HikCentral Management Software


At Hikvision, we strive to develop and deliver security industry's most innovative and reliable products and end-to-end solutions. For optimal performance,the video management system platform must be complete, intelligent, and open.


HikCentral is compatible with our entire line of Hikvision products. It offers features such as automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and people-counting, and integration with access control (coming soon). HikCentral also supports the ONVIF protocol for integrating with other camera brands, making it a competitive solution that can satisfy your unique needs and meet your security challenges. 


HikCentral is a video business intelligence (VBI) solution that provides features such as facial recognition, face matching and searching, and people counting analyses. By extracting valuable information from the database and generating reports to assist your business operations, as well as integrating with access control, entrance & exit automation with ANPR, and alarm management, HikCentral offers you an intelligent solution that improves efficiency and reduces cost. 


HikCentral supports the ONVIF open standard. It’s compatible with most mainstream brands and IP cameras with ONVIF support. It supports third-party proprietary protocols of the leading camera manufacturers, with continuous updates. HikCentral also offers an OpenSDK that allows users to develop add-ons on a web client. Such add-ons can be used to integrate with third-party systems. 

Three Powerful Ways to Access Your System

Control Client

HikCentral’s Control Client is used for daily monitoring in real-time. Powerful and easy-to-use, it includes functionalities such as live view and playback, and enables you to tag relevant video clips so that they can be searched, stored, and viewed by trusted parties. Also, with its flexible alarm management interface, operators can easily identify and handle alarm events.


  • Visualized operation with interactive map and video wall
  • Efficient response with an intuitive alarm management interface
  • Flexible evidence handling

Web Client

HikCentral’s Internet-based Web Client provides accessible management of the system allowing you to add devices and configure camera recording schedules, user rights, and event and alarm rules. You can also access camera live view and playback.


  • Intuitive user experience allows anyone to quickly learn how to use the VMS
  • Optimized workflow with integrated HikCentral features
  • Access anywhere using mainstream web browsers

Mobile Client

Mobile surveillance anywhere, anytime – the HikCentral Mobile app is available from the iOS App Store and Google Play. It supports Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G connectivity. 


  • Accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Ready 24/7
  • Fast event response

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