Free ‘industry first’ CCTV hardware upgrade for end users promised by Ocucon

Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Gary Trotter: co-founder of Ocucon

Gary Trotter: co-founder of Ocucon

The team behind Ocucon – the fully-managed Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) system – has announced that it will provide a free CCTV hardware upgrade for customers of its cloud-based storage as it launches a “first-of-its-kind” zero capital expenditure model.

Breaking new ground in surveillance technology, Ocucon delivers a powerful, cloud-based storage and retrieval platform, combining intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts of HD video surveillance footage from within the Ocucon portal.

Now, in an ‘industry first’, the surveillance technology start-up has announced that customers of its standard cloud-based storage package will be able to upgrade their CCTV infrastructure at no additional cost.

With Ocucon already in talks with six out of ten of the largest retailers in the world, the new business model is expected to further increase demand.

Ocucon’s co-founder Gary Trotter commented: “Whereas some VSaaS providers talk about removing upfront costs for hardware, but then add these in elsewhere, our new Ocucon business model removes hardware costs completely. From the outset, Ocucon’s aim has been to break new ground in surveillance technology and revolutionise the way in which businesses and organisations record, store and access their CCTV footage. We know that many businesses are struggling with legacy CCTV systems that are costly to replace and prevent them from using industry-leading software and analytics. By working closely with our partners and re-imagining the typical surveillance business model, we’re now able to offer customers the benefits of new CCTV hardware alongside our industry-leading cloud storage, with zero capital expenditure from the customer.”

Launched in October 2017, Ocucon’s award-winning technology revolutionises the ability of businesses to defend against fraudulent cases of slips, trips and falls – currently estimated to cost the UK economy alone more than £800 million per annum – by removing physical limitations on the amount of surveillance footage an organisation can save. Since launch, Ocucon has seen significant interest in both the UK and US and has been recognised by leading UK business awards for its digital technology innovation.

Last year, the North East-based firm also launched Ocucon Pixelate. Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, Ocucon’s pixelation service delivers intelligent cloud-based video redaction tools for General Data Protection Regulation compliance.

Ocucon recently announced that Pixelate will be launching automatic full-body redaction as part of a second generation roll-out of its intuitive web-based software. The pioneering new technology will allow users to simply select the people they don’twish to pixelate before footage is then automatically redacted in a matter of seconds.

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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.