Surveillance tech start-up Ocucon agrees collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Gary Trotter

Gary Trotter

The team at Ocucon – the fully-managed Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) system – has announced that, as part of a newly-signed OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), the business will now offer its customers “the world’s most secure industry-standard servers”.

Ocucon delivers a powerful, cloud-based storage and retrieval platform that actively combines intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts of HD video surveillance footage from within the Ocucon portal.

Now, Ocucon will incorporate the latest HPE servers (including Ocucon-branded workstations and servers) into its own solutions to use on client sites.

Ocucon’s co-founder Gary Trotter told Risk Xtra: “From the outset, Ocucon has collaborated with leading technology partners in the UK to deliver a ‘first of its kind’ cloud-based software system that processes, transmits and stores unlimited amounts of CCTV footage. We’re delighted to be able to announce this partnership with HPE which will enable us to deliver market-leading solutions for our customers.”

Phillip Cutrone, vice-president and general manager for worldwide OEM and the Data Centre Infrastructure Group at HPE, responded: “Ocucon is bringing enhanced capabilities to the video surveillance market through its hybrid IT platform, enabling customers to unlock more value from video footage and improve fraud prevention. We look forward to collaborating with Ocucon to combine our servers with its intelligent software, in turn providing significant benefits to companies of all sizes as they adopt more ‘as-a-Service’ solutions for their businesses.”

Launched in October last year, Ocucon helps businesses to defend against fraudulent cases of slips, trips and falls – currently estimated to cost the UK economy alone more than £800 million a year – by removing physical limitations on the amount of surveillance footage an organisation can save. Ocucon is expected to be of interest to any organisation capturing significant amounts of CCTV data. Since its launch, the business has seen significant interest from both UK and US supermarkets and retail chains.

The North East-based firm also recently launched Ocucon Pixelate. Developed in partnership with Google, the new product harnesses the power of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to deliver an intelligent and cost-effective video redaction tool that can be used with all forms of camera footage.

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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