Ocucon Pixelate offers first-of-its-kind automatic full-body video redaction technology

Ocucon’s intelligent video redaction service – designated Ocucon Pixelate – is set to drastically reduce the cost of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance in relation to CCTV images thanks to new automatic full-body video redaction. Part of a second generation roll-out of Ocucon Pixelate’s intuitive web-based software, the introduction of the pioneering redaction technology will allow end users to simply select the people they don’t wish to pixelate before surveillance footage is automatically redacted in a matter of seconds.

In addition, a new user-friendly manual redaction tool will allow additional features (such as car registration numbers or credit card details) to be redacted quickly and easily. End users of Ocucon Pixelate will also notice a new look and feel to the web-based portal as part of the roll-out of intuitive second generation software.

The second generation Ocucon Pixelate software will be exhibited at Retail Risk London on 11 April and at the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s Retail Asset Protection Conference 2019 in Denver (which runs from 5-8 May).

Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, Ocucon’s pixelation service delivers intelligent cloud-based video redaction tools for GDPR compliance. Whereas traditional outsourced redaction services can be time-consuming and costly, Ocucon Pixelate allows users to quickly upload and redact CCTV files via a secure web-based portal for a fraction of the cost, with monthly subscriptions starting from as little as £20.

Ocucon's co-founder Gary Trotter (left) and business development manager Simon Gardner

Ocucon’s co-founder Gary Trotter (left) and business development manager Simon Gardner

Ocucon’s co-founder Gary Trotter commented: “Many businesses and organisations don’t realise that if they record and store CCTV footage they could be subject to costly subject access requests. Tougher restrictions around personal data following the introduction of the GDPR can result in organisations needing to pixelate significant amounts of footage. The cost of outsourcing this process can be extremely high. Our cost-effective, web-based service already allows organisations to quickly and easily upload and redact video footage and, with the introduction of a first-of-its-kind full-body redaction functionality, we’re yet again setting a new standard in surveillance technology as the most intuitive and cost-effective video redaction service on the market.”

Originally launched last year, Ocucon Pixelate’s innovative software is already used by a number of leading High Street retail and food chains, local authorities and major transport providers. The introduction of the new functionality is expected to drive further demand.

Ocucon Pixelate’s key features include:

*GDPR compliance (including an auditable log of video redaction and UK processed data)

*Intelligent automated redaction: select the people you want to pixelate

*Quick upload via easy-to-use web-based portal

*Suitable for all types of camera footage (including that produced by body-worn cameras)

*Avoidance of high costs associated with traditional outsourcing of video redaction

*Significantly reduced redaction time compared to manual video redaction methods

*End-to-end advanced encryption of all footage and secure user access control via multi-factor authentication

Customers who already use Ocucon’s cloud-based storage and retrieval platform also have full access to Ocucon Pixelate and can select video clips to redact from within the cloud.

Ocucon combines intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts of HD video surveillance footage from within the Ocucon cloud-based portal.

Since its launch, Ocucon has seen significant interest in both the UK and US and is currently delivering a number of confidential pilots for leading supermarkets and retail chains.

About the Author
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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