Firstly, what is the NDAA?
The National Defence 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 compliant 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.
If you need a new CCTV system that needs to meet NDAA compliance because your business has close links with the United States, TTSS can help!!