HIKMICRO, a dynamic and innovative company with headquarters based in Hangzhou, China, has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company offers high quality thermal detectors, cores, modules, and cameras and is determined to take thermal products from a niche market to a more affordable mass market.
HIKMICRO is a subsidiary of global security manufacturer, HIKVISION, and therefore benefits from a strong R&D engineering team which provides high quality imaging products, dependable manufacturing lines and after sale support.
HIKVISION invested in thermal technology during 2008 which later paved the way for the foundation of HIKMICRO. The brand was officially launched in 2016 with a full portfolio of thermal security products and fully optimised imaging, algorithms, and intelligence. In 2018, a thermal imaging camera using a 17 μm detector, with a resolution of 384 x 288 and 640 x 512, and with a thermal sensitivity of less than 40 mK was released.
More recent achievements include the development and manufacture of a 12 μm thermal detector, which makes it possible for the company to offer a full range of high quality and affordable thermal imaging cameras. The same image quality is also evident in entry-level thermal cameras which offer image frame rates of 25 Hz. This increases the image clarity and accuracy.
HIKMICRO’s products are further complimented with intuitive user interfaces, which aid in ease of operation. Users can analyse and report readings with freely available software and smartphone apps.
The HIKMICRO E1L model is an example of a low-cost unit available to electrical and mechanical artisans for quick and easy fault finding. This unit is light weight, durable, easy to use – a must have for any electrician and mechanical artisan. It offers exceptional image quality at a framerate of 25 Hz and a resolution of 160 x 120. Each unit comes with a 3-year warranty on the complete unit, plus a 10-year warranty on the detector. Users can therefore be confident of the quality of the unit.
The HIKMICRO M30 model offers customers even better IR resolution at 384 x 288 and the option of manual focus. These features make the unit more suitable for smaller targets at longer distances. Combined with the NETD of less than 35 mK at 25 Hz framerate, accuracy on a thermal camera has never been better nor more affordable.
Customers can expect even more during this year with HIKMICRO spending more than 5% annual revenue on research and development. The company’s detector production facility will make more than 30 000 sensor wafers and more than 10-million vision sensors per year. All of which come complete with unique integrated circuit design, packaging, and quality control.
The 10 000 m2 product manufacturing facility can produce 1,5-million high quality units per year. Multiple global standards are maintained and certified too during strict quality control and dust-free packaging.
These standards and certifications include:
- ISO 9001 for Quality Management System
- ISO 14001 for Environmental Management System
- ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System
Contact Reynhard Heymans, HIKMICRO, www.hikmicrotech.com/en/shop