A recent ban imposed by Congress in the U.S. is leading to a very difficult situation for federal agencies in the country. The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, made a 2019 amendment that makes sure all federal agencies stop using Chinese-made surveillance cameras in an effort to reduce threat of spying. Not only that, but thousands of cameras that are already connected on their networks need to be removed before August 13.
As it turns out, removing all of these cameras is far from a simple task. Most of the U.S. federal agencies don’t even know how many or what type of devices are connected to their networks and some are now trying to identify the cameras manually, one by one. Not only that, but the cameras themselves might come with U.S. labels but containing parts from Huawei and other Chinese providers. You could encounter two cameras running identical Hikvision firmware that carry completely different labels and packaging. This is why there are serious doubts that the federal agencies will manage to remove all of the cameras before the due date.
There's good reasons why governmental organizations have to procure technology solutions only from trusted companies. In the field of security, it is wise to increase the level of product scrutiny and agencies around the world have to verify these cameras aren’t used to capture and use data in a nefarious way. For someone to be tapping into the feed would be extremely dangerous as they could identify the people working in these agencies and more.
The technology we’ve developed at Crea Vision has been build from the ground up with high security and privacy in mind. We designed a proprietary sensor that uses a patent-pending approach to image acquisition which allows us to maximize the potential of computer vision and surpass the limitations of current CCTV cameras. When combined with encryption and local data processing, our sensors provide a fast, secure and reliable way to passively recognize people and track their location in real time without requiring them to take any action.
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