Hikvision Named General Contractor for $800M Program in Chongqing

Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd., a supplier of digital video surveillance products, has been appointed as the general contractor of a safe city program for Chongqing, a municipality in China that covers an area of 82,400 square kilometers and has a population of more than 31 million.

This system is expected to set up more than 500,000 video surveillance points in Chongqing.

The company is responsible for designing and deploying the project as well as providing comprehensive and high-performance video surveillance products and solutions. The project, which is expected to cost more than $800 million, will be finished in two or three years and all construction will be carried out from 2011.

By upgrading the existing video surveillance system and expanding new video surveillance points to cover the whole city, this program will enhance the interconnectivity of video resources among government departments of municipalities, counties and villages, while assisting with public security management, city management, traffic management and emergency command.

“It is a milestone for Hikvision,” said Yangzhong Hu, company president. “We built up a project team to conduct detailed planning based on local conditions and requirement in Chongqing City. We are making every effort to strengthen our technologies to deliver comprehensive city surveillance solutions to improve public safety.”

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