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CMC Markets Protects Critical Data and Ensures Regulatory Compliance with Avigilon HD Surveillance System

01/22/2011

Avigilon Control Center delivers secure, advanced functionality to help UK-based financial services company improve security at head office

VANCOUVER, CANADA – February 22, 2011 –Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced that CMC Markets Plc ("CMC Markets"), a London-based financial services company, has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to protect employees and visitors at its headquarters and secure critical customer information to ensure regulatory compliance with the Financial Services Authority (FSA,) the financial regulator for the UK.

CMC Markets recently relocated its head office, presenting the opportunity to upgrade from an old analog-based system to the most advanced surveillance system possible. "We were confident from the outset that the Avigilon HD Surveillance System could help us achieve regulatory compliance and greatly improve our ability to secure our site," explained Andrew Roberts, Group Facilities Manager at CMC Markets. "I am very impressed with Avigilon's advanced functionality and am proud to show the system off—especially to IT—because it clearly demonstrates how far surveillance has come."

Facility managers seamlessly manage the company's surveillance system using Avigilon Control Center Enterprise Network Video Management Software (NVMS) with HD Stream Management, which was built from the ground up to manage HD surveillance video. Avigilon HD cameras were installed at all egress access points throughout the office and cover the lobby, main coffee area and seminar room, all clients areas, IT rooms, and the 4,000 square foot data center. CMC Markets also installed an Avigilon HD network video recorder (NVR) to store up to 30 days of continuous surveillance video. The Avigilon HD Surveillance System operates 24x7 and is monitored by a small team of administrators and managers when incidents require investigation.

With the Avigilon Surveillance System, CMC Markets has improved monitoring of onsite security and can better protect critical customer data, which is necessary to ensuring regulatory compliance. With a comprehensive end-to-end approach to security, the Avigilon HD Surveillance System is highly secure, eliminating the possibility of data leaks and further enabling regulatory compliance. Using Avigilon Control Center software, security personnel can shave hours off investigation times and dramatically improve overall investigative success.

"With data protection a high priority, CMC Markets required a surveillance solution that would effectively monitor key areas and preserve data integrity," said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO at Avigilon. "The Avigilon HD Surveillance System is a powerful and highly secure surveillance solution that improves the company's investigative success."

About Avigilon
Avigilon designs, manufactures, and markets award-winning HD surveillance systems. The performance and value leader, Avigilon's solutions protect and monitor thousands of customer sites in more than 60 countries around the world. Avigilon Control Center, the world's first open HD Network Video Management Software platform, and megapixel cameras deliver full situational awareness and actionable image detail. Campuses, transportation systems, healthcare providers, public venues, infrastructure, and manufacturing sites with security, safety validation, and compliance requirements all benefit from reduced investigation time and more successful investigations by immediately producing indisputable video evidence. Avigilon earned Frost & Sullivan's HD Surveillance Company of the Year award in 2009, the Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation in 2010, and was ranked among the top five fastest growing technology companies in Canada in the 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking. For further information, please visit www.avigilon.com.