Listed security business wins multi-million pound City of London contract

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Advanced security and surveillance systems business, Synectics, has been awarded a multi-million pound contract 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.

It will see Sheffield-based Synectics deliver one of the industry’s first enterprise-level cloud solutions for public space surveillance.

The Secure City Programme is a joint initiative 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 initiative will identify risk, prioritise threats, and support real-time responsive action, across one of the world’s leading financial districts.

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

This 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.

Paul Webb, chief executive of Synectics, said: “We are delighted that the City of London has placed its trust in Synectics to support its Secure City Programme.

“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. 

“We look forward to working with the City team to bring their vision to reality.”