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Hikvision, Dahua Targeted as U.S. Seeks to Ban Chinese Surveillance Cameras

Hikvision and Dahua, two major surveillance-systems suppliers, could be nixed from any U.S. government projects if the Senate approves House bill to ban Chinese-manufactured surveillance and communications systems on security grounds.

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Posted by guy.otero conceptgroup.ca on June 4, 2018

Hello Rodney,

I understand the US House of representatives are aware that may American suppliers like Honeywell, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Interlogix (UTC), etc. are OEM dealers of these Chinese brands, so the options will be pay 50% more on Korean or almost 100% more to European cameras.
This can impact any budget and what initially looks good to local Systems Integrator, can be a disaster to the market, with suspension of many government bids until review the costs / investments.
Are the Congress discussing this impact? The bill cover this topic?

Thanks,
Guy

Posted by Julie Jacobson on June 4, 2018

So true, Guy. What next—Chinese-made routers, access points, security systems, cellphones, cell towers, networking gear, rfid readers, computers ....?

Posted by John Nemesh on June 4, 2018

Julie, Lenovo computers are already restricted as well.  And I would agree with Congress that it makes sense to ban these companies from installing equipment in government facilities.  Some of these companies are either Chinese State owned, or have significant ties to their military.

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Posted by John Nemesh on June 4, 2018

Julie, Lenovo computers are already restricted as well.  And I would agree with Congress that it makes sense to ban these companies from installing equipment in government facilities.  Some of these companies are either Chinese State owned, or have significant ties to their military.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on June 4, 2018

So true, Guy. What next—Chinese-made routers, access points, security systems, cellphones, cell towers, networking gear, rfid readers, computers ....?

Posted by guy.otero conceptgroup.ca on June 4, 2018

Hello Rodney,

I understand the US House of representatives are aware that may American suppliers like Honeywell, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Interlogix (UTC), etc. are OEM dealers of these Chinese brands, so the options will be pay 50% more on Korean or almost 100% more to European cameras.
This can impact any budget and what initially looks good to local Systems Integrator, can be a disaster to the market, with suspension of many government bids until review the costs / investments.
Are the Congress discussing this impact? The bill cover this topic?

Thanks,
Guy