Thursday, April 22, 2021

Multi-million-pound City of London project awarded to Sheffield’s Synectics

Synectics, the Sheffield-based advanced security and surveillance systems business, has been awarded a multi-million-pound project by the City of London Corporation and the City of London Police as part of their Secure City Programme.

The project, which comprises a large innovative, cloud-based surveillance control system, is expected to be substantially delivered in 2021, with ongoing maintenance and support over five years, and will see Synectics deliver one of the industry’s first enterprise-level cloud solutions for public space surveillance.

The Secure City Programme is a joint initiative between the City of London Corporation and City of London Police to significantly improve the safety of Square Mile residents, workers and visitors and make it the safest city area in the world. Synectics will support delivery of a number of the City’s Secure City Programme initiatives.

The Synectics initiative will transform situational awareness, identifying risk, prioritising threats, and supporting real-time responsive action, across one of the world’s leading financial districts.

Using integrated native cloud technology, the solution will bypass traditional dependencies on local hardware storage and meet the City’s “Cloud First” objectives.

Synectics will deploy the latest cloud-based capabilities within its Synergy platform, alongside its recording management software and integrated video analytics capability.

This Synergy approach will analyse live video surveillance from hundreds of City-owned and third-party camera sources, including other police services and local transport operators, to deliver a new model for real time incident management.

Using the newly released Synergy mobile application, the City’s central control room will connect over 100 mobile users to enable rapid bi-directional co-ordinated responses in the field.

Paul Webb, Chief Executive of Synectics, said: “The City of London is going beyond any other public space project we currently have in operation, using Synergy to deliver the most complete cloud-based video-driven surveillance in a major city centre today.

“Our work with the City is the latest stage in our Synergy platform evolution. Our ability to provide a seamless transition path to hybrid and cloud deployments enables operators to take advantage of cloud benefits in a way that suits their individual security, surveillance and operational management demands.”

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