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Attack in Woolwich: expert analysis by Matthew Henman (JTIC)

Matthew Henman, a senior analyst at IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC), has reflected on yesterday’s tragic events that unfolded in Woolwich. Matthew writes…

“While it remains too early to definitively attribute a motive for the attack, Prime Minister David Cameron stated several hours after the incident that there were “strong indications” that it was terrorism-related.

“The potential militant Islamist angle was underlined by several aspects of the attack, firstly in that it appeared to specifically target a UK soldier near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London with the attackers making no attempt to attack any other person in the vicinity.

“The subsequent claim that the victim was killed specifically because he was a soldier may also indicate that the attack was pre-planned.

“The fact that the attackers made no attempt to flee the scene, combined with their interaction with bystanders, may indicate an effort to maximise publicity of the attack and to ensure that their message was recorded and publicised.

“Finally, the reported attempt to attack the police responders may well have been in the expectation that they would be shot dead, perhaps with the aim that they would thereby be considered martyrs within the wider militant Islamist community.

“As of early 23 May, though, there has been no indication of any links between the attackers and an established group, militant Islamist or otherwise.

Yesterday's tragic episode saw a member of the Armed Forces killed in Woolwich

Yesterday’s tragic episode saw a member of the Armed Forces killed in Woolwich

“While media reports have claimed that one of the suspects had previously attempted to travel to Somalia to join militant Islamist group the Shabab, this remains completely unconfirmed.

“Similarly, media conjecture billing the attackers as self-radicalised ‘lone wolves’ cannot be seriously considered until further details regarding the attackers’ backgrounds and profiles can be established.”

Background to yesterday’s events

The IHS Communications Team writes…

“A man, subsequently confirmed by authorities as an off-duty member of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, was attacked and killed by two assailants in the Woolwich area of South East London on 22 May.

“The attackers reportedly drove a vehicle into the victim before exiting the vehicle and repeatedly stabbing him with a series of edged-weapons – variously described in reports as a collection of meat cleavers, butcher’s knives and a machete – with unconfirmed reports stating that the victim was beheaded.

“Following the attack, the assailants remained at the scene but did not attack anyone else. When armed police arrived approximately 20 minutes later, the attackers reportedly made to attack the police before being shot and wounded, and were later taken into custody.

“While waiting for the police to arrive, the two attackers interacted with bystanders, inviting them to take photographs of them and answered questions, reportedly in a calm and lucid fashion according to eyewitnesses.

Prime Minister David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron

“An eyewitness video from the scene showed one of the attackers reciting what may have been a pre-memorised statement. Speaking with a London accent, he said: “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”, adding: “You people will never be safe. Remove your Government. They don’t care about you… Get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so you can all live in peace.”

“The implied reference to UK participation in the United States-led war on terrorism was underlined in a statement given by an eyewitness, quoted in a 23 May Reuters report: “He said: ‘I killed him because he killed Muslims and I am fed up with people killing Muslims in Afghanistan.'”

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Sodexo’s Jane Farrell scoops Women in Security Industry Award

Sodexo’s skills development manager Jane Farrell has won a top award for her work aimed at bringing more women into the security industry.

Farrell, who’s Sodexo’s Centre of Excellence development manager, scooped the Women in Security Industry Award at the IFSEC and FIREX Awards in Birmingham.

Jane, who is responsible for security training and compliance across the UK and Ireland, spearheads the Sodexo Women in Security Group and ensures that all reports, findings, recommendations and advice are directly communicated to the Sodexo executive management team, remaining a priority for all her senior colleagues.

As part of Secure (Sodexo’s on-site security service), Jane has worked to increase the percentage of female security officers in the organisation from 9% to 14% over the last three years.

Left to right: Professional Security's md Roy Cooper, Jane Farrell and Una Riley

Left to right: Professional Security’s md Roy Cooper, Jane Farrell and Una Riley

Jane has worked for Sodexo for 30 years. Speaking about this award, she commented: “It’s great to be recognised for my contribution to the security industry. I’ve always found that some women have a fear about a career in security as it’s seen as a male-dominated industry. What we’ve tried to do is take that fear away and open up more opportunities for women.”

Farrell continued: “I’ve always seen my role as one of helping people, men and women, to develop their careers. It was never viewed like that before, but the security industry is about having a professional career path and developing their skills.”

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“Phenomenal levels of interest” for The Security Institute’s pioneering Diploma in Security Management

The Security Institute, the UK’s largest membership body for security professionals, has reported “phenomenal levels of interest” in its pioneering Diploma in Security Management, proving that the image, perception and importance of the industry is at an all-time high.

A key part of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to raising professional standards, The Security Institute’s Diploma in Security Management was launched in 2009 and is aimed at middle and senior managers seeking career advancement via an industry-specific qualification. Its popularity has rapidly grown year-on-year, and over 100 people successfully completed the Diploma in 2012.

“The qualification is open to all those who work within the private and public security sectors and who possess a minimum of five years’ security management experience,” explained Di Thomas, general manager at The Security Institute.

The Security Institute has seen a phenomenal level of interest around its Diploma in Security Management

The Security Institute has seen a phenomenal level of interest around its Diploma in Security Management

“It offers a logical progression from our Certificate in Security Management. Those currently on the course include security managers, Health and Safety managers, facilities managers, senior police officers, fire service personnel and experienced members of the Armed Forces.”

Combination of theoretical and practical content

Combining theoretical and practical content, the Diploma is available as a distance-learning course and duly recognised by four of the UK’s top universities – The University of Lancaster, The University of Leicester, Buckinghamshire New University and The University of Portsmouth.

The course consists of five mandatory modules and usually takes no more than 12 months to complete.

Many of those taking the course have full-time jobs and, as such, the Diploma has been carefully designed to allow students to configure their coursework around their daytime activities. Support, advice and guidance is also offered from a number of expert tutors who, as well as configuring the course content, are also members of The Security Institute and holders of Masters degrees in security.

Successful students are awarded an Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 5 Professional Award in Security Management.

The Diploma in Security Management acts as a stepping stone to higher education and is now recognised as a part of existing degree courses. The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at The University of Portsmouth recognises the Diploma, and awards 80 credits towards a total of 360 for its BSc (Hons) qualification in Risk and Security Management.

The University of Lancaster awards the Diploma to those completing its Foundation Degree in Security Management at Blackburn College, while The University of Leicester exempts students from three core modules on its Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management.

Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe offers credits towards the second year of its BA in Security Consultancy.

Membership of The Security Institute

Upon embarking on the course, individuals are encouraged to apply for student membership of The Security Institute, which remains valid while they are studying. Blackburn College and the University of Leicester offer this as standard to all their security students.

After they have finished the course, students then become eligible to apply for full membership grade and can gain access to the complete range of benefits.

Emma Shaw CSyP: chairman of The Security Institute

Emma Shaw CSyP: chairman of The Security Institute

“We’re thrilled with the part the Diploma in Security Management continues to play in enhancing the professionalism of the security industry,” concluded Emma Shaw CSyP, chairman of The Security Institute.

“Given the tough economic climate the high demand we are seeing for the course is exceptional and illustrates the growing popularity of the sector and the calibre of the people working within it.”

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Ashley Almanza to succeed Nick Buckles as CEO at G4S

G4S, the international secure outsourcing group, has announced this morning that Nick Buckles will step down as CEO and retire from the company (and as a director) on 31 May 2013. Buckles will be succeeded by Ashley Almanza, who will take up the role on 1 June.

In the extensive search for the new CFO (which resulted in Almanza’s appointment to that role on 1 May this year), the Board sought candidates with the experience and capabilities which would enable them take on the CEO role as part of the group’s succession planning processes.

Ashley Almanza: soon to become the new CEO at G4S

Ashley Almanza: soon to become the new CEO at G4S

Following a process which considered both internal and external candidates to succeed Buckles, the Board has now appointed Almanza to the role.

Stuart Curl – the group’s regional CFO for the UK, Ireland and Africa – has been appointed acting CFO while a search for a new CFO is conducted.

G4S has also announced today that Eddie Aston will join the group on 8 July to take up the new role of chief operating officer. The creation of this new senior role is one of the actions announced by the group following the board review of the Olympic Games contract last year.

Aston joins the group from DHL where he’s currently CEO – Global Sectors.

Commenting on the changes John Connolly, chairman of G4S, said: “Nick Buckles made a massive contribution to the group over a 28-year career. As CEO he led G4S in the creation of significant shareholder value following the merger of Securicor and Group 4 Falck, in turn building the world’s leading security company. On behalf of the Board and everyone at G4S, I thank Nick and wish him the very best of luck for the future.”

Buckles was appointed to the Board of Securicor plc in 2000 before becoming its CEO in 2002. He was instrumental in creating G4S through the merger of Securicor and the security businesses of Group 4 Falck.

Buckles served as the company’s deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer from its formation in 2004 and was appointed Group CEO of G4S plc in July 2005.

Nick Buckles: leaving G4S

Nick Buckles: leaving G4S

Connolly continued: “The Board is extremely pleased to have attracted Ashley Almanza to the group. He brings a wealth of experience from working across international borders in complex businesses, and we’re confident he will provide strong strategic and operational leadership.”

He also stated: “We’re confident that, in introducing Eddie Aston into the new COO role, we will further strengthen our operating processes, including those in the key area of risk management. These senior management changes, together with the recently announced new Board appointments, will position the company strongly as we pursue our strategic goals.”

John Connolly: chairman of G4S

John Connolly: chairman of G4S

Speaking about his new role, Almanza added: “G4S is a great global business with enormous long term potential, and I’m looking forward to working with a highly experienced and capable management team as we take the business forward. I’m also delighted that we have strengthened the team with the appointment of Eddie Aston.”

Ashley Almanza and Eddie Aston: the career histories

Almanza joined G4S as Group CFO on 1 May 2013. He holds an MBA from the London Business School, and held a number of senior executive roles at BG Group from 1993 to 2012 (including CFO from 2002 to 2011 and executive vice-president from 2009 to 2012).

In the latter role he was accountable (during 2009 and 2010) for the strategic and operational management of BG Group’s UK, European and Central Asian businesses which had combined annual profits of around US$3 billion.

He also led a consortium of global companies through complex Government negotiations in Central Asia.

Almanza is currently a non-executive director of Schroders plc and Noble Corporation, and a member of the Advisory Board of Oxford University’s Centre for Business Taxation.

He was previously chairman of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors.

Over the last 13 years, Eddie Aston has held senior executive roles with Deutsche Post DHL including CEO of Global Sectors (responsible for improving the customer experience, building internal capabilities and driving margin improvement), CEO of Life Sciences, Healthcare and the Public Sector businesses (where he was also responsible for the NHS Supply Chain business) and a variety of managing director roles.

Prior to joining DHL, Eddie worked in a number of senior operational roles at Wincanton, Booker Cash and Carry, Tesco and Unigate.

Eddie has considerable experience and success in running large scale P&L, delivering transformational start-ups and business turnaround in a service-related industry.

Eddie will join the Executive Team which includes the regional CEOs and other senior functional directors.

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“Life should mean life for anyone who murders a police officer”

Speaking at the Police Federation’s Annual Conference, Theresa May MP – the Home Secretary – stated that “life [imprisonment] should mean life [imprisonment]” for anyone who murders a police officer.

May wants to see whole life tariffs imposed on those found guilty by a Court of Law of murdering an officer.

“The murder of a police officer is a particularly appalling crime,” said the Home Secretary. “To attack and kill a police officer is to attack the fundamental basis of our society. We ask those officers to keep us safe by confronting and stopping violent criminals. We ask them to take the risks so that we don’t have to. And sometimes they’re targeted by criminals because of what they represent.”

The Home Secretary continued: “This is why I can announce that, subject to consultation with the Sentencing Council, the Government will change the law so that the starting point for anybody who kills a police officer should be a life sentence without parole.”

The Home Secretary told delegates at the event in Bournemouth that Government reforms are helping to improve policing and praised officers for their hard work in helping to cut crime by more than 10% since the coalition Government came to power.

In addition, May pledged to carry on reforming policing by making it easier for officers to cut crime and catch criminals – including slashing yet more bureaucracy and red tape and improving the police service’s use of modern technology.

Expansion in the number of offences to be prosecuted

Home Secretary Theresa May

Home Secretary Theresa May

The Home Secretary stressed her complete trust in the ability of officers to do their job without interference and announced an expansion in the number of offences the police can prosecute in court without calling in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

“I know that dealing with the CPS on minor offences wastes a great deal of your time, and I know how frustrating that can be,” commented the Home Secretary.

“I will increase the scope of police-led prosecutions to include shoplifting of goods worth £200 or less. That means up to another 50,000 prosecutions being led by the police – cases that will be dealt with faster and more effectively.”

May added: “Last week, we introduced legislation in Parliament that will make this happen. It will reduce the amount of time you have to spend waiting for CPS lawyers, end the duplication of paperwork and put you back in charge of these cases.”

Federation representatives also heard how the Home Secretary is determined to end the situation where police officers are effectively acting as ambulance drivers or social workers when called upon to deal with those suffering from mental health problems.

May said work is being carried out in conjunction with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to improve the medical response to mental health. This initiative could save up to 25% of police officers’ time and vastly improve the treatment of those who need it.

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Lodge Service realises security cost savings target for Serviced Office Group

Serviced Office Group, the AIM-listed provider of office space and IT facilities which operates 23 business centres, selected Lodge Service as the new supplier of security for its South East locations.

Savings realised in the cost of protecting property and assets are estimated at 28%, achieved by Lodge Service undertaking a strategic review of SOG’s security operating model across its estate.

Serviced Office Group’s portfolio, which resides primarily in London and the South East, includes the newly refurbished and prestigious 33,000 sq ft Mermaid House office block at Blackfriars, London EC4, which adjoins the Mermaid Theatre and Conference Centre.

Lodge Service has realised significant security cost savings for its client the Serviced Office Group

Lodge Service has realised significant security cost savings for its client the Serviced Office Group

All sites are monitored at Lodge Service’s high security data centre at Accrington in Lancashire, which is staffed 24 hours a day. The network’s software and hardware platform enables the monitoring of almost any client on-site system or service, including HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) and fire alarms, with alerts provided to smartphones, tablets or other selected devices.

Effective combination of security systems and trained personnel

According to Stuart Lodge, CEO of Lodge Service, the combination of security systems and trained manpower in the Lodge Service intelligence network enables premises’ managers to target resources according to their companies’ risk and cost profiles, in turn maximising both safety and return on investment.

The company works closely with client organisations to identify the principal security issues, quantify the level of impact and then find the best solution (with agreed Key Performance Indicators designed specifically to measure outcomes).

“Lodge Service offered the experience in both guarding and monitoring, as well as robust management reporting and the flexibility to provide the KPIs needed to ensure the performance and productivity required for the programme,” said Anne Stokes of the Serviced Office Group.

“By continually benchmarking service providers we can ensure that Serviced Office Group and its clients receive the maximum benefit in terms of both innovation and value for money. The initial assessment and periodic re-examination of partners ensures the solutions provided by us are always ‘Best in Class’ and robust.”

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Magenta Security extends service offerings to meet client needs

In order to meet growing client demands, Magenta Security has extended its portfolio to include additional services such as luxury car hire and housekeeping.

Magenta Security already provides its clients with security officers, mobile services, graffiti removal, electronic security and remote monitoring. This latest move, though, allows Magenta to offer clients with a complete package which is even more tailored to individual requirements and backed by a strong service-based ethos allied to intensive account management.

The chauffeur service, for example, is aimed at the luxury market, with Magenta able to provide up to 40 Mercedes Viano vehicles which seat seven people and can be used to transport high profile businessmen and celebrities who require trained and licensed security personnel to guard them throughout their stay in the UK.

Abbey Petkar, managing director at Magenta Security, explained: “Expanding our portfolio of services is part of our long term strategy for growth. We work in partnership with our clients to provide the services they need. The approach allows us to offer tailor-made security packages which meet client requirements rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We found that some clients were looking for additional concierge services alongside our traditional security offering. With the external partnerships we have developed, we felt Magenta was ideally placed to provide the services they needed.”

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Patrick Dealtry appointed chairman of new BSIA Lone Worker Section

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) launched its newest section of membership at IFSEC International 2013 in recognition of the growing market for Lone Worker protection products and services.

Officially launched by Rachel Griffin, chairman of The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section represents companies operating in the lone worker protection market. All are accredited (or working towards accreditation) to the lone worker standard BS 8484.

Left to Right: Patrick Dealtry, Rachel Griffin, Craig Swallow (Connexion2) and James Kelly

Left to Right: Patrick Dealtry, Rachel Griffin, Craig Swallow (Connexion2) and James Kelly

The launch event brought together professionals from across the security industry, and also featured the election and announcement of the first official Section chairman, Patrick Dealtry.

Patrick is a stalwart of the lone worker protection market, having been involved with the BSIA’s Lone Worker Industry Group – the forerunner to the Section – for many years, and receiving the coveted BSIA Chairman’s Award in 2010 for services the security industry.

Commenting on his election, Patrick Dealtry said: “The Lone Worker market has grown rapidly in recent years thanks to the demand from customers recognising the value provided by companies offering services in this sector. In addition, we recognise the growing effort among customers to satisfy the Duty of Care to their employees, often in very difficult circumstances. Today represents a milestone and reflects the success of BSIA companies in supplying these services. I am very pleased to have been elected chairman and look forward to representing the interests of companies in the market with which I have been associated for over ten years.”

Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation

In special recognition of their support in establishing the new Section, all inaugural members were presented with a certificate of appreciation by James Kelly, the BSIA’s CEO.

“After many years of witnessing the BSIA’s Lone Worker Industry Group grow, both in terms of influence and in numbers, I am proud to be here today to acknowledge the contribution of all involved as the group becomes an official BSIA Section of membership in its own right,” explained Kelly.

“As the Trade Association representing the UK’s private security industry, the BSIA is ideally placed to represent this sector which makes a significant contribution towards protecting the UK’s eight million lone workers.”

In conclusion, Kelly added: “In such a dynamic and fast-growing market, the importance of quality is paramount. I look forward to supporting the Section as it continues to exert its influence in developing industry standards and Codes of Practice while promoting the importance of BS 8484 to security buyers and end users.”

For more information about the BSIA’s Lone Worker Protection Section, or to download guidance on choosing a lone worker solution, visit:

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NICE Systems set to showcase integrated security portfolio at IFSEC International 2013

Sessions and demonstrations will highlight NICE Systems’ situation management solutions, including the newly-launched Situator Express for NiceVision

Hall 4 Stand G111 at the NEC, Birmingham from May 13-16 is the place to be as NICE Systems will also demonstrate its newly-launched Situator Express solution while company experts will lead a number of sessions.

NICE Systems has also been shortlisted as an IFSEC and FIREX Awards finalist in the category of Security Project or Installation of the Year. This is based on the successful NICE Situator installation at Network Rail’s King’s Cross Station in 2012.

Enrico Montagnino, Sales Manager for Public Safety at NICE, and Brendan O’Keeffe of Fourway, the systems integrator for the King’s Cross project, will talk about this installation from the customer’s perspective in a presentation taking place in the Intelligent Buildings Theatre on 15 May at 2.15 pm.

Jamie Wilson of NICE Systems

Jamie Wilson of NICE Systems

Also part of the IFSEC Academy education programme, Jamie Wilson (Security Marketing Manager, EMEA at NICE Systems) will talk about ‘PSIM: Key Trends Driving Development’ and cover the anticipated evolution of PSIM to address new challenges and the emerging needs of organisations and agencies when it comes to managing unanticipated crises.

Jamie’s presentation will take place on 14 May at 12.30 pm in the Centre Stage Theatre, and will be followed by the ‘Soundbites from our Bloggers’ session at 3.30 pm where a selection of regular bloggers who write for will join forces to discuss their latest spheres of interest.

Key features for NICE Systems at IFSEC International

Among the NICE Systems solutions and product enhancements to be featured at the show are:

• Situator Express – This easy-to-deploy, cost-effective solution transforms NiceVision IP video surveillance into a complete security management solution. It provides a unified, holistic operating picture for security management by fusing NiceVision Net video with data from other security systems, including CCTV, access control, intrusion and fire detection.

• NICE Situator – NICE Systems will demonstrate the latest enhancements and capabilities that are empowering airports and public transit organisations, such as London’s King’s Cross transport hub, as well as financial institutions, critical facilities and cities to secure people and leverage their most important business assets.

• NiceVision Net – Its enhanced Web application allows users to easily share and export video to removable media and simultaneously play back multiple video channels.

• NICE Inform – Using this solution, security organisations can consolidate multimedia incident information from both private and public sources in order to form a complete picture of a particular incident for investigation, debriefing and training purposes.

• Citer360 – This solution harvests relevant information from the Internet and social networks for Intelligence, law enforcement and commercial uses.

NICE Systems’ security solutions help organisations capture, analyse and leverage Big Data to anticipate, manage and mitigate security and safety risks, improve operations and make the world a safer place.

The NICE security, intelligence and cyber offerings provide valuable insights that enable enterprises and Governments to take the best action at the right time by correlating structured and unstructured data from multiple sensors and channels, detecting irregular patterns and recognising trends.

NICE Security solutions are used by thousands of customers worldwide, including transportation systems, critical infrastructure, city centres, banks, enterprises and Government agencies.

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HID Global drives customer empowerment with security solutions at IFSEC International 2013

HID Global has announced that it will present its solutions for secure access control together with parent company, ASSA ABLOY, under the motto “Access your world” at IFSEC International 2013, which runs at the Birmingham NEC from 13-16 May.

Jointly presenting their solutions for the third consecutive year, this presence incorporates the combined power of award-winning technology from HID Global, ASSA ABLOY and ASSA ABLOY Group companies Yale, Mul-T-Lock, Traka and effeff in Hall 4 on Stands C40 and C50.

HID Global will highlight its latest iCLASS SE platform solution for credential encoding and conduct live mobile access demonstrations. In addition to showcasing its broad portfolio of solutions to create, use and manage secure identities, the company will also highlight its enhanced FARGO HDP5000 Printer/Encoder.

Harm Radstaak of HID Global

Harm Radstaak of HID Global

“We are very excited to be showcasing HID Global’s vast array of trusted secure identity solutions along with our parent company ASSA ABLOY,” explained Harm Radstaak, managing director (EMEA) at HID Global.

“Our customers will experience how our portfolio as well as complimentary products, presented by ASSA ABLOY brands, work well together. On the show floor, customers can learn how products and solutions from both companies can add to their business value.”

Radstaak continued: “IFSEC International is one of the leading security shows in the UK and provides us with an excellent and robust platform to interact and meet with security and industry professionals. We will be available to meet channel partners, end users, OEMs, systems integrators, security and IT managers to understand what key secure identity challenges need to be addressed in the workplace and how our future-proofed solutions can assist them.”

Extensive suite of technologies on display

HID Global will demonstrate its extensive suite of technologies, products, solutions and services including:

Solutions for Creating a Secure Identity

– Credential Encoding Solutions: The latest addition to the iCLASS SE open platform enables organisations to encode/manage credentials and configure readers by combining a number of existing HID encoders into a single solution. It provides the capability for organisations to securely manage their own keys and encode credentials to operate with iCLASS SE Readers. The solution supports Seos, iCLASS SE, iCLASS, MIFARE DESFire and other technologies.

– HID Secure Identity Services: A comprehensive suite of services to help customers address every aspect of requirements for cards and digital credentials for mobile access, including managing the daily flow of ID card badge requests, large-volume re-badging projects, and combining multiple technology platforms onto one credential.

– Card Personalisation Solutions: The most comprehensive range of printer/encoders for custom card personalisation, from creating high quality colour photo IDs to encoding smart cards. Solutions include Direct-to-Card (DTC) and High Definition Printing (HDP) printer/encoders. HID Global will demonstrate its enhanced FARGO HDP5000 Printer/Encoder and its Direct-to-Card (DTC) DTC1000.

– EasyLobby Visitor Management Solutions: HID Global’s enterprise-class solutions for visitor registration, badge printing, tracking and reporting. The solution is flexible, customisable and feature-rich to meet the needs of small and enterprise organisations with diverse visitor management processes and policy requirements.

– Embedded Technologies: Embedded platforms to enable third parties to develop hardware that works within the Genuine HID ecosystem, including HID Global’s new credential encoding solution, the iCLASS SE Reader Module and the iCLASS SE Processor that can be used across a variety of platforms to SIO-enable third-party hardware.

Solutions for Using Secure Identity

– Genuine HID Credentials and Readers: Latest Crescendo and pivCLASS credentials for strong PKI-based authentication supporting logical and physical control, OMNIKEY desktop readers, iCLASS SE platform reader solutions and credentials including iCLASS Seos for powering mobile access and higher security.

– Networked Access Solutions: New EDGE EVO and VertX EVO IP-enabled open platform access control solutions, and HID Global will preview new two-reader EDGE EVO Solo and VertX EVO wireless interoperability solutions.

Solutions for Managing Secure Identities

– Mobile Access Solutions: Technology-independent iCLASS SE access control platform including the iCLASS Seos credential that delivers advanced security, portability and flexibility while enabling the use NFC-enabled smartphones for access control and other applications.

– ActivID Credential Management Solutions: HID Global will demonstrate its latest identity assurance solutions, including its ‘One Card’ converged secure access solution for physical and logical access control and cloud-based applications.

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