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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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 months ago

Patenting Uyghur Tracking - Huawei, Megvii, More

A patent application authored by Huawei and the PRC government includes Uyghur-detection analytics, in the latest proof that the China tech giant uses this explicitly racist technology. This comes after IPVM and The Washington Post exposed last...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

China Facial Recognition Jaywalking Market 2021

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In 2018, China's facial recognition systems for identifying jaywalkers became global news. But what has happened in the few years since? In this report, we examine the 2021 market for China facial recognition jaywalking systems,...

By Isabella Cheng - 11 months ago

Hikvision Faces Human Rights Abuse Criticism In Canada, Denmark, UK, EU

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Hikvision is facing growing criticism over its human rights abuse record from the halls of the UK and EU Parliaments to a Danish pension fund and Canadian politics. Ever since the US government blacklisted Hikvision over its Xinjiang operations...

By Charles Rollet - 11 months ago

French Police Criticize Hikvision Body Cameras

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French police are criticizing their Hikvision body cameras, with one police union official even calling them "junk" after the government purchased over 10,000 in 2018. In response, the government has issued an open tender for 30,000 new body...

By Charles Rollet - 11 months ago

Alibaba Uyghur Recognition As A Service

Alibaba, the NYSE-listed 'Amazon of China' with a $700 billion+ market cap, openly offers Uyghur/'ethnic minority' recognition as a Cloud service, allowing customers to be alerted any time Alibaba detects a Uyghur. Watch this 90-second video for...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Huawei / Megvii Uyghur Alarms

Huawei and Megvii worked together to test and validate Uyghur alarms, according to a Huawei "interoperability report" found by IPVM. Huawei is the PRC's biggest technology company and Megvii is one of the country's largest facial recognition...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Hikvision Wins $46 Million Provincial Capital Project Direct

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Hikvision has won a ~$46 million USD deal directly with a provincial capital. The deal includes ~5,000 cameras and covers a wide range of facial, traffic, and "smart community" analytics. In this report, we examine the details of the deal,...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 year ago

Uniview Racist Uyghur Recognition Revealed

Uniview, the PRC's third-largest video surveillance manufacturer and a major supplier of China police projects, has racist software used for tracking Uyghurs, IPVM has found. Uniview responded to IPVM but avoided explaining their Uyghur tracking...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

Dahua Direct $9 Million Jiexiu Small City, Big Deal

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Dahua has won a deal directly with a China city. While its population is small, the deal is big at ~$9 million USD covering 1,900 cameras and a wide area of advanced analytics and functionalities. In this note, we examine the details of the...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 year ago

Dahua Racist Uyghur Tracking Revealed

Dahua's software, published on its website, was revealed to track Uyghurs, a persecuted minority in China. The 1-minute video below explains the situation: This confirms Dahua developed discriminatory software like its rival Hikvision, which...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Watrix Gait Recognition Profile

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Watrix is the world's only gait recognition surveillance provider IPVM has found. And, inside of China, Watrix has gained significant attention for its claimed capabilities. Gait recognition interest has increased as coronavirus and privacy...

By Zach Segal - about 1 year ago

Nanchang, China "Sharp Eyes" Video Surveillance Project

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China's Sharp Eyes project mandated 100% surveillance coverage of public areas by the end of 2020. Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, has installed at least 40,000 cameras as a response to this, including advanced AI and facial...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 year ago

Axis Exports To China Police Criticized By Amnesty International

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Axis Communications and other EU surveillance providers are under fire from Amnesty International over sales to police in China (PRC) that Amnesty says contributes to "indiscriminate mass surveillance" in the country. While China's vast...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Gait Recognition Examined

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Facial recognition faces increasing ethical and political criticisms while masks undermine its effectiveness. One alternative is gait recognition but how realistic is using gait? IPVM investigates gait recognition's pros and cons compared to...

By Zach Segal - about 1 year ago

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