The announcement is good news for councils and other public space bodies looking to benefit from wireless and deployable surveillance solutions that were previously impossible or costly to implement due to non-existent or poor fiber network provision.
Vemotion’s encoding and streaming products enable live video streams to be transmitted wirelessly from surveillance cameras over any network, without the need for costly infrastructure or equipment. The technology also allows recorded footage to be transmitted from remote devices, whether hard-wired or mobile; ideal for councils and agencies in need of temporary or re-deployable solutions to extend and enhance their public space surveillance networks.
Synectics has extensive experience in developing and delivering security solutions for public space applications. Its surveillance systems, many of which incorporate Synectics’ proven command and control platform Synergy, are already deployed in towns and cities throughout the UK.
The Vemotion integration enables any council, police force or other public body using Synergy, to view and control Vemotion connected devices – alongside data from other third party systems – within a single environment. This removes the need for multiple systems and improves overall ‘system visibility’ for more efficient and effective monitoring and control.
David Aindow, Product and Technology Director at Synectics, said: “Our surveillance solutions are developed with open architecture as the starting point, not an afterthought. We know how important flexibility and interoperability are to our customers and are pleased to add integration with Vemotion’s advanced cellular technology to our portfolio.
“Re-deployable cameras that can be moved to address ‘hot spot’ problem areas are increasingly viable solutions, as is the ability to view footage from remote locations and mobile deployments. Against a backdrop of budget cuts, achieving these objectives where the right infrastructure is not already in place is tough. Vemotion solutions provide an ideal and cost effective answer to this issue and through integration with Synergy, operators can capitalise on this while still being able to monitor and control all data within a single environment.”
Wakefield council is one of the first to benefit from the integration. It identified hot spot areas not covered by the existing fibre network and is using Vemotion to facilitate wireless rapid deployment in these target locations, with transmissions feeding directly into its Synergy platform.
The Synergy/Vemotion integration is also enabling the council to look at other opportunities such as analysing traffic flow and identifying issues which can then be used to advise Wakefield motorists via traffic management notices.
Stewart McCone, Managing Director of Vemotion, said: “Partnerships with globally recognized, like-minded, forward thinking organisations such as Synectics are important to us, particularly where it helps make life easier for our customers. Integration with Synergy means that our customers like Wakefield MDC can benefit from true system flexibility that can be managed within a single, industry-leading platform.”