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Hikvision UK and Ireland, and Eagle Eye Networks, the cloud-based video management software (VMS) company, announced a technology partnership to offer cloud video surveillance. Hikvision USA and Eagle Eye Networks were already working to integrate HD-TVI cameras into the Eagle Eye Security Cloud VMS.
Dean Drako, CEO and founder of Eagle Eye Networks said: “We are pleased to expand our global relationship with Hikvision by partnering with Hikvision UK to serve customers in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland seeking a more cyber-secure surveillance solution.”
The two companies also point to cyber-security; Eagle Eye’s Camera Cyber Lockdown blocks cameras from communicating with the Internet, blocks attacks from reaching cameras, and will not allow any Trojans ex-filtration.
While the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS works with hundreds of manufacturers’ cameras, Hikvision UK says the partnership is of benefit to customers who don’t have the IT resources to constantly monitor and address cyber threats entering their network through devices attached to their surveillance system. Rishi Lodhia, Eagle Eye Networks’ Managing Director for EMEA, says: “The Hikvision dealers in the UK are an extremely capable group of industry professionals and they’re very attentive to cyber security and GDPR compliance. The use of Hikvision cameras and Turbo recorders with Eagle Eye Networks’ cloud bridges and subscriptions is a future-proof marriage.”
Eagle Eye and Hikvision were each exhibiting at IFSEC 2018 in London. Separately at IFSEC, having launched its Technology Partner Program (TPP) at IFSEC 2017, Hikvision announced an expansion of its partner programme including go-to-market support, technical support, development and integration toolsets, and streamlined communications with Hikvision staff. Partner work on show at IFSEC in June included Milestone Systems’s license-plate recognition plug-in for the Hikvision ANPR cameras; Eagle Eye Networks’ cloud storage; OPTEX Europe’s IP intrusion detection sensors now integrated with Hikvision I-Series network video recorders (NVRs); Netgenium’s integrated intelligent IP PoE audio speakers into Hikvision’s NVRs, and CCTV cameras; and Western Digital and Seagate storage devices for surveillance use.