Hikvision

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

Seeking clarity, the industry speaks up about the NDAA ‘blacklist’ provision

The devil is in the details. The broader implications of the U.S. Government ban on Chinese video surveillance manufacturers are being clarified in the federal rule-making process, and a public hearing in July gave the industry a chance to speak up about the impact of the law. Ban on equipment The hearing centered on Section 889 of Title VII of the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) for FY 2019, specifically paragraph (a)(1)(B). The paragraph "prohibits agencies from entering into a con...

Hikvision’s DeepinMind NVR uses Deep Learning technology to secure ATMs from thieves

ATMs have become a cornerstone of day-to-day life for millions, but they can also be vulnerable to attack. The global ATM Industry Association reported an increase of ATM crime of 12% for 2017. And attacks, of course, often involve ATM users, potentially injuring them and causing trauma. But since, by definition, ATMs are often situated outside buildings and used at all times of the day and night, securing them is a challenge - and banks are turning to more intelligent solutions. According to A...

Hikvision releases its year-over-year (YoY) growth report for the first half of 2019

Hikvision, the provider of innovative security products and solutions, reports a total operating revenue of RMB 23.92 billion for the first half of 2019, representing a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 14.60%. Net profits attributable to shareholders of the Company amounted to RMB 4.22 billion, a growth of 1.67% YoY. The Company also reported strong financial performance during the second quarter of 2019, with 21.46% growth YoY in total operating revenue and 14.98% growth YoY in net profits. Mai...

Hikvision case studies

Prama Hikvision’s security solutions safeguard Sanjivani Group of Institutes at Kopargoan, India

Prama Hikvision partnered with the Sanjivani Group of Institutes to offer latest surveillance and security solutions. For the first time that Artificial Intelligence was offered, and enabled face recognition terminals in India’s education sector. Sanjivani Group of Institutes situated at Kopargaon, Ahmednagar is a premier institute for Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing and Diploma in Ahmednagar District. Sanjivani took its names and inspiration from the famous epic of Ramayana where ‘S...

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...

AMG Systems and Juniper Networks partner on IP-based CCTV traffic monitoring system for Belfast’s main motorway

AMG Systems has been commissioned to help digitise the traffic monitoring system for newly-extended hard shoulder bus lanes on Belfast’s main motorways, to make it more efficient, secure and reliable. A new IP-based CCTV system was being installed as part of the extension project, so the underlying fibre network needed to be upgraded in order to handle the high-grade images being transmitted back to the city’s Traffic Information and Control Centre (TICC). The upgrade helps to enhanc...