Chinese CCTV maker HikVision also hit by US security fears

Chinese CCTV maker HikVision also hit by US security fears | #TpromoCom #China #CCTV #spy | A third Chinese company faces a possible boycott overseas amid fears in the West that certain communications and IT products are a security risk.

Surveillance cameras made by HikVision were removed from a US military base – Fort Leonard Wood in the state of Missouri – recently in a bid to allay public concerns. The move went ahead despite the base’s chief of staff telling the Wall Street Journal the cameras from China “pose no threat” as they operated in a closed, self-contained network and had never been used in sensitive areas other than above roads leading to the base and its carparks.

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CCTV cameras are seen in front of a Chinese Communist Party flag. Photo: Reuters