SCS was created in 1999 to bring the SPECS safety camera
system to the road safety market. Today, SCS is one of the
UK's foremost providers of intelligent transport solutions
for the road traffic market sector, and remains the sole
provider of digital average speed enforcement to Police
and highways authorities.
Early 1990s - Work started to develop origination/destination
surveying tools using Automatic Number Plate Recognition
(ANPR) cameras. The resulting technology was used to develop
a speed measurement system, which was then taken through
Home Office Type Approvals (HOTA).
April 1999 - SPECS (or SVDD) received UK Home Office
Type Approval on 3rd April 1999.
SCS Ltd was incorporated, and formally launched to take
SPECS Digital Average Speed technology to market.
April 2005 - SPECS3 enters the UK Home Office Type
December 2009 - SPECS3 Home Office Type Approval is achieved.
March 2010 - Development funding secured from private equity firm LDC to accelerate expansion
Benefiting from our specialist experience and technology
toolkit, SCS can offer consultants, operators and government
agencies a wide range of standard or customised solutions
in the following areas:
SCS are experts in the field of Automatic Number Plate Recognition
(ANPR), speed management, vehicle classification and flow
monitoring, digital image capture, enforcement processing
and have pedigree in researching and designing innovative
systems, and taking new technology through the rigours of
Home Office Type Approval.
SCS is wholly independent and is able to advise on and integrate
best-of-breed products to provide optimum results.
Working in partnership with clients from a range of disciplines,
we deliver turnkey projects and provide ongoing support
and maintenance throughout the life of the contract.
Solutions using technology to provide Speed Enforcement,
Vehicle Access Control, Moving Vehicle Offence Detection,
Journey Time Information, Vehicle Classification and more
are all available to be adopted to enable the best use of
our road network.