Hikvision is a world leader in video surveillance, with products deployed over 180 countries. Hikvision has 42,000 employees — 20,000 of which are R&D engineers. The company invests over 10% of its annual sales revenue to research and development for continued product innovation. With vast R&D team, the company develops customized surveillance systems for almost any use case: from traffic management to wildlife preservation, from citywide surveillance to inside a home. The company spends more than 10% of its annual revenue on R&D. Hikvision has a complete system for researching and developing products, from ideation to design and testing.
Hikvision specializes in IP and HD-TVI technologies. What separates Hikvision from other brands is mostly their all inclusive box video recorders. When security camera systems are built with these recorders, PC based server extra cost such as Windows operating system license is no longer necessary. Hikvision still offers free VMS called iVMS-4200 or paid VMS Software called HikCentral Professional.