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Axon Revenue Growth Continues, Profit Drops

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Axon's revenue beat expectations with 33% YoY growth in Q1 2021, but earnings fell due to the CEO's lucrative compensation plan. In this report, IPVM examines: Company Background Q1 2021 revenue shows strong growth Axon's Transition to...

By Zach Segal - 4 days ago

The Security Industry Association Expels Dahua

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has expelled Dahua for ethics violations. In 2020, SIA adopted Ethics Principles that members agreed to abide by; failing to do so results in "punitive action, ranging from a written warning to...

By IPVM Team - 5 days ago

BBC Panorama Documentary on AI Features IPVM

The world's longest-running news television program, BBC Panorama, prominently featured research from IPVM in its investigation into AI including critical examinations of Dahua, Hikvision, and Huawei. Watch the 3-minute clip featuring IPVM...

By Conor Healy and Charles Rollet - 16 days ago

Exclusive: Bill Proposes Human Rights Controls On US Surveillance Tech

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A new bill places export controls on US technology which enables human rights abuses abroad, potentially threatening sales of US firms like NVIDIA, Intel, Seagate, and Western Digital which produce tech used by PRC China authorities. The...

By Conor Healy and Charles Rollet - 17 days ago

UK/US Media Report on Facial Recognition Problems

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The BBC, CNN, the Financial Times, and 60 Minutes recently cited the lack of legislative framework and gender/racial bias as among the problems with facial recognition technology. IPVM analyzes recent reports from within the last month by the...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 18 days ago

Hikvision And China's Military

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Hikvision has partnered with the PRC's military, earning top PLA supplier status, collaborating on PLA research, and more, an IPVM investigation reveals. This contradicts Hikvision's "strong protest" that the US Defense Department putting...

By IPVM Team - 19 days ago

NtechLab Facial Recognition / Analytics Provider Profile

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NtechLab is best known for their 100k+ camera face recognition deployment in Moscow and now discontinued Clearview AI-like FindFace app that scraped Russian social media. IPVM talks with NtechLabs founder and head of R&D Artem Kuharenko...

By Zach Segal - about 1 month ago

Motorola Wins French Police Body Cams After Hikvision Complaints

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Motorola has won a $17.5 million contract for 30,000 French police body cameras, replacing the police's ~10,000 Hikvision cameras that came under criticism for their battery life and other performance issues. Inside this note, we examine this...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month ago

ACLU & EFF Sues San Francisco Over Video Surveillance

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San Francisco admits it asked and received a link for remote, real-time access but denies it ever clicked the link. However, an SFPD email suggests otherwise. Is San Francisco telling the truth or not? However, the city ordinance allows using...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 month ago

EU AI Proposal Impact on Video Surveillance Examined

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The EU has released a proposal for how it plans to regulate AI, directly impacting certain video surveillance technologies but exempting many products through a major loophole. "High-risk" AI like facial recognition will require numerous...

By Zach Segal - about 1 month ago

Hikvision Global News Reports Directory

Hikvision has received the most global news reporting of any video surveillance company, ever, ranging from the WSJ, the Financial Times, Reuters, the NY Times, SCMP and more. This directory catalogs and links to 100+ of them. April...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Dahua Holds Xi Jinping Study Session, Then Hides

Just last month, Dahua employees held a meeting to "thoroughly study and implement" Secretary-General Xi Jinping's latest speech in order to "improve" their "political judgment". However, Dahua deleted this announcement, hours after IPVM...

By Charles Rollet - about 2 months ago

Dahua Operates China Police Surveillance

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Inside the PRC (China), Dahua directly operates police video surveillance, significantly different from its Western common perception as a low-cost camera provider. In this post, IPVM investigates these activities, including: Dahua's large...

By Charles Rollet - 2 months ago

Dahua Rigs $24 Million Bid, Alleges Brazilian Official, Dahua Denies

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A Brazilian State Deputy alleges that Dahua, in cahoots with local authorities, rigged a ~$24 million USD bid in its favor, in doing so violating Brazilian law. Dahua "unequivocally" denied this to IPVM. Last month, Dahua was awarded a ~$24...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 2 months ago

Video Surveillance Storage Retention Laws Examined

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Although surveillance video retention is often constricted by storage costs, written laws do sometimes dictate a minimum or maximum period video must be kept for. In this report, IPVM examines: Liability and privacy concerns driving...

By Isabella Cheng - 3 months ago

Genetec Valcri Criminal Investigation Software

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In 2019, Genetec quietly acquired Valcri from a UK University. Recently, Wired wrote about Valcri in an investigation about "spying eyes everywhere". But what does Valcri exactly do? Inside this note, based on a briefing with Genetec, we...

By Zach Segal - 3 months ago

CCTV Researcher Eric Piza Interviewed

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Few academic researchers study video surveillance / CCTV. One of the most notable is John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York associate professor Dr. Eric Piza who we interviewed. Inside this interview, Dr. Piza...

By Robert Wren Gordon and Charles Rollet - 3 months ago

Dahua Responds, Caught Lying

Dahua has responded to IPVM and the LA Times investigation into Dahua's "Uyghur Warnings". Dahua has been caught lying repeatedly about its human rights violations. Dahua admitted that the Dahua documents IPVM discovered are authentic: Based...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Dahua Offers Race Recognition - "Black", "White", "Yellow"

Dahua offers race recognition, verified by Dahua's own software client, SDK, technical documentation, and public bids, IPVM has found. Dahua says they can recognize, in their words, "white" vs "yellow" vs "black". The company touted a "skin...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Dahua Provides "Uyghur Warnings" To China Police

Dahua provides "real-time Uyghur Warnings" to China police, as Dahua's own technical documents reveal, discovered by IPVM. This video explains what Dahua is doing: This proves Dahua lied when Dahua claimed it "does not sell products that...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Mexico City Public Video Surveillance Faces Scrutiny

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From Chile to China, lucrative safe city projects are increasing in popularity. But do more cameras equate to more safety? IPVM investigates. Do large-scale, multimillion-dollar safe city projects stop crime? If not, what is the point in...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 4 months ago

Hikvision Wins $33 Million Smart City Project Beating 3 Integrators

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Hikvision won a $33 million USD Smart City project in Shandong province, beating out 3 integrators. In this report, IPVM examines the project, including: Shanghe background Project details, including facial recognition camera...

By Isabella Cheng - 5 months ago

Hikvision Wins $33 Million Smart City Project Beating 3 Integrators

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Hikvision won a $33 million USD Smart City project in Shandong province, beating out 3 integrators. In this report, IPVM examines the project, including: Shanghe background Project details, including facial recognition camera...

By Isabella Cheng - 5 months ago

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