting global attention. Last month, the WSJ investigated Hikvision and now the BCC has run a video segment on Dahua, embedded below: IPVM spoke with Dahua to get more deta...

By John Honovich - 2 days ago

The Race To The Bottom Is Over

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The race to the bottom in video surveillance is over. After 3 years of aggressive price cuts and heavy sales and marketing expenditures, the Chinese manufacturer driven race to the bottom is done. Evidence IPVM sees this pattern across the bo...

By John Honovich - 17 days ago

Hikvision Chinese Government Owner CETHIK Exposed

Hikvision deceives about its Chinese government ownership. Contrary to their claims about 'independence' and simply having 'shareholders' that are 'state-owned', Hikvision is controlled by a Chinese government entity (CETHIK) that exists specific...

By John Honovich - 25 days ago

Hikvision China Criticizes The WSJ

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Hikvision, through the Chinese government's authoritative news service, has criticized the WSJ investigation into Hikvision. In this English-language exclusive, IPVM shares the Chinese response, examining their counter-claims and how this will im...

By John Honovich - 30 days ago

Dahua Launches Electric Cars

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Embattled mega video surveillance manufacturer Dahua is now electric car manufacturer Dahua. Let the jokes begin: But is the joke on Dahua's critics here? Dahua has plans for its electric car business to quickly dwarf its video surveillance on...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

WSJ Investigates Hikvision

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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has released a detailed investigation into Hikvision's government ownership and cybersecurity problems, hitting the paper's front page.   Given the WSJ's global readership (42 million monthly readers, 2+ million pai...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Bubble: Dahua Doubles Market Capitalization

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Dahua's stock is in a bubble. Those of you in the industry know how bad of a year Dahua has had - the zero-day backdoor, the massive hacking attacks against their products, Dahua USA CEO out, Dahua USA CEO's replacement out, etc. in addition to t...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Dahua USA Removes Head of Marketing

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Dahua USA's marketing and just their overall business organization has been a mess. These guys could not sell life jackets on the Titanic. But, earlier this year, they made a good hire and got lucky getting Janet Fenner who had run marketing a...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

CPSE 2017 Highlights

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CPSE 2017, the largest security-oriented exhibition, held in China, has wrapped up. Inside we cover some top trends from the show, including: Dahua branding prominent, Hikvision minimal visibility Hikvision deep learning products on display ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Failed Arecont China Acquisition

Arecont cameras are not the only things that fail. Arecont spent months trying to be acquired by a Chinese manufacturer, only for the deal to fail, imploding into a legal battle. In this note, we examine what happened, share the legal filing, an...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Hikvision Admits Backdoor 'PR Issue'

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Hikvision is admitting a problem. The backdoor itself is evidently not the problem for them. The problem, according to Hikvision, is a public relations issue, as their new Cybersecurity Director / spokesperson Chuck Davis explained: Undoubted...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Avigilon Touting 'Made In America'

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Canadian manufacturer Avigilon, who completed a US manufacturing facility in 2015, is now running a marketing campaign touting 'Made In America', waving the American flag: In this note, we examine the move, its timing and the potential competit...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Dahua USA President Out, South American President Takes Over

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Dahua's South American President has taken over Dahua North America as well. This is Dahua's third North American head in 2017. Will this one work out? Dahua is bullish about it, providing extensive feedback on the new North American President. ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

China Threatens Reducing Exports to the USA

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The US government has launched a probe into China's alleged theft of US intellectual property. The Chinese government has fired back, threatening to reduce exports to the US. In this note, we examine the two government's moves, the impact of cyb...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

US Army Bans Chinese DJI Drones

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The US Army has issued a ban on Chinese-made DJI drones. A US Army memo obtained by sUAS News references a classified document from the Army Research Laboratory titles "DJI UAS Technology Threat and User Vulnerabilities".   Inside this note, ...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Hikvision USA Head of Cybersecurity Exits

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Hikvision USA's Head of Cybersecurity has exited the company. In this note, we review the move, share Hikvision's feedback and examine the company's efforts to improve their cybersecurity following numerous vulnerabilities and problems (e.g., 1, ...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Hikvision Distributor Says Hikvision "Top Rated Yet Most Hated"

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The CEO of 2M Solutions, a distributor selling Hikvision cameras under their own as well as Hikvision's brand has publicly declared Hikvision to be the "Top Rated Yet Most Hated Security Camera Manufacturer". That CEO, Suhaib Allababidi, provided...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Best Manufacturer Perks

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A decade ago, the best manufacturer perk was likely a trip on the Pelco jet: But the Pelco jet is long, long, long gone. What types of perks are integrators getting from manufacturers today? This report analyzes 150 integrator responses on in...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Distributor Favorability Ranked (North America)

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  What North American security / surveillance distributors do integrators favor the most? The least? 150 integrators rated and commented on the following 8 options: Selection Process We choose these distributors / options based on member fee...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Hikvision Stock Surges - Doubling In Past Year

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Hikvision's stock, on the China Shenzhen stock exchange, has more than doubled in the past year, vaulting the company's worth to an astounding (for the video surveillance industry) $44 billion USD (~300 billion RMB). Inside this note, we examine ...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Hikvision: IPVM Is "Destined To Fail"

Hikvision has accused IPVM of 'cyberbullying' them, declaring IPVM 'destined to fail.' This is the 3rd anti-IPVM Hikvision post in 2 weeks, including Hikvision giving IPVM an 'F', following last month's Hikvision declaring IPVM 'absolutely unethic...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Morten Tor Nielsen Defends Hikvision

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Morten Tor Nielsen, veteran software developer for Prescienta working for OnSSI, has posted "In Defence of Hikvision". As Nielsen explains himself: [Update: Nielsen later edited that sentence in his post.] This follows Hikvision giving IPVM an...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Hikvision Gives IPVM An 'F'

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Two weeks after Hikvision called IPVM 'absolutely unethical' and 'anti-everything', Hikvision has given IPVM, in their words, an 'F'. Hikvision did not object to IPVM's reporting on Hikvision's China government ownership, nor on Hikvision's rec...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Manufacturer Revenue Directory

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This report contains data on the revenue of 32 security manufacturers, trend analysis of whether they are gaining or losing ground and commentary on each included.  The following chart previews the data in this report: Revenue data can be used...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

China Direct / Aliexpress Favorability

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A source for incredible deals, or too good to be true? In our Distributor Favorability Survey integrated shared their experiences and opinions on buying product direct from manufacturers in China through websites like Alibaba and AliExpress. Res...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

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