Dutch Government Calls in AGT Netherlands (Custodia) to Revolutionize Crime Prevention in Local Shopping Areas

Aug 04, 2011, 09:00 ET from AGT International

AMSTERDAM, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AGT Netherlands (Custodia), part of AGT International, one of the fastest-growing public safety and security solutions organizations, announced today that it has won a project that will revolutionize crime prevention in shopping areas in the Netherlands. The pilot project, called SafeGrid, will operate with the police in the City of Eindhoven and AGT Netherlands (Custodia) is pleased to be working in collaboration with Cameramanager.com and Zepcam, the University of Tilburg and the Public Security Innovation Center (PSIC).

The project will use state-of-the-art technology to reduce crime by combining real-time camera feed, from fixed cameras and those mounted on police officers, with video analytics, produced by our partners at Tilburg University, that allow for the constant management of the whole shopping area. AGT Netherlands (Custodia) provides the system with the capability to combine and analyze all surveillance footage and intelligence from the area and officers to empower better decision-making and efficient incident response.

The project will increase safety and security by:

  • Working in partnership with shops to share video footage from different systems in a single Command and Control center
  • Showing real-time locations of the police and security employees, allowing the command and control center to respond quickly to incidents
  • Using smart video analytics and filters, reducing time as only relevant footage needs to be studied, allowing suspects to be located and tracked more quickly
  • Using small mobile high-resolution cameras in combination with fixed cameras to ensure that a directed search for suspects can be conducted in real time, enabling the police to locate and question them much faster

Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau, CEO of AGT Netherlands (Custodia) said: "The solution that we will implement will assist the local law enforcement agencies in their efforts to provide a safe and secure shopping experience in Eindhoven. Real-time analysis of the data collected by the sensors will allow the authorities to manage everyday operations safely and efficiently, to detect and prevent potential incidents before they occur, and to respond in the most effective way possible. The addition of mobile cameras with GPS mounted on police officers, means that complete coverage of a situation is achievable and incidents become preventable and manageable. We are delighted that the Mayor of Eindhoven has moved a step closer to making the city a world leader in the field of safety and security."

Mati Kochavi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, AGT International said: "AGT International is pleased to be supporting local law enforcement agencies around the globe with projects such as these, which apply the very latest technology to bring safety to families and businesses. This project is another example of our commitment to bringing innovative solutions to the communities and corporations whom we work with, to enable daily life to continue uninterrupted."

About AGT Netherlands (Custodia)

AGT Netherlands (Custodia) is an innovative company providing turnkey public safety solutions for the cities of today and tomorrow. AGT Netherlands (Custodia)'s solutions give clients the capacity for fast and informed decision-making, a crucial need for those who manage living environments and who wish to ensure the safety of the populations they serve. AGT Netherlands (Custodia) is a part of the AGT International organization specializing in urban management, public safety and security, emergency response and water management.  Headquarters are located in The Hague.

About AGT International

One of the fastest-growing public safety and security solutions organizations in the world, AGT International has operations across the globe.

Led by a unique vision, AGT International offers innovative solutions in the areas of critical infrastructure and border protection, urban management, cyber security, transportation, law enforcement, and natural disaster preparedness, helping unlock the world's potential by enabling the free flow of goods, services, people, and ideas.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, AGT International employs 2,000 people worldwide, representing more than 30 nationalities. The organization was founded in 2007, and has managed $8 billion in projects since its establishment. AGT International is led by Founder and CEO, Mati Kochavi, who is also Chairman of 3i-MIND.

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