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BANNED SECURITY BRANDS

June 17th 2021



In 2019, the US government banned the use of Dahua, Lorex, Hikvision and Montavue security cameras in federal facilities. In June 2021, the FCC unanimously voted to start procedures to ban the sale of these brands to the general public.


The proposed measure bans equipment from these companies by denying FCC licenses to sell new products in the United States. The FCC is also considering including all existing equipment from these companies. While this FCC action is not yet ratified, it is likely to soon become law. Without the FCC license, it is illegal to sell or install this equipment in the United States. It is possible to purchase from these suppliers and in less than a year, it could be illegal to utilize this equipment in the USA.


How do you know you are buying equipment that is approved and secure? Only buy equipment that states it is NDAA compliant and displays the approved logo.





All the equipment in our ProVue Series is NDAA compliant.


Supporting News Articles

Security Info Watch

Bloomberg News





Dahua Technology Co. is a Chinese manufacturer. Lorex is owned by this Chinese manufacturer.



Lorex Owned by Dahua


Why are Lorex/Dahua/Hikvision cameras banned from US Government buildings and facilities?


Hidden backdoor access was found in cameras produced by these manufacturers. This security breach allows access to the camera's video feed, whilst the owner of the equipment is completely unaware. This was clearly not a lapse in trust that our government was willing to accept. Our Government acted and congress passed the 2019 NDAA into law. This law bans select suppliers from supplying equipment for use in US government facilities. This may not concern the average consumer, but you must ask yourself, should we be supporting, encouraging and purchasing products that our own government does not trust?


Supporting News Articles:

Zhejiang Dauha Technologies buys Lorex for $29 Million

US Government Bans Hikvison/Dahua/Lorex Security Cameras




Not On Our Watch!


Backstreet tests and certifies that each and every product is free and secure from any unauthorized remote access. Our ProVue surveillance equipment is certified to meet NDAA requirements.



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