The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a hot topic right now, especially in the the European parliament. But what exactly is it and why should it matter to you?
Firstly, what is the NDAA?
The National Defense Authorisation Act, is US Government Legislature designed to prohibit the use of video surveillance, telecommunications services, equipment and components manufactured by specific vendors in order to quell threats posed to Cyber Security and in turn, security and surveillance.
HiSilicon is a subsidiary of one of the vendors, Huawei, and are a major supplier of components across the whole CCTV industry for IP Cameras, Network Video Recorders and Digital Video Recorders
How do I know if I am installing NDAA complient cameras?
A good place to start is by reading IPVM's Guide To The NDAA Video Surveillance Ban / Blacklists which provides a list of manufacturers affected by the ban.
How will the NDAA affect me?
Section 889 of the National Defense Authorisation Act doesn’t just prevent government organisations from deploying cameras manufactured by the blacklisted companies. It also bans them from conducting business with any organisation that is using them. This has serious implications for UK & European companies conducting business in a global landscape where organisations and operations are increasingly connected. UK & European based companies who are contemplating buying video surveillance products from one of the Section 889 listed manufacturers may find they come into difficulties It is also likely companies either connected to or with ownership in the US may enforce the procedures directed by section 889.
Furthermore, by choosing NDAA compliant cameras, your customers can be assured that their confidential data cannot be accessed, copied or tampered with - which is so important for GDPR!
NDAA compliant products at Videcon
Videcon are committed to cyber security and meeting the ever-changing requirements of the security industry. Our flagship Great British CCTV brand, Concept Pro, is developed in the UK and manufactured using South Korean technology and we remain committed to ensuring there is a complete range of NDAA complaint products, without HiSilicon components, in the Concept Pro range.
We have also partnered with Uniview to provide a complete range of NDAA compliant CCTV products to our customers looking for an alternative soloution,
For more information, speak to our sales team on 01924 528000