UK VSaaS Startup Ocucon

By: Sean Patton, Published on Jul 03, 2018

Decreasing exposure to fraudulent slip-and-fall insurance claims and lawsuits is one of the oldest selling points of video surveillance for retail. Providing video evidence of an incident that happened 4-6 months prior is a challenge for traditional NVR-based solutions.

VSaaS systems, with no-limit cloud-based storage, offer a solution to that challenge.

In this note we profile Ocucon, a UK-based VSaaS startup, who is selling the ability to "See Everything Know Everything", and actively marketing the retail vertical, based on a conversation with the CTO, examining:

  • Company Overview
  • Platform Overview
  • Developed for Retail
  • Face Redaction / GDPR Impact
  • Bundled Internet
  • Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Channel Partners
  • Challenges to US Expansion
  • Growth Plan
  • Outlook

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Company ********

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Platform ********

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Developed *** ******

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Service ******* **** ********

*** ******* *************** ****** to ******'* ***** ***** is ******** ** * 200Mbps **** (******* ** supporting *****) ********* *** the ***** ********* ** the ***** ******** **** the ***** ***** ******* service, *** **** ********* service.

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Pricing **** **** *******

*** ****** *** ***** price ************** **** ****  ~$65 *** *** ****** for ** ******* *** 6 ****** ** ********* to ~$** *** *** camera *** *** ******* with * ****** ** retention. ***** *** ** resolution ** ***** **** limits, *** ******* **** vary *** ***** ***** on *** **** ***** of ***** **** ** recorded *** ***.

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Channel ********

****** ** **** ** the ** ******* * small ***** ** ******* partners.

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Challenges ** ********* ** *** **

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Aggressive ****** *******

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Comments (3)

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