New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Anviz Global is a leading provider of converged security solutions that works to provide customers with comprehensive access control, time attendance management, video surveillance, alarm system and intelligent building solutions. With dual headquarters in Fremont, California, and Shanghai, China, Anviz also has a 50,000-square-meter manufacturing park in Yancheng City, China; a global office in South Africa; and corporate offices in Spain, Mexico, Italy, Argentina and Russia. The company has 300 distributors in more than 50 key security markets around the world.
SIA spoke with Peter Chen, product marketing director for Anviz, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.
SIA: Tell us the story of your company.
Peter Chen: Anviz was founded in 2001, and started with biometrics products, including fingerprint, face recognition and iris recognition products and software solutions. We expanded into surveillance products in 2010 and smart lock products in 2016. Anviz is now a global key player who can provide integrated security solutions covering home security business and commercial security solutions.
What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?
PC: Anviz Global is a leading provider of converged intelligent security solutions, committed to providing comprehensive IP biometrics, access control, time and attendance solutions and IP video surveillance based on cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
By continuous innovation and building on our core technologies, Anviz strives to provide customers with a safe, convenient and comprehensive integration solution. Our core algorithms include BioNANO for multi-biometric identification, video intelligence algorithms for RVI real-time video stream analysis and Anviz security control protocol throughout our product chain. Finally, the Anviz core security cloud platform based on the existing internet and the 5G trend is what makes Anviz unique.
What’s something we might not know about your company – or What is your company’s vision, and what are your goals for the security industry?
PC: At Anviz, we always devote ourselves to the creation and innovation of the industry. We always think AI + IoT + cloud is the future technologies trend of security industry, and the market share in smart home and smart commercial will have a big increase in the next five years. With this trend, we are developing in three ways on our products: firstly, mobile application on edge terminal, which will let Bluetooth functions and near-field communication functions be applied onto our terminals. The second direction is to create an easily IP-based security solution; we will use full IP technologies to integrate our biometrics terminals, CCTV terminals and smart lock terminals to let installers easily build a quick system. The third direction is developing cloud services and software as a service (SaaS) platforms. We will let our customers easily manage their security services by our SaaS platform, especially for multiple-sites management and remote applications.
SIA: What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership?
PC: The U.S. and North America market will be the top priority market of Anviz Global in the next three to five years, and we think there are two major ways in which SIA can help us on the local market. First will be the brand broadcasting. As we think SIA is one of the most professional associations in the U.S. security market, all the members are the key players as well, so we think involvement with SIA will help the Anviz brand and our products and services will be more quickly known by the market. Secondly, the professional market activities towards the target market and customers. Through SIA, we hope to attend the exhibitions, training events, trade shows, etc., to expand and show our products and services; the important thing is that the customers and players are the key decision markers in the industry.