With the launch of Hikvision's SMART SOLUTION 2.0, the world leader in Intelligent Video Surveillance technology is raising the bar for the entire CCTV industry with increased performance, functionality, usability and business productivity. SMART SOLUTION 2.0 includes enriched Smart features across its entire range of industry-leading IP cameras, Smart NVRs and video management software, together with tailored applications specially designed to meet the individual requirements of key vertical markets, including the retail, banking, hotel and industrial sectors.

"As the number of sites multiplies, client requirements and expectations vary more than ever, and IP is increasingly accepted as the de facto standard, a new generation of intelligent video systems is needed to address the critical requirements facing all CCTV systems", says Keen Yao, International Marketing Director of Hikvision. "SMART SOLUTION 2.0 recognises that users need help to differentiate the real threats from the background noise and ways to efficiently retrieve this information amid the explosion in stored data. SMART SOLUTION 2.0 also recognises that CCTV surveillance has made the jump from an assurance system to a key driver in many businesses and this convergence of security and productivity is set to accelerate."

A new generation of smart features

Hikvision's SMART IP cameras combined intelligence, efficiency, ease-of-use and high performance when they introduced Smart technologies such as Smart Codec, Smart Detection and Smart Control to modern video surveillance. Now, SMART SOLUTION 2.0 enriches the Smart features with Region Entry/Exit, Object Counting/Removal/Exit, Target Cropping and ANPR (automatic number plate recognition). Region Entry/Exit detects people, vehicles or other objects entering or exiting from a pre-defined virtual region, triggering an alarm which may also generate further actions. The 'Object' tracking features build upon this to allow users to define an area of interest and count objects entering or leaving, with objects including people and vehicles. In a further refinement, Object Left/Removal can detect and prompt an alarm if an object is left in or removed from a pre-defined region.

Rounding out the solution, the on-board ANPR analytics further help to detect and recognise a vehicle's license plate and send ANPR info to a Smart NVR or video management software for access management. It allows users to systematically manage videos and locate each individual vehicle in a given period of time, greatly accelerating post-event investigation.

Vast range of advanced IP cameras

From its inception, SMART IP has offered professionally-focused, high-performance cameras and NVRs. In line with the enriched Smart features, SMART SOLUTION 2.0 offers an exceptional range of advanced CCTV equipment to suit any application. As well as the original Smart IP and Smart PTZ ranges, the new cameras include Hikvision's DarkFighter and LightFighter series, the 6MP Ultra HD series, the 4K IP series, 8MP and 12MP real-time-video Smart IP cameras and the newly-launched 3MP WDR series. Each boasts the full SMART feature set, making it the industry's richest Smart product offering available.

Total solutions

Whether the project is large or small, SMART SOLUTION 2.0 offers a complete security platform for users to manage cameras, NVRs, alarm, access control and TV wall devices. For the small to middle-sized project, SMART SOLUTION 2.0 brings Smart IPC and Smart PTZ cameras together with their range of Smart NVRs, complete with Smart Detection, Smart Search, Smart Playback and Smart Backup. Larger projects can complement the Smart cameras with Hikvision's iVMS-5200 Professional software, which adds Smart Analytic features to the Smart Detection, Smart Search, Smart Playback and Smart Backup features found in the Smart NVRs.

Tailored for vertical applications

SMART SOLUTION 2.0 is a powerful business productivity tool, combining a smart platform that integrates the management of all security equipment with smart features and analytics. A number of specially tailored modules are available for key industry sectors, including Retail, Banking, Hotels and Hospitality. For example, the Smart Retail system includes POS Management, POS & Alarm Control, Heat Mapping Analytics, People Counting Analytics, Demographic Analytics, Multi-stores Management and Convention Rate Analytics to precisely monitor customer flow, preferences and employee performance, etc. A host of graphic reports is also generated to capture valuable business intelligence and improve management efficiency.

Smart 2.0 is not available in the North American market.

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