Innovative UK-based surveillance technology start-up Ocucon has been invited to attend an exclusive event targeting the US retailer asset protection market.

The world’s first Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) system – Ocucon – is amongst a handful of UK companies to have been invited to join US asset protection leaders at their annual meeting on 10th October in Philadelphia.

Hosted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the event brings together industry leaders, representing the leading North American retailers and product manufactures, and is designed to help start-ups connect with decision makers, demonstrate their product offering and explore pilot opportunities.

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.

The UK-based firm also recently launched Ocucon Pixelate. Developed in partnership with Google, the new product harnesses the power of AI and machine learning to deliver an intelligent and cost-effective video redaction tool that can be used with all forms of camera footage.

Ocucon Co-Founder, Gary Trotter commented: “The upcoming RILA event is an ideal opportunity for us to explore international growth opportunities and demonstrate our product offering to the leading voices within the US retail sector. We were therefore delighted to be selected as one of a handful of companies to attend the event from the UK and are excited to see what new connections we will make from this event.”

Launched in October 2017, Ocucon is set to revolutionise the ability of businesses to defend against fraudulent cases of slips, trips and falls – currently estimated to cost the UK economy alone more than £800 million a year – by removing physical limitations on the amount of surveillance footage an organisation can save. Ocucon is expected to be of interest to any organisation capturing significant amounts of CCTV data, and since its launch has seen significant interest from both UK and US supermarkets and retail chains.