About Hikvision

Hikvision is the world’s leading provider of innovative video surveillance products and solutions. 

Hikvision now has more than 20,000 employees, over 9,300 of which are R&D engineers. The company annually invests 7-8% of its annual sales revenue to research and development for continued product innovation. Hikvision has established a complete, multi-level R&D system that includes every operation from research to design, development, testing, technical support, and service. Centered at its Hangzhou headquarters, the R&D teams operate globally, including R&D centers in Montreal, Canada and Silicon Valley, California in North America, as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan in China.

Hikvision technologies and verticals

Hikvision advances the core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing, and related data storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and deep learning.

Over the past several years, Hikvision deepened its knowledge and experience in meeting customer needs in various vertical markets, including public security, transportation, education, healthcare, financial institutions, and energy, as well as intelligent buildings. Accordingly, the company provides professional and customized solutions to meet diverse market requirements. In addition to the video surveillance industry, Hikvision extended its business to smart home tech, industrial automation, and automotive electronics industries — all based on video intelligence technology — to explore channels for sustaining long-term development. 

Hikvision's global footprint

Hikvision has established one of the most extensive marketing networks in the industry, comprising 33 overseas regional subsidiaries and 35 branches throughout Mainland China, ensuring quick responses to the needs of customers, users and partners. Hikvision products serve a diverse set of vertical markets covering more than 100 countries, such as the Philadelphia Recreation center in the USA, the safe city project in Seoul, South Korea, Dun Laoghaire Harbour in Ireland, Milan’s Malpensa Airport, and the Bank of India, to name just a few.

World’s largest supplier of CCTV & Video Surveillance

As the world's largest security manufacturer, Hikvision has been a pioneer in the video surveillance industry’s revolutions in digitalization, networking, and intelligence. According to an IHS report, Hikvision has topped the list as the world’s largest supplier of CCTV & Video Surveillance Equipment for six consecutive years (2011-2016), and retains the number one market share position in virtually all individual equipment categories, including network cameras, analog and HD CCTV cameras, DVR/NVRs, and video encoders. The company is also placed at the top of the rankings in A&S Magazine’s “Security 50” in 2016, following a rise to second place in 2015 from third place in 2014. 

Hikvision went public in May, 2010, and is listed on the SMEs Board at Shenzhen Stock Exchange. 

Hikvision news

Hikvision to showcase AI industry solutions and innovations at Intersec 2019

Hikvision, the global supplier of innovative security products and solutions, will be exhibiting its latest innovations at Intersec 2019, the largest security exhibition in the Middle East, January 20th – 22nd in Dubai, UAE. “As the largest and most prestigious security surveillance industry exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa Regions, Intersec is an event where Hikvision mobilises significant resources every year to engage with customers and partners,” says Binson...

Watching trends in real-time: SourceSecurity's top 10 click-worthy articles posted in 2018

Timely and important issues in the security marketplace dominated our list of most-clicked-upon articles in 2018. Looking back at the top articles of the year provides a decent summary of how our industry evolved this year, and even offers clues to where we’re headed in 2019. In the world of digital publishing, it’s easy to know what content resonates with the security market: Our readers tell us with their actions; i.e., where they click. Let’s look back at the Top 10 article...

(US) ONVIF holds 10th Annual Meeting to elect new committee members and recognise individuals from its technical committees

ONVIF, global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products held its annual membership meeting in early November this year, with an overview of important activities of 2018 and perspective on the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile T in 2018, an advancement which represents how ONVIF keeps pace with technological advancements that affect product development and interoperability between IP-based physical security products. Profile T for...

Hikvision case studies

Hikvision multi-site surveillance solution protects Gujarat Technical Education facility

VMS software and IP products from Hikvision, a supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, are now being used by the Government of Gujarat Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), to protect and administer education facilities and services across Western India. A government organisation that provides qualitative and higher level technical training for students from a diverse mix of financial and social backgrounds, the Directorate of Technical Education’s (DTE) goal...

Hikvision security cameras and advanced video tech installed at wild bar-headed goose hotspots in China

Hikvision, global provider of innovative security products and solutions, is partnering with Green River, a China-based NGO that promotes and organises environmental protection activities, in particular towards protecting the bar-headed goose, one of the highest-flying birds in the world. The Yangtze River source and Bender Lake in Western China is a natural high-altitude habitat for the wild bar-headed goose. Although this area is a “no-man’s land” at 4,700 meters above sea l...

Hikvision’s IP video surveillance system used to upgrade security at London’s Kew Gardens

Nestled on the banks of the river Thames, Kew Gardens in southwest London is home to the most diverse collection of living plants anywhere in the world. At 330 acres in size, it’s London’s largest UNESCO world heritage site, and has a history stretching back more than 250 years. The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, attracts more than 1.6 million visitors every year, coming to see the 30,000 different kinds of plants, and to visit the Herbarium, which has over seven million preserved pl...