Adam Bannister

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
July 17, 2015

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Hikvision Doubles Global Market Share in Just Two Years to Remain World’s Biggest Surveillance Brand

Hikvision has strengthened its hold on the top spot in the latest countdown of the world’s largest surveillance camera manufacturers by research firm IHS.

Now accounting for 16.3% of the global surveillance equipment market the Chinese giant has grown its market share by revenue by 50% year-on-year – up 5.9 percentage points – and doubled its market share in the past two years.

Hikvision, which was founded in 2001, now tops every CCTV/surveillance equipment category including the global network security camera market, leapfrogging Axis Communications with an increase from 13% to 18.9% year on year.

Ranking number two in  the CCTV and video surveillance equipment category for the EMEA market (with a 9.2% share) the company has made serious inroads into overseas markets.

Courtesy of IHS the following table demonstrates the relentless advances made by Hikvision across all surveillance categories over the past two years:

Market Share for IHS Report 2015 IHS Report 2014 IHS Report 2013
Rank Market Share Rank Market Share Rank Market Share
CCTV & Video Surveillance Equipment 1 16.3% 1 10.9% 1 8.0%
Security Cameras 1 17.3% 1 11.9% 3 7.8%
Analogue Security Cameras 1 13.3% 2 10.1% 2 6.2%
Network Security Cameras 1 18.9% 2 13.0% 3 9.7%
Video Encoders 1 13.1% 2 9.5% 2 6.0%
VMS 4 5.8% 3 5.4% 5 3.8%
Hardware NVR’s 1 15.7% 1 6.6% Below 10
DVR’s 1 26.3% 1 16.4% 1 14.2%
Megapixel Network Security Cameras 1 20.6% 2 13.0% 2 11.1%
Network Video Surveillance Equipment 1 16.2% 2 10.4% 3 7.2%

“We are very pleased to see Hikvision’s rankings in CCTV and video surveillance equipment,” said Cynthia Ho, Vice President at Hikvision.

“This is an attribute to our continuous R&D innovation and investment. Importantly, we move forward with the rapidly developing market trends of IP surveillance which benefits us the great achievements in IP product segments.

“We appreciate our customers’ and partners’ support and trust in Hikvision. Looking forward, we will continue to seize every opportunity to meet the market need and keep investing in R&D, offering more benefits and service to our customers.”

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