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Massive Leak Of Chinese VMS Provider Exposes Xinjiang Surveillance

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A subsidiary of China’s claimed largest VMS provider is tracking the precise location and ethnicity of millions in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a massive data leak. The news made headlines around the world, in large part due to a growing...

By Charles Rollet - 3 days 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 - 25 days ago

Mobile Surveillance Trailers Guide

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Putting cameras in a place for temporary surveillance where power and communications are not readily available can be complicated and expensive. One growing niche is mobile surveillance trailers that allow users to quickly deploy a turn-key system...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

The False SCMP Story on Hikvision NYC AI

In the past week, one of Asia's largest publications, the South China Morning Post (SCMP), posted an article about "Chinese [facial recognition] technology" (i.e. Hikvision) being used by the NY city police department. The problem is - the story ...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Infinova's Xinjiang Business Examined

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As pressure mounts for companies to stop doing business in China’s Xinjiang region amid a severe human rights crisis, IPVM has found Infinova sold a video management system for “smart cities” in Xinjiang last year and has won substantial surveilla...

By Charles Rollet - 3 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 - 3 months ago

Evidence of Dahua's Involvement In Xinjiang Surveillance

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IPVM adds new details about Dahua’s activities in Xinjiang, a Chinese region where mass surveillance used to facilitate grave human rights violations has exposed the company to US sanctions considerations. Dahua has won nearly $1 billion across f...

By Charles Rollet - 3 months ago

Pressure Mounts Against Dahua and Hikvision Xinjiang Business

Pressure is mounting against Hikvision, Dahua, and other companies operating in Xinjiang as an international outcry brews against the Chinese government’s campaign of mass detentions and surveillance in the region. In this note, we cover a seri...

By Charles Rollet - 3 months ago

Directory of Access Control and Intrusion Startups

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This directory catalogs access control and intrusion detection startups IPVM has found noteworthy. The directory is provided for your review to help you grow your business. Inside this note, we look at 23 companies providing access control and ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

IACP 2018 Police Show Final Report

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IPVM went to Orlando to cover the 2018 IACP conference, the country's largest police show (about as big as ASIS), examining the 700+ exhibitors: It is a big show floor: With President Trump shaving spoken at the show, as our shot of security...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

BluePoint Aims To Bring Life-Safety Mind-Set To Police Pull Stations

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Fire alarm pull stations are commonplace but police ones are not. A self-funded startup, BluePoint Alert Solutions is aiming to make police pull stations commonplace, changing not only the way the alarms are deployed but also the way people thi...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months 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 - 6 months ago

Belgium Bans Private Facial Surveillance

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Belgium has effectively banned the use of facial recognition and other biometrics-based video analytics in surveillance cameras for private, non-police use, taking a strong stand and showcasing the impact of new EU privacy regulations on video sur...

By Charles Rollet - 8 months ago

China Public Video Surveillance Guide: From Skynet to Sharp Eyes

China is expanding its video surveillance network to achieve “100%” nationwide coverage by 2020, including facial recognition capabilities and a database that allows authorities to track and cross-check video data across the country. This progr...

By Charles Rollet - 8 months ago

French National Police Buy 10,400 Hikvision Body Cameras

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France’s national police forces bought 10,400 Hikvision body cameras earlier this year, in a high-profile deal that’s coming into effect as the US Congress considers legislation banning Hikvision’s products from government use due to espionage a...

By Charles Rollet - 9 months ago

Amazon Enters Home Security Services

Move over ADT? It is certainly what investors have feared for ADT, especially since Amazon acquired Ring. [Update: We spoke with Amazon and have more details on operations and limitations at the end of the post] Now, Amazon has launched their ow...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

ISC West 2018 Access Control Rundown

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For ISC West 2018, what is new and interesting in access control?  This rundown will bring you up to speed on the exhibitors, what they are releasing, and give you an idea of what is new. Notable Trends In terms of marketwide trends, three them...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

30+ Emerging Tech Companies Examined

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ISC West has a new segment for 2018: the 'Emerging Technology Zone', which they boast: Featuring 50 of the latest and greatest startup businesses, these entrepreneurial start-up companies will help drive change and evolution in our complex cybe...

By Sean Patton - 11 months ago

Audio Usage In Video Surveillance Statistics

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Audio is more widely available and easier to use than ever, with many IP cameras building audio in and often making integration as simple as toggling a button. But how widely is audio used? There still remain many legal and privacy concerns about...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Chinese Police Wearing Facial Recognition Are Here

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This is a very interesting and highly atypical usage of facial recognition that the Chinese government touted this week: It is a PRC police officer performing real-time facial recognition using a camera attached to their sunglasses. The announc...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Washington DC Surveillance Hackers Arrested

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The US Department of Justice has announced that "Two Romanian Suspects Charged With Hacking of Metropolitan Police Department Surveillance Cameras in Connection with Ransomware Scheme" that occurred in January 2017. IPVM initially covered the tec...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

WSJ Investigates China's Total Surveillance State

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The WSJ is continuing its investigation into Chinese video surveillance. Following up on last month's WSJ Investigation of Hikvision, the WSJ is back with Twelve Days in Xinjiang: How China’s Surveillance State Overwhelms Daily Life, remarking tha...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

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