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China State Media Exposes Illegal Commercial Facial Recognition Use

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There has been increasing debate and scrutiny about facial recognition in the EU and US, and similar issues are emerging in China as the state media (CCTV) recently singled out illegal facial recognition for commercial use. In this report,...

By Isabella Cheng - 27 days ago

Video Surveillance Storage Retention Laws Examined

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Although surveillance video retention is often constricted by storage costs, written laws do sometimes dictate a minimum or maximum period video must be kept for. In this report, IPVM examines: Liability and privacy concerns driving...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 month ago

False Verkada HIPAA Compliance And Legal Risks Investigated

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Verkada has repeatedly and falsely claimed to be certified HIPAA Compliant, with a HIPAA consultant telling IPVM Verkada's actions are a "HIPAA disaster" while Verkada refused to provide any explanation for its HIPAA compliant claims. Inside...

By Conor Healy - about 1 month ago

Facial Recognition Guide

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This guide explains the fundamentals of facial recognition. Inside we cover: The Use of Datasets in Facial Recognition Dataset Creation Methods Common Dataset Problems Prominent Public Datasets Changes in Public Datasets Architectures...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Video Analytics Fundamentals Guide

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Video analytics is a major differentiator in video surveillance, but because of the different marketing terms, names, and features, understanding how they work and differ is difficult. In this 30+ page guide, we teach the...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Audio Usage In Video Surveillance Statistics 2021

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Audio usage in video surveillance remains rare but growing, new IPVM statistics show. 175+ integrators answered IPVM: "In the past year, what percentage of cameras did you record audio? Why that percentage?" Inside we break down the results...

By Zach Segal - 3 months ago

GDPR Impact On Temperature / Fever Screening Explained

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What impact does GDPR have on temperature screening? Do you risk a GDPR fine for using temperature screening cameras incorrectly? The answers are complex because each European country interprets the GDPR differently. In this post, IPVM...

By Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

Chile Cancels 1,000 Camera Hikvision Project

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Six months ago, Chile awarded a 1,000-camera project using Hikvision. The contract has now been canceled, following controversy in Chile. Inside this post, we explain: Hikvision Selection Sparks Controversy Politician Launches...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 6 months ago

17 Alarm Company Lawsuits Against Competitors Faking Them

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Alarm companies suing rivals for faking them are commonplace, an IPVM investigation into court records show. Inside this report, we examine cases including: ADT Sues Safe Home Security CPI Sues Vivint ADT Sues Vivint (2020) ADT Sues...

By Joey Walter - 6 months ago

Gait Recognition Examined

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Facial recognition faces increasing ethical and political criticisms while masks undermine its effectiveness. One alternative is gait recognition but how realistic is using gait? IPVM investigates gait recognition's pros and cons compared to...

By Zach Segal - 7 months ago

Axis / Avigilon Patent Litigation Ends With 3 Invalidated Patents

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The multi-year, multi-district patent litigation between Canon and Axis against Avigilon is ended, with 3 Avigilon video analytics patents being invalidated in the process. In this report, we examine: Legal Battle (2017-2020) Axis and...

By Joey Walter - 7 months ago

UK Court Rules Police Facial Recognition Needs Reform

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A UK court has ruled that the South Wales Police use of facial recognition is illegal with the department saying they can easily reform. However, more lawsuits may come from this. Inside we explore the ruling and what it means for UK law...

By Zach Segal - 8 months ago

South Korea Bus Outdoor Temperature Screening Endangers Public

These $80,000+ South Korea bus stations have gained world-wide attention but IPVM verified they use cheap temperature tablets outdoors, endangering the public. This is the fifth in an ongoing series of flawed fever camera deployments adding...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 8 months ago

Briefcam Responsible Use Examined

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While mega-companies Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft have been criticized for facial recognition and AI analytics, Canon-owned Briefcam is far more widely used by physical security and police departments. Briefcam recently issued 'responsible use'...

By Zach Segal - 8 months ago

Genetec CEO Declares "We Don't Negotiate Payment With Patent Trolls"

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Are patent trolls like terrorists? Genetec's CEO is coming out strongly against 'patent trolls' celebrating a legal win. Will the latest result and public statement deter patent claims against Genetec going forward? Will it have any impact on...

By Joey Walter - 8 months ago

Indian Government Restricts PRC Manufacturers From Public Projects

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In a move that mirrors the U.S. government’s ban on Dahua and Hikvision products, the Indian government has restricted PRC manufacturers such as Dahua and Hikvision from bidding on Indian government projects. Inside this note, we...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 9 months ago

Vape Detection Legal Battle: Soter Sues IPVideo Corp [Updated]

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The crosstown vape detection rivals are now in a legal battle. While IPVideo Corp is far better known, Soter says they pioneered this space and are suing IPVideo Corp alleging unfair competition, product disparagement, trademark infringement, and...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

ADT: 'Fever' Cameras Are Medical Devices

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While many manufacturers are avoiding admitting their 'fever' cameras are medical devices, ADT has taken a strong and clear position. ADT has taken one of the most conservative and well-researched positions that IPVM has seen. Inside this...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

Dahua Sues Ex-North American President, Says Legal Typo

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Dahua's former North American President Frank Zhang claims he is owed almost $11 million but Dahua counter-claims it is just a "scrivener's error", i.e., a legal typo. The two sides have been in court for over a year with Dahua saying they have...

By Charles Rollet - 11 months ago

FLIR Suspends Agreement With Feevr

Thermal manufacturer FLIR has suspended its agreement with Feevr (aka X.Labs), X.Labs said in a new legal filing, suing and blaming IPVM. [UPDATE: X.Labs says they have signed a new agreement with FLIR though FLIR has not commented.] [UPDATE 2:...

By John Honovich - 12 months ago

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