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Dahua forms partnership with IoT service company


August 22, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff

Dahua Technology announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Pepper, a Kansas City-based IoT platform-as-a-service, to allow the integration of its solutions into Dahua hardware.

According to a statement, Pepper’s U.S.-based platform powers connected devices around the world, delivering highly secure and private connected services via enterprise partnerships.

Pepper states its service includes device firmware, highly secure cloud hosting and intuitive user interface designs.

“Dahua Technology is pleased to bring its market-leading physical security manufacturing expertise to our partnership with Pepper,” said Tim Wang, general manager of Dahua USA, in a statement. “By integrating with Pepper’s platform-as-a-service, Dahua Technology’s hardware becomes part of a comprehensive, secure and feature-based service framework.”

Dahua devices will be preconfigured to operate on the Pepper IoT platform. For Dahua products distributed in the U.S., all data and video communications will be contained in the United States and held to Pepper’s cybersecurity and data privacy standards.

“It is concerning to see millions of vulnerable connected video and non-video devices being distributed to U.S. consumers who are unaware how their personal data is being compromised – and how easy it is for hackers to access their home wi-fi networks through these devices,” added Scott Ford, CEO of Pepper. “We are pleased that Dahua is deploying the Pepper full-stack approach to protect against unauthorized access and redirection of data.”

Dahua says its products, including video surveillance equipment, network cameras, recorders and other security video hardware components, are used in more than 180 countries and regions globally. The company states its revenue was a record high US$3.45 billion in 2018.