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Hikvision Surveillance Camera Monitoring for Video Security

Posted by Amy Hite on Jun 28, 2014

Hikvision surveillance cameras are a popular commercial video camera maker. They show up 1,700,000 times in Google.

Hikvision cameras provide video access to what’s happening throughout your property. They can increase the safety at your shopping center, multifamily apartment complex, office building, warehouse, car dealership, industrial property, or other commercial real estate and help protect buildings, tenants, and valuable assets. They’re especially critical in the evenings and early morning when you have few or no staff on-site.


Hikvision was founded in 2001. 8% of Hikvision’s annual revenue goes into research and development. This company designs, develops, and manufactures HD security cameras with infrared, wide dynamic range, face recognition, and intrusion detection capabilities.

Live Monitoring Benefits

Hikvision surveillance cameras can be a part of an effective security solution to combat crime. However typical surveillance systems are reactive. The cameras display video recordings after a crime has already occurred, which rarely leads to an arrest. Recordings cannot identify a criminal who wears a mask, hoodie, or hat or otherwise hides or stay out of camera view. Stored video that’s watched after an event cannot be used to help stop a current crime in progress.

In comparison high resolution IP security cameras that are monitored live can help deter crime in real-time. Trained operators can activate speakers when they see suspicious activity. The speaker audio warning tells intruders and unwanted visitors that they’re on camera live and police are on the way. Would-be thieves often leave the property when they know they’re being watched. If you’ve spent thousands of dollars on Hikvision surveillance cameras that aren’t watched, you’re not maximizing your investment to reduce loss due to damage and theft.

Security Camera Compatibility

UCIT’s live video surveillance service can watch most Hikvision ONVIF-compatible IP security cameras, as well as many IP and analog cameras from other manufacturers.

Hikvision manufactures bullet cameras, dome cameras, vandal-resistant cameras, and turret analog cameras, such as the Hikvision DS-2CD2032F-IW and Hikvision DS-2CD23232-1. Hikvision also manufacturers digital video servers, hybrid and standalone DVR’s and NVR’s, encoders, speed domes, and other indoor and outdoor CCTV capabilities.

Low Cost Solution

Live video surveillance is a part of a low-cost Hikvision camera solution. Proactive video monitoring can generate significant savings by helping to reduce break-ins, damage, and theft. More importantly live monitoring can actually increase revenues and property value. Hikvision cameras with live speakers can deter unwanted visitors from trespassers to criminals. Customers tell us they’ve been able to both increase occupancy and raise rents.

If you have security guards doing live video monitoring or otherwise on-site, you know how expensive they can be. Pay typically starts at $20 per hour. Plus there can be costs for uniforms, benefits, golf carts, guard shacks, office space, and much more. UCIT live surveillance can provide live surveillance at a cost of up to 80% off the price of a security guard.

Hikvision surveillance cameras

UCIT can watch a full spectrum of IP and analog security camera models.

  • Full body cameras. Full body security cameras are also referred to as box surveillance cameras. They are commonly found outdoors. The camera itself is protected inside a box casing. Full body surveillance cameras can be placed on poles, columns, walls, and ceilings.
  • Dome surveillance cameras. The Hikvision DS-2CD23232-1 is another popular IP surveillance camera. This is a mini dome security camera. The Hikvision DS-2CD2032F-IW is also referred to as a turret security camera. Indoor and outdoor dome security cameras are typically placed on the ceiling and often in parking garages. Many dome cameras are vandal resistant and can withstand blunt force and spray paint.
  • Bullet surveillance cameras. The Hikvision DS-2CD2032F-IW is a popular IP surveillance camera. This Hikvision bullet surveillance camera is fitted with a 3MP Sony sensor. The Hikvision DS-2CD2032F-IW performs well in poor lighting conditions. Bullet surveillance cameras are generally found indoors. These security cameras can be strategically placed on ceilings or walls. Weatherproof bullet surveillance cameras can be placed outside.
  • PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) surveillance cameras. PTZ cameras can be remotely controlled in real-time by a UCIT operator to move up, down, left, right, and zoom in and out. Outdoor PTZ security cameras can see long distances, including out to entrances and fences, along entire buildings, across parking lots and fields, and to other buildings. PTZ cameras can zoom in live for close-up angles that show details such as what people are doing, license plates, tools, weapons, and faces.

About Hikvision

Hikvision provides video surveillance products and vertical market solutions in the global market, through more than 2,400 partners in 155 countries and regions. In mainland China, Hikvision now partners with more than 40,000 distributors, system integrators and installers. The Company’s products and solutions have been widely deployed in a number of vertical markets and in notable facilities around the world including the Beijing Olympic Stadium, Shanghai Expo, Philadelphia Safe Communities in the U.S., South Korea Seoul Safe City, Brazil World Cup Stadium, the Italy Linate Airport, and many others.

According to yearly independent research data from IHS Markit, Hikvision accounted for 19.5% of market share in global video surveillance industry in 2015, up from 4.6% in 2010, and has been ranked the No.1 market share leader globally for video surveillance equipment for five consecutive years. In 2015, Hikvision was ranked first in EMEA market with 12.2% market share, and was ranked second in Americas market with 7.3% market share.

About UCIT

UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. UCIT proactive video monitoring watches over 16,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. UCIT’s remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact UCIT today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the UCIT web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.