Innovative North East based surveillance technology start-up Ocucon has been named as one of eight finalists in the prestigious (R)Tech Asset Protection (AP) Innovation Awards.

 

The world’s first Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) system – Ocucon – is the only UK company to be shortlisted for the prestigious awards organised by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). The awards recognise game-changing technologies from around the globe that are helping to transform retail loss prevention efforts.

Ocucon Chief Technical Officer, Stephen Purvis will pitch Ocucon’s ground-breaking technology to attendees of this year’s RILA Retail Asset Protection Conference. Taking place from 5th – 8th May 2019 in Denver, Colorado, the conference brings together top executives from the world’s leading retailers.

Award finalists will compete in a final showcase on 6th May in a bid to impress a select judging panel of retail asset protection executives and be named as one of the top three finalists or capture the coveted Retailers’ Choice Award. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 7th May.

Ocucon Co-Founder, Gary Trotter commented: “To be the only UK company to be shortlisted for RILA’s (R)Tech Asset Protection Innovation Awards and recognised on a global stage for our efforts to support retail loss prevention is a real honour. Since launching Ocucon’s first-of-its-kind cloud based storage service for CCTV and surveillance technology we have received significant interest from major retailers and corporations in both the UK and across North America. This shortlisting is testament to the work of our team and industry partners and we’re really looking forward to pitching alongside the other finalists in Colorado.”

Commenting on the awards shortlist, Lisa LaBruno, Executive Vice President, Retail Operations & Innovation, Retail Industry Leaders Association said: “The Innovation Awards are a chance for retailers to single out cutting-edge technology and recognize those companies spurring innovation for the benefit of the retail AP industry.”

Breaking new ground in surveillance technology, Ocucon delivers a powerful, cloud-based storage and retrieval platform, combining intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts of HD video surveillance footage from within the Ocucon portal. It is the first technology of its kind to offer unlimited cloud-based storage as a service. Ocucon recently announced that it will provide free upgrades of all CCTV hardware to customers of its standard cloud-based storage package, as it launched a first-of-its-kind zero capital expenditure model in the surveillance industry.