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

by Brian Sims

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.

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