Sheffield firm wins huge City of London surveillance contract

A Sheffield surveillance firm has won a multi-million-pound project to monitor the Square Mile in the City of London.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 11:33 am

Synectics will analyse live video from hundreds of City-owned and third-party cameras, including police and local transport operators, for ‘real time’ incident management.

The firm will also connect a central control room with more than 100 mobile users to enable rapid responses in one of the world’s leading financial districts.

The project, which comprises a cloud-based surveillance control system, is expected to be substantially delivered in 2021, with maintenance and support over five years.

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A view over the City of London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The Secure City Programme is a joint initiative between the City of London Corporation and City of London Police.

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."

T/Commander David Evans said: "Our aim is to ensure the City is the safest city area in the world. Synectics shares our vision for the future of fully integrated public space security and surveillance and we are confident their team can provide a future-proof platform to help us achieve the aims of ourselves and the City of London Corporation."

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