Diamond are a ‘cut above’ in being shortlisted for top International Awards


Our £500,000 state-of-the-art CCTV system installed at the Odyssey complex – one of the most innovative in Europe – has earned us international recognition at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards held in London on 21st November 2018.

The system was shortlisted based on the innovation utilised to meet the precise client’s operational requirements, in challenging light conditions. The solution utilises Axis Lightfinder technology and boasts an innovative speed dry function to shake off water residue from outdoor security camera lenses. The use of Zipstream technology, which compresses video footage, significantly reduced the cost of data storage at the venue.

Whilst losing out on the award on the night, the team thoroughly enjoyed the event and for all those companies shortlisted, the awards provided a platform for innovative companies to demonstrate their capability and professionalism on a global stage.

Peter Dempsey, Key Account Manager at Axis Communications, commented:

“As the leading entertainment venue of its kind in Northern Ireland, the Odyssey’s security requirements are continuously evolving. Our commitment to really understand the business, and partnering with organisations such as Diamond, ensured we could deliver a solution that was tailored to its needs.”

Brian Hughes, Group Head of Facilities at The Odyssey Complex, adds:

“Through the use of intelligent applications such as Lightfinder and Zipstream, we can be confident we have the technology to support our unique security needs. Working closely with Diamond and Axis, we were also keen to ensure the system has capacity to include analytics in the future. This could include customer footfall and queue management, bringing benefits in terms of operational effectiveness, guest satisfaction and of course, visitor safety.”

Diamond are a ‘cut above’ in being shortlisted for top International Awards