Hikvision Launches Source Code Transparency Center

March 8, 2018

'By opening our source code for review, we continue to demonstrate Hikvision’s commitment to product security and transparency.'

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—March 8, 2018—Hikvision USA Inc., a leading provider of cutting-edge technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and others, and the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, today announced the opening of its Source Code Transparency Center (SCTC) in California. At the first stage, the center enables government agencies in the United States and Canada to review the source code for a wide array of select IP cameras and Network Video Recorders (NVRs) sold by Hikvision.


“In the past year we have put in place a dedicated North American cybersecurity team and added new cybersecurity resources for our partners. Building on our recent efforts, we're pleased to establish the industry's first Source Code Transparency Center," said Jeffrey He,  president of Hikvision USA Inc., and Hikvision Canada, Inc.


Chuck Davis, director of cybersecurity for Hikvision North America, said Hikvision is committed to developing products and solutions that conform to the highest security standards. "By opening our source code for review, we continue to demonstrate Hikvision’s commitment to product security and transparency,” he said.


The Source Code Transparency Center affords government agencies the ability to review the Hikvision product source code in a safe and secure environment. Initiating a request for access to the SCTC is as simple as contacting a member of the Hikvision sales team. The Hikvision sales team member will work with parties to schedule an appointment to visit the SCTC, as well as provide the required nondisclosure agreement for signature.


About Hikvision:

Hikvision is a leading provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and is the world’s largest video surveillance manufacturer. Featuring an extensive and highly skilled R&D workforce, Hikvision manufactures a full suite of comprehensive products and solutions for a broad range of vertical markets. Beyond security, Hikvision products provide important data and business intelligence for end users, which can be used to enable greater commercial success and more efficient operations. Committed to the utmost quality and safety of its products, Hikvision encourages partners to take advantage of the many cybersecurity resources Hikvision offers, including the Hikvision Security Center.





Martha Entwistle, Senior Manager Strategic Communications

HikvisionUSA Inc.


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