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Milestone Systems highlights “world-leading performance” and Partner Community at IFSEC International

At IFSEC International 2017, Milestone Systems will be showcasing high-performance security solutions based on open platform technology, strategic partnerships and value propositions from the Milestone Partner Community.

On show at Milestone’s Stand E750 will be the full Milestone XProtect 2017 portfolio of products in addition to the full range of Milestone Husky NVRs. For their part, Milestone’s technology partners (more of whom anon) will be showcasing integrated solutions.

Visitors to ExCeL will have the first chance to see Milestone’s two new products, namely XProtect Express+ and XProtect Professional+. These solutions introduce connectivity, adaptability and extendability, and particularly so for those installations in the small and medium-sized arenas.

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“Milestone Systems is much more than a VMS manufacturer,” stated said Raziel Bareket, director for North and South Europe at Milestone Systems. “We’re a business enabler thanks to our community approach. At IFSEC 2017, we’re not only showcasing our 12 technology partners, but also the highest-performing solutions in the industry.”

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The Partner Community is essential to Milestone’s business strategy. A strong partner presence on Milestone’s booth at the show is an illustration of that commitment.

A wide array of innovative partner solutions will be shown, encompassing everything from advanced storage solutions right through to video analytics on the edge.

  • Araani: Video Smoke Detection for Critical Environments
    Araani’s smart video analytics make it possible to detect smoke and other dangers in critical environments at a very early stage.
  • Edesix: Body-Worn Video Solutions
    Edesix is set to shows its flagship product series VideoBadge, a body-worn video system often styled as an ID card holder and characterised by simple operation, footage encryption and wire-free design.
  • Nedap: Access Control with No End of Life
    With AEOS Access Control, authorisations are allocated to individuals not cards, in turn rendering this an easy access control system to manage. End users can configure everyone’s profile centrally, while their cards update automatically.
  • Oncam: Experts in 360° and Wide-Angle Video
    Oncam’s sole focus is on 360-degree smart IP video, all the while working with partners to deliver high-value business solutions for end user customers that leverage Oncam’s award-winning technology.

Other Milestone Community Partners present at IFSEC 2017 will include:

  • Agent VI: Comprehensive video analytics solutions
  • CNL: Complete integrated situation management
  • Digital Barriers: EdgeVis live wireless real-time video
  • Ipsotek: Intelligent video content analytics for challenging environments
  • Siklu: Millimeter wave wireless connectivity
  • Southwest Microwave: Integrated perimeter protection solutions
  • Venzo Secure: Next generation of high-performance computing and IoT

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Veracity showcasing end-to-end Command and Control solution at IFSEC International 2017

Veracity, a leading provider of solutions that solve real-world challenges in IP video systems, is showcasing a new suite of products at IFSEC International 2017 which neatly brings together the three cornerstones of its business: IP transmission, storage and display.

Following on from its acquisition of security Command and Control software manufacturer icomply, Veracity’s largest-ever IFSEC stand is built around a walk-through Control Room, promoting the company’s integrated security management platform powered by VTAS Pro.

Bringing together new and legacy third party video recording systems, VTAS Pro combines them with other security systems such as access control, LPR, guard tours and building management. This provides a “unified and coherent system” for the management and control of single or multiple sites, allowing system operators to be far more efficient in responding to incidents.

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VTAS Pro is fully-integrated with Veracity’s TRINITY direct-to-storage architecture and, fundamental to that, the advanced COLDSTORE surveillance storage system. It also features a full video and media wall display option which can be reconfigured ‘on-the-fly’ and in response to specific incidents or emergency situations.

Live views may be mixed with playback and media streams such as broadcast news, online data streams, maps or other graphical displays.

This end-to-end Command and Control solution is highly scaleable and supports a large number of operator workstations, with shared incident management and alarm receiving co-ordination. It’s capable of handling thousands of remote sites.

The system can provide integration with access control, building management, intruder detection, VoIP intercom systems and video analytics including ANPR and facial recognition. Several native security functions can be added to the system in a modular, customisable way such as guard tour, lone worker monitoring, dispatch, alarm monitoring and key management.

Veracity will also be presenting its new HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 Encoder Replacement Kit containing a HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 unit, four HIGHWIRE Powerstar Camera units and a 57V DC power supply (region-specific). This product bundle is a simple and cost-effective replacement for legacy analogue video encoders, allowing the end user customer to upgrade to IP cameras by re-using the coax cable and powering the new IP cameras with PoE over coax.

*Veracity will be exhibiting on Stand F1050 at IFSEC International, which runs at London’s ExCeL Exhibition Centre in Docklands from 20-22 June

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Bored and distracted employees “could be biggest data security risk” warns Centrify

Employees who become distracted at work are more likely to be the cause of human error and a potential security risk. That’s according to a ‘snapshot’ poll conducted by Centrify.

While more than a third (35%) of survey respondents cite distraction and boredom as the main cause of human error, other causes include heavy workloads (19%), excessive policies and compliance regulations (5%), social media (5%) and password sharing (4%). Poor management is also highlighted by 11% of security professionals, while 8% believe human error is caused by not recognising data security responsibilities at work.

According to the survey, which examines how human error might lead to data security risks within organisations, over half (57%) of respondents believe businesses will eventually trust technology enough to replace employees as a way of avoiding human error in the workplace.

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Despite the potential risks of human error at work, however, nearly three-quarters (74%) of respondents feel that it’s the responsibility of the employee, rather than technology, to ensure that the host company avoids a potential data breach.

“It’s interesting that the majority of security professionals we surveyed are confident that businesses will trust technology enough to replace people so that fewer mistakes are made at work, yet on the other hand firmly put the responsibility for data security in the hands of employees rather than technology,” commented Andy Heather, vice-president and managing director at Centrify EMEA.

“It seems that we as employees are both responsible and responsible: responsible for making mistakes and responsible for avoiding a potential data breach. It shows just how aware we need to be at work about what we do and how we behave when it comes to our work practices in general and our security practices in particular.”

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HID Global unveils detail behind indoor and outdoor positioning services for enterprise organisations at IFSEC

HID Global, the trusted identity solutions provider, will showcase its HID Global Location Services for Workforce Optimisation for the first time in Europe at IFSEC 2017 (Stand E1250).  The company will also highlight its broad range of secure access control solutions as well as other trusted identity offerings.

HID Location Services for Workforce Optimisation is a new solution designed to address a growing market need for accurate, real-time location of an organisation’s workforce. By combining innovative Internet of Things technology with the power of Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi and cloud-based solutions, organisations can gain increased visibility into the location of their workforce in a facility.

This makes it possible to analyse room usage for better building management and increased operational efficiency. Future use cases can include building automation capabilities, rich security features and capabilities that facilitate both life safety management and compliance.

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Harm Radstaak, vice-president and managing director of physical access control at HID Global, said: “As the latest addition to our portfolio, HID Location Services extends the traditional capabilities of access control to improve security and area governance within buildings. This new solution underscores our commitment to developing innovative trusted identity solutions that power people, places and things.”

HID Global will also be exhibiting its wide range of trusted identity solutions, including the following:

Convenient and secure door/gate access using smart phones, wearables and tablets via HID Mobile Access. Supporting NFC and Bluetooth Smart, it works with Apple and Android devices without additional accessories. HID Mobile Access supports 137 smart phone devices and opens 34,000 doors every day in 58 countries worldwide.

Intelligent visitor management with EasyLobby Solo that only takes 20 seconds to register a visitor, capture detailed information, print a badge and notify someone that a visitor has arrived.

Smarter, more connected buildings and workplaces using HID’s Extended Access Technology that expands the use of HID Global’s trusted identities beyond the door to incorporate parking access, secure printing, elevator access, vending and many more applications.

Expand access control systems with wireless lock technology ASSA ABLOY will launch new wireless locks on HID’s booth. The new locks work in conjunction with HID’s Seos credential technology, enabling a single ecosystem with HID access cards and ASSA locking systems.

Streamlined credential encoding, configuration and management with HID’s iCLASS SE CP1000 Encoder that provides a flexible solution for moving to upgrade to new credential technology and/or add additional layers of security to credentials, independent of card technology.

Leading-edge Lumidigm® biometrics solutions with multispectral imaging which read unique fingerprint characteristics from the surface/subsurface of the skin for superior matching performance. Lumidigm solutions are easy to integrate and are used worldwide in access control and time and attendance applications.

Manage the lifecycle of identities for physical access control using SAFE Physical Identity and Access Manager, a web-based solution that integrates with logical security systems to ensure synchronised and policy-based on-/off-boarding of identities and their physical access across multiple and disparate physical security systems.

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Evac+Chair International focuses on innovative stair descent solutions at Safety & Health Expo

Evac+Chair International will again be showcasing its emergency stair descent solutions at this year’s Safety & Health Expo, which takes place at ExCeL London from Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 June.

As well as promoting its product range, Evac+Chair will also be holding live demonstrations of its evacuation chair solutions.

Safety & Health Expo brings together over 13,800 professionals. Gerard Wallace, managing director of Evac+Chair International, said: “Accessibility in the workplace is something that every organisation must consider . It brings specific implications for those responsible for Health and Safety practices within a building.”

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Wallace continued: “Everyone attending the Safety & Health Expo is there to raise Health and Safety standards, both individually and as an industry. The event’s a great platform for us to put ourselves in front of Health and Safety decision-makers. We read how their needs are changing, while also sharing our insights on evacuation planning.”

With a wide range of chairs to suit any need, each model is designed to help mobility-impaired people descend a staircase in any emergency without the operator needing to lift anything or have any great physical strength.

*Visit Stand S300. Alternatively, for further information visit: www.evacchair.co.uk

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Evolution launches dedicated retail security website

Evolution, the integrated fire and security business, has launched a dedicated website for its recently-introduced specialist retail division.

The website (evoretailuk.com) is an easy-to-use, simple to navigate showcase for the company’s retail expertise, demonstrating both ‘traditional’ and ‘next generation’ products and systems to protect assets before, during and even after they leave a store.

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Philip McKelvey, head of retail sales at Evolution, has explained to Risk UK that the website will be expanded as the division grows.

“We can provide best advice and consultancy on all aspects of security, working with the latest products and technologies from the UK and Europe,” said McKelvey. “Our current range of RFID tags and labels will be constantly updated to include anti-counterfeiting measures. These will all be highlighted and promoted online.”

Evolution’s new retail division is based in Chelmsford.

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Chubb wins fire and security systems contract with retail giant Tesco

Chubb Fire and Security has secured a new contract with retail giant Tesco to service and maintain fire extinguishers and security systems in UK stores and at Tesco’s head office, as well as the fire extinguishers present in the business’ distribution centres.

The UK’s largest retailer with over 2,600 stores, Tesco has worked with Chubb for a number of years now, using its FX range of fire extinguishers. With this new contract, Chubb will also provide intruder alarm maintenance services for half of Tesco’s estate.

John Simons, the property procurement manager at Tesco, said it was logical to explore the advantages of a combined fire and security contract.

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“In choosing a service provider,” outlined Simons, “we look for three things: technical ability, sufficient infrastructure and support to deliver a nationwide contract and value for money.”

Chubb complies with strict Service Level Agreements that ensure maintenance is carried out and calls are responded to within a specified period of time. In addition, engineers sign in and out of all site visits electronically, giving Tesco real-time visibility of engineer attendance as well as the reassurance that systems are fully maintained.

“Given the number of sites involved in this contract, good communication, collaboration and thorough organisation are essential, as well as a willingness to adopt our own procedures such as our electronic sign-in system,” added Simons.

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