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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading resource for security and fire news in the industry. James was previously Editor of Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer magazine.
November 15, 2019

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Industry gains insight into latest Hikvision technology

Installers and integrators were able to gain insight into some of the latest technology developments from Hikvision in the company’s October Insight events.Industry gains insight into latest Hikvision technology

More than 800 industry professionals took part in the events, which also included practical product and system demonstrations, as well as presentations from Hikvision technology integration and distribution partners. The Insight events took place across the UK and included previews of the company’s newest ColorVu range cameras.

ColorVu Technology

The technology enables cameras to capture detailed full-colour images, even in low light environments. Features include:

  • Advanced lenses and high-performance sensors
  • F1.0 super-aperture, which allows four times more light to enter the lens than conventional F2.0 cameras.

Potential applications include public places with no lighting, night security at industrial parks, car parks, residential apartment buildings, small businesses and more.

The Insight events also featured the latest information on Hikvision technology, including everything from automated facial redaction capabilities, to the new Turbo HD X solution, to the Pro Series Super Wide-Angle Network Camera – as well as a host of other new products.

Secure by Default

Hikvision’s UK & Ireland Sales Director, Gary Harmer, also detailed the company’s role in helping to establish the new, critically important Secure by Default minimum requirements, and emphasised the crucial role that the training of engineers will play to ensure that scheme is a success across the video surveillance industry in general.

“The installer has to make informed choices when they are integrating products onto a network, selecting those that comply with the Secure by Default scheme and maintaining that security-forward approach,” he said. “The end user has a role to play in not just choosing to work with installers and brands who understand the latest in data privacy requirements, but also in ensuring they provide well-documented operational requirements and purpose for each camera location, together with recording and retention of data criteria. This is a key part in meeting GDPR and helps to avoid any misunderstanding as to the intended purpose and use of video surveillance.”

Children In Need project

In other news, the company also recently donated video intercom and CCTV equipment to a facility for the homeless youth of Blackburn, featured on a special Children In Need edition of BBC One series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’. The Hikvision equipment was used as part of a life changing transformation to an accommodation centre run by local Blackburn charity Nightsafe, which helps alleviate the plight of homeless young people.

Hikvision partner Black Box Fire & Security Solutions has provided its installation expertise and free labour to the project. Black Box has a 40-year history of providing fire and security solutions to commercial, residential and public sector clients.

For more information on Hikvision, click here.

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