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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.] This co...

By John Honovich - 19 days ago

FDA "Does Not Intend to Object" To Unapproved Fever Detection Cameras

The US FDA has declared it will not go after the many companies marketing unapproved fever detection cameras during the coronavirus public health emergency, even though it does consider these products medical devices, it has announced in new guida...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month ago

FDA Gives Guidance on 'Coronavirus' Thermal Fever Detection Systems

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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 solution,...

By Charles Rollet - about 2 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 6 months ago

Wyze Fires Back at JCI - Your Patents Are Invalid, Pay All Of Our Costs

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Goliath JCI targeted startup Wyze this summer alleging the fast-growing consumer startup was violating a slew of JCI's patents. Now, Wyze has fired back at JCI, not only refusing to pay up but counter alleging that JCI's patents are invalid and t...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Hikvision CEO And Vice-Chair Under PRC Government Investigation

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In a surprising and globally covered move, Hikvision CEO Hu Yangzhong and Vice-Chairman Gong Hongjia are being investigated by China's securities regulator for "suspected information disclosure violations", Hikvision disclosed in a brief letter to...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

UK Facewatch GDPR Compliance Questioned

Even as the GDPR strictly regulates biometrics, a UK company called Facewatch is selling anti-shoplifter facial recognition systems to hundreds of retailers. Facewatch even keeps a database of suspects, only deleting profiles after two years "if y...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

The Scheme Hikvision and China Importers Use To Avoid Tariffs

Hikvision and numerous China importers are avoiding 25% tariffs by including an SD card slot in their IP cameras to claim they are 'digital still image cameras', thereby saving them millions. Technologically, it is baseless. The 'principal' fun...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 11 months ago

Nortek and SDS Fight Over Failed Settlement

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Distributor SDS said they reached a deal with Nortek but Nortek says no settlement was reached and the suit is still on. In this post, based on our talks with counsel for both the Plaintiff and the Defendant, we examine the following: What c...

By Dan Gelinas - 12 months ago

NJ Law Requires Apprenticeship For Public Works Integrators

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Few integrators do a formal apprenticeship program. However, now a NJ law is requiring any integrator on public works projects (such as state schools, municipal buildings, etc.) to first attend such a program. However, the state chapter of the El...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

ADT's Top Dealer "The Defenders" Sued 20+ Times

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ADT's largest authorized dealer, The Defenders, has been sued more than 20 times since 2012, IPVM has verified through analyzing legal records. In February 2019, we examined how ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints and was ti...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

UK Camera Commissioner Calls for Regulating Facial Recognition

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IPVM interviewed Tony Porter, the UK’s surveillance camera commissioner after he recently called for regulations on facial recognition in the UK. There is currently no clear legal framework for the technology despite the passage of the GDPR las...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

Huawei Sues US Government Over NDAA Ban

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Chinese telecom giant Huawei is suing the US government over the NDAA ban, arguing that key provisions in it are unconstitutional. NDAA Section 889 is poised to have a monumental impact on the video surveillance industry as it bans US government...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

Austria’s First GDPR Fine Is For Video Surveillance

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Should EU businesses be concerned if police see a business' surveillance cameras filming public areas? This is what happened with Austria’s first GDPR fine, imposed on a betting shop for filming public areas with its security cameras. The case...

By Charles Rollet - over 1 year ago

ASCMA / Moni Problems Deepen, Lenders Terminate Support Agreement

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Ascent Capital Group, aka ASCMA, currently branded Brinks Home Security, formerly known as Moni and Monitronics faces a troubling end to a rocky 2018, as the company acknowledged that: the Support Agreement has been terminated, effective immedi...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

Sublethal Camera Gun Examined

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Sublethal is a South African company that manufactures a remotely-controlled, camera-enabled gun called the Boomslang, which is Afrikaans for tree snake. The company says it is non-lethal and is designed to deter intruders and protect lives. Th...

By IPVM - over 1 year ago

ADT Wins Fire Death Suit But Faces Appeal

ADT/Protection 1 has won a wrongful death court case in which it was sued by the estate of a deceased customer. However, the attorney for the deceased customer's family tells IPVM this is not the end of the litigation. At the heart of the con...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

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