Ocucon will begin a new initiative to tackle retail crimes.
Rebecca Wayman

North East video surveillance firm aims to save businesses thousands with this new initiative

With latest figures revealing UK retailers spent £1bn in 2018 tackling retail crime, an initiative by Ocucon could help ‘save businesses thousands’.

Said to be an industry first, the world’s first fully managed Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) system - Ocucon - has announced it will provide free upgrades of all CCTV hardware for customers of its standard cloud-based storage package.

This is said to coincide with the launch of its zero capital expenditure model in the surveillance industry.

The announcement that businesses can now upgrade their CCTV at no additional cost could see them save thousands in their efforts to combat crime.

Ocucon’s co-founder, Gary Trotter, said: “From the outset, Ocucon’s aim has been to break new grounds in surveillance technology and revolutionise the way in which businesses and organisations record, store and access their CCTV footage.

“We know that many organisations are struggling with legacy CCTV systems that are costly to replace and prevent them from utilising software and analytics or have had to compromise on the number and specification of the cameras they have installed on their premises.

“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.

“It’s not just that there are no upfront costs to the hardware upgrade, we have removed the cost to the customer entirely.”

Whilst CCTV is commonplace, the potential to utilise the very latest in cloud-based surveillance analytics and software can be problematic for some businesses due to compatibility issues with existing CCTV infrastructure or cost.

In 2018, Ocucon launched Ocucon Pixelate. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Ocucon’s pixelation service delivers intelligent cloud-based video redaction tools for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

The company 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.

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