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Corps partnership

The security contractor Corps Security has announced an exclusive strategic partnership with Avigilon, the Canadian high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance  product company.

Avigilon’s HD Network Video Management Software (NVMS) and megapixel cameras can work together in an end-to-end solution or with existing systems the companies say. Fully scalable, it can be configured to suit a customer’s specific requirements in a variety of applications – from retail  and local authorities, to education and sports stadia. Corps Security will integrate Avigilon NVMS into its Glasgow-based Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC), based near the city airport. The CMC provides third party alarm receiving and CCTV monitoring services to a range of customers across many market sectors. It’s been recently developed at a cost of £1.5m.

Corps says that one advantage of the Avigilon Control Center NVMS is the quality of the images it transmits. Keith Marett, Avigilon’s director of marketing and communications, says: “Avigilon Control Center has been built from the ground up to effectively capture, manage and store high-definition multi-megapixel surveillance video with minimal bandwidth requirements. This means Corps Security can now easily and rapidly search the highest quality images, so they can get the best evidence for their customers.”

The reciprocal arrangement between the two organisations means that Corps will promote Avigilon’s systems via its approved installer and end users. At the same time, Avigilon will recommend the CMC to any of its customers that require a remote monitoring service.

One new customer that Avigilon has already introduced to the CMC is London-based security specialist, iC2, which provides electronic security installations across a range of sectors. When iC2 enquired about remote monitoring services, Avigilon invited Daniel Collins, iC2’s technical director, to Glasgow to see the CMC. Daniel says: ‘Over the years I have seen many remote monitoring centres and most leave a great deal to be desired. However, the CMC was different as not only does it use the best technology on the market, it is also the smartest and well presented facility that I’ve ever seen.’

Eric Roberts, Corps Security’s CMC business development director, adds: ‘We are extremely excited about the possibilities that working with Avigilon offers both companies. Avigilon’s range of products are suitable for organisations that are serious about detecting, monitoring and prosecuting those who commit crime, and having already talked to our installer partners about this technology the response has been overwhelmingly positive.’ For further information – email:


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