How Security Tech Vendors Grow And Diversify Through Acquisition

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.

Is the World’s Biggest Surveillance Camera Maker Sending Footage to China?

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.

NVIDIA And HIKVISION Unveil Smart Binocular Video Recorder

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 Strikes Deal With Hikvision To Bring Artificial Intelligence To Intelligent Cameras

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 Launches Blazer Express Intelligent Video Management Software Station

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 Partners With Agent Vi to Offer Intelligent Solution

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 Achieves Risk Management Framework Certification From US Army

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 Announce Technology Partnership With HikVision

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 […]

Hikvision Claims Top World Security Sales Ranking

[Editorial Note: When NVR and other products are added in, Hikvision ranks higher than Axis (see: Axis Still Leads Global Network Video Market) for top sales bragging rights.] For the third year, the Chinese company Hikvision has been ranked as the world’s largest CCTV and video surveillance equipment provider in 2013 with a 10.9-percent market […]

Milestone Genetec Top VMS Suppliers

Milestone Systems and Genetec remained the two largest suppliers of video management software in 2013 in a market worth more $900 million, according to new estimates from IHS Inc. through its Video Surveillance Intelligence Service. The global VMS market is forecast to grow to over $3 billion in 2018 with all four major world regions […]

Hikvision Appoints Vince Lupe North America Director Of Business Development

Hikvision, a global leader in video surveillance products and solutions, announced that Vince Lupe has joined the company as Director of Business Development, North America. Lupe is responsible for all business development efforts around integrator relations, partner programs, and architectural and engineering firms. As Hikvision USA sees demand for its innovative video surveillance products grow […]

Hikvision And ObjectVideo Sign Noteworthy Patent Licensing Agreement

HANGZHOU, China and RESTON, Virginia, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Hikvision ( SHE: 002415 ), the global leader of video surveillance products and solutions, is pleased to announce the signing of a worldwide patent license agreement with video analytics provider ObjectVideo, Inc. "Hikvision has a rich intelligent video analytics product line. This line plays an important role in both data mining and data services," said Yangzhong Hu, President of Hikvision. "With this agreement with ObjectVideo, Hikvision is able to accelerate the promotion of intelligent video analytics products and solutions in the global market to better serve our customers and partners." "We are very pleased to have Hikvision join our patent licensing program," noted Raul Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of ObjectVideo. "Hikvision is our first partner from China. We believe Hikvision’s continuous investment in the video analytics field will reinforce its already impressive market position." "Hikvision intelligent video analytics product lines include network cameras, PTZ dome cameras, NVRs and video servers. These products have been successfully applied worldwide in city surveillance, transportation, financial institutions, commercial, and industrial vertical markets," said Shiliang Pu, R&D Director of Hikvision. "We will continue to dedicate ourselves to the development of cutting-edge technology for richer solutions." "As the IP security market continues its rapid growth, video analytics stands out as an important piece of the global solution," said Chris Capuano, General Counsel of ObjectVideo. "Hikvision’s ongoing investment in intelligent products with video analytics is further evidence of the importance of this technology." Hikvision is one […]

Multi Site IP-Camera Surveillance System Completed For Tonga Police

Praesidia Alliance Logo PRLog (Press Release) – Feb. 8, 2014 – Praesidia Alliance,Tonga, has received their final completion certificate for a multi site IP camera system installed for Tonga Police. The project was implemented by Tonga Police following funding from the Australian and New Zealand governments, with the completion certificate issued jointly by Australian Federal Police and New Zealand Police representatives. The CCTV system features Hikvision IP cameras and NVR’s with the main viewing console in Tonga Police Operations Centre and remote administration from Police Headquarters. Tonga Police had previously conducted a review of the Central Station watch-house to determine if there were any areas which could be improved upon. Recommendations included the need for a surveillance system. A contract was signed with Praesidia Alliance,Tonga, to suppy and install a CCTV system. The new system came online and extensive testing was then conducted. This system includes an advanced integrated security and CCTV networked system that captures the entire watch house. This facility now offers a safer environment for staff and prisoners. Policy and governance has been strengthened and training of staff in the new procedures commenced shortly after. Funding for this initiative was received from the Tonga Police Development Program (TPDP), which is a trilateral arrangement between Tonga Police, New Zealand Police and the Australian Federal Police which focuses on developing leadership and building an efficient and effective Policing service that has the trust and confidence of the community.

Hikvision Safeguards Korea With Specialist PTZ Cameras

10-02-2014 Hikvision, along with the Korean National Police Agency recently designed an IP video surveillance system for public safety usage. More than 750 units of Hikvision’s DS-2DF7286-A 2MP network IR PTZ dome cameras are installed in Seoul and adjacent suburbs in South Korea. These Hikvision cameras are primarily tasked with coverage of streets, intersections, and other vital infrastructure locations, to provide a safer environment for both vehicles and commuters. This solution also serves as a deterrent against theft and other related crime, as well as a useful aid in police investigations.  Hikvision PTZ cameras provide a 360° endless pan range and a -10° to 190° tilt range of view. These cameras offer a 30x optical zoom capability to help police with observing the required detail needed for distant vehicles and suspicious individuals. Additionally, the PTZ cameras provide surveillance at distances of up-to 150 meters, even in total darkness. Of special note is the smart tracking function, which helps detect moving objects and follow them within the camera’s area of coverage without fault. Integrated with existing network video recorders and VMS from local suppliers, Hikvision’s PTZ cameras provide a total VPMS (Video Privacy Management System) solution. This system represents an irreplaceable tool for the concerned Korean National Police Agency, and ensures that while citizens are being protected, their personal privacy is not being violated. Email: overseasbusiness@hikvision.com For more information: www.hikvision.com Show all news about Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd. » Home News Product Suppliers Service Providers Associations Products Linked Companies Security […]

Hikvision Announces Partnership With Prysm Software

Hikvision Announces Partnership with Prysm Software Views:7 December 17, 2013    Hikvision and French security software developer Prysm recently announced the integration of all Hikvision products within the Prysm AppVision Physical Security Integration Manager. This combination allows Hikvision’s products to be managed directly from the AppVision PSIM video wall and video matrix, for integrated security and building automation projects around the globe. PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) is able to integrate different systems into a unified formula, such as video surveillance, access control, intrusion, fire and life safety, perimeter protection, or building automation. This also analyzes and assesses data from disparate systems, making intuitive decisions and also communicating with operators to form the proper response. With general awareness of this technology and its capability increasing over the years, PSIM markets now present robust opportunities for worldwide vendors. Hikvision, as a total video surveillance solution provider, also stands to prosper from this booming market due to the inherent necessity of global security needs. "Our collaboration with Hikvision recognizes the leading market position that Hikvision is now enjoying in many of the markets where the AppVision Community Partners operate. It also demonstrates our commitment to open architecture. This tie-up means that our Community Partners are now better positioned to offer competitive, robust, and scalable integrated security solutions for the benefit of the industry," stated Liam Heatley, Export Sales Manager at Prysm. "We are already seeing many benefits from this integration, as the Hikvision brand has further reinforced AppVision’s image as the best […]

Hikvision Helps London Borough Build Extensive CCTV Solution

By Andy Ball on December 13, 2013 London Borough case image 01 (Custom) Many people know that England has the most intensive CCTV system in the world. In the security world, at this point, it’s fairly common knowledge. In fact, it is estimated that there is one camera for every 32 people in the UK. However, what is not commonly known is that the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London has the largest “town center” CCTV scheme in the entire country. This Hammersmith Town Hall project represents a blending of public and commercial CCTV systems that ultimately compose a very large and thorough CCTV system; one that covers public space areas and public space partners to represent the entire civic community. “Public space partners can be defined as private companies that have a vested interest in the wellbeing of the community and the CCTV system that protects it,” explained John Baldwin, Managing Director at Chroma Vision Limited, the System Integrator of this project. “For example, the Chelsea Football Club is part of this CCTV solution, so public administrators are able to view Chelsea F.C.’s cameras.” This overall solution has been a steady work in progress. Yet, when it came time to choose a DVR and platform software manufacturer, Chroma Vision Limited presented Hikvision and the CCTV administrators were impressed. Gradual Improvement In fact, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s current CCTV system is the culmination of gradual improvement. Roughly 10 years ago, Hammersmith and Fulham […]

Hikvision Leads Indian Video Surveillance Analog Camera Market

Indian video surveillance camera market posted shipment of 514,405 units in the first quarter of 2013. Hikvision is leading the Indian video surveillance camera market with 25 percent share. CP Plus and Maximus CCTV are the other two leading vendors in the Indian video surveillance camera market, Research and Markets said. Hikvision,  CP Plus and Maximus CCTV — top 3 players together constitute 48 percent of the market share in Q1 2013. Video surveillance camera market trends Analog surveillance systems account for 90 percent of the market share, whereas 10 percent of market share has been captured by IP systems. Around 69 percent of total units shipped are dome shaped. The PTZ feature can only be found in around 13 percent of the total units shipped. The Indian video surveillance camera market is ruled by analog based surveillance systems. However, video surveillance technology has shown an impressive evolution from the analog to digital. The need for smart and intelligent security systems due to increased criminal activities has also triggered the demand for video surveillance camera systems in India. Further, the image quality is of paramount importance in carrying out judicial procedures and law enforcement. The key opportunities for Indian video surveillance camera market in 2013 would be the demand for enhanced image quality; IP camera systems, emergence of mobile and cloud based video surveillance services. Demand for high-resolution cameras would increase by creating customer awareness regarding better resolution pictures for various applications. editor@infotechlead.com Article Tags Related Posts