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Wireless transmission product firm Vemotion has announced a strategic alliance with Synectics. The companies are to integrate Vemotion’s video and streaming products with the Synergy command and control platform. Pictured left to right are Stewart McCone, Vemotion CEO; Eleanor Redfern, Synectics Sales Office Manager; and David Aindow, Product and Technology Director for Synectics.
The two firms first came together on a project for Wakefield Council. Stewart McCone said: “Integration with Synergy allowed Wakefield Council to benefit from the best of both worlds in terms of our wireless know-how and Synectics best in class platform. Such partnerships are very much the future of CCTV and we are looking forward to working with Synectics on several new projects.”
Wakefield Council was able to identify hot spot areas not covered by the existing fibre network and used Vemotion to facilitate wireless deployment in these target locations, with transmissions feeding into the Synergy platform.
David Aindow said: “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 and working together, Vemotion and Synetics can offer a compelling solution.”
In Wakefield, the council faced antisocial behaviour incidents in outlying, smaller, town centres not covered by their CCTV fibre; they turned to Vemotion to provide a rapid deployment solution and Synectics for the platform. Stewart McCone said: “Wakefield is faced with the classic modern day safety and security challenges of a large, metropolitan area. With increasing scrutiny on resource allocation, managers need quick technology fixes that don’t mean major additional capex spend. The beauty of Vemotion and Synectics is flexibility: we solve and react to day to day operational problems, as well as offering a strategic CCTV deployment plan.”
In one specific anti-social behaviour hotspot, it was proving impossible to control or respond to all the complaints and incidents, yet within three months of deployment on-site, incidents had been eradicated. Wakefield is also looking to install the technology for traffic management, enabling traffic data to be sent and thereby assist motorists with traffic news. In this way, Synergy and Vemotion are offering benefits not originally envisaged – a consideration for those with tight budgets, the firms add.
David added: “Against a backdrop of budget cuts, achieving 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.”
Synectics and Vemotion say that they will be working with other councils and public space bodies looking at wireless and deployable surveillance. Vemotion’s encoding and streaming products enable video data to be transmitted wirelessly from cameras over any network and allows footage to be streamed from any device.