Dahua Technology, a manufacturer of video surveillance products, announced a strategic partnership with Pepper, an IoT platform-as-a-service, to allow the integration of its intelligent solutions into Dahua hardware.
Pepper’s U.S.-based platform powers connected devices around the world, delivering secure and private connected services via enterprise partnerships. Pepper’s platform-as-a-service approach caters to global consumer electronics manufacturers, consumer brands and service providers that aim to harness the benefits of IoT by delivering high value and on-brand IoT services to end users. Pepper’s turnkey service includes device firmware, highly secure cloud hosting and intuitive user interface designs.
Products manufactured by Dahua Technology, including video surveillance equipment, network cameras, recorders and other critical security video hardware components, are widely used in more than 180 countries and regions all over the world, which has promoted the company’s revenue to hit a record high of $3.45 billion in 2018. Dahua Technology is committed to ongoing innovation, investing nearly 10 percent of revenue annually into research and development. The company’s ongoing investment in manufacturing facilities and equipment ensures that its capabilities stay ahead of the market.
“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. “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 seamlessly 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 stringent cyber security and data privacy standards. For Dahua Technology’s corporate customers, the Pepper partnership provides access to a set of platform and software capabilities designed to deliver video as well as non-video IoT services to end-users. Because video is a critical application in IoT surveillance, home automation and home security services, Pepper brings quality, security and privacy advantages otherwise lacking in today’s market.
“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,” said 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.”