Press Release | 19 Feb 2020

Vodafone launches Smart Vision portfolio of IoT smart surveillance solutions

Vodafone launches Smart Vision portfolio of IoT smart surveillance solutions

Bodyworn Vision Camera and City Vision Surveillance Solution are the first products to be unveiled.

Vodafone today launched Smart Vision – a new suite of IoT smart surveillance solutions designed to enhance security and drive efficiencies for business and public sector customers.

The solutions operate over Vodafone’s market-leading IoT network and are 5G ready. They have been developed in partnership with smart surveillance provider Digital Barriers; and are ideally suited to a range of sectors including security, construction, manufacturing, utilities, retail and the public sector.

The first products to be unveiled are the Vodafone Bodyworn Vision Camera and City Vision Surveillance Solution.

The Vodafone Bodyworn Vision Camera provides front line operators – such as police officers, healthcare professionals or field engineers – with the ability to film every incident, to live stream at the touch of a button, and to retrieve footage in HD either onsite or remotely, however challenging the environment. All footage is watermarked and stored securely.

Vodafone City Vision Surveillance Solution is a connected digital encoder that is easily fitted to an organisation’s existing surveillance infrastructure therefore delivering an intelligent digital solution in a cost effective manner. Footage is captured in high definition; and specific incidents can be live streamed where required. Customers can monitor footage across their entire estate from a single remote desktop, facilitating the security of utilities, public spaces and buildings. All footage is watermarked and stored securely.

Anne Sheehan, Director, Vodafone Business, said: “The Smart Vision range of surveillance solutions brings to life our ambition to provide end-to-end IoT solutions that solve real pain-points for our customers. Utilising Vodafone’s industry leading network and expertise in IoT, data and analytics, we can enable our customers to enhance security and drive efficiencies as part of their digital transformation journey.”

For further information on Vodafone’s Smart Vision range of products visit our website.


Smart Vision features:

  • Reliable video streaming even when bandwidth is congested down to 9kbit/s, compared with other cameras that require 600kbit/s to 1.5Mbit/s.
  • Minimum delays to live stream that can be more than three seconds on competitor devices.
  • Ability to stream on a range of networks, from 2G to 4G, while others rely on 4G and 5G only.
  • Quick recovery from reduced bandwidth availability or data loss, with a typical recovery time of one second.
  • Remotely retrieve archived footage, even when streaming live.
  • High-resolution detail available even at low bandwidth and while live streaming
  • Multiple viewers can watch simultaneously, without crowding the network.
  • Secure video streaming with reduced risk of cyber-attacks and the ability to disable devices rapidly when required.

About Digital Barriers

Digital Barriers’ products deliver live video streaming over ultra-low bandwidths, and include live bodycam, vehicle and safe city solutions. Typically delivering bandwidth savings of more than 50%, the products are a natural fit with an IoT strategy and make wireless video surveillance a reality. The base technology was designed for security and defence, but has much wider applications. It also includes edge-AI analytics such as enhancing cloud platforms. Existing customers include government and commercial organisations in more than sixty countries.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

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