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BSIA members to showcase latest innovations at IFSEC International 2014

Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) are looking forward to showcasing the very latest in innovative security technology before an impressive audience of international buyers and specifiers as IFSEC International makes its return to London next week (17-19 June).

The show’s relocation to London’s ExCeL has enabled exhibition organiser UBM Live to rejuvenate the show’s format, with the introduction of new features and opportunities for networking both during the show and after hours.

Learning, education and training still form a key element of the event’s format, with many BSIA spokespeople scheduled to take part in keynote sessions as part of the IFSEC Academy Conference Programme.

Meanwhile, several members of the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section will be showcasing the latest safety devices and smart phone apps at Safety and Health Expo, which runs alongside IFSEC International as part of UBM’s wider Protection and Management Series. There’s free entry to all IFSEC ticket-holders.

“There’s certainly a buzz of excitement in the air as we count down to IFSEC International’s return to London,” commented James Kelly, CEO of the BSIA (the trade body representing the UK’s private security industry). “With an impressive number of delegates from across the security buying chain already pre-registered to attend, the BSIA and its members are looking forward to a busy few days.”

The BSIA Members Lounge at IFSEC International 2013

The BSIA Members Lounge at IFSEC International 2013

UBM Live’s group marketing manager Ruth Galpine has confirmed the positive outlook for 2014’s event. “Pre-registration for IFSEC International is looking incredibly healthy,” said Galpine, “with current figures tracking at 45% up year-on-year. This is due to the re-location to London, opening the event up to end users and international visitors, both of which we’ve seen a huge increase in, plus all of the new visitor features, education and customer experience initiatives that UBM has put in place for this year.”

BSIA members’ activity at IFSEC International 2014

The BSIA itself has a full schedule of activity planned for its stand, which was announced by the Association earlier this month.

Meanwhile, several BSIA members who are exhibiting at the show have shared their own previews of the technology and services that visitors to UBM’s Protection and Management Series can expect to see.

Brief excerpts from these previews are detailed below:

Bosch Security Systems
IFSEC International: Stand F700

Bosch Security Systems will be showcasing new 4K Ultra HD cameras including the DINION IP Ultra 8000 MP displaying incredible detail while reducing bit rates, network strain and storage costs. For streaming and HD image playback over restricted network connections, Bosch will also demonstrate its Dynamic Transcoding technology which provides smooth live video where bandwidth is limited.

Safety and Health Expo: Stand M2055

Lone worker solutions specialist Connexion2 will be showcasing a list of high-profile guest speakers at Europe’s market-leading annual safety exhibition. The UK-based company, itself a member of the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section, has expanded into the European market this year and will exhibit its market-leading Identicom lone worker devices as well as the SoloProtect service.

CSL Dualcom
IFSEC International: Stand F1300

CSL DualCom Ltd is a leading international critical connectivity provider specialising in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Visit the CSL DualCom Stand (F1300) at IFSEC International to discover how DigiAir® is revolutionising the digital communicator arena. There’ll also be news of the the latest developments on the best-selling DualCom GradeShift® range, including remote servicing and diagnostic features, as well as news on its European expansion for international customers.

IFSEC International: Stand C720

Dycon is a leading independent UK-based designer and manufacturer of efficient ‘green’ switched mode power supplies for all kinds of low voltage applications across a large number of different sectors (including security, access control, CCTV and facilities management). Managing director Tony Allen explained: “Dycon is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and IFSEC International is the ideal place to showcase the company’s decade of innovation and technical advancement. We look forward to an exciting and enjoyable three days.”

Elmdene International
IFSEC International: Stand F1165

As well as showing its standard power supplies, sounders and ancillaries, the company will also be previewing the brand new EN54-4 (Fire) STX Power Supply range along with its new FLEXI-BELL external sounder for graded intruder systems. Elmdene’s managing director Ian Moore explained: “Please pop by to visit us on Stand F1165 and view these products or let us know if you have any other requirements where we may be able to help you out.”

Integrated Design Limited
IFSEC International: Stand F1600

Integrated Design Limited with be showcasing new additions and enhancements to the Fastlane range of turnstiles on Stand F1600. Now in its 30th year of design and manufacturing, IDL ensures that Fastlane products are well known as innovative, intelligent and reliable with very low total cost of ownership.

IFSEC International: Stand E1550

Kaba will be presenting new and innovative technology around NFC applications, specifically in the hotel, corporate and manufacturing industries. Kaba is also looking forward to presenting its ‘Sector Pods’ at IFSEC International, with key focuses on education, airports and utilities. Product and industry experts will be on hand to discuss a wide range of security and access solutions, but with a particular emphasis on application and solution benefits for prospective end users and partners. Paul Spencer, head of UK marketing at Kaba, explained: “We’re looking forward to a great event in the capital city, a location that has already been well received by our international colleagues and partners as well as existing customers.”

Nortech Control Systems
IFSEC International: Stand C1960

Offering live demonstrations of its latest products, including the Norpass, uPASS Access and FeeMaster Smart systems, BSIA Access Control Section member Nortech Control Systems can be located at Stand C1960. Stephen Blacker (the owner of Nortech Control Systems) is looking forward to IFSEC International 2014. “IFSEC is the perfect place to demonstrate our latest product developments to a wide range of existing and potential customers. This year we are looking forward to providing live demonstrations of our Norpass, uPASS Access and Feemaster solutions.”

IFSEC International: Stand E1600

Pyronix’s comprehensive range of multi-award winning, patented wireless, wired and hybrid intruder alarm solutions will be exhibited at this year’s show. From the Enforcer, Euro and PCX families through to the innovative XD range of external detectors and uniquely featured Deltabell and Invincibell external sounders, there are plenty of security solutions for visitors to be excited about. To complement Pyronix’s world renowned security solutions, a new range of cameras will be unveiled exclusively at IFSEC 2014. Julie Kenny CBE DL, chairman and CEO of Pyronix, commented: “Pyronix hasn’t exhibited at IFSEC for five years so we are back with a bang! We want our customers, both existing and future, to see the entire range of Pyronix products and what we can offer them – an ‘all-round security and video solution’.”

IFSEC International: Stand G1100

A leading provider of integrated security solutions, RISCO Group will be showcasing its core intruder, SMS and detection range as well as its innovative new products including VUpoint, a revolutionary live video verification solution which seamlessly integrates with RISCO’s advanced wireless panel as well as their flexible hybrid panel. Also on display will be the company’s BWare product, a state-of-the-art detector designed for commercial and high-end residential installations. Finally, visitors to RISCO’s stand can also view the updated iRISCO app, specifically engineered for home and business owners with a sleek new design, a clear interface and added options for enhanced usability.

Safety and Health Expo: Stand M2155

As a member of the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section, Skyguard will be showcasing its range of lone worker safety devices, smart phone apps and its unique client administration portal at the Safety and Health Expo, which is taking place alongside IFSEC International. Visitors can meet existing Skyguard customers and learn directly from them the benefits of using the company’s solutions. Will Murray (marketing director at Skyguard) explained: “We’ll be launching our iPhone software app at this year’s show and offering demonstrations of our product range on the stand. Also new for this year is that we have three clients presenting Case Studies in the Lone Worker Arena – one presentation for each day of the show.”

Tavcom Training
IFSEC International: Stand H700

As in previous years, Tavcom Training will have a large presence at IFSEC International 2014. Visitors to Stand H700 will find the Tavcom team enthusiastically waiting to provide them with a taste of the recently launched ‘Bite Size’ courses. There are 20 of them now online and the number will continue to grow over the coming months. “We have developed these with installers and system integrators, as well as operators, security personnel and specifiers in mind,” said Paul Tennent, managing director of Tavcom. In addition, Tavcom will again be hosting the Tavcom Training Theatre where visitors to the exhibition will be able to attend free of charge a programme of lectures which will have ‘Integration’ as the central theme.

IFSEC International: Stand F1100

TDSi is an integrated security manufacturer that has been at the forefront of access control and integrated security management for over 30 years. As an ISO9001 accredited company, TDSi designs, manufactures and supports access control readers, controllers and software systems and IP CCTV products. Millions of people rely on TDSi systems to gain secure, reliable access to installations of all types and sizes. This year, TDSi will be showcasing its latest integrated security software and hardware solutions. Managing director John Davies commented: “IFSEC International is a key annual event and offers us a perfect opportunity to meet with customers, partners and peers throughout the security industry.”

IFSEC International: Stand F1350

Leading CCTV Control Room furniture manufacturer Winsted Europe & Middle East will be launching the latest in innovative designed workstations with the new dual sit/stand ‘Horizon’ console debuting at IFSEC International on Stand F1350. Changing positions throughout the day has been long proven to help minimise physical stress and fatigue improving focus, mood and productivity. Winsted’s new Horizon console takes performance and comfort to new heights, featuring two surfaces that adjust independently of each other at the touch of a button.

Full versions of these company previews can be viewed on the BSIA’s website: http://www.bsia.co.uk/bsia-and-ifsec

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HDcctv Alliance to present ‘The Future of HD Surveillance’ at IFSEC International 2014

Surveillance video standards organisation the HDcctv Alliance will present a seminar focused on the future of HD CCTV in smart buildings on the first morning of IFSEC International 2014 in London.

Many major manufacturers have recognised the end user demand for HD video, whatever the transport technology. Hence they have embraced HD-SDI alongside IP cameras.

Now, with the 2014 ratification of two new HDcctv standards, the options for providing end users with a High Definition surveillance system are greater than ever.

What, though, does this mean for CCTV system designers and specifiers? Are HDcctv cameras cost-effective in IP-based systems? What are the ideal situations in which to choose megapixel IP cameras instead of HDcctv cameras? What will the HD system of the future look like?

These questions and more will be addressed during the HDcctv Alliance seminar, which takes place at 11.30 am on Tuesday 17 June in the Smart Buildings Theatre, part of the IFSEC International Academy conference programme. Attendance is free for visitors to IFSEC.

Designing HD surveillance for smart buildings

Todd Rockoff, the HDcctv Alliance’s executive director, will be delivering the presentation. He said: “This seminar session is ideal for anyone with an interest in the design of HD surveillance systems for smart buildings. That includes installers, integrators, specifiers, security managers and manufacturers. HD technology isn’t just limited to IP cameras and knowing why and when to make the right technology choice can be confusing. This presentation will help to make those choices clearer and provide alternatives so that end users can enjoy the best quality video for their security needs.”

Todd Rockoff: executive director at the HDcctv Alliance

Todd Rockoff: executive director at the HDcctv Alliance

Rockoff will be joined during the seminar by Giovanni Pugliese, CEO of HDcctv Alliance member Telecom & Security, an Italian company which designs and manufactures the CaP or Connettore a Pressione (Pressure-on Connector), a revolutionary and simple means of making coaxial connections.

Giovanni Pugliese: CEO of HDcctv Alliance member Telecom & Security

Giovanni Pugliese: CEO of HDcctv Alliance member Telecom & Security

CaP has been awarded Best of CES and Best Design and Engineering Innovation at the Consumer Electronic Show, Las Vegas. Pugliese will discuss the ways in which the CaP can help security installers work faster and smarter.

About IFSEC International 2014

At IFSEC International 2014, the HDcctv Alliance will be exhibiting on Stand D265 where visitors are encouraged to meet Alliance members, see the latest HDcctv technology in operation and discover more about the benefits of HDcctv 2.0.

To book a meeting at IFSEC International, or simply to find out more about HDcctv 2.0, e-mail: membership@highdefcctv.org.

IFSEC International 2014 takes place at ExCeL London from June 17-19. Visit http://www.ifsec.co.uk for more information and to register as a visitor.

About the HDcctv Alliance

The HDcctv Alliance is the non-profit industry association that develops, manages and promulgates the technical interface specification for HD closed-circuit television (HDcctv). The Alliance promotes adoption of HDcctv-compliant products and provides education throughout the surveillance equipment industry.

Only HDcctv-compliant products bear the distinctive HDcctv compliance mark that is the manufacturer’s guarantee of electrical transmission and interoperability with other manufacturers’ HDcctv-compliant products.

For further information visit: http://www.highdefcctv.org

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Nedap provides social hub at IFSEC International 2014 to engage new ideas and solve challenges

Nedap Security Management – developer and manufacturer of AEOS, the first software-based security management platform – is collaborating with different security professionals at IFSEC International 2014 to solve security challenges faced by practising professionals.

Security experts such as prominent security consultants and physical security managers from leading organisations will be collaborating with Nedap in order to share their knowledge and experience with visitors during the show, which takes place at London’s ExCeL from 17-19 June.

Visitors are invited to discuss and find answers to their security challenges at Nedap’s social hub on Stand E1450. Find out more at: http://www.nedapsecurity.com/securitychallenge

“IFSEC International is a social event for security professionals to meet, find new ideas and solve challenges and that’s exactly what we’ll be offering,” explained Daryn Flynn, Nedap’s country manager for the UK.

In addition to answering questions and sharing their knowledge, prominent security experts from Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International, Atkins Consultants, CHQ Consultants, Canon and Assa Abloy will be hosting seminars on the stand to discuss current challenges in the security world (including the convergence of IT and physical security and the value of security to the host business).

AEOS Security Management Platform on display

At IFSEC International 2014, Nedap Security Management will demonstrate the world’s first software-based security management platform: AEOS.

AEOS uses generic controllers which can accommodate functionality for access control, intrusion detection, video management and locker management via software. This unique AEOS architecture allows for one truly integrated, flexible platform instead of drivers linking separate servers and systems.

The new AEOS 3.1 application builds on the usability of AEOS, giving a unified design while keeping in mind the different users. From the Configuration and Maintenance application to the Identity and Authorisation interface, AEOS maps to the way people actually work.

This also applies to AEOS Surveillance. The renewed web application affords end users a clear overview at all times. This clarity reduces the chance of mistakes, while also increasing security and responsiveness.

“The response to AEOS 3.0 has been incredible, and we’re excited for clients to experience the new AEOS 3.1 with a clear and consistent design for all applications,” explained Arjan Bouter, Nedap’s director of sales. “Our clients need to protect their people, property, intellectual assets and reputation. With AEOS 3.1, we believe customers can focus on what is most important – a secure environment.”

The new 3.1 application will be demonstrated at IFSEC International, showing visitors the possibilities for managing access control, intrusion detection, video management and locker management on one single platform within one single application.

A team of Nedap experts will be available on Stand E1450 to meet with visitors and answer any questions.

About Nedap Security Management

Nedap Security Management is focused on developing technological solutions that make day-to-day business easier. That’s why the company designs solutions to fit customers’ needs rather than offering predefined systems.

This customer-focused approach resulted in the development of the first software-based security management platform – AEOS. It’s the only fully integrated security management solution that combines access control, video management and intrusion detection on one platform.

AEOS can adapt and evolve with the growth and changes of a company as it’s an open, software-based platform using generic controllers. This makes AEOS more flexible, future-proof and easier to use than any other security solution.

World-renowned companies use it more than 37 million times a day for security and building management and controlling people flow.

More information about Nedap Security Management can be found online at: http://www.nedapsecurity.com and via Twitter (@nedapaeos)

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HID Global demonstrates innovation in access control and secure identity at IFSEC International 2014

Secure identity solutions specialist HID Global will showcase its broad portfolio of solutions for creating, managing and using secure identities during IFSEC International 2014, which runs at ExCeL London from June 17-19 2014.

The company will demonstrate its comprehensive range of innovative solutions that drive customer empowerment and highlight its latest iCLASS SE platform that addresses the most advanced security requirements and migration.

HID Global will also showcase secure identity solutions tailored to the enterprise, healthcare, education and financial services (banking) markets.

HID's iClass SE Encoder

HID’s iClass SE Encoder

At IFSEC International 2014, HID Global will demonstrate its extensive suite of technologies, products, solutions and services on Stand D1800. Demonstrations will afford visitors a hands-on understanding of how the company’s secure access and smart card solutions conveniently address real world security challenges.

Range of demonstrations at IFSEC International 2014

Emerging Technologies
Emerging technology innovations leveraging Bluetooth LE and NFC that simplify mobile access and make it more convenient than ever. Powered by the company’s award-winning Seos technology, its breakthrough innovations provide superior identity management and deliver some of the most dynamic mobile solutions available. HID Global will also feature its leading-edge Lumidigm biometrics solutions.

Solutions for Creating Secure Identities
Card Personalisation Solutions
With the introduction of its enhanced FARGO Direct-to-Card (DTC) printer line, HID Global offers the industry’s broadest range of card personalisation solutions, including the DTC1250e ID Card Printer/ Encoder that can be used for instant issuance, as well as the entry-level FARGO C50 ID Card Printer and the industrial-grade HDP5000 Printer/Encoder. Demonstrations will include creating an employee badge and bank card, as well as the latest version of AsureID Exchange card personalisation software.

EasyLobby Visitor Management Solutions
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.

Solutions for Managing Secure Identities
HID Secure Identity Services
A comprehensive suite of services to help customers address every aspect of requirements for cards or 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.

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

HID Global's Vertx Edge Evo Family

HID Global’s Vertx Edge Evo Family

Networked Access SolutionsEDGE EVO and VertX EVO IP-enabled open platform access control solutions. HID Global’s VertX products provide a complete and fully featured hardware/firmware infrastructure for OEM access control software host systems.

Solutions for Using Secure Identities
Genuine HID Credentials and Readers
Latest Crescendo and pivCLASS credentials for strong PKI-based authentication combined with One Time Password (OTP) to support logical and physical control. iCLASS SE platform reader solutions, including the latest iCLASS SE Décor Reader and the iCLASS Seos credential that enables customers to use multiple applications and technologies on smart cards, smart phones and other mobile devices. A wide range of OMNIKEY desktop readers will also be showcased.

Card and Reader Migration Solutions
For moving towards higher security and interoperability. Demonstrations will include HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform readers and smart cards.

Lumidigm V Series and M Series Fingerprint Sensor Authentication Technologies
Based on multispectral imaging, Lumidigm fingerprint sensors may be used for authenticating customers (such as employees at the desktop or shared workstations).

Genuine HID Technology and Embedded Solutions
To enable third parties to develop solutions that work within the Genuine HID ecosystem. HID Global’s iCLASS SE Encoder, the iCLASS SE Reader Module and the iCLASS SE Processor can be used across a variety of platforms to SIO-enable third party hardware for higher security. Secure print authentication solutions with third party printer manufacturers, such as Jetmobile, will also be featured.

Focus on the enterprise, healthcare, banking and education markets

Demonstrations on using secure identities in the enterprise, healthcare, financial services (banking) and education markets include:

Enterprise Solutions to provide organisations optimum security for their facilities and properties. Next generation access control solutions are based on open standards to provide organisations a future-proofed solution, while maintaining operational efficiency and reducing costs.

Healthcare Solutions that enhance workflow efficiencies using HID Global’s advanced plug-and-play physical and logical access control solutions that provide higher security without sacrificing convenience.

Education Solutions for institutions with unique requirements for securing their facilities and improving administrative efficiencies by providing a single card solution for multiple campus applications (including student access to libraries, laboratories and dormitories as well as cafeteria payments and more).

Financial/Banking Solutions for financial institutions to secure buildings, control access to critical network resources and sensitive data and secure online banking services for their customers.

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions and know-how related to the creation, management and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world.

The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management, card printing and personalisation, visitor management systems, highly secure Government and citizen ID and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications.

HID Global’s primary brands include ActivID, EasyLobby, FARGO, IdenTrust, LaserCard, Lumidigm and HID.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries.

HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information visit: http://www.hidglobal.com

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