Vodafone UK, in partnership with Digital Barriers, launched a Heat Detection Camera to help UK organisations get back to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The Heat Detection Camera combines thermal imaging and Vodafone’s renowned IoT connectivity to screen the temperature of people as they enter buildings. Each camera can check the temperature of 100 people per minute; thermal images are streamed securely and in real time to a laptop or mobile device and instant analytics provide a discreet alert that a person may have a raised temperature. These alerts should then be further investigated using standard clinical evaluation methods in order to determine whether any further action is necessary. Body temperature screening IoT provides reliable and secure connectivity and enables standalone installation with no additional IT requirements. The camera has been developed by Digital Barriers, a UK based innovator supported by tech incubator Tomorrow Street and the Vodafone Business 5G accelerator. It incorporates both thermal and HD cameras that deliver reliable, real-time body temperature screening accurate to within +/- 0.3 degrees Celsius. The Heat Detection Camera is ideal for all business and public sector customers The solution can screen up to eight people at a time and 100 every minute; it takes less than half a second to assess individual body temperatures. The Heat Detection Camera is ideal for all business and public sector customers; it can provide reassurance to employees and customers and protect front-of-house staff. Enterprise-grade solution Anne Sheehan, Business Director, Vodafone UK said: “During this crisis, our role has been to keep the UK connected. Now, we want to help UK organisations get their people back to work while prioritising their safety. The Heat Detection Camera is a helpful tool to support this goal, every organisation needs one. We believe technology-led solutions will play an important role in return-to-work strategies.” Scott Petty, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone UK, said: “The Heat Detection Camera brings together Vodafone’s expertise in IoT with innovative technology and a secure managed service to create an enterprise-grade solution that protects employees and front-of-house staff." Secure remote access The solution combines class-leading temperature screening with highly secure remote access and alerts" "Our IoT network can connect many cameras quickly and without disruption in almost any location; and our ongoing partnership with Digital Barriers provides reassurance that the underlying software and hardware is engineered to the highest standards.” Zak Doffman, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Barriers said: “This Heat Detection Camera has been designed to help companies safeguard staff and customers, reopen facilities and get back to work safely. The solution combines class-leading temperature screening with highly secure remote access and alerts. Partnering with Vodafone UK to bring this to market will ensure it is widely available and supported by a world-class IoT network and managed services operation.” Secure managed service The Heat Detection Camera is part of Vodafone UK’s Smart Vision Portfolio. It comes complete with a laptop and tablet, full installation, a 24/7 secure managed service to cater for organisations with extended working hours. The managed service monitors the system infrastructure and field engineers will be sent if a camera fails.
Digital Barriers, a provider of edge-intelligent surveillance and security technologies, announces the release of a real-time remote fever scanning solution that adds remote monitoring to this capability. Fever scanning cameras help safeguard frontline workers against potential infection. The addition of Digital Barriers’ government-grade remote monitoring enables this to be carried out without the need for close human contact, thereby cutting the risk of transmission. Providing both a thermal and HD optical camera, Digital Barriers’ unique EdgeVis Live technology ensures reliable real-time standoff temperature detection and profiling, even in locations with poor bandwidth and network connectivity. Quickly identifying staff and customers The thermal camera analyses body temperature, a key indicator of the presence of a fever, and sounds an alarm when a specific temperature threshold is exceeded. The solution provides hospitals, primary care clinics, pharmacies, chemists, warehouses, distribution centres and commercial buildings with a highly effective means of quickly identifying staff and customers who show signs of an infection, minimising transmission on-site. Digital Barriers’ remote fever scanning solution can be deployed as a standalone system Zak Doffman, CEO at Digital Barriers, said “Protecting key workers has never been more vital and we’re pleased that EdgeVis Live, our resilient live streaming capability, can play a crucial role in remotely identifying potential carriers of any likely infection, thus safeguarding those we are relying on most as well as the wider public.” Digital Barriers’ remote fever scanning solution can be deployed as a standalone system or as part of a network, linked to a centralised command and control location. Delivering bandwidth savings Digital Barriers’ products deliver live video streaming over ultra-low bandwidths, including live bodycam, vehicle and safe city solutions. Typically delivering bandwidth savings of more than 50%, the IoT products make wireless video surveillance a reality. The core technology was designed for security and defence but has much wider applications. It includes edge-AI analytics, such as facial recognition and intrusion detection. Existing customers include government and commercial organisations in more than sixty countries.
Digital Barriers and Capita have announced that they have signed a global strategic partnership to integrate their full suite of technology solutions, including live facial recognition with Capita’s control room solutions for emergency services. Facial recognition tech integration The agreement will see Digital Barriers’ ultra-low bandwidth live video streaming, body-worn camera, video analytics and live facial recognition technology integrated with Capita’s control room solutions for the emergency services, critical responders and national infrastructure providers. It will also be integrated with Capita’s digital evidence management platform. The collaboration means that facial recognition results can be shown in control rooms alongside other information The collaboration means that facial recognition results can be shown in control rooms alongside other information, and ultra-low bandwidth streaming will provide new ways to view emergencies from the control room, making the job of operators easier and ensuring the right resources are sent to help. Edge-intelligent solutions Under the terms of the agreement, Digital Barriers’ edge-intelligent solutions, which are already used by government and commercial organisations in more than sixty countries, will be made available through Capita’s global network. Digital Barriers will also promote Capita’s ControlWorks and VisionDS control room offerings via its own channels. Digital Barriers - Capita partnership Paul Eggleton, Managing Director of Capita Secure Solutions and Services said, “We are very excited to be signing this agreement with Digital Barriers. The integration of this technology with our portfolio truly sets us apart in being able to offer the best facial recognition technology to our customers around the world.” Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers added, “This is the perfect time to partner with Capita as there is strong demand from law enforcement for technological advancements that promote officer safety and efficiency. We look forward to working in close collaboration to further accelerate our international growth.”
Digital Barriers, edge-based IoT surveillance and security technologies solutions provider, has announced that its cutting-edge facial recognition technology was successfully deployed at The O2 in London to enhance security at both The BRIT Awards (“BRITs”) in February and the National Television Awards (“NTAs”) in January this year. The technology was used to screen guests at multiple entrances at both events, which had a combined television audience of more than 10 million viewers. “After a series of demonstrations with facial recognition providers, we selected Digital Barriers for our live trials. Their holistic approach, analytic technology and partnership with human verification worked perfectly in a real-world deployment,” said Stefan Thompson. Digital Barriers – SRI partnership At the O2, Digital Barriers partnered with Super-Recognisers International (SRI), whose trained staff identify faces in crowds, enabling them to respond quickly to any matches on the system. Digital Barriers provides mobile apps linked to its facial recognition system, enabling face-to-face secondary verification and the super recognisers were fully trained in this technology. Digital Barriers has the best facial recognition technology of any I’ve seen, and I’m excited to join" Digital Barriers has also announced that following this successful partnership, Kenny Long, SRI’s co-founder and COO, has joined Digital Barriers. “As an expert in people identification I’ve seen every solution on the market,” he said. “Digital Barriers has the best facial recognition technology of any I’ve seen, and I’m excited to join.” Facial recognition system at O2 Arena Digital Barriers and SRI have agreed to partner together wherever there is a requirement to combine facial recognition and specialist operators. “This is a unique offering anywhere in the world,” Kenny Long explained, “and I look forward to working with my former colleagues.” “The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue, we’re continually reviewing our security measures. The use of facial recognition is proving to be a valuable enhancement to the security and safety of the venue, its guests and staff. The trials with Digital Barriers have been successful and we’re committed to creating a safe and secure venue for all our fans, staff and performers,” said Paul Williams, Senior Security Manager at The O2. “There are multiple companies in the facial recognition field making claims as to what their technologies can do in the real-world – most have never deployed at scale successfully and rely instead on exaggerated marketing,” said Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers. “We work with government agencies around the world. Our technology is field-proven in the hardest operating environments. We are delighted with the successful deployments at The O2 and that Kenny Long is joining us. Both attest to the world-class quality of our technology.”
Digital Barriers, a provider of edge-based IoT surveillance and security technologies, is pleased to announce its newly-formed partnership with Tomorrow Street, Vodafone’s Luxembourg-based innovation centre. The collaboration will see Digital Barriers’ full suite of live, edge-intelligent products made available around the world through Tomorrow Street and Vodafone’s extensive global network. The company’s edge-intelligent products deliver live video streaming over ultra-low bandwidths and help customers get more value and use from cellular networks. They include live bodycam, vehicle and safe city solutions that are a natural fit with the rapidly growing IoT sector. Their focus lies in converting wireless video surveillance into actionable intelligence. Encrypted real-time video Digital Barriers’ streaming technology, EdgeVis Live, delivers encrypted real-time video while operating below 10kbps when requiredAlready used by government and commercial organisations in more than forty countries, Digital Barriers’ streaming technology, EdgeVis Live, is capable of delivering encrypted real-time video while operating below 10kbps when required. It is proven to deliver bandwidth savings of more than 50% over competing standards-based technologies. Warrick Cramer, CEO of Tomorrow Street said: “We are really excited about Digital Barriers joining Tomorrow Street. This partnership demonstrates yet again that Luxembourg has the ability to attract and develop excellent talent, with a national ecosystem that provides the perfect platform for breakthrough ideas and innovation across the EU and the globe.” Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers said: “With such increasing demand for this kind of IoT capability at the moment, we believe this is the perfect time to be joining the Tomorrow Street and Vodafone families, combining our unique technologies with their unique reach right around the world. We are really looking forward to working with Tomorrow Street to further accelerate our international growth.”
Digital Barriers plc, the technology company that provides live video streaming, facial recognition and video analytics technologies, completed a management buyout on Oct. 31. The transaction was backed by UK-based Volpi Capital. The now privately-owned company also recently announced that it has secured licences for its facial recognition technology into the automotive sector and is continuing to successfully evolve from hardware solutions to software licensing and channel sales. SourceSecurity.com caught up with Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers, for some comments on these latest developments. SourceSecurity.com: What advantages do you see for Digital Barriers of the new ownership structure — operating as a private company? Doffman: The strategy for Digital Barriers remains the same: to deliver class-leading innovation within video security and surveillance across the intelligence, defence and law enforcement sectors. We are also now generating more of our revenues from software, channel sales and recurring licence fees, and that will be a big part of our future. Our business is now much more focused and aligned. We are a software business with genuinely world-class products which we are selling into a fast-growing global market, and we already count as our customers and partners some of the leading security and defence agencies in the world, as well as some of the largest technology and services companies in our space. We have always aspired to deliver game-changing, disruptive capabilities to the market, and that has never been more possible than it is now under our new structure. SourceSecurity.com: Projections are that you will double your revenue to more than £50 million this financial year. Where is that growth coming from? Doffman: Our revenues this year will primarily come from repeat customers across our regions, but we expect to see particular growth in the United States. Our channel sales are set to see real material growth, beyond the headline overall number, and our relatively nascent software licensing programme has made an exceptional start. SourceSecurity.com: What positive trends do you see in the market and how will Digital Barriers leverage those trends? Doffman: We operate in three areas, each of which is experiencing tremendous growth. First, we own a class-leading live video codec, able to deliver live streams at lower bandwidths than any other technology on the market. This technology was designed for military and law enforcement, but now can also be deployed in fleets of vehicles or on body worn devices or even smartphones, and of course CCTV cameras. As a trend, the growth of wireless video surveillance and security that we can enable by making this software more widely available is very exciting. Facial recognition is now being deployed by traditional customers as well as for identity assurance in the mobility and automotive sectors Second, we have developed a facial recognition solution that has been designed to work in the real world without special hardware and cameras. This is now being deployed by our traditional customers as well as for identity assurance by major players in the mobility and automotive sectors. The potential for this software over the coming years to be embedded in numerous applications and business processes is above and beyond anything we have seen as a company before. Finally, our video analytics has already been licensed by major camera and VMS vendors, and continues to go from strength to strength, and with the emergence of major safe city programmes we expect to see further growth. SourceSecurity.com: How do modern security threats such as terrorism and gun violence drive Digital Barriers' business? Can you provide an example or two of how the company's technology can address emerging security challenges? Doffman: We built our reputation as a business providing solutions to defence and security agencies around the world tasked with combatting terrorism and serious and organised crime. Those customers remain at the heart of our business, and whilst we build out our solutions to focus ever more on software and licensed revenues, we do so without neglecting the needs and requirements of those customers who have been instrumental in helping us get to this stage. Live streaming video from body worn devices is the perfect example of this. Whether military or law enforcement, the difference in operational capability we can deliver over record-only solutions by providing live streaming, live access to a DVR, and live facial recognition, all from the same kind of device and the same kind of price point is genuinely night and day. Why simply collect stored video for a data warehouse, when we can provide eyes on the scene at any time, any place… providing exactly what’s needed, where it’s needed, when it’s needed. We can tick the same evidence management box as everyone else, but we can also do so much more. SourceSecurity.com: What is the biggest challenge/opportunity the company faces in the next year? Doffman: Our biggest challenge and opportunity over the next few years is shifting the balance of our revenues from being 80% solutions and 20% software licensing to the opposite. We are already engaging with partners around licensing world-class software into their solutions, providing them with clear differentiation into their own markets and customer bases. Our ability to scale in this way is changed markedly over the timing and investment associated with direct sales only.
COBAN Technologies, Inc., a provider of body-worn cameras and in-car video solutions for law enforcement, has announced that it is partnering with Digital Barriers to provide live facial recognition and live video streaming technology for the FOCUS H1 police dash cam system. Digital Barriers SmartVis Digital Barriers SmartVis live facial recognition technology has been proven against large watch lists in real-world environments, overcoming the changing environmental and lighting conditions, as well as the challenge of crowded spaces that sees other systems fail. Designed initially for defence and counter-terrorism, the technology is now available to wider law enforcement and specialist police operations and has been deployed with multiple security and law enforcement agencies using centralised local or cloud-based processing. The SmartVis live facial recognition application on FOCUS H1 will provide this same real-time facial recognition within the car, without having to stream images back to a central location for processing. SmartVis live facial recognition can also work via body worn cameras and standard CCTV video surveillance cameras. Reliable live video from vehicles The EdgeVis Live video streaming technology from Digital Barriers that will be made available on the FOCUS H1 provides secure, near zero-latency video over wireless networks, operating at lower bandwidths than any other technology on the market today, making reliable, live video from vehicles a reality for the first time. It has been deployed successfully by law enforcement agencies in more than fifty countries around the world in other form factors and now will be available as an application on the FOCUS H1. The Digital Barriers EdgeVis Live application will allow authorised viewers, such as command and dispatch officers, to view superior-quality streaming video from the FOCUS H1 cameras over existing cellular/constrained networks. COBAN is leveraging the most advanced real-time applications for facial recognition available today Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers said, “This is the first time that our EdgeVis live video streaming and SmartVis facial recognition solutions are being integrated into widely deployed, standard platforms that are sold into law enforcement. We expect to follow this approach by working with many other platforms of this nature so that our cutting-edge technology can be available across the regions that we work in. Our intention is to widely target the first responder and broader security markets in particular. For this incredibly high-quality video streaming and facial recognition technology to be made available in this way is truly game changing.” Artificial Intelligence supercomputer "By working with Digital Barriers, COBAN is leveraging the most advanced and proven real-time video streaming and edge analytics applications for facial recognition available today,” said David Kirsch of COBAN Technologies. "COBAN is pleased to be able to include these industry-leading capabilities with the FOCUS H1 to amplify officer awareness and increase public safety. The combination provides law enforcement with critical capabilities in police vehicles that leverages the intelligence in the mobile video platform for greater affordability. It also does it without the need for mass data collection or a reliance on constrained mobile data networks. We are very excited that Digital Barriers is a part of the COBAN FOCUS Partner Program." Both applications will take advantage of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) supercomputer module embedded in the FOCUS H1 to perform the necessary analytics for their tasks within the car. SmartVis will operate on the live video streams of the FOCUS H1, enabling it to build a composite from multiple frames to deliver unparalleled accuracy and reliability to meet real-world requirements. It is expected that the Digital Barriers facial recognition technology and live streaming video will be offered on the FOCUS H1 in the US in 2018.
Transport for London’s decision not to renew ride-sharing company Uber’s licence has highlighted security concerns within the ride-sharing and broader shared economy, says Zak Doffman, CEO of UK-based Digital Barriers. How do we assure ourselves of the identity and trustworthiness of those delivering or using services organised through smartphones or cloud-based applications? How do we know that the person who underwent the background checks is the same one turning up at our doorstep? Uber safety concerns In its announcement, Transport for London (TFL) cites concerns around Uber’s approach and conduct in relation to reporting serious offences, obtaining medical certificates and driver background checks. TFL is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London. Digital Barriers has developed a simple and effective technology application to address safety concerns within these services, says Doffman. SmartVis Identifier, Digital Barriers’ facial recognition technology – already being provided to global defence, security and law enforcement agencies – has also been adapted for shared economy applications. For example, Careem, the largest ride-hailing service in the Middle East, with 180,000 drivers and six million customers, already uses it to strengthen security and resolve the same kind of challenges Uber is currently addressing. Facial recognition enhances driver enrolment SmartVis Identifier can be used in the driver enrolment process, to link the driver with their formal identification documents and to remove duplicate, false or black-listed identities. “We can then continually compare the actual driver of a vehicle with the authorised person logged into the driver application,” says Doffman. “We do this on the same smartphone being used to accept fares and provide directions; this is done in background mode to avoid any disruption.” In addition, Digital Barriers can provide automated live video streaming from the vehicle in the event of an emergency or an accident, ensuring that control rooms or authorities are alerted immediately to an incident and can provide the appropriate response. “As more of us use these kinds of services and applications on our smartphones, it is imperative that we include the right level of rigorous but unobtrusive security measures to keep us all safe,” says Doffman.
Digital Barriers plc, announces that it will be making its live facial recognition software available at no cost to national and local authorities and agencies in the UK involved in the search for missing young people. As seen last week on BBC Newsnight, the new and unique automatic facial recognition system, SmartVis Face, has been built around machine learning, originally with the purpose of tracking criminals and terror suspects against watch lists of many thousands of people. After being publicly announced for use on fixed surveillance cameras as well as smartphones and police body worn cameras last week, there has been a significant response with regards to the availability of this new capability. One particularly important question has been how SmartVis facial recognition can be utilised outside of crime-based law enforcement, including in the search for missing young people passing through major towns and cities. SmartVis Face non-conforming technology SmartVis Face is a non-conformant technology that works on standard cameras and hardware, including smartphones, addressing the challenges of cost and changing lighting and environmental conditions. This contrasts with the access control and passport e-gate solutions currently being widely deployed. Crucially, the technology can be used to match faces against lists of missing young people by targeting public spaces such as railway and bus stations, triggering alerts which inform relevant agencies and authorities when vulnerable young people are seen passing through such locations. The technology will also be provided for use on smartphones that can check vulnerable young people against lists of those who have been reported as missing. The technology can be used to match faces against lists of missing young people by targeting public spaces such as railway and bus stations "SmartVis facial recognition has been designed to significantly enhance the technology in use by law enforcement and security agencies in the fight against terrorism and serious crime. This same technology can also be used to combat the growing problem of missing and vulnerable young people passing through our towns and cities. Now we are making SmartVis facial recognition software freely available to UK agencies and authorities focusing on finding missing young people. If the agency or authority provides access to suitable cameras and PCs, we'll do the rest," Doffman said, “we will also make smartphone licenses freely available. At the same time we will engage with the suppliers of cameras and processing hardware to seek to engage them in this donation. Launching widespread facial recognition to help search for vulnerable missing young people is clearly an exceptional benefit of this new technology and we want to ensure that it’s widely available.” EdgeVis The SmartVis Face technology is now available for use via standard smartphones, body worn cameras and CCTV cameras. Combined with EdgeVis by Digital Barriers – the world's most effective mobile live streaming solution, already in use with flagship agencies around the world – it makes streaming from these devices both operationally and financially viable. By removing human error from the equation and plugging resourcing gaps, it enables organisations to significantly widen their deployments of facial recognition to enhance security and public safety, with identities confirmed and relevant people highlighted in real time.
Digital Barriers plc has announced SmartVis Identifier, the world's first live facial recognition system for body worn law enforcement cameras. The integration of the company’s world-class EdgeVis and SmartVis technologies provides defence, security, and law enforcement agencies with real-time facial recognition against multiple watch lists and databases. SmartVis facial recognition technology The SmartVis facial recognition technology is already available for standard smartphones and has now been adapted to run live on the company’s body worn cameras designed for frontline law enforcement. Combined with EdgeVis – the world's most effective mobile live streaming solution, already in use with flagship agencies around the world – it makes streaming from body worn devices both operationally and financially viable. “SmartVis facial recognition has been designed to do the job that traditional facial recognition systems cannot; to work in the real world, in real time,” commented Zak Doffman, Digital Barriers CEO. “Never before has frontline policing been offered live facial recognition on the type of everyday body worn cameras now being widely deployed. Customers at the forefront of security and defence have already deployed this technology and describe it as a “game changer”. Live facial recognition Until now, body worn devices have been largely limited to record-only, making them useful for evidence management after the fact but doing nothing to promote officer safety. Digital Barriers’ solution is different as EdgeVis delivers low latency and low bandwidth streaming, including over-the-air access to device recordings and GPS locational data. Now, the addition of live facial recognition solution means that for the first time every interaction, every stop and search, every arrest, can be supported when required by real-time facial recognition. SmartVis Face provides a major leap forward for the capability and practicality of facial recognition within day-to-day policing. The system has been designed to meet the frontline operational requirements of defence, security, and law enforcement agencies, as well as the broader security industry. By removing human error from the equation and plugging resourcing gaps, it enables organisations to significantly widen their deployments of facial recognition to enhance security and public safety, with identities confirmed and persons of interest highlighted in real time. In addition to being available alongside EdgeVis on Digital Barriers' body worn devices, SmartVis Identifier will also be made available to selected service providers and camera and device manufacturers under license.
ThruVis detects all types of items concealed under clothing at stand-off distances of up to ten metres Digital Barriers, a provider of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security, and safety markets, announced that it has secured a framework contract with G4S for its ThruVis people screening technology. This framework contract, one of several that were in the final stages of negotiation at the time of the Group’s trading update on 24th March, 2017, will see G4S market, sell and support ThruVis throughout their operations in continental Europe, covering nineteen different countries. There is also the potential to include other technologies from the Group. Explosive and weapon detection ThruVis is a unique solution, and delivers a level of performance, flexibility, and capability that cannot be matched by any other technology in the world. It detects all types of items concealed under clothing, including non-metallic like explosives and ceramic knives, at stand-off distances of up to ten metres. It is mobile, rapidly deployable, and operates without compromising people throughput, safety, or privacy. It is also operationally ready for use, as confirmed by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who has already conducted successful deployments in preparation for a wider rollout. At the recent UK Government Security & Policing event in Farnborough, ThruVis was part of an official high throughput screening demonstration operated by G4S, where the technology successfully and uniquely achieved a screening rate of up to 1,000 people per hour at peak times—estimated to be more than five times faster than traditional security lanes. SmartVis Face solution The addressable market for this solution is now being measured in many thousands of units over the coming years ThruVis can also now be deployed alongside the Group’s SmartVis Face solution, to raise immediate alarms when concealed threats or people who may present a security risk enter protected locations. SmartVis Face has been designed to deliver high-throughput, standoff screening against known watch lists, and was also successfully showcased at the UK Government Security & Policing event to government security and defence delegations from around the world.Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers, said: “In recent weeks we have announced that the US Transportation Security Administration and now G4S have both backed ThruVis as a game-changing technology that meets a pressing security need without disrupting people flow or detracting from public or traveller experience. The addressable market for this solution is now being measured in many thousands of units over the coming years, which will deliver a very significant payback on the ten years of development and investment that has resulted in this unique technology.”
Careem will use the facial recognition platform to secure the driver enrolment process Digital Barriers, a provider of visually intelligent solutions to the surveillance, security, and safety markets, announced that it has secured a recurring revenue software contract for its facial recognition technology with Careem, a ride hailing provider in the Middle East and North Africa, with operations across more than fifty cities, across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Kuwait. Facial recognition platform Following a competitive benchmarking process, Careem has selected the Digital Barriers facial recognition software and will now integrate it into their driver smartphone application to provide enhanced passenger safety and security, ensuring that the actual driver of the vehicle can be matched in the background in real-time to the authorised and accredited driver. Careem will also use the facial recognition platform to secure the driver enrolment process. Transportation security In combination, these applications will ensure that Careem can provide an unprecedented level of passenger security and safety across the ride hailing sector. Magnus Olsson, Co-founder and Chief Xperience Officer at Careem, said: “When customers rely on a ride-hailing service or any other mode of transportation to go from point A to point B, they are also placing their trust on the service provider for their safety and security. In our efforts to simplify people’s lives in the region, safety plays an unprecedented role and the integration of Digital Barriers’ facial technology will further bolster the confidence and faith our users have in the Careem brand.”“The biometric technology helps us strengthen our relationship with our users further by providing them with the reassurance that every Captain’s credentials are being monitored at all times through a sophisticated network. It also adds another important layer to our captain screening process by ensuring that only those individuals with a clean track record are invited to become part of the Careem family.” "This represents the first integration of our facial recognition software into a mainstream commercial application" Identity assurance Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers, said: “This represents the first integration of our facial recognition software into a mainstream commercial application, on a recurring revenue basis, and has demonstrated that the Digital Barriers solution delivers a better level of performance than other providers of facial recognition solutions, whilst maintaining a competitive price point. As service providers across many industries now look to camera-embedded and smartphone application identity assurance as a key component of their business processes, the Digital Barriers believes that the market for such solutions is set for very material growth over the coming years.” “The Digital Barriers facial recognition software has been designed to meet the requirements of military, intelligence and law enforcement customers around the world, with more stringent requirements than more mainstream offerings. This was illustrated by Digital Barriers’ securing of a €3.5m multi-year framework contract earlier this financial year with one of Europe’s largest ministries of defence.”
ThruVis is used operationally in US during Christmas 2016 travel surge period and at National Security Special Events Digital Barriers plc, the specialist provider of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets, confirms today that its ThruVis public safety solution has been used successfully in the US by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to help protect high profile events. These operational deployments follow the award of a $1.65m contract with the TSA in September 2016 to begin the implementation of ThruVis to help protect mass transit systems and other public spaces across the US against 'soft target' terrorist attacks. ThruVis is a unique camera technology that can detect objects such as weapons and explosives concealed under clothing. The technology is mobile, rapidly deployed, and operates without compromising passenger throughput, safety or privacy. High performance in extreme operational environments ThruVis was used operationally in the US during the Christmas 2016 travel surge period and as part of security measures at specific locations during National Security Special Events (NSSE's) in early 2017. In these extreme operational environments, ThruVis performed to expectations and its use was operationally successful. End-user feedback from this period and input from TSA's own extensive testing is being used to enhance ThruVis's operational capabilities. Digital Barriers is ready to support ongoing US Government operational deployments of ThruVis to enhance overall security effectiveness. Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers, said, "The fact that ThruVis has now been deployed successfully in the US to help protect high profile events, as part of the preparation for wider deployments, is a real game changer for this unique solution. In total, more than $100m of public and private money has now been invested in developing ThruVis. For the first time, it's possible to successfully detect body-worn concealed weapons and explosives being carried into public spaces, hardening soft targets against terrorist attacks."
ThruVis technology is being enhanced for operators of airports, mass transit systems and other public spaces Digital Barriers, the provider of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets, announces that it has secured a contract with the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to enhance the capability of the Group’s ThruVis solution for the detection of objects such as weapons and explosives concealed under clothing. ThruVis camera ThruVis is a unique, highly sensitive camera that delivers a level of performance and real world usability unlike any other solution on the market. It can be deployed in various settings, including transport terminals, stadia and event venues, to identify potential threats in real time without disrupting crowd throughput. In recent independent government testing, it proved 100 per cent successful in identifying suicide vests and weapons concealed under clothing. In multiple trials and real-world deployments, ThruVis has been proven to be materially more effective than any other solution of its kind. No other technology can match its detection rates or its throughput. The solution also includes automatic threat detection to remove the need for manual camera operation. ThruVis can detect metal or plastic weapons, explosives, liquids, drugs and currency. ThruVis is portable, requires no infrastructure, and can be set up in minutes; unlike other technologies it is also completely passive, and is entirely safe to use, as well as being non-invasive, revealing no sensitive anatomical details. Enhanced detection Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers said, “ThruVis completely changes our ability to protect so-called soft targets from terrorist attack. Now for the first time, after ten years and tens of millions of dollars in public and private investment, we can genuinely detect concealed weapons and explosives being carried into crowded public spaces, onto transport networks, or into airports. No other technology anywhere in the world can match ThruVis for performance and usability, as has been categorically proven in recent independent testing.” Save
ThruVis is a highly sensitive camera that is mobile, discreet, and rapidly deployable G4S, a security company, has entered into a strategic partnership with AIM-listed technology specialist Digital Barriers, which will see G4S deploy the company’s ThruVis solution at major UK events to protect against the threat from concealed weapons and explosives. G4S will use ThruVis to provide enhanced security at public and private events to detect potential threats concealed under clothing without disrupting the flow of people. ThruVis is a highly sensitive camera that is mobile, discreet, and rapidly deployable. It has been used effectively by government agencies around the world and is now being made available in the wider event space for the first time. Cutting edge technology Eric Alexander, Managing Director, G4S Events commented: “G4S is embracing cutting edge-technology and working with industry partners such as Digital Barriers to provide solutions that protect the public from sophisticated and covert threats. G4S is supporting this technology as a unique way to secure event venues, significantly enhancing traditional security measures such as metal detectors and baggage checks” “ThruVis provides a higher level of protection and deterrence whilst reducing queue times, improving the visitor experience, and because it’s a passive camera, it does so without any issues of safety or privacy. Given recent events, we see this as an inevitable additional security measure that will rapidly become commonplace.”Event security G4S secures millions of people annually at events including the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the Open championship at St. Andrew’s and British Summer Time Hyde Park, as well as securing events at many large venues such as ExCeL and the O2. Zak Doffman, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Barriers commented: "Our partnership with G4S will help to secure public spaces and event venues globally, providing an additional layer of security that is not in place today. ThruVis has already been used around the world by government agencies to protect the public from acts of terrorism, now we hope to extend this to help protect the public from attacks on so-called soft target locations." Save
Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis Live surveillance technology offers secure distribution of real-time video Digital Barriers, the specialist provider of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets, is pleased to announce a number of new contracts for its EdgeVis Live technology signed this month. The company has agreed deals with two different flagship US federal law enforcement agencies worth a combined $6.8 million. In addition, it has secured a £2.0 million contract extension with BT Redcare, under which its class-leading EdgeVis Live wireless video surveillance products are services are marketed as “Redcare View”. EdgeVis Live surveillance technology Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis Live surveillance technology offers secure distribution of real-time video from anywhere to anywhere, featuring end-to-end security, real world resilience and network optimisation that can stream usable live video using 60% less bandwidth than standard technologies. It delivers significant capability benefits and material cost savings over competing technologies, and has now been sold into many of the world's leading law enforcement and defence agencies. Zak Doffman, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Barriers commented, "The scale of these contract awards clearly demonstrates the significant technical lead that EdgeVis Live enjoys over its competition and the value of last year’s acquisition of Brimtek in enhancing our market position and credibility across US law enforcement. EdgeVis Live continues to build market share across flagship US agencies, providing us with a strong platform for material future growth." Save
Public Safety solutions in strong demand amidst heightened terror threat UK-based security firm Digital Barriers has announced an exponential 113% increase in its international revenues which have doubled to £15.1m from £7.1m in 2015, accounting for 83% of its total revenues. Revenue growth was driven by a strong performance from Digital Barrier's Solutions division, which grew organically by 53%. State-of-the-art counter terror technology security solutions The results come as the business, which offers a range of state-of-the-art counter terror technology security solutions, has angled itself towards the American market following the acquisition of US security firm Brimtek who have deals in place with a number of US law enforcement agencies. With the majority of sales generated within the security and defense industry it is likely in the current air of uncertainty there will be a far greater appetite and need for security. Border controls, the change in sharing of information will need a layered approach to security. Commenting on the results Zak Doffman, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Barriers, said: “Our strong international growth shows the potential for us to sell solutions differentiated by our world-class IP into an extremely large global market." 2016 Technology Innovation Award Furthermore, Frost & Sullivan last night granted Digital Barriers a 2016 Technology Innovation Award for its ThruVis camera which is mobile, can be deployed covertly and detects concealed firearms, suicide bomb vests, illegal powders and liquids at a range of up to 15 metres. The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognise companies that have created advanced technologies that will transform industries in the near future. Zak added: "This accolade is a testament to our pioneering technology, clearly a strong contribution to revenue growth. Equally, we are pleased to have delivered on our promise to secure significant channels to market, with deals announced with Axis and Mobily and the launch of a wireless safe city camera with Canon."
Digital Barriers recently announces the launch of its market-leading Cloud Video Platform (CVP) following successful beta trials with key partners. From launch, CVP provides automatic video alert verification, camera tampering alerts and face detection, all from a cloud service, enabling organisations of all sizes, both commercial and public, to analyse their video more effectively and to retrieve it where it is needed most. The volume of video being captured and stored by organisations is on the increase each and every year and is typically locked away within a corporate data repository. This video is rarely viewed or shared due to the cost and complexity of analysing it or viewing it at the point of need. CVP can help organisations identify what's important, using advanced video analytics, and it can compress live and recorded video so it can be shared more easily, enhancing its operational effectiveness. Reduce number of false alarms CVP can also help organisations such as Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) reduce their number of false alarms through advanced analytics and enhancement tools over direct web services. They can use CVP to quickly verify potential threats, without significant installation or deployment costs, whereas in the past deploying such tools has been both time consuming and expensive, leading to prolonged procurements and delayed implementations. CVP has been designed to be easy to integrate, it is highly efficient, and it is extremely cost-effective. It can deliver genuine benefits to organisations, helping make sense of the often limitless volumes of video being captured and stored. CVP can operate on public, private and secure government clouds. Digital Barriers will launch new video analytic algorithms onto CVP over the coming months, including its full facial recognition and government-accredited intrusion detection analytics, SafeZone, and will host third-party analytics such as license plate recognition and vehicle traffic analytics. Later this year, Digital Barriers' world-class video technology, TVI, will also be available as a cloud service to provide reliable, live, real-time video streaming over cellular networks (including 4G) from existing video stores for the first time. Zak Doffman, CEO, comments: "The growth in IP network video and edge-analytics has already created a generational technology shift in this market. Now the evolution to cloud services will do the same again. Our class-leading video streaming and analytics technologies are uniquely capable over wireless networks. This is why they have been adopted by some of the world's leading defence and security organisations and have sold into more than thirty countries. This gives us a very compelling advantage over other cloud video offerings that will inevitably come to market.” "With the launch of the Cloud Video Platform we can give connected cameras anywhere in the world almost instant access to our suite of advanced video tools with no deployment costs or delays. And this will continue to develop as we add cutting edge analytics from Digital Barriers and third parties."