Digital Barriers and Capita announce details underpinning strategic partnership

Paul Eggleton (left) and Zak Doffman

Paul Eggleton (left) and Zak Doffman

Digital Barriers and Capita have signed a global strategic partnership that will see the former’s full suite of technology, including live facial recognition solutions, integrated with Capita’s Control Room solutions.

The agreement sees Digital Barriers’ ultra-low bandwidth live video streaming, body-worn camera, video analytics and live facial recognition technology integrated with Capita’s Control Room solutions not just for the Emergency Services, but also critical responders and national infrastructure providers. The specialist technology will also be integrated with Capita’s digital evidence management platform.

The new collaboration means that facial recognition results can be shown in Control Rooms alongside other information. Ultra-low bandwidth streaming will provide new ways of viewing emergencies from Control Rooms, in turn making the job of operators easier and ensuring the right resources are sent to help in a given situation.

Under the terms of the agreement, Digital Barriers’ edge-intelligent solutions, which are already used by Government and commercial organisations in more than 60 countries, will be made available through Capita’s global network. Digital Barriers will also promote Capita’s ControlWorks and VisionDS Control Room offerings via its own channels.

Paul Eggleton, managing director of Capita Secure Solutions and Services, stated: “We’re very excited to be signing this agreement with Digital Barriers. The integration of this technology with our portfolio truly sets us apart in being able to offer the best facial recognition technology to our customers around the world.”

Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers, responded: “This is the perfect time to partner with Capita as there’s strong demand from law enforcement for technological advancements that promote officer safety and efficiency. We look forward to working in close collaboration in order to further accelerate our international growth.”

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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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