NDAA Compliant CCTV Systems

Governments worldwide are now banning China’s state-owned CCTV equipment manufacturers and only allowing systems that conform to the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA). Purchasing NDAA-compliant products is important for all Government entities and private organisations to protect themselves from potential back door hacks that allow access to the wider network itself and that’s without access to the CCTV video feeds, especially sectors like education!

A new UK government bill has followed the USA’s move to ban these Chinese CCTV manufacturing companies due to human rights abuses in China, however, the real reason is the vulnerable back door access left in these systems.

The top 2 IP surveillance camera manufacturer’s in China are Hikvision and Dahua, which are installed across 73% of UK councils, 57% of secondary schools in England, 6 out of 10 NHS Trusts, UK universities and police forces.
It should be noted that both manufacturer’s rebadge (White Label) cameras for over 100 other companies who hide any associations with the OEM.     

As vulnerable CCTV and other IoT systems will take time to be replaced it leaves a greater risk of Cybersecurity, which ACS can advise accordingly.

ACS Safety & Security  Ltd (ACS) confirms that all CCTV systems supplied both hardware & software do not contain equipment or services produced by the entities listed in Section 889 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). ACS further confirms that it is not owned, in whole or in part, by any of the listed entities or by the People’s Republic of China.