Legal (58)

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Hikvision Fights Ban - Claims 'Red Scare', Hires 14 Term Ex-Congressman

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Hikvision is fighting back against the House Bill Ban of their products. Hikvision has hired one of the biggest lobbying firms, led by a 14 term ex-Congressman. Plus, Hikvision has started a media campaign to win sympathy against what it says is...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

SIA Lobbyists Working On House Bill Ban of Dahua and Hikvision

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While SIA is most known for ISC West, SIA maintains the industry's most significant lobbying organization to influence US government action. Last year, their lobbying succeeding in removing Buy America protection for IP cameras by arguing that a...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

GDPR For Access Control Guide

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Electronic access control is common in businesses plus organizations are increasingly considering biometrics for access control. With GDPR coming into force this Spring, it is important to understand how this will impact these systems. IPVM has...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

GDPR / ICO Complaint Filed Against IFSEC Show Facial Recognition

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IPVM has filed a complaint against IFSEC’s parent company UBM based on our concern that the conference violates core GDPR principles on biometrics at its London conference. The complaint was filed with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Remove Dahua and Hikvision Gov Installs Required By US House Bill Ban

The final released US House Bill HR 5515 verifies that it not only prohibits the purchasing of Dahua and Hikvision products, it requires removing existing Dahua and Hikvision government systems. In particular, the bill clearly bans both the pur...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Panasonic Sells Security Camera Patents To Troll

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In a highly atypical move, Panasonic has sold off nearly 100 security camera patents to one of the most well-known patent trolls. This comes just months after reports Panasonic is selling off their Chinese security camera factory and following P...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Amazon's "Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology" Says ACLU

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The ACLU has caused a stir, with a new report Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology, explaining: Powered by artificial intelligence, Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people in rea...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

GDPR For Video Surveillance Guide

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, but there is much confusion and no clear guidelines on exactly how these new regulations will impact the video surveillance industry. We have compiled th...

By Charles Rollet - 8 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 - 9 months ago

Axis Wins, Arecont Cancels Multi-Imager Patent

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16 months after Arecont publicly threatened Axis and 7 months after Axis took Arecont to patent 'court', Axis has won, with Arecont canceling all claims of the multi-imager patent they threatened Axis with. While this is clearly a victory for Axi...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

The Interceptor Aims To Fix Vulnerability In Millions of Alarm Systems

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Security executive Jeffery Zwirn claims a 'catastrophic' flaw exists in 'millions of alarm systems', and dealers could be liable if not fixed. The Interceptor prevents a thief or building fire from locking up an alarm panel to prevent it from dial...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Chinese Government Attacks Western Reports

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The Chinese government is angry at the BBC and WSJ's reporting on Chinese video surveillance (see BBC Features Dahua and WSJ Investigates China's Total Surveillance State). Much like Hikvision's attacks on IPVM for our reporting, Hikvision's su...

By John Honovich - 12 months ago

Axis and Arecont Legal Conflict Over Multi-Imager Cameras

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Arecont threatened Axis. Axis has responded by moving to invalidate an Arecont patent. It is an important contest. Multi-imagers are Arecont's most important product offering, the key segment holding Arecont up in the race to the bottom. And mul...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Canon Sues Avigilon

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Canon, owner of Axis and Milestone, has sued Avigilon for patent infringement in US court. This is a highly atypical move for Canon, pitting 3 of the largest players in the industry against Avigilon.  In this note, we examine: What Canon is S...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Milestone Beats OnSSI In Court

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The litigation between former partners Milestone and OnSSI has finished, confirmed by both parties. In April 2016, OnSSI sued Milestone and in August 2016 Milestone won partial damages. Now, the dispute has been settled in both Denmark and the US...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Manufacturers Shipping Unlicensed H.265 Products

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While H.265 support in video surveillance is growing, IPVM's research shows that most surveillance manufacturers are shipping H.265 products with substantially or completely missing patent licenses. In this report, we review the state of H.265 pa...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

No Hack, Still Liable, Court Finds ADT

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Recently, ADT has been in the news for a $16 million settlement for a cyber security vulnerability class action suit. One of the most important and interesting points behind this settlement is a court order that found ADT could be found liable ev...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Non-Competes Divide Integrators

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Non-competes are controversial legal agreements that prohibit parties (typically employees) from working in a similar role or trade of their employer. So if Al works at ABC integrator and signs a non-compete, Al might be sued by ABC if he goes to ...

By Ari Erenthal - over 1 year ago

Simplisafe Warns Customers About Alarm Fines

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Simplisafe markets themselves as a 'better way' than traditional professional alarm companies. However, in one key way, Simplisafe hides the alarm permitting process from their marketing material, only making it clear after the system is purcha...

By Ari Erenthal - over 1 year ago

Avigilon Stock Surges 40% On Strong Growth (Q3 2016)

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The roller coaster continues. After a brutal Q2 heading down, Avigilon's Q3 growth is strongly up. Inside this note, we examine what powered Avigilon's growth, Avigilon's CEO plan to deal with Asia / China and their future outlook. Stock Chart ...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

'Legal Protection' From Eagle Eye Contract Vault Examined

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"I was promised the high-end model for the entry level price." "Nobody said there would be a monthly service fee when I signed up." Accurately capturing all of the dialog surrounding a contract, and promises made by a sales person for specia...

By Brian Karas - about 2 years ago

Dahua Says They Are Botnet Attack 'Victims'

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'Victim' or 'accomplice'? Dahua has issued a new press release, referring to their products as 'victims' of the massive botnet attacks hitting the Internet, emphasizing that Xiongmai devices were more heavily used and that publications have 'down...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Milestone / OnSSI OEM Agreement Analyzed and Legal Move

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OnSSI has withdrawn its lawsuit from US courts, but the fight is far from done. In this note, we examine what is happening, digging into the 2009 Milestone / ONSSI OEM agreement and how that impacts the market.

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

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