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UBA takes stake in IP surveillance cloud provider

Jordan's UBA invests in cloud-based IP surveillance control systems provider Jabbakam

The tie-up with Jabbakam will allow UBA to deliver a first-of-its-kind solution to the MEA market, says Bawab.
The tie-up with Jabbakam will allow UBA to deliver a first-of-its-kind solution to the MEA market, says Bawab.

Jordanian business software company United Business Applications (UBA) has taken a 20% stake in Jabbakam, a developer of SaaS control systems for IP surveillance cameras.

UK-based Jabbakam provides a cloud-based system for remote management of IP surveillance cameras, to allow organisations to set up surveillance networks without the need to invest in expensive control systems.

The Jabbakam solution is delivered as a Software-as-a-Service model, with users able to connect a wide range of compatible IP cameras from vendors including we Axis, Panasonic and Y-Cam. The user is then able to control the cameras remotely, and configure the system with features such as email or text alerts when cameras detect activity. Jabbakam also stores the recorded video in secure hosted servers, which the company says is safer than traditional on-site storage, as files are not kept locally, and the customer is also saved the expense of storage.

UBA developers will now work to tailor the Jabbakam technology for the needs of users in the Middle East.

James Wickes, founder of Jabbakam said: "Jabbakam sees the mobile device as being the primary client interface for its service and having UBA's technical expertise will now enable us to develop so that the system works predominately on a mobile platform.We are thrilled that UBA, a company at the forefront of the Middle-Eastern technology boom with a reputation for quality systems and customer support,has decided to work together with us to develop our product for the Global market. We have some exciting developments to move the performance of Jabbakam forward including a more user-friendly interface for customers, more choice about how to view and receive footage and alsoestablishing channel controls to enable resellers to manage the system - we have a very large roadmap for developing the system and this investment from UBA will enable us both to take the market by storm."

The $1.5million stake in Jabbakam, is part of UBA's strategic expansion plans, to grow its business on a global basis into cloud computing and security solutions.

Hazem Bawab, CEO of UBA said: "This partnership brings together our complementary skillsets: UBA's long-term know-how of the enterprise market, mobile solutions and established presence in the Middle East and Africa, along with the patented cloud-based surveillance technology provided by Jabbakam. Together we will introduce first of a kind integrated security solutions to the region. Our development teams will work to expand the capabilities of this product for our customer base."