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'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 - 5 days 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 - 9 days 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 - 29 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 months ago

Hikvision Removed From US Embassy

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Hikvision cameras have been removed from the US Embassy Afghanistan and a procurement for more Hikvision cameras has been cancelled, after IPVM's report US Embassy Requires Hikvision Cameras triggered widespread criticism. The Voice of America, a...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Longse vs Dahua and Hikvision Tested

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For many, even $100 cameras are too expensive. That is where spam king Longse comes in with their relentless offer of ~$20 cameras. In our past tests, Longse was no match for Hikvision or Dahua, with numerous quality flaws. But with cameras advan...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Avigilon Stock Surges 40% On Strong Growth (Q3 2016)

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The roller coaster continues. After a brutal Q2 heading down, Avigilon's Q3 growth is strongly up. Inside this note, we examine what powered Avigilon's growth, Avigilon's CEO plan to deal with Asia / China and their future outlook. Stock Chart ...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Hikvision 'Phone Home' Raises Security Fears

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The escalating attention towards Hikvision's China government ownership and Genetec's removal of Hikvision due to cyber security concerns has triggered increased scrutiny of Hikvision devices. Hikvision's 'phone home' feature is raising particu...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Genetec Expels Hikvision

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Genetec has removed support for Hikvision devices, deeming them 'untrustworthy', citing customer concerns about Chinese government ownership / control. While manufacturers infrequently remove support for competitive reasons, doing it for cyber se...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Genetec: Gutting of Mid and Low End Players Coming

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Things are getting ugly. Genetec is predicting that mid-tier VMSes have limited days ahead, and that they will lose their market share to low-cost NVRs. In this report we analyze Genetec's prediction and the likelihood it will come true.

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

China Hot For Intelligent Video

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The clear top theme at the 2016 Security China show has been intelligent video. This is a big shift from past years, and China's historical focus on hardware. In this note, we examine what is happening, why this is a response to the race to the ...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Longse Rips Off Hikvision

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Longse is on the attack, and now they are targeting Hikvision. Evidently not content just to rip off Milestone and Video Insight, Longse has now added Hikvision to their hit list. They are building a pretty powerful offering off the back of thei...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

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