Whether your need has been for a proven PSIM and Command & Control platform to integrate the security management of your Smart city project, or to quickly upgrade outdated analogue video surveillance system to the latest digital IP cameras and devices, or if looking for solutions to provide Ethernet and high power POE to PTZ cameras located over hundreds of metres away without the expense of replacing existing standard cabling, or how to reliably store huge amounts of this video data for long retention times, and all this whilst minimising total system investment costs, then at some point you may have come across or benefitted in using IP transmission products, video data storage devices or complete integrated command and control systems from UK-headquartered surveillance technology manufacturer and specialist company Veracity.
For over 15 years, Veracity has been developing and supplying system integrators and surveillance contractors with a wide range of high quality, reliable and cost-effective IP transmission products and long term video data storage systems to meet the increasing and varied needs of the global security industry, with its products found in just about every market vertical. And through strategic acquisitions, Veracity’s portfolio includes complete PSIM and command and control software systems primarily for security control rooms, where it offers a modular, integrated security application platform for command and control, alarm receiving and video management.
Foundations in innovation
Describing Veracity, Vivek Kumar, India Country Director at Veracity’s office in Delhi, states “At the foundation of our business is a desire to identify, innovate, develop and supply cost-effective solutions that meet the wide variety of scenarios and challenges faced by our customers to deliver their security projects.”
This drive to innovate is proven by Veracity’s track record over more than a decade, pioneering an unmatched range of IP Transmission “firsts”, such as Ethernet and POE over coax, allowing analogue cameras to be replaced with IP cameras whilst retaining the cabling and delivering the power over the same cable; Ethernet and POE extenders to double network cable reach still with full speed data rates; and very long-range point-to-point network adaptors, delivering full-speed Ethernet and POE up to 820m on standard network cable. Further innovations include patents in sequential video storage technology, network switch design for surveillance systems and simplifying IP camera installation processes by providing smart tools.
Veracity’s innovation in video surveillance recording can be found in its unique approach to long-term IP video data storage, where it developed a unique sequential filing system (SFS™), which combined with its Linear Array of Idle Disks (LAID™), enables its COLDSTORE systems to provide extremely high disk reliability, high capacity, low TCO and reduced disk costs, which Veracity estimates can enable a 90 per cent power saving compared to RAID-based systems. These surveillance storage systems provide fast access to evidence and are designed specifically for long retention requirements.
Expanding surveillance portfolio and operations in India
With offices in England, North America, Middle East and India, Veracity’s IP transmission products, display and storage systems are typically sold through distribution channel partners globally, or as a part of large project systems to security installers or end-users, reaching customers in more than 50 countries worldwide.
In 2016, Veracity acquired UK-based integrated command and control software specialist Icomply, now called Veracity Systems. In addition to providing Veracity with an expanded portfolio, this acquisition equipped the business with a team of surveillance experts located in both the UK and in India, with the Indian subsidiary now called Veracity Systems Surveillance Pvt Ltd.
Through growth in demand in India for Veracity’s integrated command & control centre (ICCC) software system (VIEWSCAPE™) and its IP transmission and video storage products, Veracity has increased its presence in India.
Vivek Kumar adds, “We have been very busy in last three to four years deploying large scale, ICCC software solutions across the world and especially in India. Majority of these ICCCs are for Safe Cities, Smart Cities, Enterprises, Public Sector Oil & Gas, Power Plants and Banking. Veracity offered solutions to these customers where they were able to retain their legacy systems as well as install new advanced systems and the open platform VIEWSCAPE allowed them to manage, control and supervise the incidents generated by multiple sub-systems from a unified interface for better situational awareness and reduced response time. In most of these projects, our application platform has integrated with complex third-party systems such as CCTV – analogue and IP, DVR, NVR, VMS, Access Control, Perimeter, Intrusion, IoT, Smart Lights, Traffic Management Systems, GPS, GIS, VOIP, Energy and other utilities.”
Examples of Veracity projects in India
Over 10 years Veracity has worked hard to become an established and respected provider of integrated surveillance solutions across multiple market segments in India. Veracity’s major focus areas have been:
Corporates, Banking & Finance and Retail –
Delivering the central Security Operations Centre (SOC) for one of the largest E-commerce & Logistics Companies in India.
Provided the surveillance platform used for integrated central monitoring services of branches and ATMs of more than 10 private and national Indian Banks
Central Monitoring of large campuses, offices, showrooms of multiple IT companies and retail groups.
In the Education sector, Veracity India has provided a central control room and health monitoring solutions for a State Government schools surveillance project, which included over 150,000 CCTV cameras in Delhi.
Safe Societies – Providing Central Control Room & Health Monitoring Solution for:
Public Space surveillance project including 150,000+ cameras in Delhi.
Smart Cities – Successfully delivered Integrated Central Command & Control (ICCC) solution in below cities
Bhopal Smart City
Kanpur Smart City
Ongole Smart City
Safe Cities – State Level Central Incident Management Platform delivered for integrated surveillance monitoring in 35+ Cities and HQ Control Rooms in Gujarat.
Critical National Infra (CNI) – Securing one of the major Nuclear Power Plants in South India with our integrated perimeter security solution.
Supporting smart and safe economic growth in India
To meet the demand for surveillance equipment and integrated command and control systems in India’s growing economy, in January 2020, Veracity opened a state of the art Experience Centre at its Mumbai office, which allows customers, system integrators and consultants to see products in a live environment, and systems with real-time third-party integrations. The company is also equipping its Indian HQ in New Delhi with a similar Experience Centre facility.
Vivek Kumar says “The experience Veracity acquires in identifying and meeting the future needs and challenges of the Indian market, especially in data analytics and ensuring cyber-secure surveillance systems, feeds directly into the global Veracity business and helps shape our next product and system innovations.”