FAQ's

Does Advantage Electronics Wire & Cable Offer project pricing? 

  • Yes, we do. 

Are their different shipping options ?

  • Yes , if you Contact Us we are willing to provide the shipping you need. We are able to do next day as well!

Do you offer Jobsite deliveries? 

 

  • Yes we do, to the Atlanta - Metro area , we are able to do up to 15 pallets depending on the materials !

Who owns Dahua Technology?

  • Dahua Technology is a private sector and publicly traded corporation that exists to serve our fiduciary duty to our shareholders, and our corporate responsibility to our customers, employees, and other stakeholders. We are neither owned nor controlled by any government.

 

Is Dahua banned in the US?

  • No.

    Dahua remains authorized to conduct business in this U.S., and we are doing so, providing world-class products and services to our customers and business partners.

    In October 2019, the US Commerce Department placed Dahua and 27 other companies on an Entity List that specifies license requirements for certain types of transactions primarily involving the export of technologies from the United States. The Entity List is not a ban. It does not impose restrictions on Dahua’s ability to export, market or sell products into the United States.

    Dahua Technology employs over 100 people in the U.S. We are legally authorized to conduct business with any American individuals, businesses or organizations.

 

Why Dahua was added to the entity list?

  • The Entity list is designed to identify companies that the U.S. Government believes have conducted activities “contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.”

    We respect the right of governments to regulate markets as they see fit. At the same time, we flatly deny the allegations upon which our inclusion on the Entity List was based. Dahua Technology does not and never has represented any type of threat to U.S. interests.

 

What is Dahua's response to the Entity list?

  • The allegation that Dahua Technology has been implicated in activities contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States has not been backed up by any specific evidence, Dahua Technology does not and never has represented a threat to the U.S.. Our company does not and has not acted in ways that are contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States, Our company has not been involved directly or indirectly in promoting human rights violations in any country in which we operate. Our products enable a safer society and we conduct our business operations in full compliance with all applicable laws and rules in every market in which we operate.

    Like any other security solutions company, we cannot fully control how our technologies are ultimately used by end users. We need and expect our end users to comply with all applicable local, national and international laws, regulations and conventions, just as we do. We accept our responsibility to design our technologies in ways that mitigate the risk of abuse. This includes a commitment to never develop solutions to identify a single ethnic, racial or national group.

    We are a publicly traded corporation that exists to serve our fiduciary duty to our shareholders, and our corporate responsibility to our customers, employees, and other stakeholders. We do not make policy for any country. We are neither owned nor controlled by any government.

 

What are Dahua's standard's for cybersecurity?

  • Dahua maintains extremely high standards to protect the security and privacy protections of its customers’ data. Dahua has an internal, cross-functional team (the Dahua Cybersecurity Committee or DHCC) that has responsibility for reporting security vulnerabilities, providing timely notice of vulnerabilities to customers, and sharing cybersecurity knowledge and best practices with customers. It also maintains a Cybersecurity Lab that has developed a robust 7-module baseline standard of security to provide protection during device operation and remote access.  The Cybersecurity Lab also has developed a standard process to design and validate the cybersecurity features of new products with the expert assistance of the highly regarded Synopsys Technology.

    As with all technology products, vulnerabilities are sometimes discovered in the products manufactured by Dahua and a limited number of vulnerabilities have been identified in certain Dahua products in the past. These vulnerabilities were of course not intentional, and we have followed best practices in the industry for responding to them. Dahua was quick to publicize the vulnerabilities once they were discovered and has worked cooperatively with the United States Department of Homeland Security to assess the vulnerabilities and provide guidance to the marketplace, and promptly developed and issued patches. Dahua is not aware of any American customer who experienced a data breach in connection with any vulnerability in our products.

    For more information, please refer to our dedicated cybersecurity site.

 

Are media reports implying that Dahua products specifically identify the Uighur ethnic group or any other single ethnic group accurate?

  • No.

    We have never developed a product or solution designed to identify or otherwise target any specific ethnic group.

 

Dahua Technology's solutions allow law enforcement to effectively identify and track individuals with unprecedented precision. Are such tools consistent with the protection of individual privacy and civil liberty?

  • Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and particularly facial recognition play important roles in advancing the developments of human society and promoting the safety, security, and prosperity of human beings. At the same time, it is an industry challenge to work to appropriately manage and regulate applications which carry with them potential risks. This requires close international cooperation from all stakeholders.

    At Dahua Technology, we attach great importance to this task, which rests equally on our ethics and our compliance processes. We established an ethics and compliance management committee precisely for this purpose.

    We design our products, services and solutions to help make the world safer and more secure. Our technologies enable families, businesses, and law enforcement services to detect and respond to safety and security risks more quickly, accurately and effectively than ever before. They also provide value-add beyond security, such as enabling cities, businesses, and other organizations to incorporate the visual data captured on our cameras as part of their “smart” solutions for everything from reducing traffic congestion, wildlife monitoring, tracking waste streams, to enhancing sales at retail outlets.

    Like any other security solutions company in the world, we cannot fully control how our technologies are ultimately used by end users. We need and expect our end users to comply with all applicable local, national and international laws, regulations and conventions, just as we do. We accept our responsibility to design our technologies in ways that mitigate the risk of abuse. This includes a commitment to never develop solutions to identify a single ethnic, racial or national group. That commitment extends to every market in which we operate, anywhere in the world.

 

What is Dahua’s response to the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed rules to prohibit future equipment authorization?

  • As we have stated publicly many times, we respect the right of governments to regulate domestic markets, and we comply as a matter of course with all applicable laws and regulations everywhere we do business. However, we urge the FCC, and all of our company’s U.S. stakeholders, to recognize that our products and technology pose no threat to the U.S. network or to national security. We are not government owned or directed. Rather, we are a private-sector business, traded on the public markets that adheres to standards for ethical practices in our industry. We look forward to presenting these facts to the FCC and hope that the Commission will keep an open mind as it embarks on what we expect will be a robust, deliberate process for considering this proposed rule

 

What exactly has the FCC decided to do? 

  • The FCC has voted to consider proposed rules relating to equipment authorizations for certain devices from certain companies that are on the U.S. Government’s “Covered Entities” list.
  • The FCC has not enacted any new rules at this time – this is simply the start of a process to consider comments from the public about whether or not to implement a new rule.

 

Does this vote mean that Dahua no longer has FCC approvals?

  • Dahua’s products all remain authorized at this time.
  • All that has happened is that the FCC has decided to start a process to consider a rule that would deal with authorizations of products from companies on the Covered List.
  • At this time, nothing at all has changed in terms of our authorizations.

 

What does Dahua plan to do to ensure that it does not lose FCC approvals?

  • We intend to file a robust response to this proposal as part of the FCC rulemaking process. The FCC invites all parties to submit comments on proposed rules.

 

What is the timeline for a final vote?

  • The FCC does not set a hard timeline for these proceedings, which sometimes take many months or even years.
  • What we know at this time is that there will be at least a 60-day Comment Period – which could be even longer – and that the FCC could later vote on an order adopting the new rules sometime thereafter. As of August 2, the 60-day comment period has not yet begun.
  • It is also not uncommon for FCC rules to be the subject of litigation, which can further delay implementation.

 

What can a dealer do to place a comment to the FCC 

  • The FCC docket is open to comments from any party interested in making their views known.
  • If you are interested in submitting comments for the record, you may do so through the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (Proceedings 21-232, 21-233).

What will be the final outcome if Dahua cannot get FCC approvals for new products?

  • We understand the concerns our partners have about this question, but right now we prefer not to speculate about a hypothetical.
  • Our focus is on making our case to the FCC and doing our part to make sure that any rule reflects the best interests of our customers, business partners and other US stakeholders, and most importantly an accurate and fair assessment of the facts.
  • We are confident that at the end of this process, we will be in a position to continue to operate in the U.S. and to serve our customers as we always have.

If the FCC rule is adopted, what will happen to Dahua products already in service in the U.S.?

  • The proposed rule that was released for comment would not affect products that were already authorized under the existing rules. Those authorizations would remain valid.
  • It is possible that the FCC might conduct further proceedings to consider revoking authorization of some previously approved products, but that step would require an additional public notice and a final FCC decision at some point in the future. Our customers and business partners would have ample advance notice if the FCC decided to go down this path.

Is Congress considering a law to prevent authorization of Dahua products?

  • Not exactly. Bills have been introduced in both houses of Congress (S.1790, H.R.3919) that, if enacted, would require the FCC to complete its equipment authorization rulemaking within a specific time. So far, neither bill has been passed by either house of Congress.
  • On July 21, 2021, the House Energy and Commerce Committee adopted an amendment to H.R.3919 to clarify that, if the FCC does adopt its proposal, it can only have the effect of preventing authorization of any new Dahua equipment, and cannot invalidate existing equipment authorizations. However, this bill has not yet been placed on the calendar for a vote in the House of Representatives.

If the FCC rule is passed as proposed what are Dahua's plans for honoring warranties and continuing to provide support in the U.S.?

  • Regardless of how this process plays out, Dahua will continue to honor warranties and provide support for its customers in the U.S.

Is there any liability for an integrator selling Dahua products in the U.S.?

  • No. Dahua’s products all remain authorized at this time and therefore, there is no liability for an integrator selling Dahua products in the U.S.

What does this mean for buying Dahua equipment for new installations?

  • At this time, nothing at all has changed in terms of buying and selling Dahua’s authorized products. Business continues as usual.
  • All that has happened is that the FCC has decided to start a process to consider a rule that would deal with authorizations of products from companies on the Covered List.

If the proposed FCC rule is passed, what is the chance that it will be allowed to stand?

  • We prefer not to speculate about hypotheticals.
  • It is not uncommon for FCC rules to be challenged in courts, which could block or further delay implementation.