About IDIS

IDIS is a global security company that designs, develops, and manufactures surveillance solutions for a wide range of commercial and public sector markets.

As the largest video surveillance manufacturer in South Korea, with headquarters and manufacturing facilities just outside of Seoul, IDIS operates across 50 countries and 100+ strategic partners. IDIS is a world-leading digital surveillance solution provider with more than two million recorders installed worldwide and over 16.5 million cameras utilizing IDIS technology.

The IDIS total surveillance solution meets the needs of an increasingly demanding security landscape. IDIS provides the benefit of an end-to-end, highest-quality total surveillance solution and delivers innovation that is user-friendly, flexible, scalable, and is able to meet every surveillance need—all with unrivalled performance, quality, and low total cost of ownership.

Our Mission

Our mission is to contribute to a safer and more secure world through a commit ment to innovation and by fostering a culture of creativity.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the premier global security solutions specialist by providing the world’s best, most innovative and value-add surveillance offerings as well as the most respon sive customer service.

Core Values


We are world-leading pioneers in bringing best-of-breed surveillance solutions to market. As forward thinkers, we constantly apply innovation and creativity to tackle the challenges our customers face to make them safer, more secure, and help them become more efficient. Through our ethos of continuous investment in research and development and our people and operations, we continually strive to deliver excellence across both our services and the solutions we offer.


We are committed to integrity and compliance in everything we do. From our manufacturing facilities to our boardrooms, our people uphold the highest standards. Our values go beyond a code of conduct. Instead, they anchor our mission, our decision-making process, and govern how we act as both a company and a member of the larger global community.

Customer Satisfaction

Every company that purchases or every person that uses IDIS technology is key to our success. Our people strive to ensure that we exceed their expectations, through the quality and high performance of our solutions and the services we deliver. We are passionate about building long-term and proactive partnerships as well as actively seeking new mutually beneficial opportunities.

Success Together

Every person in our global network—customers, partners, vendors, and employees—is a full member of our team. In their own way, each is at the heart of both our business strategy and our success. The IDIS “one team” philosophy encompasses our network’s many cultures, communities, and views and proves that we work best when we work together. Through the sharing of values and ideas, we are enriched by those around us. In turn, we empower each other to grow and succeed.

Sustainable Growth

We only succeed when our customers and partnerssucceed. Our people demonstrate dedication to every customer, from the largest enterprise to the smallest organization, and we do business in an open, direct, and sustainable way. One of our most important roles is as an employer, and through robust, sustainable growth, we create new jobs and invest in those who already work for us.

One solution. One company

IDIS designs, develops, manufactures, and supports its products and software all under one roof. For customers and partners, this means they can build a complete surveillance solution using products that seamlessly integrate from just one vendor. This simplifies the buying chain and provides local sales and technical support from a single vendor. Whether a large corporate enterprise, a retail chain or single site, IDIS has a surveillance solution that meets the needs of an extensive range of businesses. With a broad lineup of one to eight megapixel (MP) IP cameras, four to 64 channel NVRs, monitors, network accessories, a choice of video management software (VMS), and our DirectCX lineup for customers looking to leverage existing coax cabling, IDIS has a solution that fits.

Innovation and R&D

IDIS has been a pioneer in digital video recording since 1997 and was established due to a passion for technology and an unyielding pursuit of innovation. With 10% of turnover reinvested in research and development (R&D) annually, IDIS is constantly developing new technologies and bringing new innovations to market, all which help our customers strengthen the safety and security of their people, facilities, and assets. At the same time, we have a commitment to delivering the world’s ultimate surveillance experience through technology that is high-performance and reliable, yet simple to install and operate to ensure our customers are more efficient and more productive.

Low Total Cost of Ownership

Through our commitment to high quality, low power consumption, and reliable products that are simple to install, use, and maintain, we reduce the burden of implementation and training time while ensuring lower maintenance and energy costs, an extended product lifecycle, and a low total cost of ownership. Our flagship offering, DirectIP, comes with a cost-free VMS and apps—meaning absolutely zero licensing costs. IDIS Solution Suite, our enterprise-level VMS, is both scalable and modular, allowing our customers to only pay once for what they need without any ongoing service or maintenance fees.

Partnering for Success

Many of the relationships we have with our customers and partners have been in place for two decades, demonstrating our commitment to fostering long-lasting and successful partnerships. We only succeed if our customers and partners succeed and we see them as full members of our team. In their own way, each is at the heart of both our business strategy and success. The IDIS “one team” philosophy encompasses our network’s many cultures, communities, and views and proves that we work best when we work together. Through the sharing of values and ideas, we are enriched by those around us. In turn, we empower each other to grow and succeed.


Reliability goes beyond the high-quality products and solutions we proudly deliver each day. For IDIS, reliability means doing what we say we will do; when we say we will do it. From strictly adhering to global and local regulations to our certifications such as ISO14001, ISO900, ROHS, and Six Sigma, from our regular delivery of world-class technology to support at the local level, IDIS delivers reliable products and services that more than meet our customers’ expectations—they exceed them.


Our integrity means you can trust us and the technology we provide. We ensure we comply with the legal and regulatory requirements at both global and local levels and seek to be transparent at all times in the way we do business. We believe in open and candid communications with our customers and partners that build trust and ensure success. Our products are manufactured in-house with a consistency of quality and materials, so they can be trusted to deliver as promised. We continually innovate new technologies to ensure and preserve the integrity of the surveillance they provide.

IDIS was founded in 1997 by experts in computer science and artificial intelligence: Y.D. Kim, Albert Ryu, and J.H. Jeong.

The company was named Intelligent Digital Integrated Security Co., Ltd. and focused on digital video recording (DVR) technology. The company quickly grew, gaining certification as a “Technology Venture Oriented Company” in 1999 and a listing on the KOSDAQ stock exchange in 2001. ISO9001/14001 certifications followed and in 2006, the company obtained RoHS certification, a first in the DVR industry. The company also became the number one seller of DVRs in the surveillance industry as it was an Original Design Manufacturer/Original Equipment Manufacturer (ODM/OEM) for leading surveillance solution providers.

Currently, Dr. Y.D. Kim serves as CEO.

In the mid-2000s, the company began a series of in-house innovations and acquisitions that expanded the company‘s focus beyond DVRs to include the next-generation camera and network video recording(NVR) offerings as well as industrial display technologies.

By 2013, IDIS had moved beyond an exclusive industry role as an ODM/OEM for leading surveillance solutions providers, launching a branded security solution, DirectIP™, at the IFSEC International security exhibition in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The company subsequently launched DirectIP and other components of the IDIS Total Solution in the Middle East in 2014 at the Intersec exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and in the Americas in 2015 at the ISC West tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additionally, at each regional launch, the company debuted regional headquarters and staff dedicated to the sale and support of IDIS branded offerings in those areas.

  • 2018
    IDIS received Presidential Citation at the National Productivity Competition held by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
    IDIS Solution Suite named a winner in SSI Security Solutions Awards
    IDIS Critical Failover and 12MP Fisheye Camera shortlisted for the finals of Security & Fire Excellence Awards
    IDIS “Two Decades of Innovation” strategic program received an AMCP Platinum Hermes Creative Award
    HE-1101 nominated for the finalists of Benchmark Innovation Awards and PSI Awards
    H.265 IR PTZ DC-S3883HRX scooped prizes in both iF and Red Dot Design Awards
    IDIS Named US OSPA’s “Outstanding Security Manufacturer” Finalist
  • 2017
    IDIS Smart Failover shortlisted for the final of the Security & Fire Excellence Awards
    IDIS Named US OSPA’s “Outstanding Security Manufacturer” Finalist
    DR-8364D & IDIS Smart Failover shortlisted for the finals of the PSI Premier Awards
    IDIS received two esteemed World Class Product of Korea awards from the Ministry of Trade Industry and Energy
    IDIS Smart UX Controls nominated for the Benchmark Magazine Innovation Awards
    IDIS Announced Industry-leading Ultimate Warranty Program
    IDIS celebrates its 20th anniversary
    IDIS multi-media marketing efforts received an AMCP Platinum Hermes Creative Award
  • 2016
    Security Sales & Integration Security Solutions Award Official Runner-up
    Security Products New Product of the Year Award for "Convergence & Integrated Software Solutions"
    Awarded top honors for "Product and Technology" by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
    Awarded honors for "World Class Product of Korea" by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
    Named Top 10 global manufacturer for surveillance recorders by IHS
    Double finalist at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards
  • 2015
    IDIS launches its brand business and Total Solution at ISC West tradeshow
    IDIS America headquarters established near Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
    IDIS Middle East / North Africa headquarters established in Dubai, U.A.E.
  • 2014
    Named Top 10 in the world for video surveillance by a&s
    IDIS launches its brand business and Total Solution at Intersec exhibition
    DR-6116P NVR ranked top in Benchmark Magazine test
    DirectIP named "Technology Innovation of the Year" at PSI Premier Awards
  • 2013
    DirectIP launch recognized with 2013 Platinum Marcom Award
    IDIS launches its brand business and DirectIP at IFSEC exhibition
  • 2012
    Selected as a "Good Company to Work For" by the Korea Economic Daily
    IDIS Europe headquarters established near London, England, U.K.
    Sales reach over $150 million
  • 2011
    Selected as "World Class 300" by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
    Sales reach over $100 million
  • 2008
    Selected as "Best Small-Medium Company to Work At" by Korea Labour Foundation
    Received award for the "Best Management" of a KOSDAQ Company
  • 2007
    Received "Transparent Accounting Grand Prize" by KAA
  • 2005
    Sales reach over $50 million
  • 2004
    Selected as one of the world's "200 Best Companies Under a Billion" by Forbes
  • 2003
    Obtained "No.1 Ranking of a KOSDAQ Company" at the 20th Daeshin Comprehensive Management Evaluation
  • 2002
    Selected as one of the world's "200 Best Companies Under a Billion" by Forbes
    Received "Presidential Prize" for the 5th Venture Companies
  • 2000
    Received "Daejeon Economy Grand Prize (Technology Development)"
  • 1999
    Selected as "A Company with Good New-Tech" by the Ministry of Information and Communication
  • 1998
    Pioneering DVR innovation pushes IDIS to #1 in security DVR sales
  • 1997
    Company founded