A HI-TECH Rotherham company is aiming to help other businesses switch on to crime-fighting with the next generation of CCTV systems.
Connect-IP, based at Wales Bar, has become a certified partner of global developer Milestone Systems, to provide the latest wave of CCT technology to businesses around the region.
The system, called IP (Internet Protocol) Surveillance, enables companies to keep an eye on their premises from anywhere in the world through a secure online portal or via the internet.
According to the British Chambers of Commerce, crime costs British businesses £12.6 billion each year, causing a serious and negative impact on local communities.
Connect-IP has appointed Chris Louca as business development executive to work with solutions manager John Clegg in raising awareness of the product to local businesses.
Mark Richardson, director at Connect-IP, said: "This new surveillance technology creates digitised video streams that, when transferred via a computer network, enable remote monitoring to anywhere accessible by the internet.
"These systems are now becoming the standard with large public facilities, like airports, with hundreds of cameras feeding back live streams.
“However, by working with Milestone Systems, we can now bring this high end solution and this level of security to businesses of all sizes.”
Milestone Systems is the leading global developer of the software needed to manage IP network-based video surveillance.
It has more than 50,000 customer installations worldwide, from all industry sectors, including retail, hospitality, finance, manufacturing, education, healthcare, transport, government and the military.
Mr Richardson added: "The partnership with Milestone is a significant step forward for us as it enables Connect-IP to provide the most sophisticated technology to the local market."
Picture caption: John Clegg Connect-IP solutions manager with the new security equipment IP Surveillance