The process of analysing video data is currently manual, so for every hour of footage, it takes at least an hour of a police officer’s time to analyse it. 1.4 trillion hours of CCTV footage was recorded last year. Following the London riots, the Metropolitan Police looked through 200,000 hours of CCTV footage to identify suspects.
SeeQuestor is led by a highly impressive team, including the world–leader in visual recognition from video data, and the company has an exclusive license to patent-pending IP, making it a true leader in the Intelligent Video Analytics space. The company has been working closely with the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police to help develop its product and both organisations are now discussing plans to trial SeeQuestor in the second half of 2015.
SeeQuestor is led by an impressive team with highly complementary skills:
– Chief Scientist Sean Gong is the world–leader in visual recognition from video data
– Executive Chairman Tristram Riley-Smith is a national security specialist with 30 years of experience in Her Majesty’s Government, who brings deep security industry knowledge and contacts
– Henry Hyde-Thomson, Founder and Chairman of Anglo Scientific, offers business understanding and experience of successful exits, particularly in the high-tech field
– Pablo Ruiz-Muzquiz, Founder & CEO of Kaleidos – an award winning software design and development house
SeeQuestor is a first mover in this space; the company holds an exclusive license to its innovative software, as well as industry know-how and patent-pending intellectual property held by VSL, a spin out of Queen Mary University.
SeeQuestor has also already impressed the European Commission winning aHorizon 2020 grant worth 50k Euros – granted to just 5% of applicants – which also puts it in the running for phase two of the grant application, which could yield as much as 2m Euros.
The sheer scale of video data presents an enormous challenge for law enforcement agencies and, as surveillance grows, this problem is only compounded. Today, analysing petabytes of data from different cameras, with different video formats is just not feasible. SeeQuestor is changing this.
Executive Chairman of SeeQuestor, Tristram Riley-Smith commented:
We are passionate about taking ground-breaking science and turning it into wealth-generating products and services; and we are inspired by the chance SeeQuestor offers to make the world a safer place by solving crimes and saving lives.