Digital Barriers, a UK-Based provider of IoT surveillance and security technologies, has announced that it is one of the technology providers used by the award-winning Channel 4 hit series ‘Hunted’ to give the hunters access to the latest cutting edge techniques.
The show includes both a civilian and celebrity series where contestants try and evade capture from a team of expert hunters, usually former police, intelligence officers or armed forces. Using the company’s ground-breaking technology including live-streaming body worn cameras and cutting-edge AI analytics, the hunters have access to military-grade kit, designed to support field-based personnel that demand real-time and reliable video streaming – wherever the location.
Commenting on the collaboration Zak Doffman, Digital Barriers CEO, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Hunted team. Pairing our unique video technology with their world class forensic skills is an unbeatable combination. We truly can deliver live video in situations where others can’t, turning our body worn cameras into a source of real-time intelligence wherever they are deployed.”
“You’ll see them feature on-person as well as mounted as a dashcam in moving vehicles, which are common real world applications. We are genuinely excited that viewers get to see our technology working live and in action, in such an iconic British series, and are even more pleased that its inclusion is able to add a completely new dimension to the forthcoming series.”
Dave Sutton, Series Editor at Shine TV who produce the series, added: “We are always looking to give our Hunters the edge they need to succeed, and we believe that incorporating Digital Barriers’ technology in the forthcoming celebrity and civilian series has done just that. The body worn cameras were especially instrumental, and really transformed how our HQ Hunters were able to monitor operations on the ground. They were a very welcome upgrade to what we have relied on before, playing a key role in every single capture moment, as well as many ‘near misses’ too, helping to make the series even more authentic.”
The celebrity series of Hunted kicks off on Sunday 30 January on Channel 4 at 9pm, with the civilian series to follow later in the Spring.