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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 - 12 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 months ago

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