As a leading UK based Central Monitoring Station (CMS), Farsight relies on the quality, innovation and reliability of the security systems that we monitor to ensure our clients are protected 24/7. Hikvision’s range of CCTV cameras and security products consistently deliver these qualities. We have been monitoring Hikvision security systems for a number of years for our network of security system installers, maintainers and end user clients.
Farsight works extremely hard to stay at the cutting edge of security systems, software and technology innovation to continue to position Farsight at the sharp end of the remote security monitoring sector in the UK. Joel Babb, Farsight’s CTO says this about Hikvision:
“The extensive range and choice of quality CCTV products that Hikvision offers gives our clients so much flexibility and caters to all sorts of security requirements and budgets. With Hikvision’s commitment to R&D bringing constant innovation to the market, Farsight makes sure it can provide our renowned high standards of monitoring across the entire Hikvision CCTV product range to help our clients meet their individual security objectives.”
So what is Hikvision?
What is Hikvision?
Founded in China in 2001, Hikvision has become a world leading IoT solution provider with video as its core competency. In 2010, Hikvision went public and is listed on SMEs Board at Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
Hikvision now has more than 40,000 employees, over 19,000 of which are R&D engineers and serves a diverse set of vertical markets covering more than 150 countries.
The company invests over 9% of its annual sales revenue into 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. The R&D teams operate globally with centres in Hangzhou, Montreal and London to name a few.
Hikvision advances the core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing, and related data storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data. Over the past several years, Hikvision deepened its knowledge and experience in meeting customer needs in various vertical markets, including public security, transportation, retail, education, healthcare, financial institutions, intelligent buildings and others.
All this ensure a quick responses to the needs of customers, users and partners.
Hikvision Product Range
Security requirements vary. That is why Hikvision designs and tailors network cameras to meet various needs – from general video surveillance to video content analytics based on Deep Learning algorithms – and beyond. Whether you’re contemplating an upgrade or you want to carry out a fresh install of the entire security system, IP is the way to go.
Hikvision offers a wide array of IP products including Network Video Recorders (NVRs), PTZ dome cameras, panoramic cameras, cameras for special applications and a variety of network transmission equipment and accessories. Designed with the state-of-the-art technology and manufactured to high levels of quality, Hikvision’s network camera range has something for everyone – allowing you to build a security system that can meet the most complex and demanding requirements.
With a perfect balance of performance and value, Hikvision Pro Series network cameras aim to provide just the right components, including intelligent features that are affordable and easy to use. The Pro Series includes bullet, dome and turret models to suit any site or positioning requirement.
The Hikvision Pro Series range also features high 4k resolution images and enhanced colour even in dimply lit environments with powerful new Hikvision ColorVu Technology. In addition, adding a touch of intelligence with Hikvision’s AcuSense Technology makes these products a perfect choice for an accessible and intelligent security system!
The all-in-one Panoramic Series cameras that make up the Hikvision PanoVu family of products can capture excellent panoramic images as well as close-up images to give consideration to both a panorama and detail.
Traditionally, coverage for 360-degree panoramic video application required the installation of four cameras or a fisheye camera. Now, one Hikvision PanoVu flexible camera can replace four standard cameras. In addition, it provides ease of installation and costs savings using a single mounting with one Ethernet cable.
Cameras are available with 180-degree or 360-degree fields of view with flexible, mini, and dual-directional options . These include:
Panoramic Stitched 180°/360° Series
Full 180-degree view stitched together with up to 32 MP resolution. Popular uses are parking lots, entrances, or other “no dead zone” applications with 40x optical zoom PTZ.
Track design that allows four individual sensor gimbals to be independently placed. Popular uses include hallway intersections, providing a 270-degree view at a building corner, or any application that requires 360-degree coverage.
Three sensors running high frame rate and one PTZ for detailed views Compact sizes and budget-friendly pricing. Popular uses include schools, retail and offices.
Dual-Directional Series IR
Dual-lens design to capture two separate wide angle views. Suitable for hallways, parking lots, corner, and retail applications.
Combining DarkFighter low-light technology and up to 4K high-definition quality, Hikvision Ultra Series can easily meet the requirements of enterprise projects with reliable high performance.
The Hikvision Ultra Series SmartIP camera range includes box, dome, turret and bullet models. The range is packed with options that include Acusense Technology intelligence, strobe lighting, two way audio and varifocal lenses.
Hikvision has dedicated years of research & development efforts to image processing in varied low-light environments.
In 2013, Hikvision launched cameras with DarkFighter technology, featuring a larger sensor and a larger aperture. Only four years later, Hikvision set the industry benchmark with DarkFighterX highlighted by an innovative dual-sensor design. Based on the process human eyes use to perceive colour and brightness, it employs two sensors — one for IR imaging, guaranteeing brightness and sharpness, the other for visible light, guaranteeing vivid colour reproduction. These signals are then combined into ONE BRIGHT, FULL-COLOR image.
The EXIR Fixed Bullet Solar Power 4G Network Camera is a standalone security station that perfectly suits areas where other power supplies and ethernet cables cannot reach, but demand robust performance.
When permanently installed, it can allow 24/7 monitoring at power transmission facilities, rivers and canals, and farms and forests. This system can also be used in temporary installations such as road maintenance sites, construction sites and more.
Hikvision is dedicated to creating professional protection solutions for the mass market. The HeatPro Series of thermal cameras does just that, boasting accurate perimeter protection and fire detection with superlative sensitivity.
Featuring deep-learning video analytics in all weather and light conditions, these cameras hit the target in both cost and performance for a variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications. Thermal cameras sense an object’s heat radiation, capturing images 24/7, regardless of environmental factors such as darkness, lowlight, strong backlight, etc.
With thermal cameras, users can easily locate objects and potential threats that are invisible to conventional optical cameras. Thermal cameras don’t emit visible light, which is ideal for concealing their presence and position when they need to remain hidden.
As well as offering intelligent perimeter protection, thermal cameras can be particularly beneficial for early warning fire detection as well as temperature monitoring for increased safety and improved operational efficiencies.
> Download the Hikvision HeatPro infographic here.
In addition to the HeatPro series, Hikvision offers a wide range of thermal cameras in many shapes and sizes to suit any requirement, these include the following thermal series:
Farsight recently commissioned the remote monitoring of a bi-spectrum Hikvision thermal camera system installation to monitor a Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) – the case study for this gives more detail on the benefits of monitoring thermal cameras in these this type of environments. Read more here: LINK
Summary from Farsight Security Services
It is important to highlight the fact that Farsight is a remote security monitoring station partner, working with a wide network of trusted, professional installers across the UK – we do not install security systems as that would be counter productive in supporting our installer clients.
It is therefore crucial for Farsight to be experts across multiple makes, shapes and sizes of security systems to ensure we can integrate with them to continue to deliver the ‘best in the class monitoring’ capabilities that our clients are used to.
To achieve this, we adopt an independent view and work with a many trusted leading security systems manufacturers from all over the world.
Hikvision products are trusted by many of the security systems installers, maintainers and end users that we provide remote monitoring for. And no wonder, the expansive range of security products they offer, backed with innovation and R&D, makes Hikvision a one stop shop for all requirements and budgets.
Looking for a Remote Security Monitoring Partner?
Based at our cutting-edge, purpose built central monitoring station, which is the largest in Europe, Farsight provides a range of remote security monitoring solutions that our clients have the peace of mind they need. Farsight’s renowned ‘Commitment to Vigilance’ is second to none as is our communication and reporting transparency.
Farsight provides the following remote monitoring services:
- CCTV monitoring
- Intruder & Fire Alarm Monitoring
- Remote Access Control
- Lone Worker Protection
- Out of Hours Call Handling
If you are a security systems installer or have a Hikvision CCTV system at your premises and wanting to work with a monitoring station that you can rely on to support you, let’s talk. Call us on 0845 371 0101 or drop us a line below: