Edesix, a UK-based company that provides body worn cameras (BWC), has opened an office in New Jersey, which will house both U.S. and UK staff.
The company is primarily focused on supporting its new video management system (VMS) integration and associated partners in the U.S.
Edesix recently launched ONStream, which enables BWC integration with existing VMS traditionally used for viewing footage from fixed IP cameras.
This software enables ONVIF-compliant VMSes to be compatible with wearable cameras. Cameras integrate with VideoManager and CCTV VMSes, meaning captured footage can be instantly shared and viewed by security staff.
“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,” explained Richie McBride, managing director of Edesix. “Our software furthers the potential of a 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.”
“The U.S. body worn camera market is primarily dominated by law enforcement,” McBride added. “We hope that having a full-time presence there can facilitate a change in this, as we see huge U.S. potential in other sectors such as construction, parking, transport, retail and the emergency services.”
Edesix also supplies other markets, through direct sales and international partners, including Canada, Europe, the UK and Australasia.