Northgate Public Services has partnered with Dublin based video technology specialists, Kinesense, to provide police with a quick and easy solution to source video evidence from CCTV footage.

Using the latest technology, Northgate and Kinesense can help police to get more actionable intelligence out of video footage. Video content analytics (VCA) technology allows investigators to save up to 95% of the time normally spent sifting through CCTV footage to find key events, which the software finds automatically.

With video evidence used every day to prosecute and convict criminals, this cutting edge visual technology enables the automatic detection of events in video, saving forces time watching and sifting through hours of video for key events, as well as saving money.

Cloud Computing for Police

Northgate has teamed with Kinesense to offer video solutions to the UK police market. Kinesense and Northgate will integrate Kinesense’s solution within Northgate’s Police Services Framework – GEM3 which includes an evolution of its well established Socrates forensic case management product to include digital asset management capability.

Northgate’s Police Services Framework – GEM3 also underpins the exciting Athena project, a new and innovative joint initiative between the Athena Management Organisation (AMO) and Northgate Public Services. Athena is helping to provide forces with the latest innovative IT project, set to provide joined-up technology for all police forces across the UK. It will bring forces together, connecting information, aligning processes and sharing costs.

Invaluable Technology” and plans to expand

Sarah Doyle, Kinesense’s Managing Director explained: “Our solutions have helped many UK and international police forces to save time by getting CCTV into a viewable format, enabling investigators to automatically search it and enabling easy report making. Often the rich information generated from video is not shared or accessible. By partnering with Northgate, video data can be merged with other sources of information and will be accessible for greater collaboration.

Ian Blackhurst, Northgate’s Executive Director, Solutions, said: “We are delighted to be working with Kinesense to provide this invaluable technology to police forces across the country. Our joint innovative solutions will help to make CCTV surveillance faster and more efficient and in turn to help deploy police resources where they are most needed.

Northgate’s Executive Director Joe Bradley added: “Our link with Kinesense is a key part of our plans to expand Northgate in Ireland and highlights our commitment to take high tech Irish companies into the international markets.

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