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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 - 14 days 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 - 16 days 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 - 22 days 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 - 23 days 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 - 26 days ago

Most Disrespected Manufacturer Competitors

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Manufacturers told IPVM what competitor they most disrespected. There was one overwhelming selection that manufacturers felt was harming the industry. Inside this post, we share the results of the survey and detailed color commentary. (Contras...

By John Honovich - 27 days ago

Cisco: Hikvision Hired Us

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The day after Hikvision's backdoor was confirmed by the US Department of Homeland Security, Hikvision issued a press release about a 'cybersecurity collaboration' with Cisco inside China, with Hikvision USA touting that Hikvision was 'adding cyb...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Dahua Founder Sells $122 Millon Dahua Stock

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Just a week after his sudden resignation as CEO, Dahua's Founder sold off ~$122 million of Dahua's stock. Inside this note, we examine the stock sale, significant loans and risks to Dahua from these moves.

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Kedacom Targeting Hikvision, Dahua Entering US

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A publicly traded company with a $1 billion dollar market cap is directly aiming for Hikvision and Dahua. Kedacom, listed on the Shanghai stock exchange (see share price), has primarily done business in China, but is looking to expand into North A...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

US Air Force Cancels Hikvision RFQ

The US Air Force has cancelled an RFQ for Hikvision video surveillance, following IPVM notifying the Air Force that Hikvision products are made in China and Hikvision is owned by the Chinese government. Thanks goes to the US Air Force who immedia...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Bain Sells Off Uniview

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Bain Capital has sold off Uniview to a Chinese company. Uniview is the self-proclaimed "#3" in China video surveillance behind Hikvision and Dahua. In particular, Uniview has been known to many in the West for its uncommon ownership by American i...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Chinese 'Attacking Us From Every Direction', Says US FBI

"Chinese eating our lunch. Attacking us from every direction" said the US FBI's Deputy Director Andrew McCabe at the ASIS 2017 CSO Summit. .@FBI Deputy Director Andrew MCabe provides a State of FBI at #csosummit17 "we focus on facts and law". p...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Longse Wants To Be Your OEM

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Hikvision, Dahua, another China rival is out for you.  The outlaw Guangzhou manufacturer Longse recognizes the growing conflict for Hikvision and Dahua with their OEMs (see Dahua OEM directory, Hikvision OEM directory) and wants to be the solut...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Hikvision Aims For #1 Brand In 2020

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Hikvision's Chairman and Communist Party Secretary told Xi Jingping his gift for the Communist Party's 100th anniversary in 2020 will be to make Hikvision the industry's #1 brand. In this note, we examine the statement, Hikvision's current positi...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

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 - 3 months 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 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months ago

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