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

Hikvision unveils enriched ColorVu offerings with 4K and varifocal options for enhanced night monitoring

Hikvision, the globally renowned IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, released new ColorVu offerings for more vivid 24/7 colourful imaging, and has first included 4K and varifocal cameras in the full-colour range. In video security, colour-related information is crucial to identifying details of events, especially at night and in dark settings. Conventional cameras with infrared lighting only provide black and white images for night monitoring. Hikvision ColorVu technology...

Hikvision unveils Traffic Violation Detection solution to help reduce road accidents and minimise traffic violations and congestion

Poor driving doesn’t just increase the risk of accident and injury – it also slows down traffic and increases delays for other motorists. To help local authorities to overcome these challenges, Hikvision has created its Traffic Violation Detection solution, which detects traffic and parking violations across the road network in real time and supports fast, automated incident responses and ticketing deterrents. High global cases of traffic accidents According to the World Health Or...

Vanderbilt announces the release of ACT enterprise 2.14 software providing integration with KONE

Vanderbilt, a provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announces the release of ACT Enterprise 2.14. ACT Enterprise is the company’s award-winning access control software that has a wealth of features and integrations. The latest additions in version 2.14 include extended integration with KONE and new video integration with Hanwha. The software has also added contact traceability reporting to its suite of tools. For instance, thanks to contact traceability reporting, users of ACT En...

Hikvision case studies

Hikvision provides an intelligent traffic management solution to the city of Chorzow to streamline their public transport

With traffic levels constantly rising, cities around the world are looking for ways to manage the sheer number of traffic on their roads. The city of Chorzow in southern Poland wanted to go a step further and provide information to streamline their public transport on the roads, as well as regular vehicles. They approached Sprint, a systems integrator in Poland, who delivered an intelligent traffic management solution using Hikvision technology. City municipal Board of Streets and Bridges in Ch...

Hikvision cameras secure logistics company Samskip with the help of Securitas Iceland

When you’re securing premises in Iceland, you need a reliable system that can cope with both plummeting temperatures and low-light levels. Hikvision cameras were used in such a solution – chosen by Securitas Iceland to secure a harbour for customer Samskip in Reykjavik. Global logistics company Samskip is one of the larger transport companies in Europe with offices in 24 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. They operate an extensive network of container...

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...