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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...

By John Honovich - over 1 year 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...

By Charles Rollet - over 1 year 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...

By Kayleigh Long and Charles Rollet - almost 2 years 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...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years 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...

By John Honovich - about 2 years 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...

By John Honovich - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

RaySharp Revealed - Major China OEM For Western Consumer Video Surveillance

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RaySharp is mostly unknown, even among people in the video surveillance industry, though it is a major supplier of OEM surveillance equipment such as the camera/recorder kits sold in big box retailers like Costco. The company does this by OEMing...

By Charles Rollet - over 2 years 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'...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - over 2 years 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...

By Dan Gelinas - over 2 years 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...

By Dan Gelinas - over 2 years 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...

By Dan Gelinas - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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...

By Charles Rollet - over 2 years 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...

By Charles Rollet - over 2 years 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 - almost 3 years 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...

By Dan Gelinas - almost 3 years 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...

By IPVM - almost 3 years 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...

By Dan Gelinas - almost 3 years ago

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