by Brianna Crandall — August 13, 2021 — The new HikCentral Professional platform from security products and solutions manufacturer Hikvision provides a centralized software solution to remotely view and manage all facets of an organization’s integrated physical security systems. The advanced platform delivers vast integration and management capabilities for video surveillance, access control, video intercom and various specialty solutions such as under-vehicle surveillance, along with a host of embedded intelligent analytics and system analysis tools.
John Xiao, vice president of Marketing, Hikvision USA, stated:
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. 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 full-featured VMS operation with remote management across multiple sites. The platform is described as infinitely scalable to accommodate users’ evolving needs and is designed for easy operation, with user-friendly drop-down menus as well as detailed device, event and health-monitoring features to ensure uninterrupted operation.
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.
In addition, the advanced platform is embedded with advanced analytics including motion analysis, line-crossing detection, intrusion detection, people counting, queue analysis, heat analysis, personal article feature detection (hat, glasses, color of clothing…), temperature analysis, and vehicle analysis.
HikCentral Professional also includes several playback features to quickly locate video footage of interest, with the ability to easily export video clips in multiple standardized video format files such as MPEG4 to easily share for investigations and to use as evidence.
HikCentral Professional doesn’t just integrate with other third-party access control systems, it includes a comprehensive access control solution platform ready for seamless connection to Hikvision’s extensive offering of access controllers and readers, and video intercom products, says the company.
Hikvision says integration with third-party systems is simple with its Optimus middleware solution. The solution reportedly makes it easy to create “Connectors” into Optimus — integrations and workflows to meet your project requirements — from HikCentral to a third-party system such as access control, automation protocols, HVAC, payroll systems, and more. Connectors can also enable data synchronization and mapping among multiple systems.
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 to make system maintenance accurate, fast and easy.
For more information and a product brochure on the HikCentral Professional management software, visit the Hikvision US website.