Intelligent video redaction service – Ocucon Pixelate – is set to drastically reduce the costs of CCTV GDPR compliance for businesses, with the launch of a first-of-its-kind automatic full body video redaction service.

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Ocucon’s innovative pixelation service delivers intelligent cloud-based video redaction tools for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. The introduction of the full body video redaction functionality will allow users to simply select the people they do not wish to pixelate before footage is automatically redacted in a matter of seconds.

As well as full body redaction, the launch of a second generation Ocucon Pixelate will also see the introduction of a new user-friendly manual redaction tool to allow additional features, such as car registration numbers or credit card details to be redacted quickly and easily. Users will also notice a new look and feel to the web-based portal as part of the roll out of its intuitive second generation software.

With the introduction of GDPR, the need for video redaction software has increased significantly as organisations seek to abide by tougher restrictions on how they process and store identifying personal data, including data contained within CCTV or other security footage.

Whereas existing outsourced redaction services are time consuming and costly, Ocucon’s intelligent video redaction service allows users to quickly redact CCTV files via Pixelate’s secure web-based portal for a fraction of the cost, with monthly subscriptions starting from as little as £20 per month.

Ocucon Co-Founder, Gary Trotter, commented: “Many businesses and organisations don’t realise that if they record and store CCTV footage they could be subject to costly subject access requests. Tougher restrictions around personal data following the introduction of GDPR, can result in organisations needing to pixelate significant amounts of footage and the cost of outsourcing this can be extremely high.

“Our cost-effective, web-based service, Ocucon Pixelate, already allows organisations to quickly and easily upload and redact video footage and with the introduction of a first-of-its-kind full body redaction functionality, we’re yet again setting a new standard in surveillance technology as the most intuitive and cost effective video redaction service on the market.”

Originally launched in 2018, Pixelate’s innovative software is already used by a number of leading grocery retailers, high-street retail and food chains, local authorities and major transport providers. The introduction of the new functionality is expected to drive further demand.

Ocucon Pixelate’s key features include:

  • GDPR compliance – including auditable log of video redaction and UK processed data
  • Intelligent automated redaction – select the people you want to pixelate
  • Quick upload via easy-to-use web-based portal
  • Suitable for all types of camera footage, including body-worn cameras
  • Avoidance of high costs associated with traditional outsourcing of video redaction
  • Significantly reduced redaction time compared to manual video redaction methods
  • End-to-end advanced encryption of all footage and secure user access control via multi-factor authentication

Customers who already use Ocucon’s powerful, cloud-based storage and retrieval platform also have full access to Ocucon Pixelate and can select video clips to redact from within the cloud. Recognised by leading business awards for its digital technology innovation, Ocucon combines intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts of HD video surveillance footage from within the Ocucon cloud-based portal. Since its launch Ocucon has seen significant interest in both the UK and US and is currently delivering a number of confidential pilots for leading supermarkets and retail chains.