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Retail award shortlist

The Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) company Ocucon is the only UK company to be shortlisted for the awards in the United States by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). The awards recognise technologies from around the world for retail loss prevention.

Pictured left to right are Ocucon Co-Founder, Gary Trotter and Chief Technical Officer, Stephen Purvis. They will pitch Ocucon’s tech to attendees of this year’s RILA Retail Asset Protection Conference, from May 5 to 8 in Denver, Colorado.

Award finalists will compete in a final showcase on May 6 seeking to impress a select judging panel of retail asset protection executives and be named as one of the top three finalists or capture the Retailers’ Choice Award. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 7.

Gary Trotter said: “To be the only UK company to be shortlisted for RILA’s (R)Tech Asset Protection Innovation Awards and recognised on a global stage for our efforts to support retail loss prevention is a real honour. Since launching Ocucon’s first-of-its-kind cloud based storage service for CCTV and surveillance technology we have received significant interest from major retailers and corporations in both the UK and across North America. This shortlisting is testament to the work of our team and industry partners and we’re really looking forward to pitching alongside the other finalists in Colorado.”

Lisa LaBruno, Executive Vice President, Retail Operations & Innovation at the Retail Industry Leaders Association said: “The Innovation Awards are a chance for retailers to single out cutting-edge technology and recognize those companies spurring innovation for the benefit of the retail AP industry.”

About Ocucon

It offers a cloud-based storage and retrieval platform, combining intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts of HD video surveillance footage from within the Ocucon portal. Ocucon was among the exhibitors at the Security TWENTY 19 Glasgow exhibition on Tuesday. It recently announced that it will provide free upgrades of all CCTV hardware to customers of its standard cloud-based storage package, as it launched a zero capital expenditure model.


The other shortlisted companies:

Danish manufacturer Alert Systems; from Norway, Attensi, offers gamified 3D simulations for corporate training; US-based Defendry offers proprietary AI (artificial intelligence) that automatically detects, verifies, and responds to active threats; US-based Detective Analytics offers multiple patent-pending AI-Powered crime linking and investigative software; German firm Rapitag offers a patented security tag that can open itself automatically; also German, Signatrix uses AI and machine video understanding enabling surveillance cameras to independently recognise, measure and provide customer numbers, theft or conversions to the staff in real time; and Canadian-based Solink links security footage with your transactions via POS (point of sale).


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