Community safety open space outdoor CCTV
Every human being should live and work where it is safe and secure
The Viseum Intelligent Moving Camera (IMC) is the solution to the problem of open space CCTV. Never before have large independent groups of business and residential communities been able to share ownership of advanced passive yet proactive Intelligent CCTV security cameras, with unique protocols of use supporting privacy issues and data protection.
Community Safety Watch® Summary
New and expanding markets are testament to the revolution of having open space 360° CCTV in populated areas while keeping privacy intact, with the introduction of Community Safety Watch® 360° Intelligent CCTV security schemes. These schemes are being deployed throughout the UK, with installations from Southern England to the Isle of Man in the North.
Only Viseum UK can support the delivery of this wide-area surveillance service. This is because there is no other technically viable solution to effectively cover a large area from just one installation and in privacy. For example nobody ever watches live or recorded video unless a crime is committed and even then only relevant recordings are automatically retrieved for authorized viewers. In addition to this, the technical solution is protected under European and United States granted Patents.
Installations of Community Safety Watch® CCTV security schemes are generally funded by one or more of the direct beneficiaries of the CCTV scheme, being the actual community the CCTV scheme will protect, or the local police and/or local council. To accelerate delivery of this scheme throughout Europe, United States and Canada Viseum is funding more pilots from an investment of up to £1M.
Over the next four years, the UK government has predicted public sector job losses in the region of 490,000 with the expectation that the private sector will be able to find employment posts for many of those displaced. In addition, the UK government’s “Big Society” initiative which encourages local people to take control of their own communities means that Community Safety Watch® is well placed to empower and facilitate the needs of local communities, by employing the surplus skilled law enforcement and security workers.
Community Safety Watch® UK Service Roll-out
With the UK’s highly competitive multimedia industry growing significantly year-on-year, the Community Safety Watch® service offers a highly lucrative captive market for all types of media packages. Negotiations are already under way with the UK’s large Telco companies to jointly supply and market this service nationally for group subscriptions. Joint marketing, sales and supply initiatives with some of the major telecommunication companies forecast take-up by 2015 of this unique service, typically in industrial parks and middle-Britain residential communities, across at least the 6 major cities of London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.
Following a nationwide feasibility study on how such a national security focused revenue generating initiative would be welcomed by the consumer, the highest financial level of UK DTI Smart Award was offered to Viseum for how this service would be deployed and operated. Viseum also showed how it would be endorsed by various groups such as National Neighbourhood Watch and the UK CCTV User Group, to name just two, in the expectation that all City, District, Borough and County Councils, and all police forces would welcome and support Community Safety Watch® Safer Society initiatives in their public space areas.
The CCTV User Group endorsement
A concept trial was launched to test market feasibility. This proved highly successful with The CCTV User Group publishing their endorsement of the Community Safety Watch® service.
Sponsored Community Safety Watch® applications:
If you are part of a UK business or residential community safety partnership in need of this CCTV security service, and all local authority crime reduction initiatives where you live or work have failed, please apply via email to [email protected].
Applications for Community Safety Watch® trade partnerships:
If you are a member of the security trade, for example a CCTV installation company or you supply a security service, and you are interested to become part of this service in your areas, please introduce your organisation via email to [email protected].
Notes for journalists:
Community Safety Watch® is the core reason that Viseum cameras were initially developed.
Police forces currently spend many £M’s each year reviewing CCTV for crucial evidence. This usually results with daily reports on why the CCTV evidence available for a particular crime, having taken many hours to retrieve and review, could not be used because the incident did not occur right in front of the CCTV security cameras.
Feedback from police forces who use Viseum’s Intelligent CCTV monitoring cameras is that just 4 Viseum cameras operating completely automatically outperform at least 20 of any other moving CCTV camera – each of which would also need a dedicated operator to watch and control in order to catch crime.
By being less reliant on CCTV monitoring infrastructures, but automatically performing ‘manned’ 24/7/365, Viseum UK’s Intelligent Moving Cameras (IMCs) bridge the gap between manned surveillance and standalone unmonitored CCTV security schemes. Their low running costs and unobtrusive operation makes CCTV monitoring in many open space areas more feasible, whereas old technologies precluded them.
Viseum’s press office will be happy to arrange interviews with UK local authorities who have already taken this initiative. For interviews with Viseum please contact our MD Mr. Stuart Thompson via [email protected]