Viseum holds CCTV Surveillance Technology patents that are granted globally. What this means for our customers is Viseum IMC Surveillance Technology is regulated throughout the world, to maintain its security success. Viseum and its Certified Corporate Partners are the only organisations that can ensure you will always receive support for such security assets, and throughout the life of your security requirements.
The Viseum® Brand
The Viseum brand is recognised for its patented configuration of fixed and moving cameras co-located on the same common structure. People who see an image of a Viseum camera configuration naturally think of Viseum being the internationally patent protected CCTV brand. Any other brand of this configuration is seen as an illegal quality-compromised copy, that generates more business for the Viseum UK Group. We operate a formal Branding Policy which is an integral part of the Viseum business.
Our Technology Patent Protection has very strong defensive qualities:
In 2008 an international PLC manufacturing video security products infringed our technology patents with a new product. This organisation would not seek a Viseum Certified Technology Partnership, and therefore as part of our standard legal process, we made their suppliers, customers, and shareholders aware of this illegal trading. Their multibillion-dollar PLC customer/reseller immediately and formally declared their ‘cease and desist’, and the infringing PLC’s share value fell by over 90% whilst offloading their entire stock of products targeting the security industry.
In 2014 one of our largest competitors invested over $1 million trying to legally compete with Viseum, but failed. One of the world’s leading intellectual property practices undertook an extensive analysis of the validity of Viseum’s granted European Patent EP1579399. These experts applied their vast depth of knowledge in physics, electronics, engineering and computer science to probe the novelty and inventive step of the Viseum Intelligent Moving Camera (Viseum IMC). The extent of this investigation compared Claims 1 to 9 with 3 inventions dating from before Viseum’s patent was granted in 2002. The conclusion of this extensive exercise resulted in the British Patent Examiner stating that in their opinion claims 1 – 9 of Viseum’s patent are both novel and inventive over this suggested prior art.
Should a customer be approached with an illegal copy of the Viseum Technology Patents, this letter template is used by Viseum Certified Corporate Partners to further protect their Viseum patent protected markets.
Viseum’s International Technology Patents
Our patents were initially filed for the invention of the most practical, cost-effective and aesthetic solution to mass population people surveillance. When compared to any other solution, this patent helps win citywide security projects, typically worth $20,000,000 initially and eventually in excess of $80,000,000 excluding ongoing revenues. The ‘Safe City’ concept has started to grow from around 2013 at an extremely fast pace, making Viseum the world’s best solution for it invaluable.
Viseum’s international technology patent portfolio is testament to the company being the world’s leading brand for solving the problem of wide-area CCTV security and surveillance, as well as being the leader in the video content analysis (VCA) marketplace. These technology patent inventions provide 20 years of protection for one or more fixed cameras co-located with a moving PTZ Camera installed on a common structure. Any non-Viseum branded IMC system is noticeably inferior and an illegal copy in breach of international law.
This also benefits Viseum’s iVOS Software Technology Services by constantly gathering and analysing the real-time and historical activity of suspects from fixed cameras. This continually predicts accurately where, and how far, to automatically direct the optical zoom of the PTZ Camera, no matter how many suspects are being followed, which separate directions they travel, or if they speed up, slow down, or change direction. This system therefore consistently captures close-up situational awareness and court-quality evidence of single and multiple incidents.
Viseum has invested heavily in the protection and policing of its intellectual property rights (IPR). Central to our business is the commercial protection we provide our partners in sharing these secured markets. We commit to the policing of this IPR in the following way: as with any patent infringement, its trade reseller is the primary target for legal action, which is, in turn, followed up by making the potential user aware of the infringing product’s recall due to its illegal use. This is then followed up with full legal action with the suppliers of such goods.
Surveillance Technology Patent Invention Portfolio
Our surveillance technology patent invention portfolio includes:
Surveillance Technology Patent Invention – European EP 1 579 399
Surveillance Technology Patent Invention – United States of America US 7,952,608 B2