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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 IFSECGlobal.com 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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Xtralis ADPRO IntrusionTrace awarded primary detection system classification by UK Home Office

IntrusionTrace receives official recognition as a primary detection system from the Home Office Scientific Development Branch i-LIDS initiative

Version 1.14 of IntrusionTrace, a downloadable intrusion detection analytic for the ADPRO FastTrace 2/2X, has been approved as a primary detection system for operational use in sterile environments by the UK Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB).

This is the third Xtralis product to receive this certification, with Xtralis Presidium having been approved back in 2008.

The Imagery Library for Intelligent Detection Systems (i-LIDS) is the UK Government’s benchmark for video analytics. i-LIDS is comprised of a library of CCTV video footage based around ‘scenarios’ central to the Government’s requirements. Sterile zone monitoring addresses alarm events consisting of the presence of people in a sterile zone between two security fences.

This approval means that Government and other mission-critical security users can confidently implement IntrusionTrace for an array of sterile zone monitoring applications in the knowledge that the solution provides the highest level of accuracy in diverse real world environments.

Meeting standards for video analytics

“We strongly recommend our customers only deploy i-LIDS primary detection certified video analytics solution,” said Markus Piendl, senior consultant (security and systems management) at strensys GmbH in Oberammergau, Germany.

“We’ve seen dozens of projects in the perimeter security sector where a variety of national/international vendors have not fulfilled any standards in terms of algorithms for video analytics. These systems caused a lot of problems and it was necessary to change them. Thanks to the HOSDB, i-LIDS is now a well-known standard on the global stage.”

Piendl continued: “We have been very happy with Xtralis Presidum over the years and are excited to hear that Xtralis IntrusionTrace is now i-LIDS certified for primary detection for operational use in sterile environments. This is excellent news for our customers and opens a lot of opportunities, especially with the corresponding Xtralis licencing model. Both existing and potential new customers can profit from an international standard like i-LIDS, making sure that the investment in this excellent perimeter security solution is state-of-the-art.”

Piendl, himself an international perimeter security specialist with more than 15 years’ experience in the market and 1,400 projects worked on, added: “FastTrace 2/2x loaded with i-LIDS certified IntrusionTrace and combined with intelligent ADPRO PIRs delivers an excellent perimeter protection system that can be trusted for the toughest jobs.”

Plethora of security-focused applications

Since being introduced in September last year, IntrusionTrace has been successfully deployed on thousands of FastTrace 2/2X video channels in a diverse variety of security applications around the world including Government facilities, military and law enforcement sites, retail, warehousing, solar parks and CNI projects for water, power and telecommunications plants.

“Xtralis is dedicated to delivering innovative, intelligent and reliable solutions for some of the toughest perimeter security applications,” commented Jorg Tilkin, vice-president (security systems) at Xtralis.

“i-LIDS is among the most difficult security certifications worldwide to achieve, and we’re pleased that IntrusionTrace successfully gained this status so quickly. At Xtralis we are committed to independent verification and certification of our solutions.”

Xtralis IntrusionTrace is a downloadable intrusion detection analytic for the FastTrace 2/2X that enables primary detection for operational use in sterile zone applications. IntrusionTrace virtually eliminates false alarms, allowing operators to monitor more sites with greater accuracy.

IntrusionTrace can be remotely configured and running in minutes without the need to send a technician to the customer site. Subscription licenses are available and, once a license is purchased, it can be easily and remotely moved to any FastTrace 2/2X platform in your security domain.

To see the IntrusionTrace solution in action, visit Xtralis at the IFSEC-FIREX International 2013 Exhibition in Hall 4 at the NEC, Birmingam (13-16 May). Stand A10.

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BSIA appoints Baroness Ruth Henig as special advisor on regulatory change

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Baroness Ruth Henig as the Association’s special advisor on regulatory change.

Working alongside the BSIA’s leadership, the former Security Industry Authority chairman will support the Association’s active public affairs programme to represent the interests of the BSIA and its members in Parliament as well as at industry events (including IFSEC International and the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon).

Baroness Ruth Henig

Baroness Ruth Henig

Reinforcing the importance of primary legislation to support the Government’s proposals for a new ‘lighter touch’ regulatory regime – which is set to include business licensing alongside individual registration – is a key priority for the Association, and this will be one area in which Baroness Henig’s influence will benefit BSIA members.

Advancing the cause of primary legislation

“Advancing the cause of primary legislation within Parliament is an essential role for the BSIA as we continue to support our members and ensure the development of a new regulatory regime that’s fully reflective of the industry’s needs,” explained James Kelly, CEO of the BSIA.

In addition to the work on regulation, Baroness Henig will be an active participant in the Association’s Parliamentary roundtable programme which generates a lively debate on the topic of private security involvement in the delivery of outsourced police support services.

Kelly continued: “Baroness Henig brings with her a wealth of expertise from six years at the Security Industry Authority, as well as a long and well-respected background in policing and local Government. As we move towards a new era of industry regulation, our Association and its members will benefit significantly from her advice and support.”

Speaking about this new role, Baroness Henig said: “I am very much looking forward to working with the BSIA to shape the development of the new regulatory regime for private security. In particular, it will be important to ensure that the needs of all businesses in the private security sector are fully taken into account by those who are framing the new legislation and regulations in Parliament.”

Visitors to the BSIA’s Networking Luncheon, to be held at IFSEC International next week, will be able to meet Baroness Henig who will be attending the event as the Association’s special guest.

Existing Association members can register to attend by following this link: http://eepurl.com/x3xV9

Non-BSIA members are also welcome to attend, and can register online by following this link: http://eepurl.com/x3BVD

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