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Software landmark

A software security man is marking since video recording and management software was first installed.

Jay Patel, founder of the SharpView system, first installed the Multi-MegaPixel CCTV at CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, pictured, in November 2006; as a deployment of multi-megapixel cameras in a live CCTV application.

CityPoint, pictured, was the first building in the City of London to exceed the height of St Paul’s Cathedral, when it was built in 1967 as a 122m 35-storey headquarters for British Petroleum.

SharpView was further developed into a video management software (VMS) platform when chief executive officer Patel and Francisco Feijoo restructured the company and formed EyeLynx Limited in July 2012.

Since then, EyeLynx systems have gone in to The Shard and Broadgate Towers to provide City buildings with CCTV and video analytics. EyeLynx is now part of the perimeter protection group Zaun, with offices in Chessington, Surrey, and Zaragoza in Spain.

Patel said: “While construction and other markets have been subdued for much of the 10 years since we created SharpView, terrorism and other threats have driven the demand for ever more innovative security measures, which has enabled us to keep ahead, stay busy and grow.”

EyeLynx recently launched the EPR-100 and EPR-500 RADARs for use at large sites. The management software works within SharpView to allow the autonomous control of PTZ cameras, reducing the developers add reliance on human patrols and guards.

The RADARs detect moving objects in any weather, even at night, the firm says, up to 500m away, with it’s claimed minimal false alarms. SharpView provides warnings to security staff and allows them to verify potential threats of intruders on protected sites, such as public utility sites, military bases, national borders, solar farms, airports and campuses.


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