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Hikvision Buys Baltics' Largest Distributor (BK Group)

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While Hikvision faces global scrutiny over its connections to the PRC government, the world's largest security camera manufacturer bought the Baltic region's largest distributor, BK Group. Inside this note, we examine the details of the Hikvi...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 2 months ago

US Passes Uyghur Human Rights Law Condemning Mass Surveillance

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The US government has passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, prominently criticizing the PRC government's "gross violations of human rights" and "mass surveillance" in Xinjiang. The law may impact global video surveillance manufac...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

"He Is An Idiot!" Exclaims SIA Director John Mack

Here is another inside look into the "leaders" of the security industry. SIA director John Mack of Imperial Capital is angry at IPVM. Why? We questioned a letter he and SIA are working on. Related: SIA Director Dismisses Coronavirus, Don't Can...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Dahua Wiretapping Vulnerability

IPVM has validated, with testing, and from Dahua, that many Dahua cameras have a wiretapping vulnerability. Even if the camera's audio has been disabled, an attacker can still listen in unauthenticated. Inside this report, we examine how it wor...

By John Honovich and John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

"Stats Don't Lie" Says Deceptive IFSEC

While IFSEC has declared #statsdontlie and trumpeted seemingly skyrocketing visitor numbers, they are decieving about their show's problems. On July 29, 2019, IFSEC declared: 34,000+ is an impressive number, especially since it represents a 25...

By John Honovich - about 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

LifeSafety Power NetLink Vulnerabilities And Problematic Response

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'Power supplies' are not devices that many think about when considering vulnerabilities but as more and more devices go 'online', the risks for them need to be considered as well. Indeed, Security researcher Bashis has discovered various vulnerab...

By John Scanlan - over 1 year ago

Inside Look Into Scam Market Research

Scam market research has exploded over the last few years becoming the most commonly cited 'statistics' for most industries, despite there clearly being little to no real 'research' done. An undisclosed insider who worked at one of the major fi...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Verkada False Allegations Against Avigilon Exposed

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Verkada has leveled false allegations against Avigilon, as part of their aggressive marketing tactics against the 'dinosaurs' in the 'ancient' video surveillance market. Despite being obviously false and despite IPVM bringing this to Verkada's ...

By John Honovich and Sean Patton - over 1 year ago

Verkada Salesman: IPVM "Stuck In A The Stone Age"

Verkada is 'tackling dinosaurs' and battling those, like IPVM, who are 'stuck in a the stone age'. Verkada's recent sales recruiting promotion centered around the dinosaurs of the security industry: And when IPVM dared to buy a Verkada syste...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

The Embarrassing Story of ISC West's Best New IP Camera

A sad but simple situation: Only 2 companies paid SIA the thousands of dollars required to compete for the best new 'cameras IP' The judges test nothing, depending on marketing demonstrations The only two 'cameras IP' entrants were a Hikvisio...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Securadyne CEO: IPVM 'Entertaining For An Ignorant Few'

Securadyne's CEO Carey Boethel is unhappy with IPVM's report - Failed Integrator Rollup, Securadyne Sells to Guard Giant Allied. Indeed, he responded to IPVM declaring: Nice article today. Wrong on multiple accounts and totally ill-informed....

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints

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ADT's largest dealer, "The Defenders" has been the subject of a massive number of complaints over many years and many forums, most recently a CBS investigation. Despite this, ADT and "The Defenders" have so far been effectively silent to the ma...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

Scam Research And The $86 Billion IP Camera Market

Scam. The most widely cited research numbers in many, if not most, industries come from a growing number of Indian 'market research firms'. We first covered this in Beware Scam Market 'Research'. Here is another prime example in a new 'Reuters...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Axis: "No One Wants To Buy A Camera"

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Axis has, in its own description, made a bold declaration: The industry is changing so rapidly that the following statement might seem bold but it’s true. No one wants to buy a camera. This statement underscores a number of material proble...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Genetec Takes Aim At 'Untrustworthy' 'Foreign Government-Owned Vendors'

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Genetec is taking aim at 'untrustworthy' 'foreign government-owned vendors'. This is not a new theme for Genetec as nearly 2 years ago, Genetec expelled Hikvision and Huawei, banishing them to a restricted, untrustworthy category requiring a sp...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Hikvision Covers Up Racial Profiling And AI Error

Faced with global scrutiny, led by the US government-funded Voice of America (VOA), Hikvision has covered up evidence showing their racial profiling and Artificial Intelligence errors, refusing any comment on the matter. Global Scrutiny VOA pu...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Hikvision Corrects False Cybersecurity Announcement

Hikvision has corrected a false cybersecurity announcement that claimed a British government-sponsored program endorsed the cybersecurity of Hikvision's products. Below, highlighted, are the specific false assertions: Hikvision Corrects Afte...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

The Dumb Ones: PSA's Bozeman On Cybersecurity

The smart ones are the hundred people who flew to Denver and spent $500+ on a 1.5-day conference featuring (now US government banned) Dahua as a 'cyber responsible partner', as PSA President Bill Bozeman declared: The rest of you, well... A fe...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Dahua's Terrible Cybersecurity, Buys Credibility From PSA And SIA

Dahua has a terrible cybersecurity track record. But American organizations, like the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the PSA Security Network, are happy to sell them credibility, declaring Dahua a 'cyber responsible partner', thanking Da...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Amazon's "Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology" Says ACLU

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The ACLU has caused a stir, with a new report Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology, explaining: Powered by artificial intelligence, Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people in rea...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

The Yolo Bro And The Death of Journalism

There's an old quote: The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable Unfortunately, the opposite is more typical in the security industry, and it is getting worse, as print dies out and old school publicatio...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

'Best In Show' Fails

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ISC West's "Best In Show" has failed. For more than a decade, it has become increasingly irrelevant as the selections exhibit a cartoon level understanding of technology and the market. The 2018 winner is a case in point, as it is the same appr...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

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