Foremost security solutions developer, designer, and provider, Videcon, have unveiled their latest Concept Pro camera – the X. A revolutionary piece of software, it allows camera operators to virtually remove someone’s clothing in order to identify if they are carrying weapons or have distinguishing marks/tattoos that will help identify perpetrators of crimes. Each camera operates as a standard CCTV camera but once a person of interest is identified, the software has added functionality that allows the operator to isolate an individual and hit ‘clothing removal’. The clothing of that individual is removed to show what cannot be seen underneath by the naked eye. Authority comments Videcon Managing Director, Matt Rushall said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring this product to market. Used responsibly it will allow camera operators to strip an individual down to their underwear without even having to stop them to do so.” “The individual will not know and is able to get on with their day in peace. Provided that they are wearing cotton-based underwear, their modesty will remain intact.” This was an April fool’s joke led by Videcon. Whilst they have no plans to launch a CCTV camera that removes a person's clothing, they do have an exciting product announcement on the way!
Pioneering security solutions developer, designer, and provider, Videcon have joined forces with the global CCTV manufacturer Uniview to introduce a new range of products to the UK market, including innovative NDAA-compliant technology. The new range, consisting of 14 cameras and recorders will sit alongside Videcon’s Aspect and Concept Pro ranges and will be split across three tiers: Easy, Prime-I, and Prime-III, with each product providing a premium quality performance suitable for all business and domestic needs. Each camera comes with human body detection as standard, allowing for the recognition of people within a configured area. The Prime-III range will utilize innovative LED lighting to provide crisp color imaging 24 hours a day. Non-HiSilicon components We’re delighted to be able to partner with Uniview on this new range of CCTV product" The Videcon Uniview range will be the first in the UK to introduce non-HiSilicon components within the products. Adhering to the United States’ NDAA which has prohibited the use of certain video surveillance, telecommunications services, equipment, and components from selected vendors to potentially lessen the threat posed to their cyber security. Videcon Managing Director, Matt Rushall said: “We’re delighted to be able to partner with Uniview on this new range of CCTV products. Our team are dedicated in providing our customers with the best technology on the market and their hard work has allowed us to be the first in the UK to provide the industry with these NDAA-compliant products.” Videcon Uniview range “We’ve developed a faster delivery system, allowing anyone to order products for next day delivery up to 5pm, with a full on-boarding program being introduced which includes demonstration centers across the UK for customers to experience the products for themselves.” “The Videcon Uniview range is just the beginning of our mission to provide our customers with the best products, best service, and crucially the best prices to ensure that security is accessible for all businesses.”
Shoppers in England are being told they need to cover up and wear a face covering when shopping from the 24th July, or they could face a fine of up to £100. But in many ways the responsibility to enforce this and keep the public safe is once again falling on battle wearied retailers, facilities managers, and operators of public spaces. Videcon is a British-based developer, designer, and provider of security solutions for businesses across the UK and the company has jumped to repurpose its deep learning, artificially intelligent software solutions in direct response to the Government’s announcement on Monday 13th July. Body temperature screening camera Thermi-screen, Videcon’s mass body temperature screening camera, can already pinpoint individuals in a shopping queue, or public space, containing up to 40 people, who may have an elevated temperature with ±0.3°C accuracy, but now it can also identify anyone not wearing a face covering. When triggered, the system automatically sends an alert to any designated controller or person in authority. Says Videcon’s managing director, Matt Rushall, “The message that members of the public must wear face coverings is out there but retailers and managers of public spaces are now finding, as an added burden, that they are being asked by the police and authorities to support them in upholding the law. Retailers have a duty to protect their customers and with Police, resources stretched to the limit at the moment, any technology that helps to manage enforcing the law and can make life easier and safer for all, is to be welcomed.” Crowd control camera systems Videcon is a pioneer in its field and the company already uses facial recognition and mask detection software Videcon is a pioneer in its field and the company already uses facial recognition and mask detection software in its Thermi-scan door access control panels but this is the first time deep learning AI technology has been embedded in crowd control camera systems of this type. Matt Rushall continued, “Our technology has been used by banks, airports, pharma companies and major retailers around the world and I am very excited at this new development. Thermi-Screen is an effective solution to help identify those with potentials symptoms, and our new capability for mask detection will be hugely beneficial to retailers and for the safety of staff and shoppers.” In addition to the new face coverings and mask detection feature, Videcon enhanced the system’s privacy settings which can now pixelate individuals and replace exact temperature readings with simple normal/elevated temperature messaging. Deep learning technologies This advanced privacy setting secures compliance with GDPR and ensures the maximum level of individual’s protection of information. The system comprises of a camera, a network video recorder, and a temperature calibrator. Using two camera lenses simultaneously, the system takes temperature readings from the forehead and upper region of the eye orbit. Algorithms and deep learning technologies then compare readings with other environmental factors like room temperature and direct sunlight. The accuracy of Thermi-Screen eliminates any false readings, such as a person carrying and sipping a hot drink and its fast response time reduces the need for single file detection accelerating the movement of people through a designated screening area or providing screening in public open spaces. Thermi-Screen is an effective solution to help identify those with potentials symptoms, and the new capability for mask detection will be hugely beneficial to retailers and for the safety of staff and shoppers.