By engineering and bringing state-of-the-art video surveillance products and solutions to market, the company grew from a 28-person start-up in 2001 to a global enterprise. Hikvision's commitment to R&D innovation is ongoing. Today, in addition to our robust video surveillance products portfolio, we offer cutting-edge technologies to North America, including deep learning/AI, industrial automation, robotic vision, and advanced smart home solutions connected to a cloud platform. Hikvision employs more than 25,000 dedicated professionals worldwide, and more than 10,000 of those employees are R&D engineers. Hikvision maintains its leadership position by investing 7 to 8 percent of annual sales revenue into R&D for continued product innovation.