Profile: Vicon Industries Inc (VII.A)
18 Dec 2013
Vicon Industries, Inc., incorporated in 1967, designs, manufactures, assembles and markets a range of video systems and system components used for security, surveillance, safety and control purposes by a group of end users. Video system is private network that can transmit and receive video, audio and data signals in accordance with the operational needs of the user. The Company focuses on the design of network video systems that it produces and sells worldwide, to installing dealers, system integrators, government entities and security products distributors. It operates within the electronic protection segment of the security industry, which includes fire and burglar alarm systems, access control, biometric and video systems and asset protection. Its products are used in office buildings, manufacturing plants, apartment complexes, retail stores, government facilities, airports, highways, transportation operations, prisons, casinos, hotels, sports arenas, health care facilities and financial institutions. The Company markets its products globally to installing dealers, systems integrators, government entities and distributors.
The Company’s product line consists of various elements of a video system, beginning with a video management system application (VMS), which manages network devices, including cameras. It also produces video system edge devices, such as video encoders, decoders, network/digital/hybrid video recorders (NVR’s and DVR’s), analog and Internet Protocol (IP) fixed position or robotic cameras, megapixel digital cameras, matrix video switchers and system controls. The Company provides a range of cameras due to the many varied climatic and operational environments in which the products are expected to perform. Its products range from a camera mounting bracket to a network camera control, transmission, recording, storage and virtual matrix switching system. The Company’s sales are concentrated among its network video products (ViconNet-software application and Kollector-NVR’s and DVR’s) and dome camera (surveyor) product lines.
The Company sells its products in the United Kingdom, Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East through its European-based subsidiaries. The Company has a few territorial exclusivity agreements with customers but primarily uses a range of installation companies and security products distributors in international markets.
The Company competes with Exacq Technologies, Genetec Inc., Milestone Systems, Axis Communications, Matsushita (Panasonic), Mobotix Corp., Sony Corporation, Bosch Group, Honeywell International, Schneider Electric, Tyco International, Samsung Group and United Technologies.
Vicon Industries Inc
131 Heartland Blvd
EDGEWOOD NY 11717-8315