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Finalists announced for the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2017

AWARDS Finalists have been announced for the 2017 edition of the Security & Fire Excellence Awards. The winners will once again be revealed at the London Hilton on Park Lane, on 22 November 2017. The event, which is supported by IFSEC and FIREX International, was sold out in the previous three years so you are advised to book your place as soon as possible.

This year s headline sponsor is Hanwha Techwin, the video surveillance specialist whose flagship brand is the WISENET series of CCTV cameras and equipment. Other sponsors include First Response Group, ICTS UK and Ireland, Oprema, Axis Communications and Honeywell. Find out who won in 2016, when the awards were compered by comedian Jimmy Carr. Here are the confirmed finalists for 2017, chosen from a record number of entries: Access Control Product of the Year (including biometrics) Avigilon Corporation with Access Control Manager (ACM) System with ACM Verify Browser DataScope with Fully-integrated online induction and access control system Doordeck by Doordeck FST Biometrics with IMID Access 4.0 Gallagher Security (Europe) with Gallagher Mobile Connect App Gingers Spark with Micro Power Lock Matrix Comsec with Matrix COSEC DOOR FMX Nedap Security Management with AEOS end-to-end security Paxton Access with Net2 Entry Touch Panel PLATFORMBASE Inc. with ICT Compact Digital Locking System RBH Security Group with RBH AX-R Reader Range Vanderbilt ACT365 Cloud-based Access Control and Video Management Solution ACS Champion of the Year Active Response Security Services Axis Security Cadogan King (Security) (Part of The PCS Group) Effective Security Services Exclusec Security Solutions FGH Security ICTS UK & IRELAND SecuriGroup Services SmartSec Solutions Lovely way to start the week Oculi has made it as a finalist in the Security & Fire Excellence Awards @SecurityXAwards pic.twitter.com/BvQwnpNBbl Luminite Electronics (@LuminitePIR) September 25, 2017 Active Fire Innovation of the Year Accessium with Emergency Evacuations Management System Honeywell Security and Fire with VESDA VEA Nobel Fire Systems with Avantis Fire System Control Panel Ontech Security with Wardiam Pro Fire Trust Security with Haddon Hall, Derbyshire Best Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector Linx International Group Sainsbury s, Mitie, PaS and Sussex Police by Mitie Total Security Management CCTV Camera Equipment of the Year Avigilon Corporation with H4 Mini Dome Axis Communications with AXIS Q1659 Network Camera Dahua Technology Mini Thermal Hybrid Bullet Camera FLIR Systems with PT-Series HD Hanwha Techwin Europe with Wisenet X series of 2MP and 5MP H.265 cameras and domes Hikvision with DarkfighterX Honeywell Security and Fire with equIP camera range Panasonic Business with Aero PTZ Cameras Panasonic Business with WV-X6531N Weatherproof dome camera Reveal with D5 Body Camera Wireless CCTV with WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect) CCTV System of the Year (Excluding Cameras and Lens) Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC) Security System Project Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi) with innoVi Edge Avigilon Corporation with Appearance Search Technology Axis Communications with Axis Camera Station Integrator Suite Digital Barriers with SmartVis Identifier Elmdene International with 4HR-UPS Range Guardia Systems for Beirut City Surveillance Project IDIS with IDIS Smart Failover Pelco by Schneider Electric with VideoXpert Professional SECOM with ROGUES (Repeat Offenders Gallery Under Electronic Surveillance) Sunstone IP Systems with Solar IP CCTV System (SICS) Total Integrated Solutions with West Midlands Combined Authority CCTV system Combined Security & Fire Solution of the Year Accessium with eEscape BT Redcare with Redcare Secure Fire IP Gerda Security Products with ACB Project Lazerbeam Fire & Security with The Westbury Hotel, Mayfair Mitie Total Security Management and Vodafone VSOC Securitas UK Securitas UK with University of Hertfordshire Swift Fire & Security with Caffe Nero Combined Staff Safety & Security Project Communication Product of the Year Carlisle Support Services with Work-IT Concorde Security with IFS CSL with DualCom MiniAir Digital Barriers with SmartVis Identifier Matrix Comsec with SARVAM UCS Milestone Systems with Milestone Husky M550A Panasonic Business UK with IP Video Intercom Qognify with Qognify Extend Situm Indoor Positioning StaySafe Lone Worker Safety Terracom Informatics with MyLoneWorkers PRO Verint with Verint Dispatch Manager STM Account Manager Nigel Moss shortlisted for the Security and Fire Excellence Awards Security Manager of the year category. ‘ ‘ ‘ pic.twitter.com/RZEOvpAkd5 STM Group (@STMGroupLtd) September 22, 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Amberstone Technology with Risk Watch Axis Communications with Removing PVC plastics to boost sustainability with Gatwick Airport Dot Dot Dot Property FGH Security Glevum Security Magenta Security Services Swift Fire & Security CSR programme Vigilance Wilson James Counter-Terrorism Innovation of the Year Frontier Pitts with Terra Gates Gatwick Airport Behavioural Detection Team Stratfor with Threat Lens VSG Customer Care Initiative of the Year BusinessWatch Group Chris Lewis Fire & Security with Getting Serious about Customer Service Crystal Peaks Shopping Mall and Retail Park with Customer Care Exclusec Security Solutions FGH Security with Hospitality at the Core of Our Business ICTS UK & IRELAND ISS Facility Services (Security) in collaboration with ATOS Mitie Total Security Management with Eurostar Mitie Total Security Management with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Mitie Total Security Management with Vodafone VPS Home Security Emergency Response Customer Care Initiative Wilson James with Core Customer Values Great news! We’re so proud to be finalists in 3 categories in this year’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards! @SecurityXAwards pic.twitter.com/JMbc5HqtnK Chris Lewis FS (@ChrisLewisFS) September 25, 2017 Cyber Security Innovation of the Year Axis Communications with Ensuring surveillance camera cybersecurity with Dell and Device Authority Genetec with CHAVE IndigoVision with CyberVigilant Nedap Security Management with AEOS end-to-end security Event Security Team of the Year Croma Vigilant Edinburgh International Conference Centre Security Team Effective Security Services Exclusec Security Solutions FGH Security with Worthy View Security Team Glastonbury G4S with One Love Manchester Concert Team Houses of Parliament with Parliamentary Security Department Jaguar Land Rover with Corporate Security & Business Protection Logic Service Management Boston May Fair Event Security Team SecuriGroup Services with Events Division SGC Security Services Intruder Alarm or Exterior Deterrent Product of the Year Ajax Systems with Smart wireless security system Avigilon Corporation with Presence Detector Axis Communications with AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector Chuango Security Technology with Chuango D11 WiFi & Cellular Smart Home Control Enforcer V10 by Pyronix ERA with HomeGuard GJD with Laser-Watch Luminite Electronics with Luminite OCULi Wireless PIR Camera Ontech Security with Wardiam Perimeter Tyco Security Products / Johnson Controls with Visonic GB-502 PG2 Glass Break Detector Large Security Installer of the Year CBES Kings Security Mitie Total Security Management SecuriPlex Thompson AVC Universal Security Systems VPS and VPS Site Security VSG So pleased to be a finalist at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2017 https://t.co/8HU9j0lcw4 looking forward to the night! pic.twitter.com/BWH6UBbHBm NW Systems Group (@nwsystemsgroup) September 25, 2017 Passive Fire Innovation of the Year Hilti (Gt. Britain) with Hilti CFS-TTS Firestop top track seal LINIAN with LINIAN Fire Clip Parhelion with LDG StripeLight fireman torch Safe Connect with Hot Connection Indicator Security Consultancy of the Year CornerStone GRG CS Risk Management Future Risk Management Linx International Magenta Security Services MIPL QCIC Group Security Management International VIDEF Security Consulting Security Guarding Company of the Year Over 50M Turnover Axis Security ICTS UK & IRELAND Mitie Total Security Management Wilson James Security Guarding Company of the Year Under 50M Turnover Active Response Security Services CIS Security Croma Vigilant Exclusec Security Solutions FGH Security Global Guardians GMS Security Services Kings Security Magenta Security Services Pilgrims Group SecuriGroup Services Vistech Services Security Manager of the Year Andrew Sindall, Senior Security Manager, SGN David Cox, Security Manager King s Cross Estate, Andrews International Jason Hopwood, UK Strategic Account Manager, Santander by Wilson James Kuldeep Kainth, Security Contract Manager, CIS Security Lee Connelly, The King s School, Canterbury by Sunstone IP Systems Mark Burgin, Head of Security & Risk, Crystal Peaks Shopping Mall and Retail Park Martin Falsey, Physical and Electronic Security Manager, Yorkshire Water Matthew Hollick, Security Manager, Axis Security Muhammad Fahim, Eurostar by Mitie Total Security Management Nigel Moss, Account Manager, STM Group (UK) Paul Brady, Contract Manager, Croma Vigilant Shane Bailey MSyI, Network Rail (High Speed) So proud! TWICE: Qognify is a Finalist for Two Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2017 https://t.co/jPtiHZpNqH Hagar Lev (@hagarlev) September 26, 2017 Security Partnering Initiative of the Year Andrews International with Kings Cross Belfast City Centre Management with Retail Crimewatch CBES/Edesix in partnership with Asda with Body Worn Video System Chroma Vision with Westfield London CornerStone GRG with Google FGH Security with Long Term Brand Contribution iNCENTIVE fm with Bluewater Jaguar Land Rover Corporate Security with GMS Security Services SafetyNet Security Group with Leamington Student Street Marshal Scheme Wilson James with Santander Wilson James with Tate Galleries Security Project or Installation of the Year 2020 Vision Systems with the Yorkshire Seabird Centre, RSPB Bempton Cliffs Axis Communications video monitoring system at Chester Zoo installed by NW Systems Carlisle Support Services with Work-IT for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust CBRE Global Workplace Solutions and the Post Office with Modernising the Post Office (Security Systems) G4S with East Midlands Airport Refurbishment Project Meesons Speed Gate Installation at 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham Panasonic Business with Rethinking CCTV in Regensburg Case Study Qognify with Gatwick Airport Integrated Security SECOM with Co-op iCCTV Sunstone IP Systems with Solar IP CCTV System (SICS) Swift Fire & Security Domestic sprinkler Installation at Nottingham City Homes Springhead and Holwood Court Syntinex with Tinsley House, Gatwick Universal Security Systems with the GHERKIN Security Training Initiative of the Year Active Response Security Services with Security Awareness Programme Banham Academy with Traineeship and Apprenticeship Programme Chris Lewis Fire and Security with Core Values Training CIS Security Academy Development Journey Croma Vigilant with Critical Incident Management Training Crystal Peaks Shopping Mall and Retail Park with Continuous Improvement Houses of Parliament with Conflict Resolution Training ICTS UK & IRELAND with Charter Management Institute programme (CMI) Layer 8 with Layer 8 Toolkit Milestone Systems Learning & Performance Program Pilgrims Group with Lifesafe Training Programme Swift Fire & Security Culture of Compliance Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year 2020 Vision Systems Chris Lewis Fire & Security CSS Systems Lazerbeam Fire & Security Meesons A.I.

Security Engineering Sunstone IP Systems Taylor Technology Systems Tyneside Security The Inspiration in HR Award Axis Group & The Axis Academy CIS Security Securitas Ward Security Wilson James We are over the moon to announce that we are shortlisted for TWO entries in the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2017! @SecurityXAwards pic.twitter.com/9eAmnKC8cm Lazerbeam F&S (@LazerbeamF_S) September 26, 2017 Related Topics Young professionals: Share your fire-safety ideas and jumpstart your career (and maybe win a prize) Benchmark Innovation Awards 2017: winners revealed Mike Tennent of Tavcom Training wins posthumous industry contribution award all winners revealed

Breaking: HID Global to buy Mercury Security Products from ACRE LLC

ACQUISITION HID Global, a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, is on the cusp of acquiring Mercury Security Products from ACRE LLC, the group that owns Vanderbilt Industries and ComNet. Founded in 1992 Mercury Security Products supplies OEM access control hardware, with an installed base of four million control panels worldwide. HID Global, which was acquired by ASSA ABLOY in 2000, develops products, services and solutions related to the creation, management and use of secure identities .

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company has over 3,200 employees worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, the deal is expected to go through in the final quarter of 2017. Financial terms of the agreement are not being publicly disclosed. Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc and Raymond James & Associates Inc acted as financial advisors to ACRE and Mercury. Strategic move Divesting Mercury after many years of success since ACRE purchased the business in 2013 is a strategic move that allows ACRE to focus on its core access control, video and intrusion businesses under the Vanderbilt and ComNet brands, said ACRE CEO Joseph Grillo. HID is the perfect home to provide for the continued growth and success of Mercury, which will remain a valued technology supplier to Vanderbilt. We caught up with Grillo, who came third in our roll call of the top 10 influencers among security manufacturers/service providers 2017, at IFSEC 2017, where he emphasised that ACRE is still very much in the market for more acquisitions.

ACRE (Access Control Related Enterprises) has acquired several security businesses since it was formed in 2012 by Grillo, including Schlage SMS from Ingersoll Rand in 2012, Mercury itself in 2013, the Security Products Division of Siemens AG in 2014, and Access Control Technology (ACT) and ComNet in 2016.

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ONVIF Q&A: Latest profiles, cybersecurity and the Highways England project

ONVIF recently launched a new access control profile a specification for standardising technologies from different vendors to promote integration and interoperability and has another in the pipeline. We asked Stuart Rawling, chairman of the ONVIF communication committee, to tell us what the new profiles were all about. Director of global business development at Pelco as well, Rawling also reflects on ONVIF s raison d etre , its cybersecurity work, keeping pace with the dizzying evolution of technology and the organisation s standardisation work with Highways England.

IFSEC Global: Please tell us about the new profile you launched in July Stuart Rawling: Profile A is a sister profile to what we already had in the access control space. We have released Profile C, which enables device configuration, event and alarm management, and door access control. So you can configure those devices with all that information. Profile A is a higher level system profile, more about granting and revoking credentials, changing privileges. And it has a functionality that better enables integration between access control and video management systems. So it fits side by side with Profile C but provides that higher level with more functionality. IFSEC Global: Is it worth explaining the purpose of these profiles for someone not familiar with them? SR: A profile is a feature set pulled from an ONVIF core specification, which is a master document about standardising and interfacing different products from a variety of different vendors. When the industry moved into the IT space, a lot of manufacturers came up with their own interfaces.

ONVIF standardises those interfaces to make integration easier for all types of users, because you can have product interoperability from different vendors using the same interface. From an integration perspective, installation is easier because you re not having to download different drivers. Manufacturers follow a troubleshooting, testing and conformance process that enables that to be done up front, so the users only need to do the system configuration. From the manufacturers perspective, interoperability investment is lower because they can use these standard interfaces to talk to multiple products. It allows them to instead invest resources into bringing more relevant features and iterations to the product line. embedded content IG: Is it difficult to keep these standards up to date given the rapid pace of technological change? SR: Yes, to some degree. You could say that standards in general tend to lag a little bit behind technology. But it all depends on how we approach it.

If you take our next profile, Profile T, which we re working on now, that s an iteration that takes into account the fact that technology has progressed since we released Profile S a number of years ago. We write these standards to be somewhat technology-agnostic. For example, right now the big buzz is 4K, H.265 and things like that. While Profile T can support that, we re not tied to that standard. If some better codec comes out in the future we can still incorporate it into our ecosystem. Because one of the interfaces may be: What video formats does this device support? And the devices can negotiate in which format to transmit between each other. IG: You recently did some work with Highways England? SR: That s a great end user story.

Highways England have a lot of legacy equipment from different vendors. The organisation is trying to standardise their deployment model for the long term so they can use a set standard in a way that allows them more flexibility. We had a standard in the analogue days: PAL in the UK, so the video was very standardised. They are looking for that level of standardisation. ONVIF has been working with them to develop something that can help large organisations migrate to a standardised approach but that also works for different stakeholders in the process. It s very similar to an initiative in the US called NTCIP National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol, the standard for traffic management used by the US Department of Transportation. IG: Anything else you want to add about ONVIF? SR: We tend to get a lot of press these days around the cybersecurity aspects of products, especially with the cybersecurity threats we re reading about every single day. This was a recognised concern for ONVIF several years ago.

The manufacturers got together and as part of our core specification we wrote some security policies for manufacturers to follow, as well as providing a standardised interface for execution policies. But of course, good security is a combination of technology and policy. So while manufacturers who have implemented this standard have the technology, we also rely on the end users and consultants to put in best practices in the deployment of that technology.

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A window to more than the soul?

AI research raises troubling questions about privacy, profiling and wrongful arrest

When Apple introduced TouchID fingerprint readers to the iPhone in 2013 it seemed to suggest the end was nigh for password authentication. Now the latest incarnation of Apple s flagship product the iPhone X will liberate users even from the need to press a button, by automatically verifying their identity using infrared and 3D sensors within the phone s front-facing camera. However, the growing sophistication of facial recognition has generated considerable alarm in the media this week, even if it promises to eventually free us from the tyranny of myriad passwords and the forgotten password process.

A lawyer writing in the Guardian who admits she will still buy an iPhone X says we cannot become complacent to the serious privacy risks it often poses or think that all its applications are alike. AI gaydar A Stanford University professor has been criticized by privacy campaigners and the LGBT community after developing AI can accurately predict people s IQ, political leanings and whether they are gay or straight. The face is an observable proxy for a wide range of factors, like your life history, your development factors, whether you re healthy, said Michal Kosinski, who says his research will stimulate much-needed debate about creating regulatory safeguards to protect citizens privacy. AI could identify people with psychopathic traits a troubling prospect given that most psychopaths do not commit serious crimes and many murderers aren t believed to be psychopaths Inevitably dubbed AI gaydar , the AI correctly identified sexual orientation 91% of the time with men and 83% with women based on a few photos of each face. That his research also suggests a link between facial features and political beliefs lends credence to the theory that ideological outlook is to some extent heritable. Kosinski, an assistant professor of organisational behaviour, said other studies found that conservative politicians tend to be more physically attractive than liberals, because the right-wing world view tends to be against income redistribution and good-looking people are on average more successful in life. Kosinksi s findings also raise the spectre of schools screening prospective students using facial recognition AI. We should be thinking about what to do to make sure we don t end up in a world where better genes means a better life, he said. Psychopathic traits Kosinski also says AI could conceivably identify people with psychopathic traits a troubling prospect given that most psychopaths do not commit serious crimes and many murderers are not believed to be psychopaths.

Even people highly disposed to committing a crime are very unlikely to commit a crime, he said. He also says that AI could weed out potential troublemakers upon entry to concerts and nightclubs in the way that bouncers or security guards make similar subjective judgements based on body language, clothing and signs of drunkenness. Facial recognition is being rolled out across Australian airports next year in a move that could shorten queues and prevent people travelling on fake passports. However, like many technologies, it will be enormously useful to authoritarian governments. A face recognition system deployed by the Met Police at Notting Hill Carnival reportedly had a success rate of 2.86 or more similar to the wanted suspect were flagged as a possible match. This means that a vast number of possible matches will be completely innocent people. These are the face recognition systems where a mistake could mean you are investigated, if not arrested and charged, for a crime you didn t commit.

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Axis Partner Showcase: Don t miss out on connected surveillance and access control solutions from 37 partners

Axis Communications is delighted to invite you to attend its second Partner Showcase in October 2017, demonstrating cutting-edge, connected security tech and best-in-class retail analytics, behavioural analysis, sustainability and cybersecurity. Axis wants you to exploit the opportunities created by rapid changes in technology and future-proof your systems for the changes and challenges of tomorrow. As the market abandons proprietary systems and embraces open platforms which themselves accelerate innovation Axis has gathered 37 integration partners to give you an insight into how you can boost efficiency, enhance processes, cut costs and improve safety and security.

Fit for purpose, fit for future .

An Axis mantra Whether you re a system integrator, installer, distributor, consultant or end user, you will benefit from seeing solutions from the following partners: Aimetis, Agent Vi , Araani, Assa Abloy , Cathexis Europe Ltd , Citilog, ComNet Europe Ltd , Customer Clever Ltd, Dantech Electronic Engineering , Digital Barriers, Dot Origin Ltd, EIZO Limited , Entelec Control Systems, Falt Communications AB , Genetec Europe, Herta Security , IPS, Milestone Systems , Mirasys, Morphean , NVT Phybridge, Observit AB , Optex (Europe) Ltd, P3R Lab , Prysm, Secure Logiq Ltd , Seetec GmbH, Siklu Communication , Sound Intelligence, Telcred AB , Vaxtor, Veracity Ltd , Xtralis UK Ltd, Wavestore Global Ltd Axis Partner Showcase: 11 October 2017: 10:00am-4:00pm BST Tenants Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, UK

Watch: Highlights from IFSEC Southeast Asia so far

IFSEC Southeast Asia The Drone Zone and a business-matching service are making their debuts at IFSEC Southeast Asia, the region s leading fire, security and safety event. The three-day event, which is taking place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), features more than 350 fire and security brands and cutting-edge products in access controls and biometrics, CCTV and surveillance, cybersecurity, drones, fire alarms, fire detection, fire protection, gates and doors, home automation, intelligent buildings, intruder alarms, network security, personal protection equipment, physical security, perimeter protection, x-ray equipment and many other latest technologies in security, fire and safety. Exhibitors include Entrypass, Seagate, Dahua, Comnet, Nemtek, Nocturna, Hikvision, BFT, Falcon Safe, FAAC, Alarms and Automation, Golmar, Entrasys, Magnetic Control, Mobotix, MicroEngine, Propel Network, Senzo, Smartstripe, Ozak, Stratel, Union Light, Videx and many more.

Below you can watch some footage from day one of IFSEC Southeast Asia. With one day left to run, it s not too late to head down to KLCC. embedded content Now in its fifth year, the show attract draws architects, business owners, contractors, engineers, facilities managers, finance professionals, human resources personnel, IT professionals, procurement specialists, property developers, senior management and others from Southeast Asia and beyond. IFSEC Southeast Asia is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors from 51 countries. Drone Zone The Drone Zone, featuring airborne demonstrations of security drones, is making its debut at IFSEC s southeast Asia edition after two successful years entertaining the crowds in London. Live Drone Flying at#IFSECSEA don t miss out pic.twitter.com/vM9TUWiTQ3 Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 6, 2017 Business-matching service The business-matching service, another brand new feature, has matched visitors to the solutions or products that best meet their specific needs. IFSEC Southeast Asia received strong support from Malaysia s Ministry of Home Affairs, Royal Malaysia Police, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) Malaysia Chapter, British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and ASIS International (Malaysia Chapter). Thai handover There was also a big announcement at the show: IFSEC Southeast Asia will take place in Bangkok, Thailand next year and every other year subsequently. Mr M Gandhi announcing that #IFSECSEA will be in Bangkok, Thailand in the even years & odd years in KL #PressConference Mr M Gandhi announcing that #IFSECSEA will be in Bangkok, Thailand in the even years & odd years in KL #PressConference pic.twitter.com/e6E04STt5L Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 7, 2017 Among the special guests at in Kuala Lumpur were the Royal Thai Police, who met with a number of UK companies in the UK Pavilion, including Nocturna, TDSi, Tensor and Squad Asset Track.

Royal Thai Police meeting with one of our UK companies Nocturna #IFSECSEA pic.twitter.com/VkULSaILaO Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 7, 2017 Presentations The Malaysia s Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), PPKKM and APSA have organised Conference Perdana, with a keynote address from YAB Dato Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. The seminars are free for all visitors. The Deputy Director of Crime Prevention & Community Safety Department, Royal Malaysia Police has also delivered a keynote address. Keynote address from Deputy Director of Crime Prevention & Community Safety Department, Royal Malaysia Police pic.twitter.com/rx5rGqIqNz Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 7, 2017 Dato Sri Haji Mustapa Haji Ali, President of the Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) Malaysia Chapter, also spoke. APSA Presidents opening address #IFSECSEA pic.twitter.com/ekgY1nogla Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 7, 2017 Natalya Kaspersky, president and co-founder of InfoWatch Group and Kaspersky Lab, talked about data loss prevention. Natalya Kaspersky from @InfoWatch_ME delivering her conference session on DLP Systems pic.twitter.com/FJtJWSPb4m Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 6, 2017 The third and final day Friday 8 September runs from 10:00am-4:00pm.

For connected home and residential service providers, smart locks open doors to new opportunities

The internet of things is here, it s growing fast and the smart home sits right at its heart. With trusted global brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock, TESA, FAB, Vachette and KESO, ASSA ABLOY has the largest and most advanced range of residential smart locks on the market. Innovative locks including the ENTR , Doorman and Conexis L1 have been integrated successfully with multiple smart-home systems and diverse platforms which transform domestic security and residential services.

Service providers all over Europe telecom companies, utilities, smart-home specialists, home care providers, holiday rental agencies and more have already integrated smart door locks to build better services for their customers. For this new generation of service provider, a smart home starts with a smart door. Opening doors to connected living In Sweden, customers of a PostNord pilot no longer need to wait at home for a postal delivery. They can have parcels delivered inside their front door, if it is equipped with a Yale smart door lock. This integrated, opt-in service works via a single-use PIN code digital key issued automatically to an authorised PostNord driver. In Italy, Home at Hotel holiday rental apartments in Rome and Milan are secured with an ENTR smart door lock. These integrate with the SCLAK smartphone-managed access system, making it possible for guests to enjoy their stay without key hassles. Home by Hotel can now easily deliver value-added services, including grocery shopping and extra cleaning on demand. In Turkey, around 1,700 smart door locks are being installed at Future Park, a new Istanbul development with apartments built around a home automation concept.

Residential technology specialists Aypro designed a custom app-powered system for residents and integrated our lock. In the words of Alper Uludag, Project Manager at Hiper Gayrimenkul, Future Park s developer: Making the decision to work with a trusted global supplier of smart home security like ASSA ABLOY was the best choice. In the UK s smart-home residential market, Yale locks seamless integration with Samsung SmartThings enables door control via the Amazon Echo speaker. Say, Alexa, lock my lock and your wishes are carried out. Can t remember if you locked up at night? Ask, Alexa, is my lock locked? A smart home starts with a smart door lock Doors are as individual as the people who live behind them. To select the right door lock for any system or service, you need to consider door complexity, including multiple geographical standards and norms, door materials and profiles, as well as lock types. ASSA ABLOY offers smart lock solutions for all markets.

Because of its unique global reach, the group has a wide portfolio of advanced smart door locks for Euro, Scandinavian and other relevant door profiles. If your customer wants a smart door lock, chances are ASSA ABLOY has one to fit. Easy integration ASSA ABLOY also makes integration easy. The radio modules on our locks use multiple wireless technology platforms to connect devices. ASSA ABLOY open connectivity includes Z-Wave, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Seos , Thread and more. In addition, an expert team of ASSA ABLOY smart security specialists provides free installation training. Partners also have access to our unique global knowledge base in residential security, part of which was published in the 2016 Smart Home Security Report * . Juniper Research recently forecasted a 1000 percent increase in the installed base of smart-home products by 2020. They identified partnerships as a key adoption driver.

Already we work with smart-home companies across Europe, providing devices to secure homes with the latest smart technology, explains Omer Sagi, EMEA Smart Door Lock Business Development Director at ASSA ABLOY. Our smart door locks are from high-profile brands that Europe s homeowners already trust. We are always on the look-out for opportunities to form innovative partnerships, so we can continue to grow this business together with new and existing partners.

Recap: why partner with the ASSA ABLOY smart door lock range?

A smart home starts with a smart door Smart door locks create new revenue sources and increase customer satisfaction A smart door lock makes innovative domestic services possible Our locks are built using open standards for easy integration with your devices or service ASSA ABLOY brands include Yale, Mul-T-Lock, TESA, FAB, Vachette and KESO, which have established decades of customer recognition, trust and loyalty We offer expert sales and installation training, plus an expert ASSA ABLOY installer network if you need You can share the most up-to-date market intelligence from a global leader

S2 Security launches S2 Magic Monitor version 5

Unified security management S2 Security has launched version 5 of S2 Magic Monitor, which brings access control and video surveillance together with forensics, digital signage and real-time data feeds into a unified interface. New features Dynamic cells. Customise Magic Monitor to meet specific operational requirements and program with dynamic content such as interactive floor plans.

Follow events on screen by navigating through between and through various cameras. Supports touch screen-capable, responsive digital signage for general use throughout the enterprise in public areas such as lobbies and cafeterias Enhanced S2 NetBox access control and event monitoring system integration . Userw can view S2 NetBox systems and portals, drag and drop portals into Magic Monitor cells to view access history with photo identification and momentary unlock directly from the portal cell Extra third-party video management system support Now supports video management systems from Avigilon (Control Center 5 and 6), Milestone (2014, 2016 and 2017) and Tyco (exacqVision) S2 Security says Version 5 brings more advances than ever, allowing users to create maps, floor plans and command panels with amazing ease, says John L Moss, CEO of S2 Security. New support for Avigilon and Milestone 2017 video servers makes Magic Monitor a truly universal user interface for video surveillance applications. Availability S2 Security-certified integrators can already download version 5 via S2 Support Central. Visit the website to find out more. About S2 Security S2 Security Corporation specialises in IP-based access control, video management and mobile security management systems.

Products, which include S2 NetBox Series, S2 NetVR Series, S2 Magic Monitor, S2 Global and S2 Mobile Security Officer, are pitched to premises and businesses of all sizes, from small offices to global corporations with multiple sites.

S2 solutions operate on an open platform and support access control, video surveillance, alarm monitoring, temperature monitoring, intercom and digital signage.

Vanderbilt releases SPC 3.8 with a more intuitive interface and added remote maintenance capabilities

Intrusion detection Vanderbilt has released the latest update to SPC, the cloud-based intrusion detection system it inherited after its acquisition of Access Control Technology Ltd last year. The company says that SPC 3.8 more effectively supports dual authorisations and will make installations speedier and more cost-effective. SPC harnesses cloud services, apps and a dedicated software suite to provide comprehensive alarm management functionality.

The pace at which we are developing our systems is unparalleled, and SPC has a strong legacy, incorporating the latest technologies, design, and manufacturing methods to help drive this pace, says John O Donnell, product marketing at Vanderbilt. SPC 3.8 is a hardware and software intrusion system that keeps pace with market-driven features. Ultimately, we are aspiring towards a future single platform migration strategy within our product portfolio, and SPC is at the heart of this. embedded content Dual authorisation Vanderbilt has updated the interface in a bid to make it more intuitive. There are also enhancements to its remote maintenance capabilities. All SPC systems can be remotely updated as opposed to a more time-consuming, expensive physical site visit to the latest SPC firmware. As we continue to innovate this legacy system, the access engine within SPC has been boosted with additional functionality to support dual authorisation, continues John O Donnell. This escort facility ensures greater security measures when using the system. The support system has been complemented with the ability to obtain support information directly from the SPC help page, allowing access to customer and installer documentation.

The cause and effect engine has also been upgraded with a new layout and options to simplify programming. Vanderbilt is a major player in access control, intrusion detection and video management. We recently caught up with the company s CEO, Joe Grillo, who recently came third in our roll call of the top 10 influencers among security manufacturers/service providers 2017, at IFSEC International 2017. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Power-over-Ethernet advice issued to security installers by Dycon Power Solutions

Power supply developer Dycon Power Solutions has issued the following guidance on the pros and cons of using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to drive security devices. The guidance is aimed at specifiers and installers of security systems. What is Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)?

Put simply, it is the ability to provide a certain amount of power to drive local peripherals over existing network cabling removing the need to provide separate power supply units adjacent to those devices. Why is this good news for the security industry? Imagine how much easier, and cheaper, an installation would be if you didn t have to fit 230vAC spur points all around a site simply to power the PSUs that are required just to power peripherals such as intruder detection devices, CCTV cameras, access control readers, in fact, anything that needs 12Vdc or 24Vdc. If you are running a network cable to a device you don t need any other power, the same network connection can give you up to 35W, more than enough to power most cameras and many other devices Any other benefits? If you have to move a device because of building alterations, or because the risk has changed, with PoE all you do is move the network cable, no need to search for a suitable location to pick up 230vAC! If you are using the PoE to drive Point-of-Sales equipment, like cash tills, this can mean a rapid refit rather than a point out of commission for days But be careful, you can easily select the wrong PoE solution! You will find many products including switchers and controllers that will tell you that they are PoE-enabled, but you need to check, carefully, the actual power delivered or you may find that you don t have enough available to drive all your devices! Installers often find that a system that claims it can power eight or twelve devices actually struggles to cope with even half that! To be really sure, choose a mid-span solution Equally, it is important to note that standard PoE delivers only 15W per channel, is that really sufficient to drive what you are connecting?

Higher-powered, Mid-Span PoE units, ones that conform to IEEE802.3af and IEEE802.3at PoE PLUS, deliver a useful 35W per channel, more than adequate for most security applications. All Dycon PoE units conform to this higher specification. The savings don t stop there though! All Dycon advanced power supply units, including the D1800 PoE range, use switched-mode technology which is the greenest solution available offering over 85%-90% efficiency as opposed to less than 30% with most traditional linear power supply units. What does that mean in real terms? On a 1A 12Vdc power supply, you could save nearly 121KW p.a by using a switched mode equivalent. For the end user that could mean, if you are paying 14p per KWh, savings of up to 17 p.a. in electricity charges. Now multiply that by the number of PSUs that you are using and you can see the savings start to mount up, and will continue to grow as energy costs rise.

The Dycon D1800 PoE range uses the same advanced switched mode technology as the Dycon stand-alone PSUs so these cost savings can also be achieved across your networked devices. Dycon D180X PoE range features Perfect for IP network based cameras (fixed or PTZ), access control systems, POS terminals, IP phones and other IP devices: Available with 4, 8, 12 and 16 ports (see above) 35W simultaneous outputs across all ports Simple and cost-effective way to provide power for IP peripherals Simple plug-in installation with 2 x RJ-45 input/output connectors per port Efficiency higher than 85% at full rated output Unmanaged outputs mean that no programming is required to choose the best path Work with all switchers and controllers Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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