Ava Group to demonstrate latest innovations at International Security Expo 2018

Ava Group, the security risk management services and technology specialist, will be presenting its portfolio of security solutions on Stand E74 at the International Security Expo. The Expo also hosts a range of certified conferences and workshops covering every major sector of the security industry. Taking place on 28 and 29 November at London’s Olympia, the event focuses on the needs of Government and Critical National Infrastructure (among other key sectors).

Ava Group will be showcasing the latest solutions from its technology division incorporating Future Fibre Technologies and BQT Solutions. The Group offers a portfolio of complementary solutions encompassing both fibre optic intrusion detection and high security access control and locking.

Mark Horton, global sales and marketing director for technology at the Ava Group, commented: “Our brands have a strong pedigree in some of the Expo’s key sectors including Government and CNI, and we’re very much looking forward to discussing with visitors how the Group’s solutions can be applied to protect their organisations. Ava Group has had some major project wins in recent months including a major military closed data network which has selected our data network infrastructure protection solution to secure its network against tapping and tampering. It’s projects such as this that demonstrate Ava Group’s expertise in security risk management and protection of client’s assets and infrastructure.”

Perimeter Security and Intrusion Detection

On the first morning of the exhibition, Ava Group’s CTO for technology (namely Dr Jim Katsifolis) will be presenting in the Perimeter Security and Intrusion Detection Technology Workshop on the subject of ‘Security within security in a converged perimeter intrusion detection solution’. An accomplished R&D professional, Katsifolis will explore the latest generation of perimeter intrusion detection system technologies, address the convergence of intrusion detection and cyber security and also focus on some common myths in this field.

Featured on Stand E74 will be the enhanced Aura Ai-2 controller from Future Fibre Technologies. This product offers “unrivalled” high-sensitivity detection and location accuracy, cuts resilience capability and features “the industry’s longest linear range”. New ultra-low noise optical detection electronics ensure a single controller can cover a distance up to 110 kilometres and can accurately detect, locate and report multiple disturbances to +/- 2 metres.

Ava Group is also previewing its Small Site Assurance range, which is designed to protect remote unmanned locations through an holistic security management solution. The solution incorporates intrusion detection, access control and locking as well as environmental monitoring: all controlled remotely from a simple graphical user interface. The Small Site Assurance range is particularly suited for utilities, telecoms, energy, oil and gas and Data Centre applications where there’s a threats posed by vandalism, opportunistic and targeted theft, terrorist attack, trespass, system failure, accident or injury.

High-strength locking solution

From BQT Solutions, Ava Group will be demonstrating the Orca lock. Building on the success of the award-winning YG10, the Orca lock is a high-strength lock designed for securing gates, roller doors, shipping containers and any other large door or entryway. Alongside the Orca’s impressive physical attributes, the solution can also integrate into an access control system. Fully-monitored, weatherproof and user-configurable, the Orca is said to be “the perfect indoor and outdoor locking solution”.

BQT Solutions will also demonstrate the latest software integration between its miPASS Access TMS software and Paxton’s Net2 access control software. The integration enables the seamless addition of BQT biometric readers to new or existing Net2 systems, in turn facilitating a smooth transition from less secure card technologies to more robust options like fingerprint biometrics and BQT’s own miPASS credentials.

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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