Hikvision launches integrated security platform
According to Hikvision, its HikCentral Professional platform provides a centralized software solution to remotely view and manage all facets of an organization’s integrated physical security systems.
The platform provides integration and management capabilities for video surveillance, access control, video intercom and specialty solutions such as under vehicle surveillance, along with embedded intelligent analytics and system analysis tools.
“HikCentral Professional is a truly integrated physical security platform. It combines the agility of a powerful video management system (VMS) and intelligent analytics with other mission critical security systems such as access control and video intercom systems to provide users with a comprehensive management, control and analysis solution,” said John Xiao, vice-president, marketing, Hikvision USA, in a statement. “HikCentral Professional provides security professionals with a comprehensive yet cost-effective solution that delivers advanced system integration, control and management to effectively improve physical security operations.”
HikCentral Professional provides VMS operation with remote management across multiple sites. Hikvision says the platform is “infinitely scalable” to accommodate users’ evolving needs and is designed with drop-down menus, as well as device, event, and health monitoring features.
Advanced VMS features include visual tracking of individuals across the surveillance network, adaptive video display windows to customize administrators’ camera views, and map management of system devices with click to view capability and visual alarm identification. Advanced analytics include motion analysis, line crossing detection, intrusion detection, people counting, queue analysis, heat analysis, personal article feature detection (hat, glasses, colour of clothing…), temperature analysis, and vehicle analysis.
HikCentral Professional includes an access control solution platform ready for connection to Hikvision’s offering of access controllers and readers, and video intercom products.
Integration with third-party systems is enabled with Hikvision’s Optimus middleware solution.
HikCentral health monitoring features include the ability to display system topology in real-time with CPU, RAM network speed and video streaming usage. The system also supports upgrading firmware of multiple devices simultaneously with maintenance history dashboards.