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Axis ARTPEC-8 Chip Release Examined

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Axis is starting to ship their first cameras using their new ARTPEC-8, their latest generation camera SoC, claiming "new opportunities for impressive analytics applications", "superior imaging, enhanced security, and powerful compression." In...

By Ethan Ace - 11 days ago

Facial Recognition's Controversial Rise in Brazil

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Brazilian media, academics, and NGOs are voicing alarm at facial recognition's growing popularity in the country, where its use has gone beyond public safety and concerns about its consequences for minority groups intensify. In this post,...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 20 days ago

Corsight AI's Aggressive Claims Examined

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Corsight AI aggressively claims that its facial recognition software works under extremely difficult conditions like below with a person in a crowd wearing a mask and with his head titled: IPVM spoke with Corsight AI's CEO Robert Watts to...

By Robert Wren Gordon and Sean Patton - 27 days ago

Flock Expands Into Gunshot And Audio Analytics

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Flock Safety is expanding from its core market of LPR into "audio evidence capture" and most notably gunshot detection, just months after raising $150 million from A16Z. Flock announced "Raven", an audio analytic offering that complements its...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 month ago

Eagle Eye Cloud VMS and Camera Test 2021

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Three years ago we tested Eagle Eye Cloud VMS/VSaaS and found many fundamental features missing and UX limitations. Since then the company's revenue has rocketed and the company has raised $40 million. How much better has the product...

By Ilya Ignatenko and Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Florida County Orders Removal Of 98 Flock Safety LPR Cameras

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Last month, Flock Safety received $150 million from mega VC firm A16Z and, at the same, installed 98 LPR cameras in a Florida county, free of charge, without the knowledge of key county officials and without proper permits. But despite the...

By Isabella Cheng - 3 months ago

17 US Cities Boycotting Products That Include Facial Recognition

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15 US cities, 1 county, and 1 state, have not only banned government use of facial recognition, but are effectively boycotting the purchase of any product that includes facial recognition, with the City of Oakland, CA declaring that they are...

By Isabella Cheng - 3 months ago

Verkada False And Manipulative Facial Recognition Strategy

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Verkada is falsely and manipulatively alleging its facial recognition is "not facial recognition" and is "very different from facial recognition" as legal bans and ethical concerns rise against facial recognition. This became a public issue...

By Isabella Cheng and John Honovich - 3 months ago

Latin America Video Surveillance Sales Not Transparent Says NGO

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Hikvision, Dahua, Huawei, ZTE, AnyVision, and NTechLabs are among more than a dozen industry companies named in a recent report by US-based NGO Access Now as having sold technology to Latin American governments “without sufficient transparency or...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 4 months ago

UK Surveillance Camera Code of Practice Examined

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Most countries have no governmental codes for video surveillance. However, the UK has had one for almost a decade and it is about to be revised. Inside this note, we explain what the Code of Practice is, how it works, how it impacts...

By Charles Rollet - 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/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

Ring Favorability Statistics 2021

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Integrators were strongly positive on Amazon, but how do they feel about their security subsidiary Ring? Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Ring's positioning, pros, and cons.

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Traces AI Non-Face Recognition Alternative Profile

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Traces AI says they have developed a Face Recognition alternative for forensic search and reidentification without using faces and backed by Y Combinator. IPVM spoke with one of the co-founders to learn more about the company and its...

By Zach Segal - 6 months ago

China State Media Exposes Illegal Commercial Facial Recognition Use

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There has been increasing debate and scrutiny about facial recognition in the EU and US, and similar issues are emerging in China as the state media (CCTV) recently singled out illegal facial recognition for commercial use. In this report,...

By Isabella Cheng - 8 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 - 8 months ago

False Verkada HIPAA Compliance And Legal Risks Investigated

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Verkada has repeatedly and falsely claimed to be certified HIPAA Compliant, with a HIPAA consultant telling IPVM Verkada's actions are a "HIPAA disaster" while Verkada refused to provide any explanation for its HIPAA compliant claims. Inside...

By Conor Healy - 8 months ago

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