Vicon Celebrates 55 Years Protecting Businesses Worldwide

Vicon Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Cemtrex, Inc. (Nasdaq: CETX, CETXP, CETXW), designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware, and components, announced today its 55-year anniversary.


In the fall of 1967, Vicon’s founder, the late Donald Horn, launched his startup company in the basement of his home in Huntington, NY. Initially, Vicon designed and manufactured optics and CCTV components that were primarily geared towards the residential market. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Vicon became a leading pioneer in video surveillance, paving the way for modern Pan-Tilt-Zoom technologies, among numerous other cutting-edge innovations. Since then, the company has enhanced its portfolio with a variety of hardware and software solutions—including its Valerus Video Management Software and its VAX Access Control Solutions—securing its status as one of the industry’s only true end-to-end solutions providers.

“Vicon’s name is synonymous with the video security industry, and is one of its early forerunners. We are proud of the Company’s illustrious history and achievements we’ve made over these past 55 years, and we firmly believe that our brightest days are ahead of us,” said Vicon’s current CEO and Chairman of the Board, Saagar Govil. “We have many employees who have been with the company for 20, 30, even 40 years, which says a lot about our commitment to our customers and our organizational value,” he added. “Today we celebrate the heritage on which this company was built, and the long legacy of innovation and quality that we continue to strive for.”

Vicon continues its commitment to excellence with recent strategic expansions and award-winning product launches. Within the past year, the company has hired a variety of key players in the areas of technology, product, sales, marketing, supply chain, and business development. In the same timeframe, Vicon has launched over 20 new products, garnering several industry awards for innovation in the process, including “best new product” awards from the Security Industry Association and Security Today Magazine. Additionally, the company has improved and built on several already impressive stats. For example, they have asserted a 23% reduction in customer service wait times, and confirmed that even amidst the global supply chain shortages, 87% of their products are in stock and ready to ship. And they’ve recently extended their standard camera warranty to five years.

As Vicon takes time to reflect on its longevity in the industry, it is committed to maintaining its pioneering spirit. “My mission is to help evolve the business and continue to uphold, and expand, Vicon’s leadership position for the decade to come,” said Haim Shain, Vicon’s new Senior Vice President of Product Management. “My plan is to create a focused strategy that will allow us to leverage our key differentiators in a holistic way, and set the course for key breakthrough innovation,” added Shain.

From its humble beginnings in that basement workshop, the company continues to preserve its longstanding customer-driven focus. Vicon is currently on the fast track to implement VSaaS and AI-based video analytics for its global customer base. And through a combination of experience and innovation, the Vicon team strives to position the company as a leader in these emergent markets over the years to come.

To learn more about Vicon or the availability of our technologies, contact the company by filling out the form here or emailing

About Vicon Industries, Inc.: Vicon is a proud Cemtrex company, a leading technology partner of the world’s most influential brands dedicated to empowering them with innovative technology that drives their businesses and products. Since 1967, Vicon has been a leading provider of mission-critical security surveillance systems. The innovative company provides security solutions for some of the largest municipalities and businesses in the United States and around the world and delivers a wide range of cutting-edge and compliant security technologies, from AI-driven video analytics to fully integrated access control solutions.

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