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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 Investigati...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 9 days 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 Nor...

By Joey Walter - 15 days 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 - about 1 month 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 Avi...

By Joey Walter - about 1 month 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 enforc...

By Zach Segal - about 2 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 t...

By Robert Wren Gordon - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - 2 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 examine: ...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 3 months ago

Vape Detection Legal Battle: Soter Sues IPVideo Corp

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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 Joey Walter - 3 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 not...

By John Honovich - 4 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 sp...

By Charles Rollet - 5 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 - 6 months ago

Beware Of Feevr

Beware of "Feevr". The company is marketing a 'Feevr' solution that fundamentally lacks accuracy for its use, as its thermal provider FLIR has said and IPVM testing of the FLIR sensor Feevr uses has shown. Plus, it lacks FDA approval, as the compa...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

FDA Gives Guidance on 'Coronavirus' Thermal Fever Detection Systems

The US FDA has given IPVM guidance on the use of thermal fever detection systems being marketed for coronavirus, as an explosion of such devices has occurred in the past month. While some companies are marketing these as a coronavirus solutio...

By Charles Rollet - 7 months ago

London Live Police Face Recognition Visited

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London police have officially begun using live facial recognition in select areas of the UK capital, sparking significant controversy. IPVM visited this solution in person and we examine various aspects in this post, including: Axis Camera...

By Kayleigh Long and Charles Rollet - 8 months ago

Clearview AI Alarm - NY Times Report Says "Might End Privacy"

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Over the weekend, the NY Times released a report titled "The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It" about a company named Clearview AI who is selling facial recognition to police departments. The main differentiation is that th...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Arcules CEO Threatens Over "Security Breach"

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An Arcules employee called out a recent 'security breach', however, Arcules CEO disputed this as 'inaccurate' and threatened to sue IPVM. Inside this note, we examine: What the Arcules employee claimed was a 'security breach' Arcules CEO re...

By John Honovich - 11 months ago

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