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Intergrated Security Manufacturing shortlisted in Benchmark Innovation Awards 2015

Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM) – a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) technology – has been shortlisted in the Site Protection Software category of the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2015 for its Genesys V2 software platform. 

Genesys is a fully-integrated PSIM technology suitable for entry level applications that require the integration of up to two different hardware solutions through to very complex solutions. It allows multiple computer systems from different manufacturers to be incorporated into one holistic security system.

At its core, the technology enables every electronic security or fire safety device – from CCTV and intruder alarms to electronic locking and public address systems – to be monitored and controlled from one single platform. This not only brings greater control for end users with automatic escalation of selected alarm scenarios but also decreases operating costs against traditional security guarding.

Importantly, Genesys features Migrating 3+, a patented automatic failover technology that adds high levels of automatic configurable redundancy with control diffused across all PCs on a given network. This effective distribution scenario means that security is never compromised: if one PC fails then control is seamlessly migrated to another with no interruptions.

Stephen Smith of Intergrated Security Manufacturing

Stephen Smith of Intergrated Security Manufacturing

Genesys also provides the operator with a high resolution 2D or 3D image that affords an instant overview of onsite maps while all activity is recorded on a log such that detailed reports or audit trails can be created.

Stephen Smith, managing director of ISM, said that to be shortlisted is clear evidence for both existing and prospective customers that ISM is a true innovator in its field.

“Innovation is at the very core of our business,” explained Smith. “For Genesys to be shortlisted in the 2015 Benchmark Innovation Awards is testament to the many hours that we commit to driving the security sector forward.”

For this year’s awards, Benchmark will be collaborating with UBM – the organiser of IFSEC International – to present the Innovation Arena. As such, nominated companies like ISM will be invited to deliver a presentation of their product to an audience of installers, integrators, end users and other professionals currently seeking innovative security management solutions for their buildings.

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Showsec receives praise of the highest order for VE Day security and safety operations in London

Prime Minister David Cameron was among those who saluted the contribution of Showsec to the special London-based celebrations which marked the 70th Anniversary of VE Day.

The crowd management and event security specialist has received acclaim from several quarters for its part in the staging of events over a three-day period in the capital that remembered the occasions when the Second World War came to an end, and it was while members of the Showsec team were drawing a week of duties to a conclusion that they had an impromptu meeting with the Prime Minister at the iconic Horse Guards Parade.

“The Prime Minister was out jogging on the Tuesday evening,” explained operations executive Andrew Agnew. “We acknowledged him as he went past and he made a point of stopping to thank us and to tell us that we had all done a fantastic job on such a great occasion.”

Indeed, this is a view which has been echoed by other organisations with whom Showsec was proud to operate alongside for a celebration of such huge national significance.

Showsec helped to make the special VE Day Anniversary celebrations in central London a great success

Showsec helped to make the special VE Day Anniversary celebrations in central London a great success

The VE Day celebrations presented an opportunity to work again with the BBC’s Special Events team who broadcast live many of the special moments across the three days, and most notably A Party To Remember – the concert staged at Horse Guards Parade which featured performances by veteran rockers Status Quo and Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins.

Guy Freeman, editor of special events at BBC Events, said: “Thank you so much to Showsec for helping to create a very special show at incredibly short notice. I do mean it when I say that it’s a show of which we can all be incredibly proud in every respect. Every department excelled itself to turn what were just ideas on paper into an extraordinarily powerful, evocative and poignant tribute marking an extremely special generation.”

Chief Inspector Mark Chatfield from the Metropolitan Police Service has also stated that it had been a “pleasure” working with the Showsec team on the celebrations.

Main focus of the security operation

While a workforce of almost 700 Showsec staff was deployed throughout the week, the main focus of the whole operation was on events that took place in St James’s Park, including a vehicular display and the concert in Horse Guard’s Parade as well as a Veterans Parade.

Following a Service of Thanksgiving on the Sunday morning, that parade took both veterans and current servicemen from Westminster Abbey to St James’s Park where they were welcomed at a reception hosted by The Royal British Legion.

“Though this was essentially a big celebration, the high profile of those individuals in attendance combined with the circumstances in general at the time meant there was a heightened level of security throughout,” explained Dayo Adelugba, Showsec’s area manager for West London.

“As well as VE Day itself, we had recently had the arrival of a Royal baby and right on the eve of this event there had, of course, been the General Election as well. These were all important considerations in planning the security protocol with a high level of attention to detail necessary at every stage in the process.”

Adelugba added: “Given those circumstances there were many challenges in front of us but, due to a fantastic team effort, everything went very well and everyone seemed happy. The event gave us the opportunity to build a closer working relationship with some important key stakeholders in the capital.”

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