Articles by Jeffrey He
There was significant growth in the video surveillance market in 2014 for Hikvision Hikvision 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: In 2014, we saw a great deal of economic growth in North America, and in correlation, significant growth in the video surveillance market. We’re observing a lot of greenfield projects as well as upgrades to existing security infrastructure across multiple vertical markets. Particularly we’ve seen a significant uptake in education, banking/finance, Safe Cities, retail, and transportation, among others. In terms of what was unexpected, we are seeing some companies move from mid/high tier solutions to offering lower tier solutions, i.e. the Bosch Advantage series and the Flir brand. With Hikvision’s product portfolio spanning across low, mid and high tiers, it opens potential for us to increase our presence in all market segments. While we have product offerings suitable to all levels, our initial focus was on providing complete end-to-end solutions for smaller systems (SMB). We are now positioning our Smart Series solutions for the mid-tier and project markets. Our Turbo HD is poised to be a winner in both markets since there is significant coaxial infrastructure in all verticals. Using HD-TVI technology, our Turbo HD product line allows for megapixel video over coax and extends the ROI of the existing infrastructure while providing the benefits of HD. Plug-and-play recorders further simplify the analog-to-digital migration with “tribrid” technology. We’re excited about this and about other new technologies like 4K and H.265, because of the benefits they’ll provide to our customers. We don’t extol the virtues of a particular technology simply for technology’s sake. Because it’s impossible to succeed in this industry if you’re out of touch with your customers, we have been working very closely with dealers and A&E firms to keep our finger on the pulse of what our customers need the most. As the competition tries to anticipate our next move, we go beyond expectations. Rising above ordinary is what we do best with our technology innovation and commitment to our customers; the market is clearly ripe for us to soar. See the full coverage of 2014/2015 Review and Forecast articles here
Despite any negativity you may hear, Hikvision is optimistic about their role in the U.S. market. “We demonstrate that we can be trusted, and that we should be trusted,” says Jeffrey He, Vice President, Hikvision, and President, Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada. “We have sound products and technology. Our mission in the security industry is to protect, not to harm. Otherwise why would we be in this industry?” Hikvision is committed to investing in the North American market, where there was ‘positive year-over-year growth’ in 2018 and ‘strong’ sales in Q1 this year, according to Eric Chen, General Manager of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada. HikCentral central management software The company’s U.S. focus is shifting from products to solution sales, with emphasis on ‘mid-market’ small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The largest verticals are retail and education, and there are emerging opportunities in the cannabis market. Launch of the HikCentral central management software (CMS) is a component of the company’s solution-sales approach. Launch of the HikCentral central management software is a component of the company’s solution-sales approachMr. He acknowledges the growth of ‘anti-China sentiment’ in the United States and other parts of the world, which he says will impact Hikvision’s operations globally. Specifically, in the U.S., ‘political’ elements impacting Hikvision’s business include ongoing tariffs and a trade war, Congressional calls for export controls and sanctions, and a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that bans use of Chinese video surveillance products in government applications. Specifying cybersecurity initiatives at ISC West In spite of it all, Hikvision’s message at the recent ISC West show was overwhelmingly positive, and the company also detailed cybersecurity initiatives they say put the Chinese company ahead of many competitors in the industry. Eric Chen came in as General Manager last year; he previously spent a decade working for Hikvision in China. Chen reports solid 18.8% year-over-year growth for Hikvision globally, totalling $7.4 billion last year. He notes the company saw 40% compounded growth between 2010 and 2018. Globally, there are 34,000 employees, 16,000 of whom are research and development (R&D) engineers. Hikvision’s expanding global footprint includes 46 international branches. There are three manufacturing facilities in China, in addition to one in India. HikRewards program for HDP customers At ISC West, Hikvision’s theme was ‘Focus on Your Success’, including introduction of the HikRewards program that provides rebates to HDP (Hikvision Dealer Partner) customers, their core dealer base. A new online Hikvision Knowledge Library for HDPs provides training and reference materials dealers can share with employees. A new tech centre, introduced in December, provides data sheets, product information, and support resources. There is also a North American R&D team headquartered in Montreal. At the industry’s largest U.S. trade show, Hikvision unveiled a brand-new booth with plenty of open space and video walls A customer satisfaction survey launched in March provided good feedback from customers. “They know who to call if they have a problem,” says Chen. “We want to focus on making customers successful.” The success theme also extends to Hikvision employees, who are featured in videos describing their jobs and enthusiasm for Hikvision. There are some 400 employees in the North American operation. At the industry’s largest U.S. trade show, Hikvision unveiled a brand-new booth with plenty of open space and video walls. Half of the booth was focussed on solutions, especially retail and education, and also gaming and commercial real estate. Security products displayed at ISC West A variety of devices, including access control, intercoms and cameras, are integrated using the HikCentral CMS systemProduct highlights at the ISC West booth included the 32-megapixel PanoVu multi-sensor dome camera, whose 180-degree panoramic image was displayed on a 65-inch monitor. A variety of devices, including access control, intercoms and cameras, are integrated using the HikCentral CMS system. Some products new to the North American market, including intercoms, turnstiles, emergency call stations, and under-vehicle inspection, were displayed. Hikvision’s deep learning products are moving into their second generation, including the ability to obscure private information on videos to comply with GDPR/privacy requirements (previewed at ISC West and released later in the year). Algorithm components of Hikvision’s DeepInMind artificial intelligence are being adapted into a platform called AcuSense for value-priced products, which can recognise a human or vehicle and help filter out false alarms. Also being adapted to products with lower price points are the ColorVu system that incorporates visible light LEDs to provide colour images at night, and DarkFighter low-light capabilities. Penetration testing of cameras and NVRs As a global manufacturer, Hikvision faces a high level of scrutiny about cybersecurity, which Mr. Chen says is “a good thing for us,” enabling them to highlight the steps they are taking to improve cybersecurity. Chuck Davis, Director of Cybersecurity, outlined specific milestones Hikvision has achieved in its quest to provide world-class cybersecurity. Chuck Davis, Director of Cybersecurity, outlined specific milestones Hikvision has achieved in its quest to provide world-class cybersecurity In September 2017, Hikvision began working with third parties (including Rapid7) for penetration testing (ethical hacking) of its cameras and recorders. That same month, Hikvision set up a Cybersecurity Hotline open to anyone with questions about cybersecurity, including white-hat hackers and researchers. Even before that, Hikvision had an open-door policy on cybersecurity and a program for patching and disclosing responsibility. In February of 2018, Hikvision released a 40-page Cybersecurity White Paper describing cybersecurity testing and processes built into the software development lifecycle. That same month, Hikvision launched an Opened Source Code Transparency Center and offered an open invitation to anyone wanting to inspect Hikvision’s source code and let them know of any vulnerabilities. FIPS 140-2 certification by NIST Hikvision has also become a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Numbering Authority (CNA), which ensures their patching and incident reporting programs have been reviewed by a CNA partnering company. Hikvision's encryption module (HIKSSL) received Level 1 FIPS 140-2 certification to be used in both IP cameras and NVRsIn August, Hikvision received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification, a U.S. government encryption standard created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Hikvision's encryption module (HIKSSL) received Level 1 FIPS 140-2 certification to be used in both IP cameras and NVR products. Davis said the FIPS 140-2 certification process began before the NDAA ban on use of Hikvision products in the U.S. government, and in any case is a standard that ensures a high level of encryption. “We wanted to make sure we had the same level of technology,” he says. “It was not to win over the government.” Making industry more cybersecure “We are really trying to have third parties test and certify our equipment,” adds Davis. “We are trying to be open and transparent. Education and awareness are key.” “We need the trust of customers in the security community,” says Mr. He. “No matter what, we have to follow the highest standards to offset the concerns and accusations.” In April 2018, Davis became a member of the Security Industry Association (SIA) Cybersecurity Advisory Board to help make the entire industry more cybersecure through education, awareness and standards. Hikvision has also joined the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST at first.org), a global cybersecurity incident response consortium that cooperatively handles computer security incidents and promotes incident prevention programs. Davis has presented Cybersecurity Road Shows in 22 cities in the United States and Canada, and also in Australia and New Zealand. The 90-minute presentations focus on education awareness around cybersecurity and seek to get attendees engaged and aware about cybersecurity in business and also in their homes.
Hikvision USA Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, has announced that its director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, has been appointed to the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Cybersecurity Advisory Board. The board is designed to guide SIA members in addressing potential cybersecurity threats, develop prescriptive guidance, and advocate for cybersecurity strategies and solutions for issues impacting the physical security industry. The board's leadership enables SIA to prepare its members for challenges related to the wider adoption of the Internet of Things and the use of secure networked devices for security. We believe collaborative efforts such as the SIA board are vital, and we applaud SIA's leadership on cybersecurity" Cybersecurity hotline “Effective cybersecurity defense requires an industry-wide effort, and the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board is one of the industry’s leading resources,” said Davis. “I'm honored to join the board and look forward to working with other board members on this critical issue.” “Hikvision North America's ongoing commitment to cybersecurity is reflected through a broad range of initiatives designed to keep property and assets safe, including growing our dedicated cybersecurity team, creating the industry’s first Source Code Transparency Center, and launching a cybersecurity hotline for our partners,” said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. “We believe collaborative efforts such as the SIA board are vital, and we applaud SIA's leadership on cybersecurity."
On the opening day of ISC West 2018, Hikvision USA Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and major supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, launched its ‘Achieve Extraordinary’ campaign, which highlights how Hikvision technology provides valuable operational information for end users, as well as security for people, property and assets. "Beyond security, Hikvision solutions provide important data and business intelligence for end users, which can enable greater commercial success and more efficient operations," said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvsion USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. “A tour of the Hikvision booth will provide visitors with numerous examples of how Hikvision security systems can provide data useful for loss prevention, patient care, inventory management and much more."A special EZVIZ Pro section features a dedicated line of connected home products for professional dealers, installers and systems integrators Deep learning to intelligent storage Hikvision has also released its 'Achieve Extraordinary' video, which artfully conveys how Hikvision technology enables our customers to see and perceive beyond human capabilities. The Hikvision booth has eight kiosks of solutions for critical infrastructure, retail, K12, assisted living, higher education, and healthcare, and featured technologies such as access control, intercom and TurboHD. The ‘Hall of Innovation’ area showcases sought-after products such as the DarkFighterX; Deep Learning NVRs and cameras; LPR Technology; Thermal Technology; Body Worn Cameras; Gaming solutions; Under Vehicle Screening System; Swing Barrier Turnstile with Facial Recognition Terminal; and Intelligent Storage. A special EZVIZ Pro section features a dedicated line of connected home products for professional dealers, installers and systems integrators.The DS-2TD4136-25 (50) has linkage between the thermal and optical views Three key products Among the broad range of Hikvision products at ISC West 2018 are the following three key products: Swing barrier turnstile with facial recognition terminal Deep learning facial recognition is added to access control with our Facial Recognition Terminal, providing an effective addition or replacement for physical credentials. Simple face capture and storage is used to create a database that is used to match to persons entering or exiting. Benefits include: customisable sizes and finishes, Smart features such as anti-tailgating, improved throughput, security, and 99-percent accuracy rating. PanoVu Mini + PTZ Series - DS-2PT3326IZ-DE, DS-2PT5326IZ-DE Part of the new PanoVu line which features panoramic products for retail, residential, commercial, gaming, assisted living, airports, stadiums, parking lots and more. It features a smaller footprint panoramic and PTZ camera suitable for indoor or outdoor applications, and ideal for health care, retail and education applications. New thermal + optical bi-spectrum PTZ A new fully equipped PTZ with smart tracking, panorama tracking, event tracking and multi-scene patrol tracking to provide end users with detailed information. The DS-2TD4136-25 (50) has linkage between the thermal and optical views, 36x zoom, 15 color palettes, 650-foot Smart IR and image enhancements. Designed for complete day and night surveillance and perimeter protection in large open spaces with no lighting, well suited for public parklands, petroleum refineries, ports, airports and construction sites. Visit Hikvision Booth # 18037 to see Hikvision’s enterprise-level solutions, future technology, participate in Thought Theater events, and to view the 'Achieve Extraordinary' video.
A surveillance system provided by Hikvision Canada Inc., a top provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and the supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, was installed by Hikvision integrator Off Grid Surveillance Platforms (OGSP) to secure a building during the remodeling process for Ajax Hyundai in Ontario, Canada. Hikvision posted a case study about the project on its website. OGSP specialises in surveillance systems that operate off the electrical grid, harnessing the sun to power video surveillance and live monitoring equipment. The installation provided 360-degree, panoramic surveillance that doubled as a theft deterrent, while giving the dealership the flexibility to zoom in for further detail Dome cameras and NVR installation OGSP installed four Hikvision DS-2CE4A220IW-AE 2MP Network PTZ Dome cameras atop a 24-foot base, and a Hikvision Embedded Plug & Play NVR (3 TB capacity) in a trailer on the site. The installation provided 360-degree, panoramic surveillance that doubled as a theft deterrent, while giving the dealership the flexibility to zoom in for further detail, scan recorded video for footage, and check in remotely from Hikvision’s iVMS app via a smartphone or tablet. Hikvision’s weatherproof cameras function in temperatures down to -30 degrees Celsius. The system can also be live monitored by central stations 24/7, where trespassers can be requested to leave through active bullhorns, and police can be immediately dispatched. Hikvision technology offers cost effective solutions that deliver the best image and video quality on the market" Cost-effective real-time monitoring solutions Cable theft at construction sites and hydro installations is a significant problem in Canada, and people can be harmed by live wires. "To counter this problem, prevent injuries and even death, and reduce construction site theft, we devised a more diverse system providing greater power with reliable, real-time monitoring, via third parties and superior area coverage," said Jeff Mcilveen, owner of OGSP. Sean Harris, general manager for Ajax Hyundai, said, "Hikvision technology offers cost effective solutions that deliver the best image and video quality on the market. The diverse features and quality of the cameras is unmatched." Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc., said the project highlights "our deep focus on partnering with our customers and helping them keep their customers’ assets and property safe and secure."
Hikvision USA Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, received the award for "Best Sales Support North America 2017" from ADI Global. "Hikvision strives to be the gold standard for service in the security marketplace," said Chris Zenaty, VP of sales for Hikvision North America. "Receiving ADI Global's 'Best Sales Support North America 2017' award is a particularly meaningful honor for us." Exemplary customer service and sales excellence Hikvision has invested heavily in field teams throughout North America. Staffed with experienced professionals, the teams work closely with distributor partners including ADI branch office personnel and ADI outside sales managers. “Dedication to customer service excellence throughout the sales process is one of our highest priorities at ADI,” said Marco Cardazzi, Vice President of Global Marketing for ADI. “Hikvision exemplifies that dedication to sales excellence, and we are proud to honour and celebrate their contributions and achievements.”Partnerships are the key to our success. We will continue to build positive momentum with ADI and all of our other partners in 2018" Hikvision-ADI partnership garnered several awards In the past, Hikvision has won several awards as a partner with ADI. These include: ADI Vendor of the Year Global 2016; ADI Vendor of the Year Canada 2015; and ADI Vendor of the Year US 2014. In 2017, Hikvision experienced significant growth and expanded its customer base in North America. "Partnerships are the key to our success. We will continue to build positive momentum with ADI and all of our other partners in 2018,” said Jeffrey He, President, Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. ADI’s 2018 Kickoff Expo and Vendor Symposium Hikvision received the award at the ADI Global Vendor Symposium, which took place at the ADI’s 2018 Kickoff Expo and Vendor Symposium in Orlando, Florida on January 11th. Each year, ADI recognizes key suppliers across North America for their support and contributions toward the growth and success of ADI. Vendors are evaluated based on field support, inside sales support, customer service, distribution management and support, new product introductions and training. This year the Vendor Symposium brought together more than 250 ADI managers, including branch managers, regional account sales managers, senior sales and marketing management, as well as key senior managers from Europe, United Kingdom and India.
Hikvision USA Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, worked with integrator Holmes Security Systems to provide a security system for ‘The Lodge’ at Operation INASMUCH Men’s Shelter in Fayetteville, N.C. A brand new transitional residence for homeless men, the Lodge helps visitors regain independence, offering job training and job search assistance, and a secure place to live and eat daily meals. Ray Helton comments on the rise in employment of homeless men “The cameras work so well,” said Ray Helton, executive director at the Lodge. “More than 50 previously homeless men have gotten jobs in the past five months, and 23 men have moved to a better place. Many are improving themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. These cameras have helped in many ways.” “Hikvision provided 14 surveillance cameras. Holmes Security Systems donated installation of the system, along with supplemental equipment. Giving back to the community is one of Holmes’s core values”, said Dave Foster, Holmes Security sales and marketing manager. “Our IT guys love Hikvision surveillance systems, especially the tech support, which is very good. That’s one of the big reasons we like Hikvision,” Foster added. Hikvision’s 3 MP outdoor network turret cameras Hikvision’s 3 MP Outdoor Network Turret Cameras (Model # DS-2CD2332-I) were chosen for their high resolution, 2048 x 1536 imaging. Hikvision’s 21-Inch Monitor (Model # DS-D5021FC) provides sharp, clear imaging for security personnel. “Hikvision considers it a privilege to join product and service providers who, together, assisted the INASMUCH operation in establishing a strong video surveillance system,” said Jeffery He, president of Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. “Hearing reports of how a secure environment has helped men begin to successfully move back to personal independence reinforces Hikvision’s commitment to supporting local communities, while providing high-value, reliable, and innovative security systems.”
Hikvision USA Inc., global provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and renowned manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, worked with integrator Holmes Security Systems to provide a security system for ‘The Lodge’ at Operation INASMUCH Men’s Shelter in Fayetteville, N.C. Hikvision video security system A brand new transitional residence for homeless men, the Lodge helps visitors regain independence, offering job training and job search assistance, and a secure place to live and eat daily meals. “The cameras work so well,” said Ray Helton, executive director at the Lodge. “More than 50 previously homeless men have gotten jobs in the past five months, and 23 men have moved to a better place. Many are improving themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. These cameras have helped in many ways.” Outdoor Network Turret cameras Hikvision’s 3 MP Outdoor Network Turret Cameras (Model # DS-2CD2332-I) were chosen for their high resolution, 2048 x 1536 imaging Hikvision provided 14 surveillance cameras. Holmes Security Systems donated installation of the system, along with supplemental equipment. Giving back to the community is one of Holmes’s core values, said Dave Foster, Holmes Security sales and marketing manager. “Our IT guys love Hikvision surveillance systems, especially the tech support, which is very good. That’s one of the big reasons we like Hikvision,” Foster added. Hikvision’s 3 MP Outdoor Network Turret Cameras (Model # DS-2CD2332-I) were chosen for their high resolution, 2048 x 1536 imaging. Hikvision’s 21-Inch Monitor (Model # DS-D5021FC) provides sharp, clear imaging for security personnel. “Hikvision considers it a privilege to join product and service providers who, together, assisted the INASMUCH operation in establishing a strong video surveillance system,” said Jeffery He, president of Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. “Hearing reports of how a secure environment has helped men begin to successfully move back to personal independence reinforces Hikvision’s commitment to supporting local communities, while providing high-value, reliable, and innovative security systems.”
Hikvision USA Inc., a North American provider of video surveillance products and solutions, has announced the launch of a cybersecurity hotline that Hikvision integrators, clients and technology partners can call for direct support related to cybersecurity concerns. Hikvision encourages its partners to update all equipment to the latest available firmware. “Updating firmware is an effective way to safeguard equipment from cyberattacks and eliminate known vulnerabilities. Firmware updates are available on the Hikvision website,” said Chuck Davis, Hikvision Director of Cybersecurity for North America. Meeting best practice standards Partners can reach the Hikvision cybersecurity hotline directly by calling 626-723-2100, or by dialling the general technical support line at 866-200-6690, and pressing “5.” Cybersecurity support can also be provided via email at email@example.com. Hikvision takes cybersecurity concerns with the utmost seriousness and takes diligent action to ensure that its products meet the standards of the security industry’s best practices. “Cybersecurity is Hikvision’s top priority,” said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. “Innovation and R&D are integral parts of our technology development, and continuous improvements to our cybersecurity support with this hotline solidify our commitment to secure our products even further.”
Hikvision USA Inc., the North American provider of video surveillance products and solutions, announced that Chuck Davis has been named director of cybersecurity for Hikvision North America. Extensive cybersecurity experience With more than 20 years’ experience building world-class cybersecurity programmes for large enterprise organisations, Davis comes to Hikvision from IBM, where he worked as an executive security architect. He designed and managed the global malware defence and vulnerability management programmes at IBM and was a thought leader and architect of IBM’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). From 2011 to 2015, Davis worked for The Hershey Company as manager of global cyber defense, building and managing the company’s comprehensive cyberdefense programme. Davis, together with Hikvision Security Lab at Hikvision headquarters, will lead the cybersecurity programme for Hikvision North America, overseeing all internal and external cybersecurity initiatives and programmes in the region. Cybersecurity at Hikvision USA “Hiring Chuck Davis is an important milestone for Hikvision North America,” said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc., and Hikvision Canada Inc. “As the largest video surveillance provider in the world, we have a responsibility to also be a leader in cybersecurity defence. We’ve made significant investment in the Hikvision cybersecurity programme over the past few years. We’re continuing to step up our efforts.” We will continuously be working to fine tune the Hikvision processes in North America to minimise the potential for vulnerabilities" Davis said his short-term goal is to “build up a better interface and relationships with security researchers, lead the initiative to work with ethical hackers, and examine cybersecurity certification needs for our products and our vertical markets.” Education and outreach are of paramount importance in an effective cybersecurity programme, Davis said. “We’ll be extending our efforts to work with our partners on cybersecurity best practices,” he said. Davis said he believes manufacturers should secure products against known vulnerabilities, and “they should have a robust programme in place to learn of new vulnerabilities and to react to the discovery of a new vulnerabilities. We will continuously be working to fine tune the Hikvision processes in North America to minimise the potential for vulnerabilities, and also to react, respond and communicate with our customers as quickly and as effectively as possible.” Designing cybersecurity solutions A technologist, Davis holds seven US Patents, three Patents-Pending, 10 invention disclosures, and he has also co-authored two books. He holds numerous certifications, including the CISSP-ISSAP, he is an ISSA senior member, former member of the board, and he also held the position of ISSA Chapter president. In addition, Davis is an honorary council governing board member for the EC-Council, the governing body of the Certified Ethical Hacker Certification. Davis has architected, designed and deployed many solutions including, Data Loss Prevention, Network Access Control, Malware Defense, Computer Forensics, Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention (IDS/IPS), two-factor authentication, and secure, crown jewel source code development. In addition to his work as a cybersecurity professional, Davis is an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of Denver, teaching master’s degree courses in Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics.
Hikvision USA Inc., the North American leader in award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, is pleased to announce it received the Koorsen Fire & Security Circle of Excellence Award. Koorsen Fire & Security, an Indianapolis-based integrator established in 1946, annually grants this award to a partner that exhibits exemplary performance in supporting its business. “Koorsen evaluates partners on sales and product support, product quality and/or a notable event where the recipient helped Koorsen better serve its customers. In the 2016 calendar year, Hikvision was no less than extraordinary in their commitment to Koorsen Fire & Security and its customers,” said Bryan Smith, director of the security business at Koorsen. “This is evident in continued sales support through touring our branches, making last-minute sales calls with customers, and assisting with engineering of systems.” Commendable performance Smith said Hikvision has always approached technical and product support with the utmost urgency and dedication to service. And, Koorsen customers have commended the performance of Hikvision security systems. “The Koorsen Circle of Excellence Award is an honor for our company and speaks to the solid effort on the part of our regional sales team,” said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. “As the leading manufacturer in our industry, we always strive to deliver excellence in customer service and support.”
Hikvision USA Inc., the North American provider of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is pleased to announce that Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. director of marketing Alex Asnovich has been named one of the “World’s Most Influential CMOs 2017” by Forbes Magazine. Forbes World’s Most Influential CMOs 2017 “With The World’s Most Influential CMOs 2017 report, we present a distinguished selection of the upper echelon, along with an instructive look at what brought them there,” the Forbes report, released June 22, says. The report names 50 CMOs (chief marketing officers). Asnovich is # 40 in the list, which includes top global companies such as HP Inc., Apple, GE, Twitter, Samsung Electronics America, Ford, Airbnb, Mastercard, and Cisco. “As CMOs increasingly assume responsibility for driving not just brand but business growth, they have an unprecedented opportunity to affect revenue and customer experience,” the report says. Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc., said this is a “well-deserved credit for Alex and a distinct recognition for Hikvision North America.” He said it is Hikvision’s goal to “strive for excellence as the leading security manufacturer in the North American market. Under Alex’s leadership, Hikvision’s North American multifaceted marketing and communications efforts have and will continue to be integral to our success.” Previous experience Since early 2014, Alex Asnovich has led strategic marketing efforts for Hikvision in North America, promoting brand recognition and building the company’s thought leadership position. Prior to joining the Chinese video surveillance manufacturer, Asnovich held leadership positions at Proximex (a Tyco company), Xtralis, and Nokia. “I am truly humbled and appreciative of the recognition by Forbes,” said Asnovich. “I am particularly thankful to Hikvision for supporting our innovative marketing and brand elevation ideas that could translate into this honourable acknowledgement. I am committed and thrilled to continue to grow the Hikvision brand and thought leadership position even further.”
Hikvision, a supplier of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, announces its DS-2TD4035D-25 Bi-Spectrum Thermal PTZ Camera System has been named the 2017 ESX Innovation Award winner in the video surveillance category. DS-2TD4035D-25 Bi-Spectrum Thermal PTZ Camera System "The ESX Innovation Awards recognise innovative technology and excellence in the industry—and identify next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunity for growth and relevance in servicing the marketplace," said ESX chairman George De Marco. Hikvision and the other ESX Innovation Award winners were chosen by a panel of security industry professionals who judged the products based on features and functions; innovation; end-user experience; ability to solve a problem; revenue growth potential; impact on company value and efficiencies; and compliance with regulations. Hikvision’s award-winning camera will be featured in the ESX 2017 Innovation Awards Showcase. The ESX security show will take place June 13-16 in Nashville, Tenn. ESX TechVision Challenge As an Innovation Award winner, the Hikvision camera will also compete in the ESX TechVision Challenge, a live Shark Tank-style competition, judged by industry experts, which will be held on June 13 at ESX 2017. David Stanfield, Hikvision product manager, Solutions Products, will represent Hikvision at the event. The winner of this challenge will be crowned Best of Show on June 14. "We want to thank the ESX panel of industry experts for recognising Hikvision with this prestigious award,” said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc., and Hikvision Canada Inc. “We think the DS-2TD4035D-25 Bi-Spectrum Thermal PTZ Camera System is a perfect example of Hikvision’s commitment to our integrator partners who need high-end enterprise-level products that meet the most demanding requirements.” DS-2TD4035 features The DS-2TD4035 Series Network Bi-Spectrum Thermal/Optical PTZ Camera Systems feature a high performance 384x288 thermal imaging camera, with 25mm or 50mm lens option, combined with a 2MP CMOS true Day/Night camera with 30x zoom lens and 150-meter infrared illumination to improve the lowlight performance of the CMOS sensor. These systems’ advanced analytics include: line cross; intrusion detection; region entrance/exit; temperature-exception alarms and fire detection. The true power of these systems is the Smart Tracking feature that uses the thermal sensor to capture targets in any lighting condition, while the visible light camera zooms to provide additional information that the thermal sensor cannot provide, and it’s all in one easy-to-install package. Visit Hikvision Booth #325 at the ESX show in Nashville, Tenn. to see Hikvision’s enterprise-level video surveillance solutions.
A security system provided by Hikvision, a provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, will help increase security at the iconic Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, Florida. Holocaust Memorial Founded 27 years ago by a group of community leaders, Holocaust survivors and the children of survivors, the Memorial is sited on two acres and features a series of open-air rooms. Volunteers, including Holocaust survivors, lead tours of the Memorial’s exhibits and participate in other educational programmes open to the public. The Memorial hosts more than 130,000 visitors every year, including thousands of schoolchildren and people from around the world. Professionals and volunteers work to educate visitors about the time before and during the Holocaust. The Memorial also provides a place for people to reflect and explore how they feel about what they are seeing, to think about their role as citizens and their relationship with other people, and to discuss anti-Semitism and intolerance. Replacing outdated security system Security is challenging in any open-air venue, and the Memorial’s previous analogue security system was ”extremely outdated,” according to Brenda Moxley, director of community security for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Moxley is the retired FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Miami Division, whose background includes counter-terrorism. Hired by Federation to provide security consultation to 120 Jewish organisations in the Miami-Dade area, Moxley is working to improve critical security infrastructure, crisis management and education. Coordinated and integrated security The Hikvision security camera system will provide much-needed security improvements at the memorial and enable Moxley to implement a coordinated and integrated security plan. Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc., and Hikvision Canada Inc., said Hikvision is pleased to work with Moxley and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. He noted that China has an important historic connection with the Jewish people. “Shanghai, a city one hour away from Hikvision headquarters in Hangzhou, China provided a safe haven for Jewish refugees during the Holocaust,” he said. More than 25,000 Jews came to Shanghai between the years 1937 and 1941. Jeffrey He added: “Safeguarding people and protecting property is why Hikvision is in the security business.”
Integrators will benefit from easy-to-install cloud-based security system with extra cybersecurity measures Hikvision USA Inc., the North American provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, and Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., the cloud-based video surveillance provider, announces a technology partnership to deliver customers a seamless and cybersecure cloud video surveillance solution. Benefits of integration Hikvision and Eagle Eye are expanding an established business relationship with its new technology partnership. It will enable a deeper bi-directional integration between Hikvision’s world class products and Eagle Eye’s purpose-built cloud platform, which will have significant, direct benefits for systems integrators. Those benefits include ease of installation and even more extensive technical support. Integrators and their end user customers will also reap the benefits associated with cloud platforms: lower up-front costs, flexibility, scalability, cyber-secure remote management and flexible on-premise cloud storage. “We are pleased to be working with a partner so clearly focused on cybersecurity and ease of use for our integrator partners,” said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc. “Eagle Eye’s Cloud Security Camera VMS provides businesses with a true cloud solution that is cyber-secured with multiple levels of encryption and advanced security features." Camera Cyber Lockdown Those features include Eagle Eye’s recently announced Camera Cyber Lockdown, which blocks cameras from communicating with the Internet, blocks attacks from reaching cameras, and will not allow any Trojans ex-filtration. The feature greatly increases the security of video surveillance systems, reduces risk, and reduces camera maintenance. While the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS works with hundreds of manufacturers’ cameras, the Hikvision partnership is particularly valuable for customers who don’t have in-house IT resources. The combined Hikvision/Eagle Eye technology is particularly well suited to multi-site enterprises with small camera counts at each site, including retail, banking, and quick serve restaurants. "Hikvision’s leadership team has been exemplary to work with for making a great customer solution" Great customer solution Eagle Eye Network’s CEO Dean Drako stated “Hikvision’s leadership team has been exemplary to work with for making a great customer solution. They really understand the benefits of solving installation and cyber problems in a way that makes it easier for the customer. Hikvision's global presence aligns with Eagle Eye's global data centre investment." Eagle Eye Networks’ global footprint of data centres enables its customers to easily deploy surveillance video systems at their sites around the world while maintaining consistency and cybersecurity. Hikvision will exhibit its enterprise-level security solutions at ISC West, Booth 18037, in Las Vegas, April 5-7, 2017. Eagle Eye Networks will be exhibiting in Booth 23109.
New website designed to help serve Canada’s French-speaking population Hikvision Canada Inc. launches a French language website to better serve its growing customer base in French-speaking Canada and to continually expand its footprint in the North American security market. The French website complements the Hikvision Canada website, which was launched in August 2016. Adapting security offerings to the market Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision Canada Inc., and Hikvision USA Inc., said Canada is a key element of Hikvision’s strategic growth plan. He noted that Quebec is Canada’s second-most populated province, and because of its French-speaking citizens, Quebec represents an important and distinct market in Canada. The new website will help explain Hikvision products in French, and will help Hikvision adapt security offerings to this market. “Under the leadership of Lorne Terry, our sales director in Canada, we have an outstanding team of sales, marketing, technical and engineering talent in place across Canada. Many of our employees are bilingual, and we have plans to further expand the team this year,” He said. “We also announced last week that we’ll be enhancing our services to all North American customers, especially our enterprise partners, with the establishment this year of the Hikvision R&D Centre here in Montreal.” Closer ties with Montreal business sector Hikvision has made significant investment and enjoyed rapid expansion in Canada. “With its headquarters in Montreal, Hikvision Canada is already an important participant in the economic development of the region,” said Lorne Terry, sales director for Hikvision Canada. “The new French website will enable Hikvision Canada to foster even closer ties with the Montreal business sector.” Hikvision Canada’s 4K Tech Tour will visit several cities in the next few weeks. Hikvision will also exhibit its enterprise-level solutions on April 26 at Security Canada East at Booth 202 at the Sheraton Laval, in Laval, Quebec. In the US, Hikvision will exhibit at Booth 18037 at the ISC West Show in Las Vegas, April 5-7, 2017.
The investments underscore Hikvision’s commitment to North American integrator partners Hikvision USA Inc., and Hikvision Canada Inc., the North American providers of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, announces that Hikvision plans to establish an R&D Centre in Montreal and a Research Institute in California’s Silicon Valley. Hikvision R&D glocalisation “These two major investments underscore Hikvision’s R&D ‘glocalisation’ (being global thinking local) strategy and the commitment to providing innovative, cutting-edge technology products tailored to the needs of our worldwide partners and customers,” Yangzhong Hu, CEO of Hikvision said. Expected to open in 2017, the Montreal Hikvision R&D Centre and will focus on engineering development. The Silicon Valley Hikvision Research Institute will focus on broad technology research. Ideal location for new ventures Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA Inc., and Hikvision Canada Inc., called Montreal the “ideal location for the new R&D Centre,” lauding the city’s “excellent talent pool and business-friendly environment.” The headquarters for Hikvision Canada is also located in Montreal. Likewise, He said, the high-tech hub of Silicon Valley is the logical location for the Hikvision Research Institute. Hikvision is well established in the SMB market in North America. In the past couple of years, the company has focused on expanding into the enterprise market, putting in place a national enterprise solutions team with knowledgeable engineering, technical, and sales support in regions across the US and Canada. Enhancing innovation on global scale “The new R&D team will augment the services provided by the national enterprise solutions team,” Eagle Ying, director of technology for Hikvision USA Inc., said. “Hikvision appreciates that solution requirements are different from region to region. The new Hikvision R&D team will be dedicated to furthering Hikvision innovation on the global scale.” Based in Hangzhou, China, Hikvision has more than 8,000 R&D engineers, one of the largest in the video surveillance industry, and it dedicates about 7 to 8 percent of its revenues to R&D. The North American R&D Centre and Research Institute will be the first established outside of China. Hikvision will exhibit its enterprise-level security solutions at ISC West, Booth 18037, in Las Vegas, April 5-7, 2017.
The days when Chinese video surveillance products were associated with lower quality are mostly gone now. Certainly, it’s easy enough to test the quality and functionality of any Chinese-made product in a shootout against products made anywhere in the world. In that sense, the quality of Chinese goods is no longer an obstacle for security customers: Their ability to judge quality for themselves eliminates any dependence on previously held opinions. But what about other preconceived ideas and opinions about products made in China? Such concerns range from who owns the companies to concerns about cybersecurity. Hikvision is the largest Chinese company participating in the video surveillance market (and the largest company of any nationality). Their ascendance in the U.S. market in the last couple of years has been remarkable. Even so, questions and concerns linger surrounding the fact that they are a Chinese company. Are the concerns legitimate or ill-informed? We presented some of these questions to Jeffrey He, President of Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc., who agreed to present the company’s perspective. SourceSecurity.com: We often hear that Hikvision is owned by the Chinese government. What exactly is the nature of that relationship? Jeffrey He: First, I think we can all agree that it is no longer the case that only lower quality products come from China. Today we see a wide variety of products coming from China that not only meet but actually exceed Western expectations for quality and value. Hikvision is a perfect example of a Chinese-based, yet publically traded, company that provides such products, which certainly helps our ascendance in the market. In terms of your question regarding the Hikvision’s ownership structure, I appreciate this question and value the opportunity to address any rumours out there. The company’s ownership is composed of a diverse set of private and public entities. Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. are wholly owned by Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd., 42% of which is owned by state-owned-enterprises (SOE), with the remaining stock owned by a combination of general public stockholders and venture capital investors, including 18% from private equity in Hong Kong. Like many companies across the globe, Hikvision does benefit from a certain amount of investment from the government. However, equating a company partially owned by SOEs with the government itself is simply incorrect and misleading. There are two state-owned enterprises that own 42% of the company, with other people and venture capital investors owning the rest, including private equity in Hong Kong. Then in the open stock market there are shareholders all over the place. Some of the shareholders are foreign investors, as well. SourceSecurity.com: Hikvision has in the past been associated with questions (and incidents) of cybersecurity of their cameras. How has Hikvision addressed those incidents and concerns? Are the products “safe” now? What about other common cybersecurity concerns of IP cameras? Jeffrey He: The security of our products is of the utmost importance to us, and we have both internal and external teams in place that conduct ongoing testing for cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Our proprietary Network and Information Security Lab upholds the highest level of internal process control, security management, and independent auditing. It’s true that some of our products have suffered cyber-attacks. In the past two years our products have been affected by several cyber-attacks. During a recent webinar we did with the Electronic Security Association (ESA), we went into each of them in detail. If vulnerability is found, we react swiftly to resolve it and notify our customers. Most of the time this means creating new firmware and releasing it to the public, which in most cases we were able to accomplish in a matter of days. These attacks not only affected Hikvision products but also impacted other manufacturers as well. Being the world’s largest IP video surveillance manufacturer, we become a natural target. In comparison, some of the world’s largest software manufacturers issue new security updates almost weekly to address threats to their products. We live in a very connected world, and unfortunately this world comes with risks. No network product on the market – whether Hikvision or otherwise – can ever officially be declared “safe,” since new cyber-threats are constantly emerging. We continually monitor for new threats and mitigate any risks should they occur. SourceSecurity.com: One idea floating around the industry is that Chinese surveillance products might have a “backdoor” to allow access to video by the Chinese government or other third party. Is there any credence to the notion that Chinese surveillance products have a backdoor? What can you tell your North American customers about the security of Hikvision equipment? Jeffrey He: There have been some misguided accusations targeting Hikvision’s public and industry image, sometimes seeking to create controversy where none exists. Over the past 15 years, Hikvision has built strong and valuable relationships with security industry stakeholders around the globe. In North America, we have made it our responsibility to not only provide outstanding video surveillance products and solutions but also to build our partnerships based upon trust. These questions are geared in general not just to Hikvision but to many Chinese manufacturers, and none of these accusations have been proven to be true. These accusations are baseless. The Cold War was officially over when the Berlin Wall came down, but I’m seeing that, in the minds of some, it never ended. We all would be better served if, instead of living in the past, we would look towards the future and the realities of world changes and technology changing along with it. People living in the past or pursuing their own agendas are not discussing the real threats of terrorism. Instead, they are going after the very manufacturers providing the solutions to fight criminal and terrorist activities. We continue to take steps to improve our products, including having them tested by leading third-party cybersecurity firms in the United States to minimise any potential security risks. So far, we have seen no evidence to suggest any “backdoor” access to our products by a government or a law enforcement agency anywhere in the world. And as you know, we are using SourceSecurity.com’s recent Technology Report on Cybersecurity and IP Video Systems to further educate our customers and end-users. SourceSecurity.com: How did the company perform overall in 2015? Are you really taking over the video surveillance market (as we often hear)? Jeffrey He: Hikvision had worldwide sales revenue of US $3.88 Billion in 2015, with a growth rate of 47%. Given the size of our company, we did quite well. In North America we will continue to grow because of the right proposition set, including our versatile, innovative product suite, service, and customer support and our North America-based talent base. We are not taking over the market. Rather, we are part of the healthy competition one sees in the video surveillance market today. There will always be new innovations, and somebody will naturally take the lead because of type and quality of technology they can provide to the market. There are market participants that used to be leaders, but things change, due to many factors, including the effect of lack of innovation. Innovation is the key factor, not pricing. Pricing can only go so far before it becomes irrelevant. SourceSecurity.com: How is Hikvision addressing competition, both from other established manufacturers and new entrants to the video surveillance market? Jeffrey He: Healthy competition is really the driving force for innovation: delivering value to integrators and end-users. This is true not only of video surveillance but of any industry. North America is dramatically different as a competitive landscape versus Asia or Europe. Just a few years ago the Chinese security market was dominated by foreign brands. Talking from personal experience, I worked for a company that sold billions of dollars’ worth of equipment and services to China. However, as the technology changes, so do the value expectations in the market. Hikvision was able to drive its success with significant investment in R&D and service delivery. We were able to fulfill the value expectations for video surveillance products and solutions in the marketplace. I do want to mention that despite some accusations of protectionism that we sometimes hear, even today there are two foreign brands that dominate the intrusion market in China and probably hold the major market share there. The truth of the matter is that competition is what truly drives innovation, which creates additional value for the customers. One clear example of technology innovation is the 4K standard. With our 4K products we are trying to deliver value to the market. Without any competition, the industry would still be at 4 CIF. Out of this drive to compete comes a technology that has widespread benefits in the marketplace today and will at one point be the standard. SourceSecurity.com: We understand Hikvision has been involved in some significant tenders in China. Can you tell us more about it? Jeffrey He: We do engage in commercial tenders in China and around the globe. As a part of tender process, end-users or an organization ordering equipment or services decide on the aspects for selecting the winner. As the Chinese economy grew in the past 15 years, the security industry also expanded. Looking at the industry reports and analytics, the Chinese security market is even larger than it is in the US. This certainly allowed Hikvision to grow in the security segment, and the company observed significant growth. As the company continues to strengthen its position as a security products and solutions provider, the opportunities for tenders increase as well. Because of our success in technology innovation and our investment in R&D, we hope for even more success in winning these tenders in the future. SourceSecurity.com: There have been claims that Hikvision is being subsidised by the Chinese government. Do you care to comment on that? Jeffrey He: This is simply not accurate. We are a commercial enterprise competing with international and domestic companies in every aspect. In every government project there are commonly policies and regulations managing the costs of projects; it is clear that the pricing of those tenders is extremely competitive. Considering that, it is hard to imagine a government subsidizing a company under these conditions; it’s quite illogical to suggest that we are being subsidised by the Chinese government. There are many factors being taken into consideration during the selection process for projects in this industry. We became a market leader organically, because of our technology and customer service, not because of government subsidies. When questions like these are raised, I can’t think of anything but the naive nature and potentially misguided principles behind them. Having said that, I’m confident the company will persevere by continuing to offer outstanding value to our customers and partners. 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The award recognises camera as top performer in category of video surveillance cameras HD (megapixel) Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier in state-of-the-art CCTV and IP video surveillance products, is thrilled to announce that its Ultra HD 4K Smart IR PTZ camera has received a New Product Showcase award. One of the highest accolades handed out by the Security Industry Association (SIA), this award recognises the camera as the top performer in the category of video surveillance cameras HD (Megapixel). Since 1979, the New Product Showcase has honoured innovative products and solutions in the physical security industry. Technologies showcased through this programme are used in the protection of life and property in a variety of settings and span several product and service categories. The awards are presented annually at the ISC West trade show in Las Vegas. Benefits of Hikvision Ultra HD 4K Smart IR PTZ camera Hikvision’s winning entry, the Ultra HD 4K Smart IR PTZ (DS-2DF8836IV-AELW) provides an array of benefits including Ultra HD 4K image detail in real time (30fps), true WDR, 36x optical zoom lens, IP66 and IK10 protection ratings, and an IR range of 650 feet. VCA capabilities, Region of Interest (ROI) encoding, and Smart Tracking allow for more efficient video surveillance, making this camera as useful as it is cutting edge. "Video surveillance categories are always very competitive at SIA’s New Product Showcase, particularly as video surveillance is such a large and significant part of the security industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “As such, Hikvision's achievement in winning the Video Surveillance Cameras HD (Megapixel) Award at ISC West 2016 is a tremendous accomplishment. I congratulate Hikvision on their award and their impressive camera." Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada president Jeffrey He commented on Hikvision’s expertise in high-end products and solutions. “This camera represents some of the finest work of Hikvision’s R&D team and demonstrates our ability to provide the high performing, innovative technology that is required for enterprise-level projects. The need for such products is great, and as Hikvision continues to grow in North America, and we rise to meet the requirements of the enterprise market.” Hikvision at ISC West The Ultra HD 4K Smart IR PTZ is visible in Hikvision’s booth at ISC West, #14059, through the end of the show on April 8.
Hikvision is presenting “Cybersecurity and Video Surveillance: Why Now and Who Is Responsible” at SIA sponsored Connected Security Expo Hikvision USA, the North American leader in innovative, award-winning CCTV and IP video surveillance products, is an honoured recipient of a Milestone Award from the Security Industry Association (SIA). This award recognises Hikvision’s contributions to the security industry as a five-year member of SIA. Founded in 1969, SIA was created by large security companies who foresaw the need to support and manage interoperable industry standards, advocate on behalf of the security industry before government institutions, and offer education and training opportunities. SIA also provides platforms for manufacturers, integrators, practitioners and others to network and form business relationships. Hikvision’s dedication to the values fostered by SIA, and its five-year membership in the organisation, served as the basis for the Milestone Award. Strong security industry associations boost growth “SIA has been instrumental in the success of the security industry in North America, and it has been an honour for Hikvision to serve as a member for these past five years,” stated Jeffrey He, President of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada. “The incredible growth that Hikvision has experienced in the United States and Canada is due in part to our strong partnerships with industry associations, allowing us to be an active participant in the future of security.” The Milestone Award was presented on April 5 at The Advance, an annual membership meeting and networking opportunity during ISC West, the SIA-sponsored trade show produced by ISC Events. With over 1,000 vendors present, the 2016 show in Las Vegas from April 6-8 is shaping up to be the largest ISC West in history. Hikvision has the distinction of being one of the largest exhibitors. The Connected Security Expo covers network security topics The Connected Security Expo, a special three-day event in conjunction with ISC West, will educate visitors on various topics pertaining to network security. Hikvision is presenting “Cybersecurity and Video Surveillance: Why Now and Who Is Responsible” on the Innovation Stage at 2 p.m. on April 6. “SIA deeply appreciates the thought leadership provided by Hikvision in forums like ISC West, which is representative of the tremendous contributions Hikvision makes to SIA and the security industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We congratulate Hikvision on its five-year milestone, and we look forward to collaborating with the company on a wide range of initiatives for many years to come.” To learn more about Hikvision’s video surveillance products and solutions, visit their booth at ISC West, #14059.
Hikvision IP video surveillance system incorporates VCA as well as 360-degree fisheye technology to boost employee accountability Hikvision USA, the North American leader in innovative, award-winning IP video surveillance and CCTV products, has provided a state-of-the art surveillance solution to Colorado’s Greenwood Village Police Department for use in its crime lab. This solution, which incorporates Video Content Analysis (VCA) as well as 360° fisheye technology, allows the Greenwood Village police to protect forensic evidence from external threats as well as improve employee accountability and monitor departmental procedure. The Greenwood Village Police Department’s crime lab is a vital facility inside which evidence from crime scenes is stored, including firearms, narcotics, and cash. The primary goals for the video surveillance solution were to integrate VCA into the critical areas of the crime lab to boost employee accountability, while creating new security capabilities as well. “We had a system before but it was very archaic and outdated. There was no recording capability except for live viewing by the dispatch centre. It couldn’t detect motion and was in limited areas,” remarked Commander Joe Gutsgell, Division Commander of the Greenwood Village Police Department’s Investigations Unit. Hikvision 6 MP fisheye network camera Safe Systems Inc. in Louisville, Colorado, provided their technical expertise when installing the crime lab’s new video surveillance system. They chose Hikvision products due to Hikvision’s reliable performance, excellent customer support, and cost-effective product line. Hikvision’s 6 MP fisheye camera (DS-2CD6362-IV) allows for broad yet precise coverage of the evidence room. The fisheye is designed to capture images from every corner of a particular location and eliminate blind spots: a helpful, cost-effective solution for small, indoor spaces like this one. One camera takes on the job of what required three or more fixed cameras in the past. “We’re taking advantage of the 360° fisheye to look at three doors simultaneously: the exterior door, an interior door to another part of the office, and the evidence room,” explained Mark Overland, Senior Safety and Life Security Consultant of Safe Systems Inc. Hikvision 1.3 MP mini dome IP cameras "Hikvision works to bolster the natural relationship between the security industry and law enforcement officials", says Jeffrey He, President, Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada Hikvision’s 1.3 MP mini dome cameras (DS-2CD2512F-IS-2.8MM) stand guard in the room where highly sensitive property confiscated by police is stored, and in the vehicle processing room, where Commander Gutsgell’s team collects evidence from vehicles involved in investigations. Recorded video of this room also provides forensic accountability for the department’s procedural integrity. Hikvision’s professional series 16-channel NVR (DS-9616NI-ST) rounds out the solution. This high-performing, 48 TB recorder offers the ability to add cameras to the system as needed in the future. VCA features such as motion detection further maximise storage efficiency, reducing saved data when it isn’t needed. All said and done, Greenwood Village Police Department’s crime lab is making good use of a comprehensive surveillance system with features that will serve them well for many years down the road. “Hikvision works to bolster the natural relationship between the security industry and law enforcement officials,” commented Jeffrey He, President of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada. “We create products and solutions that help make these officials’ jobs easier and more efficient, allowing them to maximise their resources. We are proud to support the Greenwood Village Police Department in their tireless efforts to protect their community.” To learn more about Hikvision’s cutting edge video surveillance solutions, visit Hikvision’s booth at ISC West, #14059, in Las Vegas, April 6-8.