A world-leading IoT solution provider with video as its core competency. Hikvision advances the core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing and related data storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data.
Founded in 2001, Hikvision is a world-leading IoT solution provider with video as its core competency. It has more than 40 000 employees, over 19 000 of which are R&D engineers. The company invests over nine per cent of its annual sales revenue to research and development for continued product innovation. It has established a complete, multi-level R&D system that includes every operation from research to design, development, testing, technical support and service. Whilst its headquarters are in Hangzhou, Hikvision R&D teams operate globally, with R&D centres in Montreal, Canada; London, United Kingdom, as well as eight cities in China.
Hikvision advances the core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing and related data storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data. Over the years, Hikvision deepened its knowledge and experience in meeting customer needs in various markets, including public security, transportation, retail, education, healthcare, financial institutions, intelligent buildings and others. The company provides professional and customised solutions to meet diverse market requirements. In addition to the video surveillance industry, Hikvision extended its business to smart home tech, industrial automation and automotive electronics industries – all based on video intelligence technology – to explore channels for sustaining long-term development.
Hikvision has established one of the most extensive marketing networks in the industry, comprising 59 overseas regional subsidiaries, to ensure quick responses to the needs of customers, users and partners. Their products serve a diverse set of markets covering more than 150 countries.
Hikvision supports and adheres to internationally recognised cybersecurity standards and best practices. They also support research efforts to increase network defense capabilities and they continue to improve and use open and transparent methods so that users can assess their cybersecurity capabilities.