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Innovation Award for VCA Intelligent People Tracker

The ability of the VCA2520PT Intelligent People Tracker to provide valuable business intelligence as well as offer a valuable security tool to detect intruders, has been recognised in the form of an Innovation Award presented to VCA’s distribution partner Acal BFI at Amsterdam Security Expo 2017.

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VCA Appoint UK Technical Manager

VCA has appointed Garry Carson to the newly created role of UK Technical Manager.

Working closely alongside the UK sales team, Garry will be responsible for ensuring VCA’s fast expanding list of UK customers are provided with the highest level of pre and post sales support. This will include the provision of training to assist end-users in achieving maximum benefit from the video analytics incorporated into all VCA’s own brand cameras and appliances.

Garry has worked within the electronic security industry for almost twenty years, during which he has performed technical support roles for Aassett Security, ADT Fire & Security, Vindex Systems, Xtralis.  

“Our sales in the UK have grown significantly over the last twelve months and the timing is now right for us to employ a dedicated, locally based technical manager,” said Kevin Waterhouse, Executive Vice President, Global Sales for VCA Technology Limited. “Garry is a welcome addition to the VCA team. We will be able to put his extensive technical knowledge, interpersonal skills and enthusiastic approach to customer support to very good use.”

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VCA introduces tMonitor temperature monitoring Application

The tMonitor temperature monitoring Application works together with the VCA-650LD thermal imaging camera to generate alerts when temperatures drop below or exceed specified levels within pre-defined regions. It can, for example, be configured to detect potential faults in cold stores and freezers, as well as detect the danger of fire due to plant or machinery overheating. It can also be used to improve energy efficiency by monitoring temperature variations in real-time in any building environment.

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VCA’s Intelligent People Tracker designed to enhance the customer shopping experience

Combining 3D imaging technology with sophisticated footfall analysis software, the new VCA IPT-1000MR Intelligent People Tracker provides an easy to install, low cost solution for retailers who want to improve the customer experience by minimising queuing times at checkouts. 

The VCA IPT-1000MR offers a highly accurate method of measuring customer-waiting times at the point of sale or ATMs, and can generate real-time alerts to store management when queuing time or queue lengths exceed pre-defined thresholds. Whilst monitoring stationary queues, it can even identify customers who ‘give-up’ and walk away.

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Available at a price point not previously seen, VCA claims that for perimeter detection applications, its new Intelligent Thermal IP bullet cameras with on-board analytics offer a compelling cost comparative to the usual method of combining standard surveillance cameras with passive detectors. 

“We believe we have set a new benchmark for thermal imaging cameras,” said Kevin Waterhouse, Executive Vice President, Global Sales for VCA. “In addition to being highly affordable, our new VCA-6500TC and VCA-650LD Intelligent Thermal IP bullet cameras are equipped with the VCA video analytics engine and are packed with added-value features which deliver real-life practical benefits. 

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VCA’s Bridge appliance, which instantly adds video analytics capability to any new or existing IP video surveillance camera system, has been successfully integrated with SureView’s security management platform.   

Supporting multiple camera channels, Bridge is an easy to deploy, low cost analytics appliance which is equipped with extensive back-office tools to set detection zones for people and vehicles. Utilising VCA’s video analytics engine, which has been successfully deployed worldwide in over 350,000 video channels, Bridge is able to detect movement within very small areas of a video image. As such, it can provide central station operators with a powerful ‘exception’ reporting tool to help them identify suspicious activity and when appropriate, to despatch security guards or quickly report the incident to one of the emergency services.

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VCA Bridge offers turnkey analytics solution

VCA is poised to substantially raise its profile within the electronic security sector with the launch of Bridge, an appliance that instantly adds video analytics capability to new or existing IP video surveillance systems. 

With the introduction of Bridge to complement its new range of IP cameras with analytics on board and application software, VCA is looking to firmly establish itself as a solutions provider that can enable users, with minimum disruption to their operational activities, to transform and achieve so much more from their video surveillance systems.

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Count on VCA at National Convenience Show

Visitors to the VCA stand (H01) will have first sight of innovative retail business intelligence solutions and the opportunity to win an iPad at the National Convenience Show, taking place on 18-20th April, 2016 at NEC Birmingham.

VCA will be running a ‘Take the guesswork out of counting’ competition. The winner of the iPad will be the person who most closely guesses the number of jellybeans in a large jar that will be on display on stand H01.

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VCA appoints European Sales Manager for retail sector

Andy Frost has been appointed European Sales Manager for VCA’s retail analytics division. 

Andy is a seasoned sales professional who has successfully sold hardware and complex software solutions to blue chip companies across Europe. Prior to joining VCA, Andy worked for Cybertill, the EPOS and multi-channel retail systems specialist, where he was a Corporate Retail Sales Consultant.

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VCA to launch new generation retail business intelligence solutions at RBTE 2016

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VCA’s credentials as a total solutions provider for video analytics solutions will be on show at the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2016.

Visitors to VCA’s stand 641 will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of a wide range of affordable and easy to implement Retail Business Intelligence tools. Each has been designed to provide in-store management and on-the-road regional managers, as well as marketing and merchandising executives, with a greater understanding of customer behaviour from the moment they entre a store, to when they leave. 

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VCA takes video analytics to next generation at INTERSEC 2016

VCA’s capability to be a one-stop shop for video analytics solutions will be demonstrated at Intersec 2016.

Among the wide range of analytics solutions on show on booth S1-G51 will be VCA Bridge, an appliance that instantly adds business intelligence capability to new or existing video surveillance systems. VCA Bridge is an ideal intrusion detection, perimeter protection, traffic monitoring and people counting analytics solution for end-users who wish to augment their existing IP or analogue cameras.

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VCA launches 'intelligent' public view monitor 

VCA, the retail analytics specialist, has introduced a new generation Public View monitor designed to help retailers achieve so much more than just deter would be thieves. 

VCA has packed its Intelligent Public View Monitor (IPVM) with a long list of impressive features, which offer tangible benefits to retail marketing executives, as well as loss prevention managers.

Face Detection
The IPVM takes advantage of high definition camera technology, supported by facial detection software, to record the faces of everyone entering a store. The face images captured by the built-in Full HD camera which is discretely located within the IPVM’s housing, can be used to verify where individuals have been within the store.

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Cloud based uCountit delivers real time and affordable business intelligence

There has been no shortage over recent years of specialist software development companies offering retailers ‘business intelligence’ solutions that can help them gain a greater understanding of customer behaviour.

Typically, these solutions have been in the form of software which analyses images captured by cameras that might normally be used for security purposes. The captured data offers the potential for store management, merchandisers and marketing executives to obtain valuable information on, for example, how many people have entered a store, how long they have queued for service or dwelled in a particular aisle. 

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Ian Young joins VCA

VCA has appointed Ian Young to the role of Business Development Manager for the EMEA region.

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Ian will be responsible for developing relationships with key market influencers, including consultants, specifiers and systems integrators to identify sales opportunities for VCA’s new range of IP network video devices which feature its highly acclaimed analytics technology. 

Prior to joining VCA, Ian was Commercial Manager for SmartCCTV Ltd, a value added reseller of video analytics, video incident detection systems and high end surveillance solutions for the transport sector. 

“Ian is a welcome addition to our fast expanding global sales team,” said Kevin Waterhouse, Executive Vice President, Global Sales for VCA. “His appointment reflects our commitment to continue to invest in recruiting people of the highest calibre to ensure that we provide customers worldwide with the highest levels of pre and post sales support.” 


VCA strengthens its sales team

VCA introduces seasoned security professionals Gary Mercer, Çağlan Dilber and Ami Paz to strengthen its sales team on a global basis and support the launch of its new range of IP network video devices, featuring its highly acclaimed analytics technology. 

Gary Mercer, who will be based at VCA’s UK headquarters, has been appointed UK Sales Manager. His career within the electronic security industry spans almost 40 years and includes spells at Tyco Fire & Security, Norbain and most recently, VidoeIQ, where he was the UK Director responsible for promoting the company’s video analytics solutions.

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VCA has launched a new comprehensive range of high definition IP network video devices which feature its highly acclaimed analytics technology.

VCA continues to offer its analytics technology as an OEM solution, which can be incorporated into other manufacturers’ cameras and software, and in addition is now also offering its own brand of competitively priced products to assist installers and systems integrators to generate new revenue streams beyond the traditional security sector. 

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Thieves attempting to steal a truck get caught on video with the help of VCA Technology Video Analytics. A Garland trucking company sick of getting ripped off by gas thieves, decided to install security cameras. The move paid off, before the family-owned Fit Logistics lost something even bigger.

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VCA Technology Video Analytics has been deployed in support of a laser-based perimeter protection system at the Central Jail of Nicosia.

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At NRF’s Loss Prevention Conference, three retail LP leaders shared their experiences with implementing video analytics: Kenneth Boremi, Director, Loss Prevention, Brookstone Stores; Michael Burch, Director, Loss Prevention and Safety, Tilly’s Clothing & Shoes; and Blue Montez, Director, Asset Protection, American Apparel.

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