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US-blacklisted Hikvision zooms in on COVID tracking demand

Need for non-contact temperature checks boost Chinese surveillance leaders

Hikvision attained double-digit growth in revenue in the third quarter due to surveillance camera demand.   © Reuters

BEIJING/TOKYO -- Hikvision and Dahua Technology, China's two leading manufacturers of surveillance cameras, have quickly recovered from a revenue hit caused by U.S. sanctions as demand grows from corporations adopting measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Orders jumped for cameras equipped with infrared sensors and powered by artificial intelligence. Not only do the surveillance systems track movement of employees, they also perform temperature checks at the entrances of factories and offices.

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