Over 25 years of experience
In the video systems we provide, we are constantly improving the possibilities of recording, displaying, storing recordings, video analysis, control and alarming. Our devices are intended for the most demanding projects, such as city monitoring, government, prison, police and military facilities, production plants, factories, power plants, logistics hubs, supply chain networks, etc. When testing our solutions, we focus primarily on the functions necessary for extensive installations. We connect to them at the same time a very large number of cameras, central stations for monitoring and reporting alarm events, as well as authentication servers for central management of accounts and passwords. We run server farms, duplicate recording servers in various physical locations, and even the entire server duplication function (so-called failover), which guarantee the correct operation of the system even in the event of failure of any of the machines. We integrate our servers with other systems, e.g. access control, cash register, ticket, weighing, database etc.
We implement intelligent video analysis systems both in the basic scope and very advanced self-learning in Deep Learning technology. The use of artificial intelligence mechanisms has opened up completely new areas of activity for us, limited only by the imagination of investors, which is why we can confidently say that we are able to implement any idea and project.
Since establishment in 1993, we have changed our headquarters four times, always with a larger and better one. We currently have an area of over 400 m2 in the very center of Wroclaw, in central Europe, with very good warehouse, office and social facilities, as well as a well-equipped modern laboratory. We encourage you to take a virtual walk after clicking on the picture below.
2018 - Implementation of video analysis systems with artificial intellligence Deep Learning
At the beginning of 2018, we crossed a significant barrier by expanding the intelligent video analysis systems we provide with self-learning Deep Learning cameras using artificial intelligence mechanisms.
Intelligent video analysis has enabled us to detect typical events such as line crossing, zone entry / exit, object leaving / taking away, automatic counting of objects, identification of license plates, and in recent years even analyzing the traffic of objects in various areas of the camera image since 2008 (so-called heat maps).
Only 10 years later Deep Learning artificial intelligence mechanisms enabled us to implement, among others, systems counting people standing in a queue, analyzing the paths of these people, the time spent by them in a specific place, determining their age and sex, identifying their identity during movement based on thousands of face photos registered in the database, as well as classifying objects and determining features of their appearance, e.g. man: in glasses / in a hat / with a backpack / tall, animal: dog / cat / bird, car: passenger / truck / brand / color / registration number / direction of travel / speed / violation of traffic rules.
Automatic processing of video images into text in the database has made it possible to easily search for this information and prepare reports that you could not even dream of.
2016 - Implementation of VMS video management systems with intelligent video analysis
In 2016, wanting to gain a technological advantage, we devoted more attention to the series of HikVision project cameras, which incorporate advanced features of intelligent video analysis. It quickly turned out that the implementation of such systems requires specialized knowledge and experience, and above all, your own testing ground, in which you can conduct numerous tests in various conditions. For this reason, we decided to expand our laboratory with dozens of high-class cameras with built-in video analysis functions and for many months we worked on specialization in this field.
In 2017, we decided to focus more on video management systems (VMS), dedicated to our largest customers, including for production plants, supply chain networks and logistics hubs. We have produced, among others, as one of the first companies in Poland (or maybe the first because we didn't find a comparable product) 16-monitor operator stations, based on both the Taiwanese GV-VMS software from GeoVision and the American Nx Witness VMS software from Network Optix, with which we have integrated, among others, intelligent video analysis systems from VCA Technology.
2012 - Distribution of HikVision megapixel IP cameras
Since 2008, we have been systematically introducing new GeoVision IP camera models for sale: compact, integrated, dome, high speed, hemispherical. After three years, we were one of the leading suppliers of megapixel cameras in Poland. Directly from our warehouse, we could already supply over 50 models of high-class megapixel cameras, which at that time was rare on the market.
It wasn't until 2012 that we felt the strong competition from the dynamically developing HikVision company - a Chinese network camera manufacturer for the first time. Their next series of cameras quickly became better and cheaper, and at the end of 2013, in our opinion, they began to outclass not only our products, but also other competing Asian, European and American companies.
We had no objections to the quality of their performance, display, functionality and support of the ONVIF standard. In addition, these cameras worked seamlessly with the recorders and monitoring stations we produced, based on advanced GeoVision software. Therefore, after short negotiations, at the beginning of 2014 we started cooperation with HikVision. We had training at their headquarters in Amsterdam, and shortly thereafter we covered HikVision cameras with full technical support.
In 2015, we expanded our cooperation with HikVision, which was already producing a full range of CCTV products at the time. At that time, our price list already contained more than 1,000 of their products, which were usually better and cheaper than the competition. For this reason, price lists of many other companies in Poland began to look similar. HikVision's products were sold almost everywhere, which resulted in an incredible price war between distributors, constant price reductions, promotions, sales, etc.
2009 - Production of multi-monitor operator stations
Our megapixel cameras in 2009 began to be used in large prestigious projects, which also used advanced hybrid and network recorders manufactured by us, as well as multi-monitor operator stations. Seeing the potential in the new technology, we put special emphasis on the production of recorders with a larger capacity of installed disks, high computing power and a more efficient cooling system.
In 2010, we raised the bar as high as possible in this class of solutions. We have started production of a series of hybrid machines PV-RADVR (RACK DVR) and PV-RPDVR (RACK PRO DVR) as well as monitoring stations PV-ECCMS (ECONO CMS) and PV-PRCMS (PRO CMS).
The changes introduced in 2010 enabled, above all, support for large analog and megapixel camera systems using modern H.264 compression. Network recorders gained the ability to record and display video images a total of 960 fps from 32 FullHD cameras, which remained a unique feature for several years to come.
As one of the few companies on the Polish market, we have developed specialized software on the 64-bit Windows Embedded platform, which provided our devices with performance, security and stability at levels unattainable for machines based on typical Windows systems.
At the beginning of 2011, all hybrid and network recorders and monitoring stations provided by our company obtained compliance with the ONVIF, PSIA and RTSP global network communication standards.
Shortly afterwards, we increased the machine capacity to 24TB and introduced support for hemispheric cameras that observe the full area around us. Extending the support for omnidirectional cameras again forced us to increase the efficiency of recording machines, because the transformation of a round image into a simple one, with the ability to move around and track objects - just like it is done with mechanical PTZ cameras - requires powerful computing power.
Following the requirements of the high resolution camera market, in the first half of 2012 we increased the machine capacity to an incredible value of 33TB at the time. We also built our own PV-RAID disk array in the RAID5 standard, which allowed to multiply the recorder's capacity and write speed.
In the second half of 2012, we started the production of complementary systems - advanced PV-RPRS recording servers, which offered fewer functions, but allowed to connect up to 128 IP cameras with a resolution of up to 5Mpix to one device. For the first time, the PV-RPRS recording server was tested at the end of 2011 in a very large video recording system. 128 video streams from GV-FE421 cameras (4.0MPix, 15fps, H.264) with a total volume of up to 800 Mbit/s were recorded on it.
2008 - Implementation of number plate identification and people counting systems
In the years 2008–2009 we completed the first successful implementations of video analysis systems, which at that time enabled, among others automatic identification of license plates, automatic counting of people and objects, detection of theft or leaving the object, crossing the line or zone, sabotage of the camera, etc.
We recorded the greatest successes in the field of automatic number plate identification. Initially, they were 1-2 camera systems with barriers and scales in transport companies, but already in 2010-2012 they were also large projects in cities and on major national roads at that time.
2006 - Production of a unique digital fiber interface
In 2006, we started working on a new version of the high-end digital fiber optic interface, the prototype of which was created in 2005. These works were successful and since then this interface was available until 2016, when we finished production due to decreasing interest (dominant new IP technologies as well as TVI, AHD and CVI).
2005 - Production of specialized recorders
In April 2005, at POLVISION, we created a video surveillance system department, including the first project of an advanced digital video recorder, which had unprecedented, at that time, high quality video image, extensive recording storage and software configuration.
At the same time, a decision was made to expand the company's offer with a full range of video recording devices, which resulted in several months of establishing close cooperation with the well-known manufacturer of digital monitoring systems, Geovision, which granted us in October 2005 the status of the official importer in Poland.
In the following years, POLVISION set new import standards for CCTV in this role, becoming the largest GeoVision representative in Europe, offering a very high level of technical support and a full range of products stored in its own warehouse.
1993 - Production of video transmission devices
Initially, we closely cooperated with the Warsaw company ABAK Sp. z o.o. During this period, we started production, including video multiplexer in the form of a PC card, multi-channel video standardization module and a multi-mode fiber optic interface for video transmission.
In mid-1997, we focused on development and production according to our own program. This decision brought in 1998 the first interface for transmitting video with a twisted pair of wires, which, although simple, had a considerable interest and good reputation among users.
Soon, we started working on a new device, completely different from the original, which appeared in the form of a prototype at the beginning of 2000. After the necessary changes, the fully mature design "saw the light of day" in mid-2000 and immediately gained the recognition of installers, and soon after, also distributors. This is confirmed by thousands of copies sold. It was a technically advanced construction, requiring many sources of supply for a large group of specialized components. Our repeated participation in ALARM Exhibitions and Conferences in Kielce and SECUREX also confirms the good opinion of this product.
On the basis of this construction, other video transmission devices were created, including correction amplifier for coaxial cable with strong suppression of concurrent interference and overvoltage protection as well as fiber optic, analog vision and control interface. Currently, these devices are no longer produced.
In order to reduce production costs and to take into account the experience and expectations of customers, in 2012 a new construction of video twisted pair devices was created.