Hikvision now has more than 26,000 employees, over 13,000 of which are R&D engineers. The company annually invests 7 – 8% of its annual sales revenue to research and development for continued product innovation. Hikvision has established a complete, multi-level R&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 Liverpool in the UK, as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan in China. 


Hikvision’s H.265+ is an optimized video encoding technology based on the standard H.265/ High efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format. With H.265+, video quality nearly matches that of H.265/HEVC but reduces the transmission bandwidth and storage capacity required, due to three key technologies — prediction encoding, noise suppression, and flexible bitrate control.

The DarkFighterX features an innovative dual-sensor design that is based on the process human eyes use to perceive color and brightness. It employs two sensors — one for IR imaging, guaranteeing brightness and sharpness, the other for visible light, guaranteeing vivid color reproduction. These signals are then combined into ONE BRIGHT, FULL-COLOR image.

As its name implies, Hikvision AcuSense Technology provides accurate sensing in security hardware. Its primary application is target classification. Empowered by deep learning algorithms, this technology distinguishes people and vehicles from other moving targets. Integrated with automatic triggering, AcuSense Technology takes alarm accuracy and search efficiency to a whole new level.

Covering Security, Thermography, and Commercial Vision, Hikvision Thermal Cameras guarantee layered situational awareness across a range of scenarios such as perimeter protection, temperature measurement, and fire detection. They “see” from extended distances under virtually any light or weather condition, distinguishing people and vehicles from other objects with Deep Learning capabilities. Augmented with visible light imaging and visualized metadata, Hikvision Thermal Cameras are the ideal choice for enhanced awareness of events and emergencies 24/7.