Five Uighur internment camps have been identified with Chinese CCTV cameras that monitor Britons across more than 275,000 different networks.

  • CCTV cameras monitoring Britons have been identified at five Uighur camps
  • Chinese companies Dahua and Hikvision have cameras monitoring the detentions 
  • The cameras were identified by analyzing recently recorded video footage. 
  • The UK is home to the fourth-largest CCTV network, which was created by Communist Party owned firms

The Mail on Saturday can confirm that surveillance cameras used by businesses to track the movements of Britons across more than 275,000 networks were found at five Uighur internment camp in Xinjiang. 

Detainees in the camps were monitored by specialist CCTV cameras belonging to Chinese state-owned companies Dahua & Hikvision. 

IPVM (PLS KEEP), surveillance specialists, identified the cameras through recent video footage taken by a Chinese blogger at the Xinjiang’reeducation centres’ for Uighur Muslims. 

Cameras are designed to be sensitive to low-light conditions. 

The US has placed both firms on a blacklist for their links to human rights violations. However, the UK Government has yet to move to sanction them. 

This comes at a time when the MoS is able to reveal that a study found that the UK had the world’s fourth largest network of CCTV cameras manufactured by Communist Party-owned businesses. 

An investigation found that Britons were being monitored by 277.986 Hikvision/Dahua networks, and more individual cameras than expected. 

Surveillance cameras made by firms monitoring the movements of Britons in more than 275,000 separate networks have been identified at five Uighur internment camps in Xinjiang, The Mail on Sunday can reveal

The Mail on Saturday can report that surveillance cameras used by businesses to track the movement of Britons across more than 275,000 networks were found at five Uighur internment camp in Xinjiang.

Researchers at TOP10VPN found that London is the most populous with 61 504, followed by Birmingham (with 8,865) and Manchester (8,436). Liverpool has 4,957. 

It was revealed last week that hundreds of Hikvision cameras were being used by the government in the Department for Health and Department for Work and Pensions. 

This is despite Free Tibet’s Freedom of Information request that revealed the official Ministry of Defence Guidance warning not to install Hikvision equipment. 

The MoS also revealed that last week’s security panic at the Home Office was caused by a Dahua-made surveillance camera in the London HQ. 

Because of their connections to China, authorities in America fear that companies’ cameras technology could be a threat to national security. However, the chiefs at the companies strongly dispute this. 

The technology and cameras of both Dahua and Hikvision were used to repress the Muslim minority Uighurs in China. 

Alicia Kearns (Conservative MP) of China Research Group stated: ‘I have been calling upon the UK government for Hikvision/Dahua camera bans for several months – not just removing it from Government departments or local councils. 

“This is another example of why we need to urgently rip out this insidious tech from our country to safeguard our civil liberties. 

It is inexcusable that even a cent of taxpayers money should go to an arm Chinese state which actively aids genocide of Uighur people in Xinjiang. 

The Government presented its updated camera surveillance code to Parliament earlier this month, but did not include a clause prohibiting equipment purchases from companies involved in human rights violations. 

Fraser Sampson (England and Wales’s Biometric & Surveillance Camera Commissar) stated that Hikvision wanted to use a “fire and forget” approach and not take responsibility for the actions of their system once it’s been installed. 

Hikvision provides CCTV cameras for British schools, police, and government departments. 

Hikvision did not comment and Dahua declined to respond.