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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 - about 2 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 months 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 - 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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 10 months 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 Dan Gelinas - 11 months 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 - 11 months ago

Default Passwords Outlawed in California, US To Follow

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A new California bill aimed at improving security for connected devices has been signed into law. The law takes aim especially at passwords on connected devices and will have a significant impact on camera manufacturers, many of whom are not cur...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Ascent / MONI Faces Lender Lawsuit and Debt Crisis

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ASCMA, aka Ascent, aka Brinks Home Security, aka MONI, aka Monitronics is being sued by a group of their lenders who allege: As of June 30, 2018, MONI itself is hopelessly insolvent with only $2.1 million of cash and cash equivalents on hand....

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

France Political Scandal Reveals Video Surveillance Problems

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In what French media describes as "the most damaging crisis yet for" French President Macron, a political scandal has revealed major gaps in the country’s enforcement of video surveillance regulations. These gaps could expose integrators and end u...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

SimpliSafe Violating California, Florida, and Texas Licensing Laws

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IPVM has verified that DIY security system provider SimpliSafe, founded in 2006 and acquired in June of 2018 at a billion dollar valuation, is violating alarm licensing laws in California, Florida, and Texas. In this note we: Explain how sta...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Nortek Sues SDS, Battle Over Unpaid Bill and Cancelled Lines

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Nortek and SDS legal battle continues. As IPVM reported, SDS sued Nortek alleging bribery and antitrust violation. However, Wave fired back at SDS, claiming the plaintiff was just "desperate" and could not compete. Now, Nortek has sued SDS for no...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Axis / Avigilon Legal Battle Rises

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In what is shaping up to be high-powered, will-not-back-down battle, Axis and Avigilon are squaring off in multiple legal contests. In 2017, IPVM broke the news that Canon / Axis sued Avigilon for patent infringement. Since then, Avigilon was acq...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Struggling Ascent Hiding Under Brinks

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The market cap of Brinks Home Security, Monitronics, MONI, Ascent Capital Group (whatever one calls them) is down 96% over the past 5 years as the stock chart below shows: Despite announcing changing their brand to Brinks Home Security in Febru...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

US Congress Passes Bill Banning Dahua and Hikvision

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The bill banning US government use of Dahua and Hikvision products has been passed by both chambers of Congress (House vote [link no longer available], Senate vote). The US President has voiced support of this bill and is expected to be signed int...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Wave Retorts: SDS 'Desperate' And 'Defeated'

Distributor SDS has sued Nortek and distributor Wave Electronics alleging bribery, conspiracy, antitrust violations and violations of state laws governing fair trade for sales of 2GIG products. Now, Wave Electronics has responded to IPVM with t...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

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