About Us

Digital Barriers are world leaders in visually intelligent solutions for the global surveillance, security and safety markets, specialising in zero-latency streaming and analysis of secure video and related intelligence over wireless networks, including cellular, satellite, IP mesh and cloud.

Since Digital Barriers was established in 2009, the global security context has significantly evolved, particularly in response to the increasingly material threat to national and homeland security from international and domestic terrorism, organised attacks on high-profile computer systems and networks by both state and non-state actors, and asymmetric warfare including counter-insurgency operations overseas. These increasing threats cross borders and jurisdictions, exploiting vulnerabilities in physical and electronic security systems, and impact the public and private sectors.

Our solutions for covert, remote and wide-area installations, as well as vehicle and body-worn applications, require significantly less network bandwidth than standard technologies and have been sold into more than fifty countries, including some of the world's most hostile and demanding operational environments. We also provide advanced video content analysis and body scanning to identify threats to life, safety concerns and illicit activity in real-time. We work with those government security, law enforcement and defence agencies around the world responsible for addressing these evolving threats, as well as with multinational corporations and system integrators. Our solutions have been developed for specialist areas of security and defence, as well as for the protection of high-profile locations such as borders, airports, military bases, public transportation systems and natural resources.

Between 2010 and 2013, we acquired fourteen businesses with compelling intellectual property (IP) and capabilities. We  fully integrated these businesses into a single platform for the continual innovation of proprietary IP-rich solutions and a sales organisation covering key regions around the world. Given the specialist nature of the hardware and software products acquired, we also invested in updating our technologies to suit the broader global market. We launched a new suite of class-leading hardware and software products in 2013 and 2014, designed to leverage core IP with the level of industrialisation and quality demanded by the our target flagship customers. We also ensured that our genuinely class-leading IP, for example our wireless video streaming technology TVI, which uses up to 60% less network bandwidth than standard technologies, was continually improved to ensure its leading-edge was maintained and its core IP fully protected.

Since late 2014, with our hardware and software products now fully updated, we have introduced a set of integrated solutions designed to deliver an end-user capability rather than standalone hardware and software applications. This evolution from products to solutions has significantly eased the deployment of customer solutions and has allowed us to exercise more control over the quality of user experience for our customers. An example of this would be supplying pre-integrated vehicle video surveillance solutions to police agencies around the world, rather than providing video streaming hardware that a customer would then integrate with third party cameras, antennae, modems and other peripherals. 

Our solutions have now been proven in some of the world’s most demanding environments, enhancing safety and  security, as well as saving time and money. They include:

  • EdgeVis Live - Real time video streaming from anywhere to anywhere even over bandwidth constrained and congested networks using 60% less bandwidth than standard technologies
  • EdgeVis Shield - An integrated surveillance platform that provides real time video streaming and early warning intrusion alerts for remote locations​
  • ThruVis - A unique body-screening technology capable of detecting a suicide bomber from a range of up to 15 metres or identifying a drug smuggler at a busy border crossing.​
  • SmartVis - Our range of intelligent edge-based advanced video analytic solutions and automation tools such as intrusion detection and facial recognition
  • CloudVis - Cloud-based visually intelligent video analytics for facial recognition and detecting intrusions with an unprecedented record for filtering out costly false alarms

We operate globally

We work globally across the major regions.

Digital Barriers has international reach, supporting customer and partner organisations in the UK and Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. We believe that being close to our customers is a critical part of developing the right solutions for complex and critical surveillance applications. We operate out of regional offices in the United Kingdom (London), the United States (Ashburn), Singapore, UAE (Dubai), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and South Korea (Seoul).

For more information on our regional business see more on each of our regions. We also market our solutions internationally through a broad range of partners and prime system integrators.

UK & Europe

Digital Barriers UK/Europe addresses the security and surveillance needs of organisations in both the government and commercial sectors throughout the region and has been playing an increasingly important role in the development of the region’s security surveillance technology solutions since it was established in 2009.

From our regional headquarters in Guildford, corporate HQ in London and numerous satellite offices throughout the UK, as well as from our office in Sophia-Antipolis near Nice in France, we are able to address our customer needs quickly and efficiently and provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.

We are a leading supplier to some of Europe’s most important, demanding and sensitive government organisations including defence forces, intelligence agencies and emergency services as well as customs and border control departments.

Our ability to transmit video and other data from remote, mobile and emergency situations over congested or constrained networks is critical to our customer needs and we are fast becoming the technology of choice throughout Europe.

Our expertise is also being used in the transport, construction and utilities sectors where our unique and patented technology provides companies with the ability to do things better and more efficiently than ever before.

As well as being sold extensively throughout the UK, our technology is also in use in France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland and this footprint is growing.

The Americas

We work with the leading law enforcement and defence organisations in the Americas as well as most of the major defence and security system integrators.

​In the Americas we are principally focused on the needs of customers in the Law Enforcement and Defence sectors. We work with leading system integrators and specialist solutions providers in North America, with many of these relationships extending to other parts of the world.

We provide the full suite of capabilities and solutions from Digital Barriers, with a regional team providing dedicated technical pre-sales and on-the-ground support. Our regional headquarters is in Ashburn, Virginia, in the United States.

Asia Pacific

With an impressive and extensive list of satisfied customers, Digital Barriers Asia Pacific continues to expand. The establishment of new country offices and a regional laboratory, as well as research and development facilities, demonstrates our increasing commitment to regional growth and local, technical project support.

Representative offices and strategic partners spread across the entire region, making Digital Barriers Asia Pacific uniquely positioned to provide the full range of advanced national security solutions to our government, military and commercial customers, whether they are situated in the biggest cities, on the most remote border regions or anywhere else in between.

​In Asia Pacific we are focused on the surveillance needs of both the government and commercial sectors. Our customers include organisations in the law enforcement, defence and transportation sectors and we also partner with renowned system integrators from the region. In many cases, these delivery relationships extend into projects worldwide.

Our regional team includes experienced technical resources to provide on-the-ground support for pre-sales and projects. Our regional headquarters is based out of our Singapore office.

Middle East

Digital Barriers operates across the Middle East and has a full-time team based in offices in Dubai to enable easy travel across the region and support meetings with customers, business development and the successful delivery of projects.

There is a lot of instability in the region and, in remote areas, a lack of communications infrastructure too. This is driving interest in Digital Barriers' innovative, secure wireless solutions for surveillance and security, particularly to support safe-city initiatives in remote areas and parts of towns and cities where surveillance is needed immediately but communications are limited.   

Digital Barriers' vehicle solutions are in demand, with their ability to flex between 2G, 3G and 4G GSM communications to bring the streaming of live video into operations centres - both for law enforcement and security response vehicles.

The region is also interested in Digital Barriers' solutions for critical asset protection, force protection for land forces and the challenges faced by special forces and border-security agencies.

Our  body-worn application, with its ability to live stream video on demand, is gaining traction across the region. 

Digital Barriers is also bringing innovative business models to the region, including Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) as well as delivering turnkey projects.

Interested customers include: police forces, land forces, border guards, commercial businesses with warehouses, the oil and gas industry, special forces and port operators. 

Please contact Sean Price or Suzan Milad in the Middle East team for more information.

Our Awards

ThruVis, Digital Barriers' unique passive people-screening camera, has won a prestigious Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award.

Digital Barriers have been named as the European leader for Technology Innovation in Terahertz Security Systems and will be honoured at a special ceremony at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, London on June 28.

The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards are presented each year to companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will transform industries in the near future.

Digital Barriers was recognised for providing effective passive screening for a number of industries by developing ThruVis - a lightweight, easily deployed and operated technology, bringing a mobile alternative to security scanning systems that are largely fixed. 

Axis ASEAN Project of the Year 

Digital Barriers APAC won the 2015 Axis ASEAN Project of the Year Award for the Jakarta Police Project with PT Nuansa.

An official presentation was made at the Axis Asia Partner Summit Awards dinner on May 17.

IFSEC Intruder Alarm Product of the Year

SafeZone-edge was named 2014 Intruder Alarm or Exterior Deterrent Product of the Year at IFSEC's Security & Fire Excellence awards.

Digital Barriers' unique video analytics was recognised after being developed to overcome the limitations of both server-based and conventional edge-based intrusion-detection systems.

Our History

​Digital Barriers was established to provide visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets.

Digital Barriers was established in 2009 by the team behind Detica Group plc, a FTSE 250 specialist consultancy with a forty year heritage in the UK and US national security sectors – Detica was acquired by BAE Systems in 2008. We acquired a number of technology companies to meet customer needs in the global surveillance, security and safety markets.

Our acquisitions have included:​

 

Career opportunities

Digital Barriers is hiring brilliant, down-to-earth and inspiring people who want to make a difference.

Digital Barriers is a UK company, with operations worldwide and offices in five countries. We are a market leader in specialist surveillance technology, driving the ongoing shift towards creating a safer world. We are hiring brilliant, down-to-earth and inspiring people who want to make a difference. We work hard to enable you to succeed, be the best you can be and have fun at the same time.

With roles in Engineering & Design, Project Management, Finance & Commercial, Sales, Marketing & Communications and Human Resources – you may find the opportunity you have been searching for. 

As our business is growing rapidly and we are becoming recognised as an industry leader, we are always on the lookout for high-calibre and proactive individuals to add to the team. If that sounds like you and you don’t see a role advertised – get in contact, as the right opportunity could be just around the corner.

We offer our employees an immense range of exciting, rewarding and long term career opportunities with benefits where your professional desires and lifestyle are considered. You’ll be working for a company with a strong culture that allows and encourages independent thinking. Do you want to help shape the world’s most advanced defence and security solutions? Welcome to Digital Barriers!

Current Job Openings

We are currently recruiting for various job roles at Digital Barriers.  These roles can also be found on our Linked In page from the link below.

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