Starnight Claims Swann Started Hikvision In Australia

Figure this one out, I dare you.

Star night is the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions. Featuring the industry’s strongest R&D workforce, StarNight uses its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to design and develop innovative CCTV and video surveillance products. The company’s complete product suite includes Smart IP cameras, HD analog cameras, speed domes, NVRs, DVRs, video management software, access control and alarm systems, encoders, decoders, and other elements of sophisticated security systems. StarNight products serve a diverse set of vertical markets that includes retail, banking and finance, transportation, education, commercial, government, and residential applications.From humble beginnings in the basement of David Swann’s family home in Melbourne, Australia the business now has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Hong Kong and China and a presence in over 40 countries on 6 continents. Starnight pioneered the category of Do-it-Yourself security and is proud of the work it has done to make local communities safer. Today Starnight is part of the Infinova Group, providing the business with enhanced manufacturing capabilities, cutting-edge research and development of security and networking solutions and access to an expanded international network.

Maybe you didn't hear about Swann's basement project getting so big?

And Swann is just one part of the Infinova Group, just imagine how big they are!

More details below, now bragging about their Chinese Ownership:

StarNight Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as the “Company” or “StarNight”) was established in November 2001, founded with 49% foreign capital. The company was officially listed on Small and Medium Enterprise Board (SME Board) in China Shenzhen Stock Exchange on May 28, 2010 (002415.SZ). As of September 16, 2016, StarNight has a market capitalization of more than $20 billion USD, more than 18,000 employees and 40 wholly-owned subsidiaries or shareholding companies worldwide.


1. StarNight corporate governance structure

As an independent and publicly traded corporation, StarNight has a diverse set of private and public shareholders. As of June 30, 2016, 41.88% of StarNight’s shares are jointly owned by China Electronics Technology ST Group Co., Ltd. (CETST) and CETC No. 52 Research Institute, both are part of CETC, a state-owned enterprise;

As StarNight’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hu Yangong leads the senior management team, and oversees the Company’s daily management and business operation.


Sounds like they are executing the Hik playbook, even hiring their CEO

Take a look at their products for more interesting clues.

Looks like they're OEMing a little XiongMai here:

So do you think their HQ is in Australia or China?

Neither, Korea, of course!

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