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Dahua Says They Are Botnet Attack 'Victims'

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'Victim' or 'accomplice'? Dahua has issued a new press release, referring to their products as 'victims' of the massive botnet attacks hitting the Internet, emphasizing that Xiongmai devices were more heavily used and that publications have 'down...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

Milestone / OnSSI OEM Agreement Analyzed and Legal Move

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OnSSI has withdrawn its lawsuit from US courts, but the fight is far from done. In this note, we examine what is happening, digging into the 2009 Milestone / ONSSI OEM agreement and how that impacts the market.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Legal Attack on MSRP - Impact on Hikvision, Sony, Pelco, More

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MSRP? Make Suckers Really Pay? Many video surveillance manufacturers set their Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) to far higher levels than any buyer ever pays. But not all, and this causes confusion. Indeed, in our recent Axis vs Avigilo...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Hospital Video Surveillance Guide

This 16-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Hospital Surveillance market.   A global group of 50 integrators and consultants with hospital project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, implemen...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Security As A Profit Center: Extorting Shoplifters?

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If you can't beat 'em, join em. Many lament that security is a cost center. Now, a tech startup and major retailers have partnered to make money off of shoplifters in a most extraordinary and questionably legal manner. In this note, we examine t...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Dahua Attacks Hikvision

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Things are getting ugly between the two biggest surveillance manufacturers in the world. Both companies have skyrocketed largely driven by monster domestic projects and are increasingly targeting the Western world. Dahua, the smaller of the two ...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Avigilon Acquires All ObjectVideo Patents for $80 Million USD

Wow. You thought Object Video played hardball suing large manufacturers like Bosch, Samsung, Sony, Pelco, etc. Now, Avigilon has acquired all of OV's patents for $80.3 million, and all of their licensing agreements with a who's who of surveillan...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Classroom Closer Lock Illegal

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Keeping classrooms locked against intruders is one the most urgent security priorities today. With terrible active shooting events in schools in the mind of many administrators, a teacher has developed 'The Sleeve', a bracket that slides over a do...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 5 years ago

How Upskirt Surveillance Videos Can Be Legal

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After a man was caught taking upskirt videos of women on a Boston metro route the state supreme court dismissed the case. In this note, we review the ruling and the potential for this to be an issue in other jurisdictions. The case led to a new s...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

Is It Legal to Ban Google Glass?

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No longer are facility based surveillance cameras alone watching you.  Now you must contend with people wearing personal ones. San Francisco bars and restaurants are starting to ban patrons from wearing Google Glass inside their establishments, ...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

Why Recording CCTV is Illegal in These Courthouses

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Americans expect to see surveillance cameras inside government buildings, especially courtrooms where emotions run high, violent criminals are being transported back and forth, and there’s always an air of unfinished business. In some parts of Can...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

Justin Bieber and Why Jail Bathroom Surveillance Cameras Are Legal

Justin Bieber urinating in a jail cell recently became international news, evidently for its entertainment value, despite the boring video clip released following a public records request: Many questioned why the police had surveillance cameras...

By IPVM Team - over 5 years ago

Legal Considerations to Preserving Video Surveillance Evidence

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Missing surveillance video, even if you did not 'mean' to do it, can lead to sanctions and penalties in court. We spoke with attorney Mark Berman who specializes in electronic discovery issues, such as video surveillance, about when end users have...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

Man to Pay $20,000 Legal Fees For Inappropriate Surveillance Camera

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This man has been court ordered to pay $20,000 in legal fees over inappropriate surveillance camera use. Was it his fault? Or was it bad advice from the integrator who assisted him? Or is this simply a case of the courts being unreasonable? In th...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

ALPR / NPR Recognition Accuracy and Issues

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Sick of red light and speed cameras? A lot of people are. There are entire websites and web forums devoted to the public’s disdain for automated policing. But is there a way to beat them? Forget the aerosol sprays and chunky license plate covers. ...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

Useless As Evidence, Judge Rejects Video

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A claimed confrontation outside of a courthouse leads to a restraining order against a man. There's surveillance video that the man believes will exonerate him, but the court rejects the video in its entirety. Here's the case out of California: A...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

Destroyed Surveillance Footage, Court Approves

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All is not always lost if surveillance footage from a crime is unavailable for the trial. If enough people have seen the video before it goes missing then their testimony is admissible in lieu of having the actual tape in court ... at least that i...

By IPVM Team - over 5 years ago

News on the Milestone VMS Patent Lawsuit

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Last year, a lawsuit shocked the surveillance industry. The most well known brand in VMS software, Milestone Systems, was sued by a small, but early, VMS company, JDS Digital Security Systems. The contested element is a basic component of many (o...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

Court Strikes Down Bathroom Cameras

Sex offenders were being monitored inside bathrooms by surveillance cameras. The facility was concerned that patients had been attacking each other and wanted to stop this. However, some patients complained and took the facility to court. Now, an ...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Philly's Disastrous Surveillance System Investigated

Philadelphia's surveillance system is a huge mess. The last we checked, they were paying $136,000 per operational camera, with most cameras broken. Now, a new audit has been released, with more grim details, followed by more debate amongst city of...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

End User Sues ADT/Tyco For $42 Million

It was the biggest drug heist in American history. Burglars drove an 18-wheeler up to the Eli Lilly distribution center in Enfield, Connecticut, disabled its security system, rappelled through the roof and made off with $75 million in pharmaceutic...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Interview With Law Enforcement On Surveillance

We recently interviewed International Association of Chiefs of Police experts about various issues, uses and best practices for police agencies regarding video surveillance. We touched on topics ranging from storage and codec frustrations to crime...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Sued For Not Having Enough Surveillance

When someone is attacked on private property, how responsible is the venue? In past US cases, decisions have varied. Sometimes the courts find owners responsible for failing to take basic precautions, in others they decided it is not a contributin...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

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