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

Artificial intelligence : transforming business security strategies

Artificial intelligence allows machines to do jobs previously done by people. When it comes to security and surveillance, this technology allows cameras and control room equipment to identify a wide range of threats automatically and in real time across hundreds or even thousands of cameras – allowing security teams to take immediate action to protect people and assets. AI technology and surveillance solutions Artificial Intelligence technology built into surveillance solutions help org...

Hikvision’s new business team to develop intelligent solutions for Fentanyl-related Substances Regulation

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd (“Hikvision”) has announced a new business team dedicated towards developing intelligent solutions for fentanyl-related substances regulation. This is a solid move to respond and contribute to the joint efforts between the governments of China and the U.S., together with the international community, to combat drug crimes and protect the public health and safety. Relying on Hikvision’s advanced video technology and big data analytic...

High-profile keynoters and new speakers included at ISC West 2019 conference

Keynote speakers will kick off ISC West Day 1 and Day 2. Keynote sessions are open to anyone, and ISC West organisers look for speakers with broad-based appeal, either from the government or related to security strategies, standards and measures. Timely and newsworthy topics are included as a means of educating attendees on the best way to protect their own facilities. On the first day of the exhibition, April 10 at 8:30 a.m., the Keynote Speaker will be William Bryan of the Department of Home...

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 secures Dundee aqua park with thermal video solution

Dundee’s rejuvenated waterfront has breathed new life into the city, and not far from the new V&A Museum building is Foxlake Dundee, an exciting new water sports facility. Taking advantage of the regenerated docks area, Foxlake Dundee offers cable wakeboarding – where boarders are propelled by an electric cable rather than a boat – paddle boarding and Scotland’s first urban Aqua Park. Hikvision thermal video solution Foxlake Dundee was the second Foxlake water park...

Hikvision safeguards Miniso retail stores with its enhanced surveillance solution and HikCentral platform

The retail industry is constantly looking to find new ways to be relevant in the ever-increasing shadow of online shopping. Researchers have predicted a 17.5 percent growth in the ecommerce share of global retail sales in 2021, rising from 13.7% in 2019. When designer brand Miniso opened new shops in Poland, they used Hikvision technology to give them the edge. The management team at Miniso had a number of specific questions they needed answers to in order to make the stores successful in the c...