Hikvision Hires Ex-Genetec Manager

By John Honovich, Published May 07, 2015, 12:00am EDT

One of Genetec's longest tenured employees has joined Hikvision, as Hikvision gears up its own VMS software offering.

In this note, we break down the move, what Hikvision is working on and what this means more broadly.

Product Manager - Software

Steve Bocking [link no longer available] had been with Genetec more than a decade and was, most recently, Manager of Sales Engineering for the Americas.

Now, he is Product Manager - Software for Hikvision.

Hikvision Role

Hikvision informs us that Bocking will be managing Hikvision's iVMS-4200 VMS, iVMS-4500 (mobile App) and planning for the iVMS-5200’s release as well as managing 3rd party integrations to Hikvision in North America.

5200 VMS

The upcoming (or already released in some parts of the world) iVMS-5200 represents Hikvision's move into 'open' / 'enterprise' VMS platforms. Hikvision is certainly most known for their cameras, also has low-cost NVRs and a closed VMS offering, but has never been a serious competitor in 'open' VMSes internationally.

The Move for Hikvision

It is a positive sign for Hikvision to attract a senior person from one of the biggest IP video manufacturers and particularly useful to have a VMS expert from Genetec help lead their efforts to expand with their own VMS.

Since the iVMS-5200 is not yet shipping in the US, we do not know if it is good or bad but this hire helps provide more interest into seeing what Hikvision can deliver with their own open VMS.

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