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About us


Verdant Technologies (, is a specialist supplier and installer of security and imaging cameras. It was established in March 2002 by John Douglass.
Verdant Technologies is privately owned and is based in the UK at Shepperton, Middlesex.


In-house development of an automated vehicle damage recording system to enable vehicle parking companies to identify false vehicle damage claims. The system has been successfully installed at companies such as Manchester Airport, London Stansted Airport, Purple Parking and Q-Park.

The development of a low cost, low power transceiver that enables the transmission of digital CCTV using existing analogue CCTV co-axial cabling for which the company was awarded at DTI SMART award for innovation in 2003 which resulted in a UK Patent Award in 2007.

The company has also innovated the use of high definition video cameras for use in a number of Pupil Referral schools for student behaviour monitoring which has proved a valuable tool in control of student behaviour and the protection of teachers against allegations of mishandling.

Technical skills

The company has gained a wealth of PC hardware and software experience through its numerous development projects covering topics such as; real time systems programming; device driver development; Windows product development; embedded hardware and software design; video processing, compression and transmission, and network data transmission over TCP/IP, wireless or cellular networks.

Market experience

Verdant Technologies has supplied systems and technology to customers across industrial, government, broadcast, security and medical markets, including organisations such as Manchester Airport, Bristol International Airport and the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Key executives

John Douglass Verdant TechnologiesJohn Douglass, founder and chief executive officer.
John’s career spans more than two decades. His experience in hardware and embedded software development coupled with project management and entrepreneurial skills, have led to some pioneering work in the CCTV industry. In the early nineties, his first company (Primavision) developed and brought to market the first software only PC-based digital recording and remote transmission CCTV system.

After graduating from Kingston University with a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, John started work as a design engineer (in 1979) at Albury Instruments, a medical device company. In 1983, he left to become an independent engineering consultant and worked on a variety of design projects before joining Cambridge Computer Graphics in 1987. Here, as technical director, he developed application specific integrated circuits (ASICS) and PC multimedia graphics cards.

In 1992, seeing the potential for PC based digital video recording and remote transmission in the CCTV market, John set up Primavision and over the next eight years built a highly successful and profitable business, which he subsequently sold, in November 2000, to Tenestra, an Internet company. During 2001, as technical director of the Tenestra subsidiary, John managed the handover process and the new product development programme.

In 2002, following the decision by Tenestra's backers to pull out of the Internet business, John re-acquired Primavision's key assets and intellectual property and formed Verdant Technologies.

John is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and full member of the IET. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Kingston University in 1977 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Open University in 1995.


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