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Up until last year, Hikvision’s presence in Europe has been mainly using traditional distributor channels. This is now changing, with the company’s non-CCTV portfolio growing to include products to enhance security in other ways – from access control to intrusion detection.

Demand for complete security solutions

With the industry’s strongest R&D workforce, Hikvision uses its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to design and develop innovative CCTV and video surveillance products. More and more customers are asking for complete security solutions, and as a result the company started to explore other areas to apply this powerhouse of innovation and expertise. The company’s presence in its native Asia included non-CCTV products, so it was a logical step to enter the market in Europe too.

In May 2016, Hikvision acquired Pyronix, a UK-based intrusion alarm security company with a presence in the intruder alarm market both in the UK and worldwide. This added a whole new set of products ranging from PIRs, security control panels, and smart phone applications to the Non-CCTV portfolio. It also brought a wealth of experience in the non-CCTV market.

Seamless integration in one software

As Hikvision started to offer the new and growing product portfolio, it became clear that one strength was its ability to seamlessly integrate products, which came from its established expertise in video surveillance. This flexibility was enhanced with the introduction of the Hik-Connect mobile application which really allowed users to have full control of their solution, anywhere. Customers can now enjoy the benefits of integration of different platforms – CCTV, access control, intercoms and intrusion in one software, whether they are using Hikvision or Pyronix products.

Customers can now enjoy
the benefits of integration
of different platforms in
one software, whether
they are using Hikvision
or Pyronix products

The portfolio is going down very well with existing video surveillance customers, but interest is increasingly coming from other areas, such as vendors in the electrical market, and those in telecommunications and IT.

Customers are using Hikvision non-CCTV products in a wide variety of applications – from individual houses and residential complexes to commercial buildings and public buildings, like schools and government offices.

Hikvision growth for the future

“This is just the beginning. As the market expands and more companies merge, we will see more solution-oriented products emerging, including a maximisation of the use of smart phone apps benefitting from cloud architectures”, says Cenek Maly, Hikvision’s Channel Product Manager Non Video Products Europe. “Hikvision’s expansion into the access control, intercom, and intrusion product lines is bringing us to the next level, beside blue-chip companies like Honeywell. This also allows us to be more focused on services and revert to our traditional approach being considered as a hardware manufacturer.”

It is early days in this market for Hikvision in Europe, but, by using the company’s impressive innovation drive and its experience in the surveillance arena, it is set to enjoy healthy growth in the future.

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