IFSEC International 2015: End User Solutions Guide (Part One)

ExCeL London: the home of IFSEC International 2015

ExCeL London: the home of IFSEC International 2015

Tyco Security Products, Vanderbilt, Samsung Techwin, Wavestore, Essentra Security, MOBOTIX and Axis Communications will all be in attendance at IFSEC International 2015, which runs from Tuesday 16-Thursday 18 June at ExCeL. Brian Sims previews what each company will be discussing with those end user visitors making the journey to London for the exhibition and the parallel conference programme.

Tyco Security Products will be featuring an expanding portfolio of integrated solutions. Stand D1100 is the place to be if you wish to view a group of unified technologies providing intelligent solutions and services, in turn delivering to customers the critical information needed to respond to the most demanding of security situations – no matter the size of their business.

“At all levels of the market, demand is increasing for sensors, cameras and readers that can provide intelligence individually and as part of a unified solution, offering additional intelligence and value beyond the traditional confines of security,” explained Leon Langlais, senior director of growth markets and regional strategy at Tyco Security Products.

Langlais continued: “Our unique ability to capture, analyse and deliver actionable intelligence to customers — at nearly any level — is part of the innovation and leadership that Tyco Security Products brings to the market today and which drives our development for the future.”

The solutions being displayed at IFSEC International highlight several examples of the company’s commitment to providing a portfolio of unified, intuitive solutions that offer additional flexibility, mobility and intelligence for the customer.  This begins with the Victor unified platform which provides complete video and access system management from a single interface and a single database.

Leading the introductions from the Tyco Security Products video surveillance portfolio is the new line of Illustra Edge cameras, a complete HD video system combining an Illustra IP camera, pre-installed exacqVision video management system (VMS) software and SD card storage into one, out-of-the-box solution.

On the access control side, the new Kantech KT-1 Ethernet one door controller is described as “an economical yet feature-rich controller”. With a simple network connection and the push of a touch-sensitive button, the KT-1 controller is automatically detected and enrolled on the EntraPass security management system, making it quick and simple to install.

PowerSeries Neo 1.1 from DSC is an innovative solution for scalable commercial installations that combines the flexibility of a modular, hardwired system with the simplicity of a wide range of wireless devices and peripherals.

PowerSeries Neo leverages PowerG – the “security industry’s leading-edge wireless intrusion technology” – and features innovative alarm verification solutions along with a comprehensive remote service software suite for intuitive management and the new DSC PowerSeries Neo GO mobile app for remote system management.

In addition to these headline solutions, Tyco Security Products will be demonstrating a full suite of new products including the following:

*American Dynamics VideoEdge NVR v4.6 which has the unique ability to provide up to 84 dynamic H.264 video streams per NVR cluster without the need for any dedicated transcoding server

*CEM AC2000 WEB makes it easier to securely access key AC2000 access control functionality anywhere through a web browser

*The Elpas Personal Security solution provides man-down detection with GPS and room location for real-time location-based security monitoring to help protect staff members in high-risk working environments

*exacqVision v7.0 features new overlays in the live client to quickly and easily control audio, activate triggers, send an e-mail notification, export video and automatically manage multi-streaming, in turn selecting the best stream to show.

*Software House C•CURE 9000 Version 2.4 introduces new visitor management functionality, area pass-through and building automation monitoring capabilities.

*The Sur-Gard SG-System 5 Virtual Receiver features visual verification support to significantly reduce incremental costs incurred by false alarms and is compatible with the DSC PowerSeries Neo platform.

*The Visonic PowerMaster v18 wireless intrusion and security solution features the PowerMaster-33 “hidden” panel that can be used without a built-in keypad and the KP-250 wireless keypad.

Vanderbilt introduces itself at IFSEC International 2015

Vanderbilt – formerly Security Products from Siemens – is to appear at IFSEC International 2015 on Stand F1300. The company will demonstrate its latest innovations to over 30,000 expected visitors from ore than 150 countries.

Vanderbilt's Intruder Detection Family

Vanderbilt’s Intruder Detection Family

This will be the first appearance of Vanderbilt at a trade event following its completion of the acquisition of Security Products from Siemens on 1 June this year. Active in 95 countries worldwide, Vanderbilt currently supplies and supports in excess of 9,000 customers and boasts a portfolio that comprises over 2,000 products compliant with the latest editions of the relevant standards applicable in each country.

IFSEC International 2015 affords the company the perfect opportunity to meet directly with integration partners and end users and highlight how the business is planning to build on the success of the range and take it in a new and exciting direction.

Taking centre stage will be three of the latest new product developments within the company’s portfolio – the Aliro access control system, the Vectis iX family of IP-based video recording solutions and the SPC intruder detection systems range.

Suitable for SME commercial applications, the flexible yet robust Aliro access control solution incorporates a flat system architecture with easy-to-use, Internet based software and intuitive mobile features. Shipped already pre-configured, in addition to distributed applications Aliro supports up to 512 doors, 10,000 end users and 100,000 access cards. Visitors will also be able to see first hand how this solution works with MiFare card readers featuring an integral LED-based screen that facilitates cardholder interaction by displaying bespoke messages.

When it comes to HD video, the Vectis iX range of IP video recording solutions “offers unrivalled performance” for those looking to capture all the finest details. Setting new benchmarks in functionality, compatibility, speed, value for money and future proofing, Vectis iX is fully scalable and suitable for a diverse range of applications.

This solution comprises self-contained NVRs and network video software, both of which are capable of recording full-HD images from up to 48 3 Megapixel cameras simultaneously at 25 fps and which can support resolutions of up to 20 Megapixels.  Also on display will be a range of ONVIF-compatible CCTV cameras including a day/night 3 Megapixel PTZ dome camera with 18x optical zoom that’s considered to be a “global first”.

Products from the ever-popular SPC intruder detection range will also feature on the stand, including the recently launched SPC Compact Keypad: a slim, elegant, feature-packed user interface which brings the power and sophistication of the SPC system to the end user’s fingertips. With a depth of just 17.5 mm, the SPCK520 offers display and speech output while the SPCK521 adds an ID card reader.

Joining Aliro, SPC and Vectis iX will be the new Magic PDM-IXx12/T and PDM-IXx18/T dual motion detectors offering end users reliable detection of intruders and high false alarm immunity.

Securing Your Future Through partnership

Samsung Techwin has announced that the theme for its stand at IFSEC International 2015 will be ‘Securing Your Future Through Partnership’.

Samsung Techwin's camera line-up

Samsung Techwin’s camera line-up

Tim Biddulph, who has recently been appointed head of product and marketing for Samsung Techwin Europe, explained the thinking behind the theme. “Visitors to our stand will have the opportunity to see demonstrations of a wide range of innovative and competitively-priced video surveillance solutions.”

Biddulph continued: “In addition to highlighting the benefits of joining the STEP (Samsung Techwin Eco Partnership) programme, we’ll also be demonstrating how, in partnership with leading developers of innovative third party technologies such as video analytics, we’re able to elevate video surveillance from just being a security system to a smart solution that can deliver so much more for end user customers.”

Among the products on show at Stand G800 will be Samsung Techwin’s new WiseNet Lite cameras and new NVRs equipped with a built-in PoE+ switch. These cameras and NVRs have been designed to work alongside each other to provide highly affordable, ‘value-engineered’ solutions to meet both the budget limitations and functionality requirements of any video surveillance project.

The SRN-873S NVR

The SRN-873S NVR

“Our open platform WiseNetIII models will also be prominently displayed,” added Biddulph. “Since their introduction, these cameras and domes have proven to be highly popular as the processing power of the WiseNetIII DSP chipset is such that we can provide customers with the flexibility to choose the perfect combination of edge-based Applications and video management software to best match an individual project’s requirements.”

As in previous years, visitors to Samsung Techwin’s stand will be able to witness demonstrations of the company’s video surveillance solutions within the context of a number of vertical market scenarios. There will also be an opportunity to get ‘hands-on’ with the new WiseNet Lite and PoE NVRs, enabling customers to see that there has not been any compromise in respect of either performance or build quality.

Wavestore: Open for business

At IFSEC International 2015, Wavestore will be demonstrating how the latest version of its open platform Video Management Software (VMS) unlocks the full potential of new and existing security systems.

“IFSEC International provides us with an ideal opportunity to showcase V6, the latest version of our VMS, which offers so much more than just industry-leading video and recording management,” said James Smith, marketing director at Wavestore, the company that has recently won two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for Innovation and International Trade.

James Smith: marketing director at Wavestore

James Smith: marketing director at Wavestore

“Throughout the three days of the show, we will be offering live demonstrations of how our VMS is able to facilitate the delivery of business intelligence and improve operational efficiency, as well as provide a very powerful tool to combat criminal activity.”

While bringing together audio, data and video, including images from the very latest ultra-HD and 360° fish eye cameras, Wavestore also provides a platform that makes integration between disparate third party technologies a simple exercise.

In addition to enabling the deployment of technology such as intelligent video analytics, it can also augment ‘dumb’ systems with video and ease of control to create a much more powerful and effective total security solution.

“We’ve already achieved deep integration between our VMS and a long list of Best in Breed technology and systems providers,” said Smith. “However, visitors to Stand D1350 will also be able to see how bespoke, project-specific and specialist integrations can be easily, quickly and cost-effectively implemented thanks to WaveStar, our protocol translation script that enables our developers to provide bespoke integration with almost any device.”

Visitors to the Wavestore stand will also be able to experience WaveView, the company’s powerful review suite which allows users to easily search and instantaneously retrieve recorded images of incidents – even over very large amounts of footage – and display them alongside live images.

Plus, for evidence purposes a fully stitched-together sequence of events from any number of cameras can easily be exported in a wide range of video formats with just three simple clicks of a mouse.

“Feedback from the market has confirmed that WaveView is already a worldwide favourite among Control Room operators who need to rapidly retrieve recorded video in order to respond effectively to any incident,” concluded Smith. “Nevertheless, we’re constantly looking at ways in which we can further improve how easy our VMS is to use. Operators who often have to multi-task will be impressed with our updated Graphical User Interface in V6 which offers an enhanced, customisable ‘one screen, total control’ display solution.”

Essentra Security to showcase Magicard re-transfer ID card printer

Visitors to IFSEC International 2015 will be among the first in Europe to witness a preview of the new Magicard Helix re-transfer ID card printer with built-in visual security.

The Magicard Helix is the world’s first re-transfer printer which can apply a secure visible watermark to each card during the re-transfer process. Using an evolution of Magicard’s highly-acclaimed HoloKote security feature, the Helix is able to exploit the wavelengths and lens effect of the re-transfer film to fluoresce under UV lighting conditions.

Essentra Security's Helix card printer

Essentra Security’s Helix card printer

“In partnership with Magicard, Essentra Security will have a much larger stand at this year’s IFSEC International,” said Sue Woodcock, marketing manager at Essentra Security. “The extra space will allow us to offer live demonstrations of the long list of innovative features which have been built into the Helix ID card printer.”

An intuitive touch screen provides an easy-to-use interface for the Helix’s robust, high-volume print engine while an array of other features include 1,000 capacity ribbons, 200 capacity hoppers and easy load film cassettes designed to eliminate contamination.

Essentra Security will also be taking the opportunity to introduce some new ID solutions which have recently been launched by a number of other leading card printer manufacturers. These include the Datacard SD160 card printer which is designed to deliver a combination of affordability, security and simplicity to help users establish an ID card issuance programme and the Evolis Avansia re-transfer printer (which is targeted at users who require very high quality card delivery and is capable of issuing more than 140 single-sided colour cards per hour).

Also on show will be ID card solutions offered by HID and Zebra as well as new Swiftcolor SCC-2000D SCC-4000D inkjet models which provide the option to print onto both paper and plastic.

Essentra Security will be on Stand E1650 at IFSEC International.

MOBOTIX: new camera lines on show at ExCeL London

On Stand G500, MOBOTIX will be showcasing its new i25 camera line which offers a discreet hemispheric camera delivering a complete, high-resolution panoramic image solution for indoor applications. As the smallest complete MOBOTIX system ever created, the PoE-powered unit is quickly installed via an in-wall socket using just two screws.

Standard features include a light-sensitive 5 Megapixel day or night sensor, SD memory card, microphone and the latest camera software including MxActivitySensor and MxAnalytics.

Optional functions such as a speaker, radar sensor, IO and MxBus connections as well as a vandalism-proof protective housing can be retrofitted if the end user should harbour such requirements.

Axis Communications’ “cutting-edge technologies” to the fore 

Axis Communications, the network video specialist, will be demonstrating how the company is continuing to innovate and deliver cutting-edge IP video technologies for a smarter and safer world.

On Stand E1000, Axis will be showcasing a host of new technologies and innovations at the international security trade show and will be inviting attendees to share in the experience of how partnering with Axis can help businesses achieve their goals and even discover new markets and new commercial opportunities.

Axis Communications' C3003-E Loudspeaker

Axis Communications’ C3003-E Loudspeaker

Axis will be joined by three of its key partners offering visitors the chance to learn more about video surveillance and analytics as well as ‘game-changing’ trends and technologies for IP video in 2015 and beyond.

Sharing the Axis stand will be IP video surveillance solutions provider Genetec and leading video analytics companies IPS Intelligent Video Analytics and NICE Security Solutions.

The Axis stand will feature some of the company’s most cutting-edge technologies launched over the last year, including ‘Zipstream’ – a new technology optimised for video surveillance and a radically more efficient H.264 implementation – and the successful A1001 Network Door Controller featuring an open, non-proprietary platform for access management for both enterprise and smaller installations.

Also on show will be the C3003-E Network Horn Speaker, which is the first open standard network loudspeaker for remote speaking. Supporting IP telephony, it enables seamless convergence between IT and security systems and simplifies integration between disparate systems over an IP network.

Another recently-launched solution is the V59 PTZ Network Camera Series, designed to stream and webcast audio and video in a variety of applications such as in auditoriums, classrooms and sports venues.

Atul Rajput, regional director for northern Europe at Axis Communications, told Risk UK: “2015 has been a hotbed of innovation at Axis. Innovation is at our core. It’s in our DNA. In all my years at Axis, I can’t remember a period when we have released so many innovative, new products and technologies in such a short space of time.”

Atul Rajput: regional director for northern Europe at Axis Communications

Atul Rajput: regional director for northern Europe at Axis Communications

Looking to the wider security sector, Rajput added: “I still believe that, as an industry, we’re guilty of underselling the benefits of network video. All-too-often, network video is viewed as a cost when in reality it can be a revenue generating opportunity. Today’s successful companies are those that are proactively looking at ways in which network video can create new business opportunities. Companies that embrace this and strive to discover new and innovative solutions can look forward to a smarter and more successful future.”

During IFSEC International 2015, members of Axis’ northern European team will also be delivering three informative seminars. These are as follows:

Tuesday 16 June

Title: Video Surveillance Analytics

Time: Noon-12.50 pm

Speaker: Doug Adams (business development manager, northern Europe)

Location: Security Solutions Theatre

Thursday 18 June

Title: Game-Changing Trends and Technologies for Video Surveillance in 2015 and Beyond

Time: 1.00 pm-1.50 pm

Speaker: Atul Rajput (regional director, northern Europe)

Location: Keynote and Convergence Theatre

Thursday 18 June

Title: Access Control

Time: 12.15 pm-12.45 pm

Speaker: John Allen (regional business development manager – access control)

Location: Benchmark Innovation Arena (Stand B1800)

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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