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V5 Systems Makes Cities Safer with Oracle Cloud

By Ken Briodagh
July 26, 2018

To help make cities safer quickly, V5 Systems reportedly has implemented Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as part of its security solution. As maker of a self-powered outdoor security and computing platform, V5 Systems helps cities around the world address critical security issues.


Nestled in Silicon Valley, the City of Hayward was experiencing theft and drug crime around City Hall due to open areas and its close proximity to the main rail transportation for the Bay Area. They wanted to add in video surveillance as an added security layer but to do so needed access to power and communications. There was no fixed power or communications infrastructure where crime was happening and City Hall had just been renovated so trenching was not an option. The City of Hayward was able to implement V5 Systems’ portable video surveillance in less than 30 minutes per unit. Hayward avoided nearly $1 million in trenching fees and 911 calls dropped 60 percent within the first three months of deployment.

V5 Systems needed a cloud provider that met its needs of delivering real-time security to its customers. After reviewing a number of major cloud providers, V5 Systems discovered that although costs of most providers initially appeared low, the data retrieval and transmission costs critical to a video monitoring solution were high. With the enterprise-grade performance of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, V5 Systems can scale-up any individual deployment if the processing and storage requirements of a security unit or customer increase, as well as scale-out capacity to serve additional customers as their needs grow. The company can better control its costs, and in turn, offer more affordable solutions to its end-customers.

“Our customers need consistent access to our service, and regularly monitor video, so outbound data performance and cost is important,” said Steve Yung, CEO, V5 Systems. “Traditionally video and sensor information has to run through multiple channels before first responders are notified. At a critical time, this delay could make a huge impact on the outcome of the security situation. The performance Oracle delivers has a significant impact on the outbound data so response time for our customers can be faster.”

V5 Systems rapidly enables and supports outdoor Industrial IoT applications. Its customers rely on V5 Systems’ mobile alerts to warn of threats and potential issues in real-time through 24/7 video analytics, AI-driven acoustic gunshot sensors and chemical detection. Several of its customers are using its application built on Oracle and V5 is in the process of transitioning other customers. Leveraging the flexibility and agility of the cloud, V5 Systems is also actively building tools that will spin up customized portals for new customers in minutes, significantly cutting down the traditionally lengthy process of configuring security.

“You can’t put a price on safety. V5 Systems has engineered a revolutionary power system that allows the ability to deploy sophisticated systems and computing systems wirelessly, in any outdoor environment,” said Kash Iftikhar, VP, product and strategy, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “By leveraging Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, V5 Systems is able to deliver the reliability its customers need by conducting analytics and monitoring at the edge in record time so its customers can feel safer; all while achieving significant cost savings for its business.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

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