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Manufacturers Shipping Unlicensed H.265 Products

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While H.265 support in video surveillance is growing, IPVM's research shows that most surveillance manufacturers are shipping H.265 products with substantially or completely missing patent licenses. In this report, we review the state of H.265 pa...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

No Hack, Still Liable, Court Finds ADT

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Recently, ADT has been in the news for a $16 million settlement for a cyber security vulnerability class action suit. One of the most important and interesting points behind this settlement is a court order that found ADT could be found liable ev...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Non-Competes Divide Integrators

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Non-competes are controversial legal agreements that prohibit parties (typically employees) from working in a similar role or trade of their employer. So if Al works at ABC integrator and signs a non-compete, Al might be sued by ABC if he goes to ...

By Ari Erenthal - over 2 years ago

Simplisafe Warns Customers About Alarm Fines

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Simplisafe markets themselves as a 'better way' than traditional professional alarm companies. However, in one key way, Simplisafe hides the alarm permitting process from their marketing material, only making it clear after the system is purcha...

By Ari Erenthal - almost 3 years ago

Avigilon Stock Surges 40% On Strong Growth (Q3 2016)

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The roller coaster continues. After a brutal Q2 heading down, Avigilon's Q3 growth is strongly up. Inside this note, we examine what powered Avigilon's growth, Avigilon's CEO plan to deal with Asia / China and their future outlook. Stock Chart ...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

'Legal Protection' From Eagle Eye Contract Vault Examined

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"I was promised the high-end model for the entry level price." "Nobody said there would be a monthly service fee when I signed up." Accurately capturing all of the dialog surrounding a contract, and promises made by a sales person for specia...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

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 - over 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 - almost 4 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 - almost 4 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 - over 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 - almost 5 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 - about 5 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 - about 5 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 [link no longer available]', a br...

By Brian Rhodes - over 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 - almost 6 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 - almost 6 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 - almost 6 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 - almost 6 years ago

Legal Considerations to Preserving Video Surveillance Evidence

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 [link no longer available] who specializes in electronic discovery issues, such as video surveillance...

By Carlton Purvis - about 6 years ago

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

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 - about 6 years ago

ALPR / NPR Recognition Accuracy and Issues

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 - about 6 years ago

Useless As Evidence, Judge Rejects Video

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 - about 6 years ago

Destroyed Surveillance Footage, Court Approves

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 - about 6 years ago

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