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A Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) system, Ocucon, has been shortlisted across a range of categories for this year’s Fraud Awards, alongside the UK’s retail risk and loss prevention event Retail Risk.

Organised by the loss prevention conference organisers Retail Knowledge, the awards are judged by a panel of Loss Prevention professionals; the winners and runners-up will be announced on Thursday evening, October 4 at the Fraud Awards Gala Dinner, at Leicester City Football Club, after the daytime conference.

Newcastle-based Ocucon has been shortlisted six times across five categories, for its unlimited cloud-based storage platform, Ocucon, and its intelligent video redaction service, Ocucon Pixelate. Categories are:

Category: Best Newcomer – recognising the most exciting new solution or company to enter the retail risk and loss prevention arena – Ocucon
Category: Best Newcomer – Ocucon Pixelate
Category: Most Innovative In-Store Solution – celebrating innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or genre – Ocucon
Category: Best Collaborative Solution – recognising products, solutions or services resulting from genuine collaboration that deliver a clear ROI – Ocucon
Category: Most Innovative In-Store Surveillance Solution – celebrating innovative new uses of camera or surveillance technology, benefitting the wider business – Ocucon
Category: Most Innovative Cross-Functional Solution – recognising innovative products, solutions or services that have a risk or loss prevention benefit, but sit outside of the Profit Protection department – Ocucon Pixelate.

Ocucon Co-Founder, Gary Trotter said: “To be shortlisted in this year’s Fraud Awards and across so many categories, is testament to the great team we have based here in Newcastle, and our innovative and collaborative approach. Since our launch in October, we’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Dell and Google, to deliver the first-of-its-kind cloud based storage service for CCTV and surveillance technology and launch our new intelligent video redaction service, Ocucon Pixelate. As a result we’ve seen significant interest in Ocucon both from large UK corporations and retailers, but also major retailers in North America. Our story is just one example of how tech start-ups can thrive here in the North East to compete on both a UK and global stage.”

Pictured left to right are Ocucon in Newcsatle: Simon Gardner, Maral O’Brien, Stuart Ferguson, Gary Trotter and Stephen Purvis.


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