Ipsotek News

Ipsotek will demonstrate its video analytics software at IFSEC 2008

Ipsotek's video analytics software is used in the most world's most demanding security environments, including Afghanistan, and recent UK deployments include iconic sites in the capital such as the London Eye and The O2.With over 10 years' experience in a young industry, Ipsotek has achieved several firsts including scenario-based detection, virtual perspective and the full integration of audio and video analytics.Ipsotek's Visual Intelligence Suite offers a set of algorithms that can analyse an...

Ipsotek in Duke of York Square

Ipsotek has provided video analytics to Cadogan Estates, the property investment company responsible for running the Cadogan family's Chelsea estate, which features London locations including Sloane Street, Cadogan Square and Duke of York Square.Ipsotek's analytics modules are alerting the client to abandoned packages, vagrancy, vehicle theft and loitering as well as intrusion into sterile zones at Duke of York Square, which is a 10-acre site in the heart of Chelsea.  Ipsotek's software is...

Challenges and developments in "intelligent video surveillance"

Security analysts IMS Research have charted a 65% annual compound growth in the video analytics market since 2004 and predict that the sector will be worth £215 million in 2009.  Here, Chris Gomersall, Chief Executive Officer of London-based analytics provider Ipsotek, outlines the technology, describes on-site challenges and considers likely developments. Referred to variously as "intelligent video surveillance" or "intelligent scene analysis", video analytics employs algorithm...

Ipsotek has provided video analytics to the London Eye, the UK's number one paid-for visitor attraction and iconic global landmark

Wimbledon-based Ipsotek installed its video analytics software on a trial basis after motion detection and a competitor's analytics proved unable to cope with the demanding conditions at the site.  Using thermal imaging cameras, Ipsotek provided scenario-based detection software which met the client's stringent service level agreements (SLAs), particularly governing detection accuracy. Phil Foreman of Universal Security, the installation company for the project, described the unusual challe...

IPSOTEK to deliver audio analytics seminar at IIPSEC 2008

Ipsotek's UK Business Manager, Richard Lack, will review audio analytics trials in Manchester, Nottingham, the London Borough of Hackney and the London Borough of Enfield.Ipsotek is the only company worldwide to provide true integration of video and audio analytics.The trials were designed to detect violence, aggression and gun crime, and Richard will discuss the results as well as giving an overview of analytics as it relates to bank robberies and incidents involving cash in transit.  The...

Ipsotek opens UK's first video analytics training centre

Ipsotek has opened the UK's first video analytics training centre.  Courses aimed at Value Added Resellers (VARS), specifiers, integrators, consultants and end-users will cover the theory and practice of behavioural analytics.  Few dispute the importance of CCTV analytics but with its educational Partner Programme, Ipsotek is the only developer offering formal training in this rapidly emerging technology.The courses - primarily for sales and technical professionals - are set at three l...

Ipsotek collaborates with Kingston University in 'Knowledge Transfer Partnership'

Ipsotek and Kingston University in southwest London, both leaders in visual surveillance, are working together to create advanced motion tracking and object classification modules. The project is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a business support scheme run by the Technology Strategy Board.  A recent graduate is employed to work on a strategic project for a company, jointly supported by a company supervisor and an academic expert.  KTPs receive funding of up to 60% of the proje...

What The O2 really really wants

When tickets for the Spice Girls' December concert at The O2 arena in London went on sale, all 20,000 were snapped up in 38 seconds.  Each and every one of the concert-goers will be counted in and out of The O2 by video analytics software from Ipsotek.The O2, owned and operated by AEG Europe, has installed Ipsotek's people-counting system across dedicated cameras at its main entrances so that AEG's management and tenants benefit from hour-by-hour, day-by-day analysis. ...

Ipsotek monitors Kabul

Ipsotek, a global leader in video analytics, is protecting armouries and perimeters at a key security base in Afghanistan. The company's video analytics suite is protecting over 300 expatriate, Gurkha and Afghan personnel by alerting the local guard force to threats including perimeter intrusion and loitering at ArmorGroup's Camp Anjuman, its forward operating base in Kabul.  Protected by blast walls and with underground bunkers, Camp Anjuman is one of the only purpose-built commercial...

Ipsotek appoints Chief Executive Officer

Ipsotek, a world leader in video analytics, has appointed Chris Gomersall as Chief Executive Officer. Chris is accustomed to developing companies in their start-up phase, having helped Sequent Computer Systems grow in eight years from a business employing a handful of staff to one of over 500 with 70% market share for high-end UNIX systems. Following on from Sequent, Chris held senior management positions in Oracle, Tivoli and Peregrine Systems.He then set up the EMEA organisation of PolyServe.&...

Ipsotek wins Home Office approval

Video analytics software from Ipsotek has been added to the UK government's catalogue of approved security equipment after meeting stringent performance criteria.Ipsotek's V10 intelligent scene analysis system satisfied Home Office requirements, thus achieving i-LIDS approved secondary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications - and it will be included in a list of approved security equipment suppliers.The Home Office Scientific Developm...