Press Release | 13 Feb 2024

Vodafone leads the way with uncapped data plan for alert-based CCTV over mobile connectivity

Connected Spaces Vision has been designed to overcome the challenges faced by businesses when using existing CCTV infrastructure.

Vodafone has launched Connected Spaces Vision, an unlimited data plan for business customers that need live video from IoT smart surveillance cameras over a mobile network.

Connected Spaces Vision is designed to overcome challenges faced by existing CCTV infrastructure, such as bandwidth limitations, cost, and security concerns. It does this by providing what traditional wireless CCTV cannot – secure cloud storage and real-time alerts (of people & vehicle detection), while reducing data transmission costs, giving customers peace of mind and predictable costs.

Vodafone Business Connected Spaces Vision has been developed in partnership with AI video compression and analytics company, Digital Barriers. The smart surveillance system uses Digital Barriers’ patented AI-based video codec that reduces bandwidth requirements, by up to 90%, operating over Vodafone’s market-leading IoT network. The solution works with standard IP cameras, enabling them with analytics, so customers don’t need to rip out and replace their existing cameras. It’s ideally suited for businesses that have remote, mobile and temporary operations, where conventional wired CCTV cannot be deployed easily and/or cost effectively. These can include a range of sectors such as:

  • Construction – can ensure worker health & safety (e.g. receive an alert when a worker enters a ‘no-go zone’) and keeps eyes on expensive assets outside of working hours with CCTV that can be moved with ease.
  • Utilities – can get visibility of remotely deployed assets and be alerted instantly when they are tampered with, without the need to build costly fixed infrastructure in hardtoreach locations. 
  • Manufacturing & logistics – can gain live visibility and management insights across all aspects of production, warehousing, transport, and logistics. Using mobile technology means cameras can be moved at ease and still allow for real-time alerts. 
  • Local government – can expand visibility in city centres, transport networks and retail hubs, with CCTV that can be re-deployed easily without the need for costly fixed infrastructure investment. 
  • Security integrators – can deploy mobile cameras to get better visibility of what’s happening at large venues and events, helping attendees stay safe.

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Andy May, Head of Products & Services, Vodafone Business said: “The market for CCTV in the UK continues to grow and with Vodafone Connected Spaces Vision we want to help businesses tackle the biggest obstacles to managing their CCTV estate with reliable connectivity, real-time intelligence, and predictable costs. Utilising Vodafone’s leading IoT network, and Digital Barrier’s patented compression technology, will give customers real-time alerts where and when it matters most.”

Kunal Shukla, CTO, Digital Barriers: “We are excited to partner with Vodafone, bringing our industry-leading video platform to a wide range of new customers, helping them unlock the full potential of live video to keep their people and assets safe, as well as drive real-time insights into action across their organisation. Our technology has been proven for a decade at scale with flagship defence and security organisations around the world, cutting their cost of live streaming by as much as 90% and delivering reliable live video over constrained networks.”

Learn more about Vodafone Connected Spaces Vision. 

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About Digital Barriers 

Digital Barriers is a revolutionary video technology provider that empowers individuals, organisations, and society with instant insights to make mission-critical decisions. Through our patented AI-based video codec and secure edge platform, we help customers in various markets — including city law enforcement and public safety, industry, transportation, defence, events, retail, healthcare, and hospitality — unlock the full potential of real-time video.

For 10 years, we’ve worked with governments, military, and specialist law enforcement in the defence sector alongside numerous public and private-sector clients. Our patented AI-based codec has been proven at scale — keeping troops safe in Afghanistan and Iraq, deploying across NATO, and securing presidential inaugurations, Olympic Games, and royal events.

Today, we partner with major global network operators, including Vodafone, to deliver reliable real-time video over cellular and other transmission technologies that offer up to 90% bandwidth cost reduction without sacrificing quality in low-latency environments — ensuring our customers have a 360-degree view of their operations at all times.


About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that 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).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester and now have 5G in locations across Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain as well as the UK. Meanwhile, our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. Vodafone is the largest provider of full fibre in the UK – our superfast broadband services are now available to nearly 12 million homes across the UK.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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