UBM EMEA, the organiser of IFSEC and FIREX International, has announced the launch of the first-ever ARC Village at this year’s shows, which take place at London’s ExCeL in Docklands between Tuesday 21 June and Wednesday 23 June as part of the dedicated Protection and Management Series.
Providing an incisive platform for operators of the UK’s Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) to showcase their technical expertise and services, the ARC Village will afford visitors the opportunity to discuss their security and fire safety requirements in both a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
The ARC Village is brought to IFSEC and FIREX International in association with the events’ connectivity partner CSL DualCom, a leading international critical connectivity provider specialising in Machine-to-Machine (or M2M) communications.
Security professionals visiting IFSEC and FIREX International will have the chance to meet a range of leading ARC specialists with the aim of gaining greater knowledge of the providers’ services and how they’re able to offer vital connectivity and real-time support in terms of determining the validity of fire and security alarm activity.
EMCS, Southern Monitoring Services and Kings Security have already confirmed their participation in the ARC Village. Representatives from all of these organisations will be on hand to discuss their businesses and solutions with IFSEC and FIREX visitors.
The ARC Village will consist of eight exhibition booths surrounding a central networking area with refreshments and seating such that in-depth conversations can take place in comfortable surroundings. The ARC Village is to be strategically located within the Installer Zone, next to the Fire and Security Jobs Bar and the brand new in-hall Bistro catering area.
Speaking about this latest development, IFSEC and FIREX International’s event director Gerry Dunphy told Risk UK: ‘‘We’re delighted to announce the introduction of the ARC Village to the shows this year, and thank our friends at CSL DualCom for supporting the initiative. ARCs are a key component in the management of a security and fire alarm system, and our visitors have been looking to meet those who run such operations for a number of years. The ARC Village is also a major part of our offer for installers and integrators, many of whom attend the shows to expand their knowledge and awareness of the services available to their own businesses.’’
Simon Banks, group managing director of the CSL DualCom Group, added: “We’re a very keen supporter of this new initiative at IFSEC and FIREX International as it closes a gap in the shows’ exhibitor profiles. Having serviced the ARC market for a number of years now, we’re acutely aware of the role these companies play in maintaining accurate and verifiable alarm management. To have them showcased at IFSEC and FIREX International 2016 is a major bonus for visitors to the Protection and Management Series.’’
*Full details of the ARC Village will be updated on www.ifsec.co.uk in due course, complete with information on the participating companies plus the option for visitors to arrange specific appointments via the IFSEC and FIREX Meetings Service