Digital Barriers agrees new strategic partnership with Kings Secure Technologies

Digital Barriers, the specialist provider of edge-intelligent surveillance and security technologies, has signed a strategic partnership with Kings Secure Technologies.

Having introduced SmartVis SafeZone (Digital Barriers edge-based video analytics and intrusion software), Kings Secure Technologies is now able to extend its service capability by offering Digital Barriers’ full portfolio of technology including ultra-low bandwidth live streaming, real-time facial recognition and live-streaming body-worn cameras when building complete turnkey solutions for the global surveillance and security markets.

The partnership opens up a new route to market for Digital Barriers, particularly so with regard to commercial organisations in sectors ranging from healthcare to logistics, banking and retail who can benefit from Kings Secure Technologies’ dedicated engineering facility and capacity to build custom solutions to meet their requirements.

Two of the first services Kings Secure Technologies will be offering that make use of innovations from Digital Barriers include a Remote Video Response Centre and a dedicated monitoring centre providing 24/7 support.

“In the process of discussions, it quickly became clear that Digital Barriers and Kings Secure Technologies have a shared commitment to delivering innovative and agile technology,” said Neil Hendry, vice-president (EMEA) at Digital Barriers. “We’re delighted to have signed this strategic agreement which opens up a new channel through which commercial organisations can take advantage of our software solutions and services.”

Bob Forsyth, CEO at Kings Secure Technologies, responded: “Our mission is to offer pioneering and versatile technologies to our growing customer base. Having thoroughly evaluated the alternatives, we’re delighted to be partnering with Digital Barriers who equip our in-house Technology Centre with truly unique and groundbreaking capabilities including facial recognition and live-streaming body-worn cameras.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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