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Compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Security Cameras

In 2019, the U.S. federal government implemented the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization - Section 889 to prohibit the federal government, as well as anybody else involved in national security, from purchasing telecommunications and surveillance cameras made in five particular Chinese manufacturers.


For security installers, this prompted a lot of questions. What does this imply for my company? What should you know about cameras that are NDAA-compliant? Which security camera manufacturers are in compliance, and which are not?



Should I be concerned about the NDAA's implementation?


The 2019 NDAA Section 889 law applies to you and your firm if you provide video surveillance services, sell video surveillance equipment, or provide your services to any federal government entity. You must use NDAA-compliant security cameras to deploy security surveillance equipment on US government properties.


What does Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act cover?


In summary, the law prohibits the installation of security cameras, surveillance equipment, and components from Huawei Technologies Company, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, ZTE Corporation, Dahua Technology Company, Hytera Communications Corporation, and any of their associated corporations.


It's also worth noting that section 889 of the NDAA doesn't just apply to federal government buildings and properties. It also applies to any job, institution, or project that receives federal funding. If you're installing a security system in a community building that has received federal grant money, for example, you must use NDAA-compliant security cameras.


Are the security cameras installed by iView Security compliant?


We are always open and honest about our security cameras and systems at iView Security. Keep in mind that this list only relates to government buildings, not private residences or companies.


While some of the products in our inventory may not be NDAA-compliant, we have a growing selection of completely compliant security products ready for installation on any federal location. To learn more and receive assistance, contact our specialists at (888) 424-8439.

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