Hikvision shows off 900K-square-foot facility for manufacturing biometric surveillance cameras in India

Hikvision biometric facial recognition cameras

Hikvision’s India subsidiary has opened a manufacturing facility in the country, with facial biometrics surveillance cameras being built by more than 2,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers in a 900,000 square-foot facility, Dataquest reports.

The brown-field facility houses end-to-end production capabilities, and supports a manufacturing localization target of 50 percent, which will ramp up to 100 percent over time, according to the report.

“Smart and Intelligent trends are driving the Indian security industry into a new growth cycle, while promoting advanced security solutions through transformative technologies like AI, IoT, Big Data and Video Analytics,” Prama Hikvision India Managing Director and CEO Ashish P. Dhakan says. “We are providing cutting edge technology solutions to our consumers to ensure a great end-user experience. Our ‘Make in India’ manufacturing facility is a remarkable milestone in our decade long journey and we are committed to expand our Make in India mission further by manifesting the maxim ‘Made in India, Made for India, Made by India’.”

Machine vision, robotics and factory automation technologies will be targeted to India’s pharmacology sector, which is the article suggests is going through “Industry 4.0” trends.

A range of artificial intelligence and deep learning-driven applications related to face recognition, people tracking and perimeter security were demonstrated by Prama Hikvision at the recent Smart Technology Show in Mumbai. Advanced applications showed off by the company include traffic violation detection, VIP recognition, people counting, heat mapping, and business intelligence analytics.

In addition to products like DeepinView cameras, the company’s network video recorders, such as the DeepinMind NVR were showcased at the event, though it is unclear if NVRs will be made at the new facility in India.

The show concluded with a tour of the new production facility, which is located in Vasai, just outside Mumbai. Hikvision claims it is the country’s first and largest integrated wold-class manufacturing facility for security and surveillance products, and was built with an INR 5 billion (US$68 million) investment. It is capable of producing 1.5 million cameras per month.

The factory is ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and UL-certified, and can manufacture more than 850 of Hikvision’s 3,000 products.

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