Chinese Technology in S. America: Video surveillance products help improve Chilean security
China is now the world's largest video surveillance equipment producer, providing more than half of the market's video camera products. One of the manufacturers, Dahua, is setting up business throughout the world. My colleague Xu Zhaoqun takes a look at how they are faring in the South American market.
Sightseeing in Santiago may be safer than ever before. That's because evil behavior will be spotted by these cameras. Surveillance products by Chinese company Dahua are now being used by local mining industries, police, government, and even the air force. Local officials in a suburb of Santiago say this equipment is widely used in maintaining local security management.
JUVENAL MEDINA LA REINA SECURITY CHIEF "The illegal actions in the streets have dropped by 97% since the cameras and the surveillance system were put into operation."
Compared to similar products from developed western countries, Chinese-made products are usually cheaper, and just as reliable.
QIAN HONGMING, GENERAL MANAGER DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CHILE "Basically, about 99% of Dahua's products are independently developed and produced by us. We have our own research and development team and even our own factories, which develop and produce our core components."
Localization of management is the key to being accepted in the local market.
QIAN HONGMING, GENERAL MANAGER DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CHILE "We are working together closely with local companies. They have been here for years and have mature experience and ideas. By combining the advantages of our both sides, we can jointly make the market deeper and better."
XU BU CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO CHILE "There is a huge space for the two countries to do a lot more. Fortunately, the business cooperation started to boom in 2018. The effects of the Belt and Road Initiative are being seen from these substantial business projects like port construction and high tech industries, as well as plantations."
XU ZHAOQUN SANTIAGO "Chile is one of the biggest economies in Latin America. The so-called 'narrowest country' is providing a wide market for the business sectors from both China and the rest of the world. Xu Zhaoqun, CGTN, Santiago de, Chile."