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"New" Arecont Fixes Failures "Without A Fight"

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The "old" Arecont was infamous not only for its camera failures but for making their "partners" fight to get them fixed. IPVM drew the ire of Arecont especially for our 'worst' camera manufacturer rankings where beleaguered partners would vent abo...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

China / US Trade War Impact Splits Industry

As the trade war continues to heat up, 170+ integrators told us "What impact will the US / PRC China conflict have on the industry?" Respondents were sharply divided, as the chart below shows: Executive Summary The top positive theme was th...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Vidsys New President Interviewed

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A decade ago, PSIM was hot with projections then of a billion dollar market by now. This has not come close to happening. However, Vidsys, one of the original PSIM providers is still around. While the company's long-time CEO and Founder James Cho...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

Alibaba Makes Major Investment Into Uniview

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China's e-commerce and cloud services giant Alibaba has bought 15% of the shares of Uniview's parent company, TransInfo, in a deal worth ~$500 million. The move means Uniview is now partly-owned by Alibaba, 'the Amazon of China' and the second-...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Nortek Security CEO Out, Company Pivoting

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Nortek Security's CEO, Michael O'Neal is out, after 8 years leading the company, in what Nortek described to IPVM as them having 'pivoted strongly from [their] factory roots'. However, as their owner admitted, Nortek Security's "business endured ...

By Dan Gelinas, John Honovich, and Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Hikvision: In China, We Obey PRC Human Rights Law

Hikvision defended its activities in Xinjiang, where the PRC is accused of mass human rights abuses, by stating that human rights have a “varied interpretation” across the world and that it uses China’s interpretation within the PRC, in a call wit...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

China Jaywalking Facial Recognition Guide

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News reports touting the PRC's AI prowess often showcase facial recognition cameras being used to automatically catch and fine jaywalkers. In this report, we explain how the technology works and examine how common/effective the systems actuall...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Dahua USA Celebrates 5 Years of Errors

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Dahua USA is, in their own words, 'celebrating' 5 years in North America or as trade magazine SSN declared: Dahua Technology finds success in the North American security market in just five years While 5 years can be an opportunity to reflec...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

US Considers Sanctions Against Hikvision and Dahua

The US government is considering blacklisting "up to 5" PRC surveillance firms, including Hikvision and Dahua, Bloomberg reported, with human rights abuses in Xinjiang cited as the main reason. The news comes just days after the US blacklisted ...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

China PRC Government New National Video Surveillance Standards

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The People's Republic of China (PRC) government has released a new set of overarching standards for authorities to follow when they install video surveillance networks across the country. The standards were drafted over several years by Chinese po...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Vivotek Talks About Taiwan, China, Bans, AI And Business Development

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Vivotek, Taiwan's biggest manufacturer by revenue, did not have a booth at Taiwan's Secutech 2019 (which we are covering). However, marketing/communications execs Shengfu Cheng and Bridgette Pan did an interview on-site with IPVM (which has been c...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

11 Facial Recognition Providers Review (Secutech)

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Adding to our 19 Facial Recognition Providers Profiled report from ISC West, IPVM focused on facial recognition technology for our Day 2 coverage of Secutech, comparing different price points, performance, and demos for the following Asian firms (...

By Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

Secutech Taipei 2019 Show Report, Impacted By Expected Hikua Ban

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IPVM went to Taipei to attend SecuTech 2019: The most significant new development at the show is Dahua and Hikvision pulling out after many years of exhibiting, and Taiwanese manufacturers hoping they can benefit after years of challenges. T...

By Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

Dahua and Hikvision Products Illegally Sold To US Government GSA

Dahua and Hikvision products are being widely and illegally sold to the US government GSA. The sellers are falsely claiming these China products to be made in the USA and Switzerland, among others. In response to IPVM's investigation, Dahua and...

By Dan Gelinas and John Honovich - 5 months ago

Milestone Execs on Financials, China and Future

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Milestone has released a 44-page annual report for 2018, an atypical and unrequired move for a subsidiary of a large company, however, Milestone emphasized their aim to be transparent as a 'stand-alone' company within Canon. Milestone's CEO Lar...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

"Automated Racism": Chinese Tech Companies Profiling Ethnic Minority

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Scrutiny of Chinese facial recognition providers, including Hikvision, has sharply increased following a New York Times report that they developed analytics for the government to track members of China's Uyghur ethnic minority, "potentially usheri...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

19 Facial Recognition Providers Profiled

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IPVM interviewed 19 facial recognition providers at ISC West to understand their claimed accuracy, success and positioning. 9 from China, where facial recognition has received the most significant recent support: Dahua: "interest but not ado...

By Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

Hikvision Admits USA Sales Falling

Hikvision, in a new Chinese financial filing, has admitted that its USA sales are now falling. Less than a year after the US government passed a law banning Hikvision but still months away from it going into effect, the impact is already being ...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Hikvision Conducts Military Training For New Employees

Hikvision's new employees recently completed a boot camp where they wore Chinese army uniforms and were trained by former army personnel, as shown in the images we obtained from the camp: While IPVM was able to find this via the camp's social m...

By Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

How China's Pay By Facial Recognition Works

Many social media posts have variously celebrated or warned about the growing use of facial recognition for payments in China. An example of one such video is shown to the right. When one looks at such videos, an obvious question is: how do they ...

By Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

Avigilon USA Factory Visit Report

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In a building that looks more like corporate offices than a 'factory' and just down the road from suburban housing developments is Avigilon's USA manufacturing plant. Given the heightened interest in non-China manufacturing, IPVM visited the pl...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Dahua Favorability Results 2019

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Dahua favorability declined, in IPVM's 2019 integrator favorability series, driven by their backdoors, resulting in mass hacking and US government banning: From 200 integrator responses, IPVM examines the following themes including~ 75 comments...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Goldman and Fidelity Funds Sell Off Hikvision, Dahua Stock Over Xinjiang

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Major US funds run by financial giants such as Fidelity and Goldman Sachs have sold their equity stakes in Hikvision and Dahua "as scrutiny mounts in Washington over how western capital markets are being used to fund the mass detention of millio...

By Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

9 UK MPs Call Out Hikvision Over Human Rights Violations

A group of nine MPs in the UK has released a letter calling out Hikvision for its surveillance deals in Xinjiang and Tibet, alleging Hikvision technology is being used for "sinister" purposes by the Chinese government and urging the UK government ...

By Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

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