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Law Enforcement / Military vs Security Technology Expertise

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Many military and law enforcement professionals transition into the security technology industry, but what strengths and weaknesses do they bring into technology? Being a former military officer who transitioned to the private sector, I...

By Donald Maye - 4 months ago

Florida Integrator Techs Arrested for Video Voyeurism

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Two Florida integrator techs were arrested for allegedly accessing and watching a customer's video feed. The techs have pled not guilty. In this report, IPVM examines the details of what happened, based on police reports, the surveillance...

By Isabella Cheng - 4 months ago

Flock Safety Raises $150 Million, Lead By A16Z

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Flock Safety has raised one of the largest rounds ever for video surveillance led by one of the biggest and most aggressive VC firms, Andreesen Horowitz. This funding signals a massive expansion of the company in the next few years. Inside...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

UK Foreign Affairs Committee Recommends Full Hikvision And Dahua Ban

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The UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee has recommended that Hikvision and Dahua "should not be permitted to operate within the UK" over involvement in "Xinjiang atrocities". The 2-minute video below overviews the Committee's recommendations...

By Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

Russian Face Rec Suppliers Offer Ethnicity Analytics, Raising Alarm

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Four Russian facial recognition firms (AxxonSoft, NtechLab, Tevian, and VisionLabs) who supply the Russian government offer ethnicity analytics, raising concerns the country's police can track minorities. Reuters published its own...

By Donald Maye - 5 months ago

ShotSpotter Accuracy Debate Examined

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Is ShotSpotter, the widely used and widely criticized gunshot detection system, accurate or not? This has become a heated debate in Chicago with Northwestern Law School finding that nearly 90% of alerts are not gun-related incidents while...

By IPVM - 5 months ago

ShotSpotter Financials and Business Examined

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ShotSpotter has become famous for its wide-area outdoor gunshot detection in the US, but its organic growth is slowing and faces criticisms over its effectiveness. IPVM analyzes the company's financials and business...

By Zach Segal - 6 months ago

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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months ago

FCC Formally Proposes Prohibiting New Dahua and Hikvision Authorizations

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The FCC is now proposing to ban new equipment authorizations of Hikvision/Dahua gear and is also seeking comment on "whether we should revoke" previously granted authorizations. Unlike the Senate bill proposed last week which would require...

By Charles Rollet - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 months ago

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