IFSEC International 2018: Risk Xtra’s Solutions Guide for End Users (Part Three)

Stand H328 is the place to be to visit Abloy UK

Stand H328 is the place to be to visit Abloy UK

Organised by UBM, IFSEC International’s 2018 edition takes place at ExCeL London from Tuesday 19 June until Thursday 21 June. As always, Risk Xtra will be there for the entire event. Ahead of the doors to the exhibition opening, here’s the third instalment of a detailed preview for practising end users focusing on what new products and solutions they can expect to see.

Security expert Abloy UK is inviting visitors to IFSEC International 2018 to discuss how the company helps to protect the resilience and continuity of service of Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) organisations. Located in the Borders and Infrastructure area of the exhibition on Stand H328, Abloy will be demonstrating the capabilities of its CLIQ technology. CLIQ is a web-based system that integrates a mechanical master key system with electronics that require no external power source, providing precise and cost-effective control over access permissions.

CLIQ Connect cloud-based locking systems can be integrated with SCADA and Telemetry processes, as well as offering key management, auditing and activity reporting, subsequently enabling organisations to fully ‘take control’ of their security. What’s more, there are a number of additional benefits to be gained including integration with Health and Safety systems (competency and P2W), reduced journey times, improved efficiency, enhanced contractor management, reduced costs and reduced carbon footprint.

Steve Wintle, head of CNI at Abloy UK, told Risk Xtra: “In the critical infrastructure space, the hybrid between mechanical and electronic technologies is ‘key’ to its success, all the while maintaining the strict standards required for security while enhancing operational efficiencies and security for the future. Data is the new gold, so we’re keen to talk to visitors at IFSEC 2018 about how using CLIQ technology can help overcome operational barriers and open up a wealth of new opportunities, such as significant financial savings, sustainability benefits and time savings.”

In addition to promoting the benefits of CLIQ technology for CNI-focused organisations, Abloy is also providing high security doors for testing by BRE Global in the LPCB/BRE Attack Testing Zone of the exhibition in order to demonstrate the resilience of products that are compliant with both British and European Standards.

Enhanced PSIM features

CNL Software, a leader in the Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software domain, will be showcasing the latest enhancements to its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution as an ecosystem partner on the Milestone Systems Stand C340 at IFSEC International 2018.

CNL Software will demonstrate how its PSIM technology helps law enforcement, Government agencies and the military, the owners and operators of public and private critical infrastructure, large corporations, colleges and universities as well as transportation facilities and networks integrate, automate and connect security operations and realise the full potential of security system investments.

CNL Software will demonstrate PSIM solutions at ExCeL

CNL Software will demonstrate PSIM solutions at ExCeL

CNL Software will showcase its enhanced PSIM features as part of Milestone Systems’ ecosystem partner program. Following successful technical collaboration, CNL Software will demonstrate live integration with Quanergy’s advanced LiDAR systems.

“We’re delighted to partner with Quanergy and Milestone at IFSEC International 2018,” said Adlan Hussain, vice-president of marketing at CNL Software. “The integrated Quanergy, XProtect and IPSecurityCenter solution enables organisations to react faster and more precisely to a wide range of security threats. It also allows end users to maximise their existing investment in systems and seamlessly deploy new technologies, thereby creating substantial cost savings through the efficient use of all security resources. Additionally, it allows intelligence from these systems, whether in audio, video or data format to be correlated, analysed and acted upon in order to increase security, reduce costs and improve operational performance.”

Providing a single view of all of an organisation’s mission-critical security systems, IPSecurityCenter helps increase emergency preparedness and deliver intelligence to the point of need while providing process guidance to enhance security responses. Beyond the time-saving and efficiency benefits of automation, IPSecurityCenter enables processes that are essential to any modern Security Department (including scheduled reporting, dashboard overviews, incident logs, continuous process improvement initiatives and training drills).

ACTEnterprise access control solution

Vanderbilt, the provider of state-of-the-art security systems, is set to preview its upcoming ACTEnterprise access control solution at this year’s IFSEC International. Along with demonstrations of the solution, visitors can explore the wide range of products that Vanderbilt has to offer on Stand F305, with a significant focus on increased integration both within and with third party systems.

The latest version of ACTEnterprise will be released in August, but visitors can see the new feature sets in action on the show floor. These additions include integration with the ASSA ABLOY wireless product range, a rules mapping engine and PoE Ultra, as well as an ACTEnterprise app.

Outlining the versatility of the new ACTEnterprise feature set, Michael Moyna (technical product marketing manager at Vanderbilt) explained: “The smart phone app offers the ultimate flexibility for end users in any application environment and ensures convenient connectivity to the system day or night. Key holders no longer need to visit their premises out of hours, with quick access to the pulse of the system and notifications. Doors action can be administered from the palm of their hand.”

Vanderbilt's SPC Connect

Vanderbilt’s SPC Connect

Further explaining the depth that the new ACTEnterprise feature set will bring to the product’s strength and depth, Andrew Fulton (head of the access control product line at the company) has expanded on the benefits of the latest version. “At Vanderbilt, we put high stock in being agile, adaptable and dependable. In 2018, the market trend for physical, logical and intelligent automatic configuration is increasing, with customer expectation leaning toward one-time data entry for users, permissions, configuration and system behaviour. As such, ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless components now integrate into the Vanderbilt ACT system. Moreover, the wireless functionality of the Aperio components renders them faster to install, meaning a cost-effective solution for adding mechanical door locks to an existing system and one that requires minimal additional hardware.”

Integration will continue to be a priority, with a significant focus being placed on technology partnerships that enhance Vanderbilt’s functionality and reach in the market. On top of ACTEnterprise’s integration with ASSA ABLOY, the solution also interfaces with Vanderbilt’s SPC intruder detection system. In addition, the much-touted SPC-Milestone plug-in will be on display at ExCeL.

Security… Intelligence… Operations… Cyber…

Genetec – a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions – has now unveiled its plans for IFSEC International 2018. 

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) undoubtedly a hot topic of conversation at IFSEC this year, Genetec will continue on its mission to engage and educate IT and security professionals on the issues of privacy and cyber security. With the newly launched Genetec Trust Center, the business has created a central repository of educational materials focused on cyber security, privacy and other ‘Security of Security’ topics to help systems integrators and customers understand trusted Best Practice and keep people and organisations safe and secure.

IFSEC visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest Genetec portfolio for security operations and intelligence. The company will be showcasing solutions designed for data privacy and to help support compliance ahead  with the EU’s new GDPR. The GDPR-ready Privacy Protector feature in Security Center is the only unified security platform that holds the European Privacy Seal.

Genetec's Omnicast

Genetec’s Omnicast

New features of Security Centre (5.7) consist of enhanced privacy protection for individuals to help users meet the GDPR as well as new cyber security features, including a reporting feature that automatically alerts system administrators to outdated camera firmware.

Genetec Mission Control, meanwhile, is a collaborative decision and event management software that provides organisations with new levels of situational intelligence, visualisation and complete incident management capabilities. It allows security personnel to make the right decisions when faced with routine tasks or unanticipated situations by ensuring a timely flow of information.

Genetec will also showcase industry-specific applications that help security professionals understand the everyday with Traffic Sense and Airport Sense. Both solutions are designed to provide collaborative insights and intelligence to meet the explicit needs of cities and airports, helping to maintain physical security, optimised traffic flow and organisational efficiency.

“The lines between security and operations continue to blur, and as a result organisations are increasingly looking for a better understanding of their environments and operations as well as greater efficiencies,” said Paul Dodds, UK and Ireland country manager at Genetec. “Security systems, sensors and data are invaluable sources of information that, until now, have been largely underused. Genetec solutions consolidate this information and convert unstructured data into actionable insight such that organisations can then make data-driven decisions.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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