Viseum Smart City CCTV Technology…
Places where people gather are targets for mass killings, yet have always been the most technically problematic areas to deliver security. One innovator predicted this as far back as the start of the millennium, and his business delivering Safe Cities has been growing from strength to strength ever since.
The technology derived from this innovation is a significant leap towards eradicating mass terrorism and was patented in 2002. It bridges the very large gaps between, and solves the many intrinsic problems with, standalone CCTV systems and remote operator monitored surveillance. It uniquely monitors and follows over 100 times more people or vehicles than any other camera, and automatically detects and enforces over 15 times more incidents or traffic contraventions from just one camera installation.
“Our Best CCTV Deterrent” (Metropolitan Police)
The visual appearance of the Viseum 360 CCTV Camera constantly protecting all surroundings, displays to would-be criminals that the site is constantly watched by many surveillance experts. It is the only CCTV camera to automatically detect multiple incidents from close to long range and in all directions at the same time.
The safe cities initiative was invented by Viseum UK in the year 2000
The initial invention is incredibly sophisticated software and cameras with multiple fixed and moving lenses, operating completely automatically to monitor large populated areas for anomalies. Proven to ease the burden on Local Authorities’ CCTV services, it also had the significant added benefit of meeting the privacy concerns of communities.
In 2003 the UKTI (UK Trade and Investment) offered its largest financial Smart Award for his invention, and by 2004 the successes of its first installations were highly publicised. By 2007 the UK Government’s National CCTV Strategy Board published a report on the failures of new and legacy CCTV and described the need for Viseum’s solution. Now, a group of companies trading under the brand name Viseum UK is well known at the forefront of the security industry for introducing cutting-edge Safe City CCTV Technologies to help existing Town Centre Regeneration Schemes and new Safe City developments deliver stronger security.
David Evennett, London Member of Parliament and Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Treasury, said; “I met with Mr Thompson recently and was impressed by his entrepreneurial spirit and invention. I wish Viseum UK every success with their exciting and innovative solutions.”
Stuart Thompson, Viseum UK Group President said; “We have continued to maintain our more than 10 year lead on our competition, both for Public Safety technologies required for today’s Safe Cities and how to introduce this reassurance to the world.” He adds “Another testament to this was being granted 20 years’ Patent protection for this idea.”
As with many of the world’s quantum leaps in technology, it was initially met with opposition from its rivals. Paradoxically, it’s these rivals that are now growing the company’s sales faster than ever. With today’s security needs being more demanding than ever before, the absolute requirement is for security equipment to consistently deliver results: something that none of the company’s rivals has ever achieved.
Combined, the two concepts of ‘Smart City’ and ‘Safe City’ create a market worth many billions. In ‘Safe City’ terms this encompasses the vast majority of the areas covered by Viseum UK’s particular expertise: video content analytics, command and control room systems, physical security information management software, and mobile video surveillance.
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Viseum UK’s role within the international Safe City initiative has proven so successful that many publicists have interviewed Viseum UK Safe Cities Team, and published their findings. Please contact Viseum UK’s Press Office for more details on our Safe Cities.
REF: VIS6932 – SAFE CITIES