With Security Camera Manufacturers in the media recently it’s become more important than ever to choose the right security cameras, not only for your particular requirements but because some brands on the market have been linked to espionage.
It’s alleged that Security Cameras made by Chinese companies Dahua and Hikvision which are part-owned by the Chinese Government have been linked to espionage activities around the world. Allegedly these cameras are able to be accessed via the internet to download imagery and review the video footage without permission.
After finding these cameras in high profile security locations, the American Government has banned the use of Dahua and Hikvision security cameras in all Government Departments and is now replacing them. https://ipvm.com/reports/ban-law
The Australian Government has found that Dahua and Hikvision cameras have also been used in some high security locations in Australia and this was recently reported on the ABC News program. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-12/chinese-video-surveillance-network-used-by-australian-government/10212600
Geelong Security Systems only install high quality EX-SDI CCTV Security Cameras manufactured for Samsung, Panasonic and other reputable brands and have never used or installed the Dahua or Hikvision products even though they are a cheaper option. Many of our competitors use these brands so it is important that you check to ensure your surveillance system is secure and if your concerned please contact us to find out how we can replace your unit with a high-end, non-Chinese brand.
If you would like more information on choosing the right Security Cameras and CCTV Surveillance equipment for your home or business contact us on 0417 384 787. We have the latest Ultra High Definition 4K EX-SDI CCTV Cameras in stock and available now.