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Edesix in UAE

by Mark Rowe

Edesix, the Body Worn Cameras (BWC) product firm, has opened a new office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UK-based firm says it sees the Middle East as a key expanding market.

The wearable camera company already supplies VideoBadges to the Abu Dhabi police force. The firm is targeting sectors including security, transport, parking, retail, construction and the emergency services.

Richie McBride, managing director of Edesix, says: “Body worn cameras have been proven to help improve the safety of those in public facing roles, whilst producing compelling legal evidence when needed. We see the Middle East as a fast-growing market and have recently opened an Edesix office in Dubai to ensure that we are at the forefront of the wearable camera market in that region. At the same time, we are keen to support our growing channel within the UAE and promote our current VMS integrated solutions there.”

Edesix recently launched ONStream which enables Body Worn Camera integration with Video Management Systems (VMS) as used for viewing footage from fixed IP cameras. This new software enables ONVIF compliant software to be compatible with wearable cameras. Cameras integrate with VideoManager and CCTV Video Management Systems, meaning captured footage can be shared and viewed.

McBride adds: “One of the most important recent innovations from Edesix has been the ability to integrate the cameras with existing VMSs, enabling organisations to unify a site’s security and monitoring system, and create mobile and first-person viewpoints and add contextual detail to footage.

“Fixed security cameras connected to a VMS are a powerful tool for monitoring and securing many different environments, from retail floors to distribution centres. By integrating wearable cameras, it gives security teams the ability to view unparalleled detail of incidents as they unfold. Our software furthers the potential of VMS, protects valued staff, and captures concrete and secure footage for future review. It enables immediate response by control rooms and later review by supervisors. It also means live streams can be recorded as evidence, which can then be securely shared with third parties, including the police. The service is fully encrypted with audit trails to protect the evidential quality of footage stored.”

Edesix supplies to the USA, UK, Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Australasia.

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