Security solutions exporters from UK ready for fourth edition of IFSEC South East Asia

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Export Council are busy readying themselves for the fourth edition of IFSEC South East Asia. Taking place from 7-9 September at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia, IFSEC South East Asia is the region’s leading security, fire and safety event.

Over 350 companies from 42 countries will be showcasing their latest products and technologies to an estimated 10,000 international trade visitors. Visitors will also have the opportunity to network with industry peers, discuss the future development of the industry and obtain new information from one of the region’s most comprehensive conference programmes.

The conference programme will see industry experts examine close on 30 different topics over the course of the show, including discussions on cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, perimeter protection, counter-terrorism, smart cities and the Internet of Things, enabling visitors to learn more on a wide variety of issues.

This year will also see the inclusion of four national pavilions, with the UK Pavilion being the only European representation. The UK Pavilion has once again been organised by the BSIA as the Approved Trade Organisation for the security sector, enabling UK security exporters to exhibit under the same ‘Great Britain brand’.

“UK security companies enjoy an enviable global reputation for their expertise in producing innovative products and services which meet stringent quality standards and are trusted by buyers around the world,” commented Daren Wood, membership and export services manager at the BSIA.

“The UK Pavilion provides international visitors with a focal point to view the latest technology from UK brands who are globally renowned for their quality, integrity and innovation.”

Exhibitors include Concept Smoke Screen, TDSi, Texecom and Wavesite.

Concept Smoke Screen Limited: UK Pavilion Stand UK02

Smoke screen manufacturer Concept Smoke Screen Limited will be exhibiting two products in Kuala Lumpur for the very first time – the Smoke Screen Sentinel range and the Smoke Screen Titanium.

The Smoke Screen Sentinel range is designed and manufactured as a permanent security solution that can be integrated into an existing intruder alarm or installed as a stand-alone system and comprises some of the most advanced security smoke generators in the world.

The Smoke Screen Titanium range embraces digital communication as well as the more conventional analogue and represents a paradigm shift in the way smoke screen generators operate.

Located in the UK Pavilion, Concept Smoke Screen will be offering live demonstrations of the smoke screen on stand, giving visitors the opportunity to enter a sealed booth and experience first-hand the obscuring power of smoke screen security fogging systems. The smoke is completely harmless, but impossible to see through.

Carl Gibbard, chairman of Concept Smoke Screen Limited, stated: “In July last year, I was fortunate to be part of a UKTI-sponsored Trade Mission to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. It became very clear to me that this was a region that’s open for business. There may be geographical and cultural differences, but crime is international. It was important for us to be able to demonstrate Smoke Screen to security professionals and prospective end users. IFSEC South East Asia provides the perfect venue for us to showcase our products.”

TDSi: UK Pavilion Stand UK01

TDSi, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of integrated access control systems, will be showing its new GARDiS web-based application which offers greater flexibility and suitability to modern applications, while also maintaining the highest levels of security and dependability.

John Davies of TDSi

John Davies of TDSi

The GARDiS range is built around an ONVIF Profile A and C compliant platform, which has recently been adopted by the IEC as the de facto new international standard for access control. This makes GARDiS highly compatible with many other systems and suppliers, as well as being significantly future-proof.

TDSi will also be offering visitors to IFSEC South East Asia a sneak preview of how the system centralises input from numerous security and buildings management systems to give the operator a comprehensive real-time view of any situation, wherever they’re based in the world.

Visitors can view the latest TDSi readers, which provide MIFARE Classic, Plus and DESfire, NFC, PIN and Proximity Card compatibility for greater flexibility of use and enhanced security. The new readers provide straightforward installation, practicality and integration with most security systems, while at the same time being impervious to heavy use and extremes of weather. The readers are easily visible and intuitive to use, and are designed to attractively fit in with any other surroundings.

TDSi recently won Phase 2 of a project for Brunei Telecom across 26 sites. This involves integrated access control using TDSi’s VUgarde VMS solution in conjunction with Texecom’s intruder systems, Time and Attendance and TDSi’s DIGIgarde readers (which offer the flexibility of PIN, MIFARE+ and fingerprint authentication options). The new project phase builds upon 25 sites which were completed during Phase 1 last year.

John Davies, managing director of TDSi and chairman of the BSIA’s Export Council, explained: “South East Asia is a hugely important region for the UK’s security industry. It includes impressively growing markets such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and also the event’s host nation, Malaysia. IFSEC South East Asia is the key event for UK security exporters looking to embrace these exciting markets, bringing together the best we have to offer with local security installers, specifiers and, increasingly, the end user customers themselves. TDSi is excited and proud to be appearing within the UK Pavilion this year.”

Texecom: Stand K518

Texecom is Europe’s largest independent security alarm specialist providing bespoke design solutions that protect people and property throughout the world. The company will be showcasing its flagship product range, the Premier Elite Series, which provides a single, comprehensive security system architecture that scales from the smallest and simplest security applications through to the largest and most complex.

Offering a choice of system size, housing types and both wired and wireless connectivity, there’s a Premier Elite control system to suit almost any application.

With Ricochet mesh technology, Premier Elite Series systems offer superior wireless security options and an acclaimed range of wired, wireless and hybrid system solutions. Ricochet-enabled wireless devices receive and repeat wireless transmissions from other devices.

The size, scalability and range of the entire system are extended as wireless signalling is no longer limited by point-to-point communications. The range of a Ricochet-enabled wireless system is greater than previous systems, with multiple devices capable of relaying messages to and from even the most remote locations in a building.

New at IFSEC South East Asia, the introduction of Texecom Connect opens up a different world of possibilities for Texecom security systems. For too long, security systems have been separated and isolated from the outside world, only providing information when the worst happens, sometimes being confusing and intimidating to the very people who use them and lacking connectivity and compatibility with external systems that could benefit from the intelligence and information contained within.

With Texecom Connect, everything changes. Texecom Connect provides three new connectivity options to add value to any Premier Elite system, and to interface with leading third party solutions: the Texecom Connect App – a new smart phone application for Android and iOS operating systems, the Texecom Connect Hub – a new video verification and home automation expander and Texecom Connect API – a protocol designed to interface and integrate with 3rd party solutions.

Clym Brown, marketing director at Texecom, explained: “Texecom is obsessive about providing world-class protection for people and property everywhere. As an independent, UK-based designer and manufacturer of professional grade electronic security and emergency signalling systems, Texecom’s portfolio protects a wide range of applications. Exhibiting at IFSEC South East Asia 2016 actively showcases our solutions to the South East Asia market and beyond.”

Wavesight: UK Pavilion Stand UK06

Wavesight is a UK-based leader in the design, manufacture and supply of outdoor wireless network, hybrid energy and mobile surveillance solutions for the professional security industry. The company’s niche technology includes outdoor wireless network solutions optimised for video surveillance, hybrid power solutions using energy from solar panels and wind turbines and mobile surveillance solutions for commercial and public transport.

Wavesight’s outdoor wireless CCTV solutions offer a genuine alternative to cable or fibre connections between the camera or remote NVR/DVR and the Control Room. Using standards-based OFDM technology with proprietary security features operating on license exempt frequency bands, Wavesight wireless links and networks can be deployed rapidly and provide extremely low latency, high quality video ideally suited to modern security and surveillance installations.

At IFSEC South East Asia, Wavesight will be showcasing a range of products, including the Scorpion S300 and Firefly. The Scorpion S300 delivers a professional grade wireless bridging solution, optimised for data and CCTV services and capable of data rates up to 300 Mbps at a range of up to 2 km.

Firefly is the latest addition to Wavesight’s range of high-performance, licence exempt, wireless CCTV links and has been optimised as a cost-effective solution for short-range (up to 500 metres) point-to-point applications delivering up to 150 Mbps data rates.

David Saldanha, managing director of Wavesight, told Risk UK: “Each year, IFSEC South East Asia provides us with the platform to showcase our products to system integrators and end users. This being our third year at the show, we’re fully confident of leveraging the relationships established over the last two years.”

*For more information about members of the BSIA’s Export Council visit: www.bsia.co.uk/export-council

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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