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TDSi appoints new channel partner manager for Northern England and Scotland

Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi welcomes Gwen Curran to the business as its new channel partner manager (North). Curran’s role is a pivotal one in TDSi’s ongoing relationship with its channel partners in Northern England and Scotland.

John Davies, managing director of TDSi, commented: “Channel partners are a lifeblood for TDSi and we have a close working relationship with them as we build our business together. We’re very pleased to welcome Gwen to this highly important role. She will be a key contact for our channel partners across the North.”

Reflecting upon her new position, Curran commented: “My new role means I will be working closely with leading channel partners in the North to grow awareness of our full access control offer supported by the wider TDSi integrated security portfolio. I’ll be here to support our installation partners with all of their TDSi needs, but equally to support their business with end users and grow joint revenue overall.”

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Gwen Curran: joining the team at TDSi

Curran’s career in the security industry started in 2004 when she joined Norbain, working as an internal account manager with the distributor for over a decade. Across those ten years, Curran worked with leading manufacturers on a range of security systems and products including CCTV, IP solutions, access control, gate automation and intruder alarm systems.

In 2013, Curran joined the Risco Group before taking on her new role at TDSi. 

Continued Curran: “Access control is an element of the security industry that’s growing at a rapid pace and, as part of the TDSi team, I aim to be an integral part of this vibrant sector. As a leading British security solutions manufacturer, TDSi’s systems are at the heart of many exciting projects, which often include close integration with many other leading brands and manufacturers.”

Curran concluded: “I’m looking forward to working alongside our channel partners and to being a key part of TDSi’s rich ongoing history and helping to grow the business.”

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Eaton unveiled as next CSL Connected Partner

CSL has announced that Eaton is the company’s latest Connected Partner. Eaton joins existing CSL Connected Partners Pyronix and RISCO Group.

The Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) connection only variant of CSL Connected is available on Eaton’s i-on Style, i-on Compact, i-on 30R and i-on 40H panels.

Together with the industry’s leading security panel manufacturers, CSL is offering installers panel-specific signalling that combines the company’s critical connectivity offer with those of a chosen alarm panel and the added option of an end user App.

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CSL’s sales director Rob Evans commented: “Installers already have access to signalling products that provide end user Apps, but more end users are demanding the addition of reliable ARC connectivity. Now they can have both with CSL Connected. With end user convenience and a guaranteed response to an alarm, CSL Connected also discourages self-monitored systems that bypass ARCs.”

Since its launch, CSL Connected has been used in over 5,000 installations and the company expects this number to continue to grow. Installers are also able to charge a recurring monitoring fee, making their business much more valuable and stable.

“We’re delighted to welcome Eaton on board as a CSL Connected Partner with more manufacturers to follow soon,” concluded Evans.

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RISCO Group introduces “pioneering” RISCO Stars Partners Programme

RISCO Group, the manufacturer of end-to-end solutions for the professional security market, has announced the launch of its RISCO Stars Partners Programme – described as a “pioneering rewards scheme” that’s designed to help the company’s loyal distribution and installation partners grow their businesses and enhance their marketing activities.

Participants simply collect ‘Stars’ through the purchase of eligible RISCO Group products and redeem them against a wide selection of activities that will help increase visibility and sales.

Being part of RISCO Stars couldn’t be easier. By downloading the free RISCO Group HandyApp from the Apple App Store or Google Play, individuals simply register their details and then, after every purchase, scan the QR code on the packaging. RISCO Stars are then added to their account, which can be reviewed online at any time. Not only that, but each product that’s scanned receives an automatic six-month warranty extension, with an additional 12 months for RISCO Stars members.

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Once sufficient RISCO Stars have been collected, they can then be redeemed for rewards. These rewards comprise a range of tried and tested marketing activities that are proven to increase business exposure and help reach potential customers.

The rewards have been carefully chosen and include the development of a business Facebook page, bespoke e-mail marketing templates, printed company literature, a third party website audit with an improvement strategy, branded videos, Google AdWords and branded workwear.

Commenting on the company’s latest initiative, Greg Smith (marketing manager for the UK and Ireland at RISCO Group) commented: “RISCO Stars is a totally new and unique rewards scheme that’s designed to offer our valued distribution and installation partners genuine ways in which to improve their levels of business activity. We’ve now made gaining access to first class specialist marketing support as easy as possible through the purchase of our innovative products and training, so that there’s always something for everyone to save for.”

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RISCO Group announces strategic partnership with CSL DualCom and unveils new HandyApp

Global integrated security solutions provider RISCO Group has announced a “pioneering” partnership with CSL DualCom. Available now, the award-winning RISCO LightSYSTM 2 and RISCO AgilityTM 3 IP/GSM panels are being supplied as standard with the DualCom WorldSIM®.

CSL DualCom is renowned for providing a platform and products that facilitate the reliable delivery of alarm signals from any protected premises to the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) – and all while reducing or eliminating any erroneous issues for ARCs and installers.

CSL DualCom’s Critical Connectivity® services negate the need for hard-wired IT infrastructure as connection to the Cloud can be achieved across IP or any mobile network using a DualCom WorldSIM®. The multi-network WorldSIM® ensures increased signal reliability and can help to reduce false alarms by up to 90%.

RISCO and CSL DualCom have entered a strategic partnership

RISCO and CSL DualCom have entered a strategic partnership

With the DualCom WorldSIM® onboard RISCO LightSYS 2 and Agility 3 IP/GSM panels, connection to RISCO Cloud is simplified and affords live video verification and access to RISCO’s advanced HandyApp (more of which anon).

Enhancing the feature set of any installation, RISCO Cloud saves time and resources via its remote-servicing capabilities of connected systems.

The WorldSIM from CSL DualCom is quick and easy to set-up. Visit: m2mconnect.csldual.com/risco and follow the registration link provided.

RISCO supports security installers with new HandyApp

RISCO Group has launched HandyApp, an app for Apple and Android devices that brings together everything an installer may need­­ – and it’s all available at their fingertips.

The first smart phone application to provide all sales and installation activities to support professional security installers, RISCO HandyApp provides comprehensive on-demand access to RISCO sales and aftercare services.

Available free-of-charge, HandyApp supports instant access to installation manuals and user guides, as well as sales materials such as product images and brochures.

To help ensure the sales and specification process is made as simple as possible, selected files may be shared with customers via an in-app share button, allowing materials to be forwarded directly via message or e-mail.

RISCO's Handy App for the iPhone

RISCO’s Handy App for the iPhone

Using the QR codes found on RISCO products and packaging, HandyApp can also be used to instantly retrieve specific product information such as part numbers and unique serial numbers. This enables fast access to product materials and easy identification of product details in the app’s Service and Support area.

Additionally, QR codes can be used to activate the Warranty Activation function. Once scanned, any RISCO product’s warranty is automatically extended by six months – increasing the warranty period to 30 months.

Power consumption, battery back-up and anti-code generator calculators are also available to assist security installers. Specified by system, they calculate if additional power supplies are required while the anti-code generator allows alarm panels to be unlocked both simply and efficiently.

The app’s Service and Support area provides a direct connection to the local RISCO support team, allowing any service or warranty queries to be answered quickly and efficiently.

For easier troubleshooting, users can also transfer images directly though the app.

*Click to download the HandyApp at no cost for mobile or tablet devices:

<Apple iOS> Links to: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/irisco/id462155789?mt=8

<Android> Links to: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riscogroup.riscoservice.handyapp&hl=en_GB

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NSI Installer Summit seminars focus on business solutions advice

The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) second Installer Summit was held in Manchester on Thursday 20 November and proved to be a major success, with over 100 delegates and 35 exhibitors in attendance. Brian Sims reports.

The NSI Installer Summit took place at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and showcased contributions from a wide array of top security brands, industry experts and business solutions providers, in turn offering delegates a perfect platform from which to learn about the latest innovations within the industry – including new products and solutions, equipment and tools – and, of course, the latest news from the NSI.

The Installer Summit’s programme of bite-sized seminar sessions delivered by industry experts included a focus on the importance of integrity and performance through the buying chain (presented by Simon Banks of CSL DualCom), the value apprenticeships can bring to a business (described by Kings Security’s Anthony King), Google marketing (courtesy of Clinton Porter from NVisage), employment law tips and advice (discussed by Citation’s Louise Lockett), funding for capital growth (Rob Donaldson of Baker Tilly) and the myths of cloud security (Steve Riley of RISCO Group).

In addition, there was a timely update from ACPO on the reduction of false alarms due to improving technology.

The next NSI Installer Summit takes place in Birmingham next March

The next NSI Installer Summit takes place in Birmingham next March

Speaking about the first NSI Installer Summit to take place in the North West, the NSI’s CEO Richard Jenkins commented: “Following the success of the first NSI Installer Summit in Birmingham last March, we listened to our installers and brought the event to Manchester. The NSI Installer Summit is a truly unique event for our approved companies, providing them with the opportunity to network, see at first hand the latest products from the leading manufacturers, hear from NSI technical experts about developments in standards and be given solutions advice from a number of business-related specialists.”

Jenkins continued: “We believe the Installer Summit adds real value to ‘The NSI Community’, ensuring that NSI approved installers are well informed about developments that impact their industry and their businesses. Given the exceptionally positive feedback we’ve received from both events, we’re delighted to announce that our next Installer Summit will take place in Birmingham on Tuesday 10 March 2015.”

*View a selection of photos from the day via the NSI’s Pinterest site at: http://www.pinterest.com/nsi1/nsi-installer-summit-manchester/

**Download the presentations: http://www.nsi.org.uk/information-centre/nsi-events/nsi-installer-summit-manchester-2014/nsi-installer-summit-manchester-programme/

***If you’re interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the next NSI Installer Summit (which takes place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on 10 March 2015, please contact the NSI via e-mail at: exhibit@nsi.org.uk or telephone 01628 764843. Delegate registration for this event will be launched in the New Year

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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.

Connexion2
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.

Dycon
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.

Kaba
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.”

Pyronix
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’.”

RISCO Group
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.

Skyguard
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.

TDSi
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.”

Winsted
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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