Hikvision is the world’s leadingprovider of innovative video surveillance products and solutions.
Hikvision now has more than 20,000employees, over 9,000 of which are R&D engineers. The company annuallyinvests 7 – 8% of its annual sales revenue to research and development forcontinued product innovation. Hikvision has established a complete, multi-levelR&D system that includes every operation from research to design, development,testing, technical support, and service. Centered at its Hangzhou headquarters, the R&D teams operate globally,including R&D centers in Montreal, Canada and Silicon Valley, California inNorth America, as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan in China.
Hikvision advances the coretechnologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing, and relateddata storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as cloud computing,big data, and deep learning. Over the past several years, Hikvision deepenedits knowledge and experience in meeting customer needs in various verticalmarkets, including public security, transportation, education, healthcare,financial institutions, and energy, as well as intelligent buildings.Accordingly, the company provides professional and customized solutions to meetdiverse market requirements. In addition to the video surveillance industry,Hikvision extended its business to smart home tech, industrial automation, andautomotive electronics industries — all based on video intelligence technology —to explore channels for sustaining long-term development.
Hikvision has established one of themost extensive marketing networks in the industry, comprising 28 overseas regionalsubsidiaries and 35 branches throughout China mainland, ensuring quickresponses to the needs of customers, users and partners. Hikvision productsserve a diverse set of vertical markets covering more than 100 countries, suchas the Philadelphia Recreation center in the USA, the safe city project inSeoul, South Korea, Dun Laoghaire Harbour in Ireland, Milan’s Malpensa Airport,and the Bank of India, to name just a few.
As the world's largest securitymanufacturer, Hikvision has been a pioneer in the video surveillance industry’srevolutions in digitalization, networking, and intelligence. According to IHSreport, Hikvision has topped the list as the world’s largest supplier of CCTV& Video Surveillance Equipment for five consecutive years (2011-2015), andretains the number one market share position in virtually all individualequipment categories, including network cameras, analog and HD CCTV cameras,DVR/NVRs, and video encoders. The company is also placed at the top of therankings in A&S Magazine’s “Security 50” in 2016, following a rise to secondplace in 2015 from third place in 2014.
Hikvision went public in May, 2010,and is listed on SMEs Board at Shenzhen Stock Exchange.