There are ways to grow a business other than investing in existing assets and finding new customers. The physical security sector has witnessed a steady flow of M&A activity in recent years and there’s no sign of it abating. Keen to exploit growing demand for end-to-end solutions, some of the industry’s biggest beasts have snapped up brands in adjacent industries to broaden their portfolio.
Imagine a world where almost everyone can be tracked, and everything can be seen by cameras linked directly to the Chinese government. The rapid growth of a little known Chinese manufacturer of high-powered surveillance technology has some people concerned that it’s no longer a theory. Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, a company controlled by the Chinese government, is now the world’s largest supplier of video surveillance equipment, with internet-enabled cameras installed in more than 100 countries. Capable of capturing sharp images even in fog, rain or darkness, Hikvision claims its most advanced technologies can recognize license plates and tell if a driver is texting while behind the wheel. They can also track individuals with unrivaled “face-tracking” technology and by identifiers such as body metrics, hair color and clothing.
Today, at the “AI+: Perception of the Future, Integrated Development” forum and a new HIKVISION product launch was held in Beijing. During the event, HIKVISION and global industry leader in visual computing NVIDIA® jointly released the latest smart binocular video recorder. Mr. Zhang Jianzhong, NVIDIA’s Global Vice President and General Manager for China, addressed the conference and joined other experts and business leaders in various areas of artificial intelligence (AI) witnessing another milestone of AI in the application of intelligent security hardware and the promotion of smart city construction.
Movidius, a developer of embedded machine vision technology, together with leading provider of video-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions and data operation services Hikvision have announced that Movidius’ Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) technology will be powering a new lineup of smart cameras. Among other things, Myriad 2 will be utilized for running cutting-edge Deep Neural Networks in order to perform much higher accuracy video analytics locally.
Hikvision, the supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, has launched Blazer Express, an easy-to-use and highly efficient intelligent video management software (iVMS) station, designed specifically to meet the needs of small-to medium-sized retail surveillance applications. Catering for up to 16 or 32 network surveillance cameras, Blazer Express (supplied with preinstalled operating system), offers individual shops, multi-site stores, and gas stations, centralized video management and easy operation, along with quick and easy installation via its set-up wizard, and automatic device discovery to recognize any connected Hikvision devices.
Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, introduces its new PanoVu Series Panoramic Cameras. The cameras provide 180- and 360-degree, distortion-free, ultra-high-definition video, seamlessly integrating video from multiple sensors in one unit. Add to this the PanoVu’s powerful Smart Tracking abilities, linkage to PTZ and zooming into images at up to 36x optical and 16x digital, its user-friendly installation and configuration, and its ultra-low light performance, and the result is the best equipped high-end panoramic solution on the market.
Hikvision plans to apply Pyronix expertise and know-how in intrusion detection systems to its leading position in the video surveillance market. The result, says Sebastian Herrera, the chief executive officer of Pyronix, will mark the future of security systems. Pyronix was founded in 1986, and is now in its 30th year of operation. The company has grown to be a leading player in the intruder alarm market both in the UK and worldwide, producing products ranging from PIR’s, security control panels, and smartphone applications.
Hikvision, the worldwide leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, together with Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi), the leading global provider of open architecture video analytics software, have announced strategic cooperation to integrate their products to allow Agent Vi’s embedded component to run on Hikvision cameras. The integration enables end users to run Agent Vi’s full range of video analytics solutions on up to 200 Hikvision cameras simultaneously per single server.
Hikvision, one of the world’s leading suppliers of video surveillance equipment, partnered with St. Louis, MO, based NexGen Integration, a full-service security company, to equip the U.S. Army with a comprehensive security system at Fort Leonard Wood, a major U.S military facility. Hikvision’s products passed a rigorous battery of tests to gain Risk Management Framework (RMF) certification, proving their resilience to vulnerabilities such as malware that would put the system at risk.
icomply is pleased to announce that they have entered into a technology partnership agreement with Hikvision. The UK software developers of V-TAS Pro, a PSIM integration platform, icomply provides integration solutions for CNI, government, retail, and transportation applications. Under the technology partnership, icomply has committed to fully integrating Hikvision IP-cameras and VMS technology into the […]