Ocucon’s surveillance technology set to “revolutionise” fight against crime targeting UK businesses

Gary Trotter: co-founder of Ocucon

Gary Trotter: co-founder of Ocucon

“Groundbreaking” surveillance technology is set to “revolutionise” the ability of UK businesses to defend against fraudulent cases of slips, trips and falls which are currently estimated to cost more than £800 million per annum. The “world’s first” Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) system – designated Ocucon – will provide unlimited storage for unlimited cameras within the cloud.

Launching in the UK this month in partnership with Google Cloud, the new technology will remove physical limitations on the amount of surveillance footage an organisation can save. Delivering a powerful, cloud-based storage and retrieval platform, Ocucon combines intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts of video surveillance footage from within the Ocucon portal.

Offering protection against theft, vandalism or fraudulent insurance claims, the new service is already generating significant interest among large retail chains and is expected to be of value for any organisation capturing large amounts of CCTV data, such as transport hubs or local authorities.

Key features include:

*Secure, affordable, long-term uncapped storage of HD video surveillance footage

*An easy-to-navigate portal providing near real-time and on-demand download access to video surveillance footage from the cloud, with date, time and camera search function

*All-encompassing surveillance and data intelligence solution via API access to software partners Everseen and Facit analytics 

Ocucon’s co-founder Gary Trotter commented: “Typically, businesses are restricted to saving 30 days of surveillance footage purely because of the sheer scale and size of the data involved. However, the threat of litigation and fraudulent claims, many of which are received after 30 days has passed, has resulted in increasing numbers of businesses needing to store their security footage for longer periods.”

Trotter continued: “Ocucon is the first cloud-based software system that processes and transmits unlimited amounts of CCTV footage into the cloud. Providing organisations with the flexibility to store uncapped amounts of data for as long as required will revolutionise the way in which businesses defend against wrongful allegations and allow for greater post-recording video analytics that will ultimately generate significant security and business insights.”

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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