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China Jaywalking Facial Recognition Guide

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News reports touting the PRC's AI prowess often showcase facial recognition cameras being used to automatically catch and fine jaywalkers.  In this report, we explain how the technology works and examine how common/effective the systems actuall...

By Charles Rollet - 29 days ago

Kidnapping Victim Rescued With Video From Ring Doorbell Camera

A kidnapping victim was rescued within 24 hours, with the police crediting video from a Ring Doorbell camera as key to solving the case. A girl was abducted from her mother in broad daylight, with a Ring doorbell capturing the event as the one-min...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Amazon Ring Public Subsidy Program Aims To Dominate Residential Security

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Amazon dominates market after market. Quitely, but increasingly, they are doing so in residential security, through a combination of significant discounts and local government contributions. IPVM's investigation found more than two dozen subsidy ...

By Dan Gelinas and John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Bank Security Manager Interview

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Bank security contends with many significant threats - from fraudsters to robbers and more. In this interview, IPVM spoke with bank security manager Damon Hood, who served in the Navy military police and in the private sector examining: Who ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

China PRC Government New National Video Surveillance Standards

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The People's Republic of China (PRC) government has released a new set of overarching standards for authorities to follow when they install video surveillance networks across the country.  The standards were drafted over several years by Chinese p...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month ago

Aegis AI Gun Detection Video Analytics Startup

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Gun detection analytic startups are increasing as the promise of AI and the threats of active shooters grow.  One company, Aegis AI, is being led by a Marine Corps Veteran Sonny Tai, who aims to use his experience in the military to help solve th...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Verkada Wins $783,000 Memphis Deal

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The US city, most famous in video surveillance for standardizing on Hikvision, has issued an RFQ for 962 Verkada cameras due Wednesday, May 1, 2019. We estimate the value to be one million dollars. Verkada has quickly emerged as a rising power ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

Verkada Wins $783,000 Memphis Deal

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The US city, most famous in video surveillance for standardizing on Hikvision, has issued an RFQ for 962 Verkada cameras due Wednesday, May 1, 2019. We estimate the value to be one million dollars. Verkada has quickly emerged as a rising power ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

"Automated Racism": Chinese Tech Companies Profiling Ethnic Minority

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Scrutiny of Chinese facial recognition providers, including Hikvision, has sharply increased following a New York Times report that they developed analytics for the government to track members of China's Uyghur ethnic minority, "potentially usheri...

By IPVM Team - 2 months 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 las...

By Charles Rollet - 2 months ago

Bezos-Funded Deep Sentinel Tested

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Backed by Jeff Bezos, the Silicon Valley startup, Deep Sentinel, has declared: No One Does Home Security Like We Do Our Surveillance Team has eyes on criminals from the second they step on your front yard. if our AI or personnel detects anyth...

By Ethan Ace, John Honovich, and Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

City Physical Security Manager Interview

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This physical security pro is the Physical Security Manager for the City of Calgary. He is a criminologist by training with an ASIS CPP credential. He tells IPVM that managing surveillance and security for Canada’s 3rd most populous city has a num...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

US City Sued For Hiding Surveillance Camera Map

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UPDATE: The judgment is now in and updated information is at the bottom of the post. Should maps of public surveillance camera locations be kept a secret? That is what one US city is trying to do. Though the city admits the cameras in question...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

Verified Response Discontinued in Silicon Valley San Jose

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Almost all security alarms are false. This has driven some municipalities to require verified response before dispatching police. However, now San Jose, with a population of more than 1 million people and in the middle of Silicon Valley has disco...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

Police Department Surveillance Manager Interview

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Former Memphis PD Surveillance Manager, Lt. Joseph Patty retired months ago, but kept busy during his decades on the force, working to build up the city's surveillance infrastructure from a couple dozen to thousands of cameras to help fight the ...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

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 - 4 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months ago

Infinova's Xinjiang Business Examined

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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 months ago

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