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Hexagon Software launches AI-powered invoice capture solution for the property sector

Hexagon Software, one of the UK’s leading providers of financial and property management software solutions, has introduced a new AI-powered intelligent invoice capture solution. Available as part of the company’s hosted platform Hexagon Cloud, it will deliver immediate and significant cost savings by reducing manual processing time by up to 80% whilst giving greater control and visibility of invoices across the organisation. According to Hexagon Software: “This intelligent invoice capture solution delivers significant efficiency improvements by further automating workflow processes and freeing up staff to handle more productive, client-facing tasks. It provides faster data retrieval and greater visibility of the…

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London Borough Of Barking & Dagenham Switches CCTV Enforcement To Videalert

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) has upgraded its network of CCTV cameras after switching to a new hosted Videalert platform to enforce a wide range of moving traffic contraventions including weight limits, bus lanes, banned turns and box junctions. The five-year contract will see the replacement of the legacy Siemens attended and unattended CCTV enforcement camera solution. According to Tina Brooks, Interim Head of Parking at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham: “We are committed to achieving best value and Videalert is providing us with the latest high definition cameras that deliver significant cost savings and…

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Oxfordshire County Council Upgrades Bus Lane Enforcement To Automated Videalert System

Oxfordshire County Council has upgraded its bus lane enforcement system with the installation of a new automated platform from Videalert. The new system replaces a manually operated network of cameras and has been installed to reduce journey times and improve air quality in and around the City of Oxford. The move to the new camera system was announced in October 2019 and the go-live date of 15th June was identified to support the increase in cyclists expected as more people are able to move around as the lockdown eases, as well as protect bus journeys for those who need to…

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Videalert Systems Support Enforcement Of Mandatory Cycle Lanes

The government has published the Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) General (Amendment) Regulations 2020. This amendment, which comes into force on 22nd June 2020, allows mandatory cycle lanes to be enforced by an approved device. It gives councils in England new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in these cycle lanes, putting cyclists at risk of a serious accident. Videalert is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions. It is also the only company able to provide its own suite of attended, unattended…

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Videalert Hosted Bus Lane Enforcement Systems Certified By Transport Scotland

Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions, has achieved Approved Devices certification from Transport Scotland for the deployment of its hosted digital video platform to enforce bus lanes. As one of the only manufacturers to have achieved this certification, Videalert’s hosted platform provides local authorities across Scotland with a quicker and easier way to implement unattended CCTV enforcement of bus lanes to speed up journey times and encourage people to use public transport. According to Videalert: “Videalert’s hosted enforcement solution enables councils to meet their compliance objectives by delivering a consistently higher level…

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SiFi Networks Secures Major Investment To Fund FiberCity™ Growth From The Smart City Infrastructure Fund

SiFi Networks (SiFi), the leading North American developer of open access fibre optic networks, has announced that it has successfully secured significant capital which will allow the company to meet the pent up demand for high speed connectivity across the USA. An initial investment of up to $50 million will enable SiFi to expand into more cities simultaneously through the recruitment and training of additional industry specialists and accelerate SiFi Networks’ FiberCity™ deployments. A further support of up to $400 million will provide the project funding for the building of new fibre networks enabling future-proof connectivity and new digital services…

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Lancashire County Council switches to Videalert’s hosted platform to enforce bus lanes

Lancashire County Council has switched to Videalert systems for the enforcement of bus lanes throughout the county. The decision to standardise on Videalert was taken to provide the council with the ability to manage multiple contravention types using a single hosted platform. Marston Holdings group companies Videalert and NSL were selected to deliver a new enforcement solution that offers 99% uptime with increased productivity. Peter Bell, parking and regulation manager at Lancashire County Council, said: “The single platform approach coupled with significant uptime demands meant our old cameras were seriously impacting on the effectiveness of our bus lane and ongoing…

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Stingray – A new modular ANPR camera for mobile enforcement vehicles

Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic enforcement and management solutions, has announced the immediate availability of Stingray, a new modular ANPR camera solution. Designed for use with Videalert’s expanding range of multi-purpose Mobile Enforcement Vehicles (MEV), this modular solution features the latest generation of HD cameras with upgraded infra-red lighting to deliver enhanced capture rates and increased productivity in all parking and traffic management applications. According to Videalert: “This innovative new camera solution will be fitted to all our new MEV platforms and can be retrofitted to existing vehicles. It can deliver higher productivity as number…

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OpenView Installs State-of-the-Art Security Systems For WDH

WDH, one of the UK’s largest housing associations which manages more than 31000 homes, has awarded Openview Security Solutions a major contract to install the latest security and fire protection systems for a pilot scheme at Low Cross Court, a high-rise building with thirty four dwellings. OpenView was awarded the contract after winning an open tender to install the CCTV, door entry, access control, fire alarm, sprinklers, fire stopping and additional fire safety measures with a full management and control system.

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Cornwall County Council Upgrades Mobile Enforcement Vehicles With Latest Videalert Technology

Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic enforcement and management solutions, has refurbished three mobile enforcement vehicles (MEVs) for Cornwall Council. The contract was awarded to Videalert after a competitive tender as part of a technology contract that SSE has with the council. Each of the MEVs has been equipped with a complete suite of software applications enabling them to operate fully unattended to enforce a wide range of parking contraventions. The vehicles will initially be used to aid enforcement of residential permit parking and other contraventions at bus stops and school keep clears will be added…

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BlueprintAMS – A new solution for the Servitization era

BlueprintAMS is a unique and ground-breaking software solution that enables organizations to profitably transition from traditional “build and sell” business models to “servitization” where they engage in custom multi-year, fixed fee performance-based service agreements. Built around a powerful cost and risk calculation engine, BlueprintAMS encodes and automates over 35 years of experience from the leading visionaries in the AfterMarket and Servitization world.

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Videalert launches new air quality monitoring sensors

Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions, has announced the immediate availability of a new generation of air quality monitoring sensors. This innovative solution features integrated gas and particulate matter sensors and utilises Videalert’s existing infrastructure to transmit readings in real-time, providing councils with instant measurements showing the level of pollution in key locations. According to Videalert: “This new air quality monitoring solution gives councils real-time insight into the levels of air pollution around the clock. It is extremely cost effective and can be specified as part of a new Videalert system, retrofitted…

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Crystal Palace FC partners with culture analytics experts MyPeople

MyPeople Group, the UK’s leading culture analytics specialist, is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership agreement with Crystal Palace FC. This agreement will see MyPeople become the Club’s ‘Official Culture Analytics Partner’.

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Limitless launches fixed cost managed security solution for construction sites

Limitless Security has launched a new fixed cost managed solution for the housebuilding and construction industries. This fully managed service takes away the headaches and hassles involved in installing, managing and maintaining security equipment on building sites. It will enable housebuilders to reduce the incidence of break-ins, theft and vandalism whilst maintaining and managing the costs of security within acceptable limits.

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OpenView invests in new technical training facility

OpenView Security Solutions has opened a new, purpose-built technical Training Academy at its Romford-based head office. This new facility will be used to cross train engineers and extend its existing apprenticeship programme. It will also enable the company to retrain ex police and services personnel, giving them the required industry skills.

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Westminster City Council standardises on Videalert to enforce moving traffic contraventions

Westminster City Council is standardising on Videalert’s hosted CCTV enforcement platform. The decision was taken after conducting a twelve-month pilot comparison exercise between Videalert and the incumbent provider. Marston Holdings group companies Videalert and NSL were selected to deliver this solution after completing a comprehensive analysis across a wide range of enforcement activities including yellow box junctions, banned turns and restricted access.

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Limitless Security Announces VIDAR – A New Security Solution For The Housebuilding And Construction Industries

Limitless Security, a leading provider of security solutions for the housebuilding and construction industries, has launched the VIDAR detector. This standalone, wire-free security system combines motion detection with integrated image verification to help reduce the cost of break-ins, theft and vandalism. VIDAR is a key part of Limitless Security’s new fixed cost, fully managed service which takes away the headaches and hassles involved in installing, managing and maintaining security equipment on building sites.

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Neath Port Talbot Deploys Videalert Mobile Enforcement Vehicle

Neath Port Talbot residents have been given a road safety boost in the form of a new Mobile Enforcement Vehicle (MEV). It has been supplied by Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic enforcement and management solutions, which was awarded the contract after due procurement process.

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OpenView Achieves Platinum Status in FLIR Reseller Partner Programme

OpenView Security Solutions has been awarded Platinum Partner status by FLIR Security Systems UK. OpenView is one of the first UK companies to have achieved this level of accreditation, which is the highest in FLIR’s VAR Reseller Partner Programme. It recognises the company’s ability to sell, install and support FLIR’s full range of security solutions.

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Videalert Acquired By Marston Holdings

Videalert, a leading supplier of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions to local authorities, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Marston Holdings, the UK’s largest transportation and enforcement services group.

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Videalert Awarded Enforcement Contract For Bath’s Clean Air Zone

Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES Council) is extending its Videalert CCTV enforcement platform with the installation of additional cameras for its approved class C clean air zone (CAZ) that gives exemptions to private cars but charges higher polluting buses, coaches, HGVs, LGVs/vans, private hire vehicles and taxis. Videalert was awarded the contract to ensure full and seamless integration with the council’s existing hosted digital video platform which is already being used to enforce a wide range of restrictions including bus lanes, bus gates and permit parking.

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OpenView Upgrades CCTV Security At Cardiff Airport

OpenView Security Solutions, the UK’S largest privately owned independent security company and a national supplier of electrical and mechanical services, has completed a major upgrade to the CCTV security systems used at Cardiff Airport, the national airport for Wales and a key gateway to the UK. The project included a software upgrade for 40 cameras and replacement of a further 110 cameras with the latest high definition devices. The security network was expanded with an additional 80 cameras to meet the requirements of Cardiff Airport which is one of the UK’s key strategic assets that welcomes over 1.58 million passengers…

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MyPeople Group Launches Next Generation Employee Feedback Platform

MyPeople Group, a leading provider of cloud-based employee performance management and engagement analytics solutions, has launched a new organisational culture profiling service. It has been developed by the same analytics team that helped GB cycling, GB rowing and England Rugby to achieve outstanding success through the aggregation of marginal gains. MyPeople’s profiling service applies the same proven principles to the business environment using scientific data captured through employee engagement, values and psychometric surveys.

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Your Homes Newcastle Pilots Thermal Fire Safety Solution From OpenView

Your Homes Newcastle (YHN), which manages more than 26,000 properties on behalf of Newcastle City Council, is taking an innovative approach to fire safety with a pilot project utilising thermal imaging cameras in tower blocks. The organisation has installed thermal imaging cameras in three of its 45 multi-storey blocks across the city in a trial partnership with OpenView Security Solutions, the UK’S largest privately-owned independent security company and a leading national supplier of fire, electrical and mechanical services to the public and private housing sectors.

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Videalert integrates CCTV enforcement platform with ZatPark

Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of CCTV traffic enforcement and management solutions, has integrated its market-leading Digital Video Platform with ZatPark’s end-to-end parking management software. Used in conjunction with Videalert’s Mobile Enforcement Vehicles (MEVs), this integration will enhance the ability of local authorities to manage permit parking and deliver significant productivity improvements. According to RVidealert: “We are pleased to announce this integration with ZatPark further extends the capability of our MEVs in reducing the burden on back-office staff and alleviating frustration for vehicle owning residents.” This integration will allow ZatPark data relating to applications for new resident and…

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NSL assisting with the rollout of community testing centres

NSL, the UK’s largest parking enforcement specialist and part of Marston Holdings, is working in partnership with councils across the UK. In addition to assisting with the monitoring and management of town centres and other busy public areas to protect local communities during the pandemic, NSL has extended the service to include testing centres. This will help meet the increasing demand as community testing is expanded to cover all 314 lower-tier local authorities in England. According to NSL: “Local knowledge and expertise have proved vital in combating COVID-19 and we will continue to help councils to deliver their strategies to…

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Marston Holdings joins London-wide pledge to act on anti-idling

Marston Holdings, the UK’s largest provider of transportation and enforcement services, has announced that it has joined the London-wide pledge to act on engine idling. The company has pledged support to Idling Action’s pan-London #EnginesOff campaign and is helping to tackle the avoidable air pollution caused by drivers sitting in stationary vehicles leaving their engines running. Fully supported by the Mayor of London, this is a public pledge for businesses and local authorities to reduce vehicle emissions and tackle avoidable air pollution by asking their fleet drivers and employees to avoid idling their vehicles wherever possible. The Idling Action Project…

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NSL Covid Marshalls supporting councils to protect local communities and keep town centres safe

NSL, the UK’s largest parking enforcement specialist and part of Marston Holdings, is working in partnership with councils across the UK to help them manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The company is providing Covid Marshalls to support the police and council enforcement officers in monitoring and managing busy public areas, to protect local communities and ensure that town centres are safe places to visit. According to NSL : “The pandemic has reinforced our commitment to working in the community and ensuring that people stay safe as they go about their daily lives. We are proud that our Covid…

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Videalert enforcing Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme for London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has installed Videalert CCTV enforcement cameras for pioneering temporary vehicle restriction zones to stop non-residents rat running through SW6 streets including Harwood Terrace, Imperial Road and Bagley’s Lane. This new scheme followed a six-month trial closure of Harwood Terrace, which began in October to try to reduce the 92 per cent of traffic in the area that came from people who live outside the borough. The cameras use the latest ANPR technology to capture the number plates of motorists who enter these roads with fines issued to those that do not hold a…

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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea deploys Videalert CCTV enforc

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) has deployed its first CCTV enforcement cameras following a recent pilot. The council is utilising Videalert’s hosted digital video platform and has already installed cameras at five locations to enforce a range of moving traffic offences including no entry pedestrian zones, box junctions, banned turns, and one-ways. The cameras were procured as part of an ongoing contract with NSL, another Marston Holdings company. According to Caroline Dubarbier, Sustainable Travel Manager at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: “We took the decision to install cameras to enforce moving traffic contraventions in response…

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Salford City Council Deploys CCTV Enforcement Outside Schools

Salford City Council is installing Videalert CCTV enforcement cameras to capture vehicles parking on the keep clear markings outside schools at the beginning and end of each day. The contract was awarded following an open tender and cameras are initially being installed at four schools where irresponsible parking has been identified as being a major safety risk. This is the first installation of CCTV cameras at schools throughout the Greater Manchester region. Marston Holdings group company Videalert was selected to provide a fully hosted enforcement solution that offers 99% uptime with increased productivity. Usually, immunoreactive or enzymatically measured ceruloplasmin (Cp)…

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Bath & NE Somerset Council Deploys Videalert Electric MEV

Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES Council) is extending its Videalert CCTV enforcement platform by deploying a new electric mobile enforcement vehicle (MEV). This multi-tasking vehicle will be used to enforce a wide range of civil traffic contraventions including digital resident parking permit zones, keep clears outside schools, bus stops and bus lanes. It will also help B&NES Council to carry out traffic surveys as well as monitoring and enforcing the new class C Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the City of Bath which is expected to go live in early 2021. According to Chris Major, Group Manager for…

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