Andy Stocker, the former ‘Street Czar’ of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has joined Videosoft as the company rolls out its next generation of CCTV and security video streaming products and services. Bringing 20 years experience in CCTV, local authority and public space security, Stocker will be Videosoft’s Principal Public Sector Manager. The appointment comes at a unique time as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain are being used with new developments in CCTV and video streaming.
In welcoming Andy to the Videosoft management team, Stewart McCone, CEO of Videosoft, said: “Andy Stocker is a perfect fit for Videosoft. His people skills, industry, public sector knowledge, and professionalism are, quite literally, second to none. Ask anyone who’s watched Channel 5’s Criminals: Caught on Camera – they will be aware that public space CCTV is a subject close to Andy’s heart. Andy knows the local authority and public sector inside out and is already bringing that deep and thorough knowledge and understanding to Videosoft as we introduce our next generation of video streaming technology.”
Gradually taking on more responsibility, Andy had operational management of the Borough’s in-house security, then the management of the public space CCTV service; he oversaw the merger with, and joint management of, the Royal Borough of Kensington CCTV and LBHF CCTV. This combination provided considerable financial savings to the Boroughs and a significant increase in arrests and convictions and a reduction in street crime.
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining Videosoft at such an important time for public space and CCTV security,” said Andy, “and to be working with Stewart and the Videosoft management team, who are clearly now the leading players in the provision of live video streaming technology for the CCTV and security sector. My role is very much underpinned by the need to ensure Tech provides real-life improvements and added security to people’s lives while working with public sector organisations, local authorities, the police and emergency services.”