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IFSEC International 2017 introduces exclusive on-site discounts programme

IFSEC Discounts IFSEC is introducing a GroupOn-style programme of exclusive discounts to give security professionals another reason to visit Europe s largest annual security trade show. CSL, Vanderbilt and Anglia Tool Centre are among the many exhibitors that have signed up to the IFSEC Discounts scheme, which gives visitors who pay nothing to get into the show discounts and incentives they will simply not be able to get anywhere but London ExCeL between 20-22 June 2017, when the show is held. Installers, integrators, technology buyers and other security professionals can benefit from a plethora of special offers on products and services spanning CCTV, access control, intruder alarms and more.

Gerry Dunphy, IFSEC brand director, said: IFSEC Discounts is a brand-new reason for customers to visit IFSEC this year with so many exhibitors now using the show to provide exclusive offers and discounts from their stands. The range is huge: everything from power tools delivered by Anglia Tools plus a wide range of solutions such as HD CCTV systems, Smart Wireless DIY Security and Biometric Access Control Solutions from Y3K. IFSEC visitor customers can download the current range of IFSEC Discounts and we recommend keeping an eye out for more as we get closer to the opening day. The discounts programme is one of a raft of new features and benefits debuting at the 2017 edition. Other exciting additions include Borders & Infrastructure Expo, Installer World and Professor Brian Cox OBE being the headline keynote speaker. IFSEC International 2017 takes place between 20-22 June at London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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New video analytics standard in the pipeline courtesy of Euralarm

Security news Switzerland-based trade body Euralarm has been working on a new standard for assessing the performance of the various different video content analytics products on the market. Video content analytics, which first emerged in high-end security systems, is today a more mainstream technique, thanks to developments in IP communications, increasing the demand for the technology across a wider range of security applications. However, the growing use of video content analytics in critical and non-critical applications has not been covered by any standard.

End-users have no way of assessing and comparing the various options available, with some commercial offerings failing to meet expectations. WD 62676-6 Video Content Analysis Performance Testing and Grading is a new standard drafted to provide the security industry and end-users with a way of measuring the various criteria and reinforce confidence in the technique. A new work item based on the draft standard has been accepted by the International Electro-technical Commission s Technical Body TC79. Application guide Working Group 12 is in charge of defining the corresponding standard, which will define the evaluation procedure and criteria for both server-based and on-edge analytics. It will result in an application guide on how to install and calibrate video content analytics on site. A point of focus for the standard will a list of defined situations that are analysed and reproducible for testing the performance of video content analytic algorithms. These include scenarios such as abandoned baggage detection and doorway surveillance. The new standard will define specific operational requirements for creating scenarios and will also provide examples of evaluation video clips for the listed scenarios of the standard and define each scenario s parameters. Euralarm represents the electronic fire and security systems industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy makers and standards bodies.

Members include companies that supply systems and services for fire detection, intrusion detection, access control, video monitoring, alarm transmission and alarm receiving centres. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry. Click here to register your place now to join us at London Excel on 20 22 June 2017.

Vanderbilt s partnership with Citel Spa targets Italy s financial services sector

PSIM partnership Security systems multinational Vanderbilt has partnered with Citel Spa, a supplier of physical security information management (PSIM) software, to further penetrate Italy s financial and industrial sector. Citel Spa uses IT solutions to improve security, safety and buildings management. The firm works with many of Italy s leading banks and financial services providers, supplying its core product Centrax-PSIM operating platform.

The software is designed to integrate hardware and software products from third party companies. Recently Vanderbilt adopted the CEI-ABI protocol for its EN 50131 compliant SPC intrusion detection system, defined for the Italian financial sector. CEI-ABI will be included in the forthcoming SPC 3.8, for integration with Centrax. Nils Fazzini, general manager at Citel, says: In the Italian financial sector, security is obviously a major concern and being able to control, monitor and manage proactively disparate situations via our Centrax platform enhances the ability of personnel to identify and proactively resolve situations. This is the beginning of what I expect to be a very productive relationship with Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt s SPC intrusion detection has a modular design, an embedded internet server and support for wireless detectors. To accommodate changes to layouts within banks, the system can be reconfigured and extended. To reduce disruptive and costly false alarms, the system has automatic and manual facilities for event verification and, as a further aid to dependable operation, all units in the range have integrated emergency power sources. While Vanderbilt is already active in Italy s financial sector, the partnership with Citel Spa will enable the company to target new opportunities.

The operability in SPC 3.8 means the entire system can be centrally managed, monitored and maintained via Centrax which, making it cost-effective and easy to use. Check out the latest security solutions from Vanderbilt at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1225. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

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BA (Hons) Security Consultancy

Is this course for me?

BA (Hons) Security Consultancy

This programme is suitable for those who aspire to become qualified and capable security consultants. It is designed for employees who are currently working in, or have the potential to work in, a key role
with responsibilities for ensuring that security protection is incorporated into operations and organisational functions. Alternatively, you could have experience and skills in security consultancy or management as a generalist or specialist.

We welcome mature students who have not been within a formal education system for some time or graduates from other relevant programmes who wish to continue their professional and academic development.

What will this course cover?

We have designed this course to provide prospective and practising security consultants with a range of skills and knowledge in order to be able to operate with confidence within the security sector. Our aim is to blend the academic framework for consultancy practices with the security needs and requirements for today’s businesses. It will also allow you to develop
your advisory, technical, business, communication and management skills

From an initial focus on the more fundamental elements of security processes, the programme will address the requirements for project planning and management skills and knowledge, before moving towards the development of strategic and other essential functions.

You will benefit from using our virtual learning environment (VLE), which will help you to fit in your studies around your personal and professional commitments and study at times that suit you. This programme is eligible for funding under the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme. Our ELCAS number is 1682.

Attendance and Personal Study

You will be expected to allocate up to 20 hours a week for self-directed study.

Security Consultant Services

SGW have been providing independent security consultant services for the built environment since 2003. Since our formation, we have undertaken projects in many sectors1, which includes; Healthcare2, Transportation3, Tall Buildings4, Public Sector5, Financial6, Education7, Leisure8, Hospitality9, Mixed-Use10 and Industrial11 markets. SGW s Security consultant services and assignments nearly always focus on the assessment of credible threats, site specific vulnerabilities and asset criticality to form a robust security risk assessment. Once the security risk assessment is complete, a foundation is created which helps SGW guide our clients through the process of security risk mitigation, by means of a cost versus benefit analysis. Our Security Consultants are focused to assist a client make an informed decision in relation to risk acceptance, risk avoidance, risk reduction or if possible, risk transfer, in order to create a robust Asset Protection Programme and company or site wide Security Strategy.

We further aim to provide a security plan which is joined up and cohesive between those responsible for ownership, design, construction and management of sites and facilities within the built environment.

Security Consultant Services

Planning Today Protecting Tomorrow, SGW Provides Security Consultant Services for the Built Environment. Security Consultant Services from SGW, incorporates one or more of the following project stage services:

  • Security Threat & Risk Assessment12
  • Security Master Planning13
  • Security Gap Analysis
  • Security Strategy & Concept Security Plan
  • Security Schematic Design
  • Security Detailed Design
  • Security For Tender or For Construction Design Package
  • Security Procurement Support
  • Security Project Management during construction and implementation phases
  • Security Installation assessment, snagging, witness testing and authorising engineer services

SGW provide a comprehensive portfolio of Security Consultant services which can be defined as the protection of the health of the population, the built environment and infrastructure against terrorism, sabotage and crime by the application of engineering and scientific principles . Security is an incredibly broad area with many aspects to take into account.

SGW have a specialists in a number of key security related disciplines, who develop security strategies which Deter, Detect, Delay and Deny access to your critical assets.

The development and implementation of an effective security strategy may include environmental security measures which apply Security Master Planning14 and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)15 principles to a landscape architects conceptual site-plan design, Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems (PIDS)16, Access Control Design, Intruder Alarm Design, Physical Security Design which is based upon attack resistance commensurate with risk rating, Security Control Room Design and Manpower Security Plans which incorporates guard post placement and assignment instructions for the security guards and security control room personnel.

References

  1. ^ sectors (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  2. ^ Healthcare (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  3. ^ Transportation (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  4. ^ Tall Buildings (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  5. ^ Public Sector (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  6. ^ Financial (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  7. ^ Education (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  8. ^ Leisure (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  9. ^ Hospitality (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  10. ^ Mixed-Use (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  11. ^ Industrial (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  12. ^ Security Threat & Risk Assessment (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  13. ^ Security Master Planning (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  14. ^ Security Master Planning (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  15. ^ Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)
  16. ^ Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems (PIDS) (www.sgw-consulting.co.uk)

Kentec to put intelligence and innovation in the spotlight at FIREX 2017

FIREX 2017 Kentec, a UK producer of firm alarm control panels, is going to be exhibiting at this year s Firex International exhibition, taking place on 20-22 June, at Excel London. During the show, Kentec, which can be found at stand number E125, will be highlighting its range of Europe and globally approved marine, analogue, conventional and extinguishing ranges of fire control panels. In addition to the Syncro and Sigma ranges, designed for a wide range of demanding applications, Kentec s UL-listed and FM approved elite analogue addressable fire control panels, Sigma A-XT releasing panel and UL-listed Sigma A-CP conventional panel, will also be on show.

There will also be live demonstrations of the new Taktis product range of fire alarm control equipment and the new Syncro XT+ addressable extinguishing panel. Check out Kentec s latest products in the flesh at FIREX International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E125. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

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Panasonic to take new direction at IFSEC

IFSEC International 2017 Panasonic Business is set to launch a new direction for its European security business at IFSEC 2017, asking the industry to change how CCTV is perceived and procured. Panasonic proprietary technology such as rain wash coating, dehumidification and smart coding technology reduce the overall cost of maintaining and operating CCTV technology. In order to place a value on this, the company has commissioned an ROI calculator, which it will present at IFSEC, which compares the lifetime cost of security cameras from leading manufacturers to determine which provides best long term value.

The calculator examines the cost of data storage and transmission, maintenance and cleaning, the potential risks associated with poor cyber security as well as the revenue generative potential of people counting and age and gender recognition technology. For a couple of years Panasonic has been talking about how its unique embedded camera technologies reduce the total cost of ownership, said John Boyle country manager for Panasonic UK. In addition, our ability to offer end to end cyber security protects organisations against data breaches and prepares them for forthcoming changes to data protection law. So, the traditional approach of procuring on the cost of the camera doesn t do us any favours and we need to change the way the market views the buying of security technology. This year at IFSEC, we want to initiate some new discussions with some system integration partners, who recognise that the cost of the box is only the start of the journey. As a platform for exposure at IFSEC 2017, Panasonic have invested in exclusive sponsorship of the Security Management Theatre, at the same time as partnering with organisers UBM to provide a Panasonic branded meeting space. Through the IFSEC Meetings Service, key security markets such as city surveillance, banking and retail will be able to book meetings directly with Panasonic at the event. The company will also present seminar topics on cyber security, maintenance free city surveillance and smart compression technology across the event at London s ExCeL Centre. We want to take a more consultative approach.

We want to understand the challenges that our SIs have and chat through how Panasonic s uniquely wide technology portfolio can meet their increasingly complex needs, added John Boyle. For more information on Panasonic Security Solutions please visit the website. About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU) Panasonic System Communications Company Europe s (PSCEU) goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organisations efficiency and performance through world leading technology. We help organisations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include security cameras, PBX telephone switches, document printers, Broadcast & ProAV and Industrial Medical vision cameras, projectors, large visual displays, rugged mobile computers and enterprise fire alarms. With around 350 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets. PSCEU is made up of five product categories: Communication Solutions , including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and SIP terminal devices. Computer Product Solutions helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. As European market leaders, Panasonic Toughbook had a 70.1% revenue share of sales of rugged and durable notebooks and Panasonic Toughpad held a 57.1% revenue share of sales of rugged business tablets in 2014 (VDC Research, March 2015).

Professional Camera Solutions offers excellence in image quality with its Broadcast & ProAV product range and solutions as well as Industrial Medical Vision (IMV) technology. Security Solutions , including video surveillance cameras and recorders, video intercom systems, access control, intruder alarms and fire alarm systems. Visual System Solutions , including projectors and professional displays. Panasonic offers the widest range of Visual products, and leads the European high brightness projector market with a 43.9% market revenue share. (Futuresource > 5klm (Jan-March 2015) excl. D-Cinema) About Panasonic Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.72 trillion yen (55.5 billion Euros) for the year ending March 31, 2015. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company s website. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals.

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Fire, emergency and security systems Trailblazer: Gloucestershire event announced

Apprenticeships South Gloucestershire & Stroud College, Berkeley Green Campus, is hosting an Introduction to Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Trailblazer on Wednesday 3 May 2017. Following the apprenticeship reforms taking effect from April 2017, the event will offer the opportunity to find out more about the development and implementation of the apprenticeship standards and how the new apprenticeship levy will affect fire safety and security industry organisations. Lunch and refreshments are provided on the day.

Itinerary 10:00am: Tour the site and facilities/networking 10:50am: Trailblazer standards 11:30am: Apprenticeship levy 11:45am: SGS Security Academy Register here to attend. Email Trudy Hillier or call her on 01453 761135 to find out more. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

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Dell EMC Q&A: open platforms, body-worn cameras and end-to-end security solutions

Part of the group most famous for manufacturing desktop PCs, Dell EMC specialises in hybrid cloud and big-data solutions, built on converged infrastructure, servers, storage and cybersecurity technologies for enterprise customers. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com spoke to the brand s recently appointed general manager for surveillance and security, Ken Mills. We are delighted to provide an excerpt below.

Ken Mills, Dell EMC SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us again today Ken at this momentous time in the history of Dell EMC. Before drilling down a bit into all that s new: congratulations on your appointment as general manager for surveillance and security! Please give us an overview of the Dell EMC surveillance solutions portfolio. Ken Mills: Dell EMC is focused on delivering the best-in-class solutions for the surveillance market in networking, compute, storage, virtualisation, security, client and cloud. We are also focused on building joint solutions with our OEM customers/partners to bring even more value to our end users. Our customers are truly the future-makers, and we are enabling them to innovate faster, build stronger and scale smarter. Stay tuned for a number of announcements for the surveillance market from Dell EMC and our customers. SSW: Are there product announcements on the horizon from Dell EMC too? KM: It is an exciting time to be at Dell EMC right now.

Dell Technologies is now number one in everything, all in one place, and we are bringing this world-class portfolio to the surveillance market. Never before, have our customers and partners been able to modernise their surveillance infrastructure with an end-to-end portfolio like we have at Dell EMC. We are leveraging the same industry-recognised surveillance lab to expand our validated solutions to include the entire Dell EMC portfolio. This is a huge step forward for the industry where for the first time, our customers and partners can purchase with confidence all of their surveillance infrastructure needs from one place: Dell EMC. Read the full interview on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Check out the latest solutions from Dell Video Surveillance Solutions by Dell EMC OEM at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand G250. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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Genetec integrates gunshot detection into Security Center

integration Genetec, the provider of open architecture software, hardware and cloud-based solutions for security and public safety, has integrated ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology from SST Inc into its unified IP security platform, Security Center. By integrating real-time video and data related to gunshot incidents within its IP security platform, Genetec can help reduce emergency response time. The integration, which will be available from the second quarter of 2017, enables law enforcement officers and security teams gain better tactical intelligence, allowing them to get to the exact scene of the incident faster, stay safer and have the ability to engage the shooter, interview witnesses and collect key evidence.

Police officers that are first on the scene in response to gunshot incidents say that typically in these situations it is difficult to ascertain where precisely the gunshot came from and whether the gunfire was still occurring. This creates uncertainties that put police and communities at risk in such situations. Maximal awareness This integration is beneficial for many of our customers who require maximal awareness during emergency situations, said Bob Carter, business development manager at Genetec Inc. Their security operators can now react faster to gunshot incidents and get access to video and metadata surrounding the event. We believe that this technology can greatly improve the safety of communities, and ultimately save lives. ShotSpotter uses wide-area acoustic surveillance automatically activated when gunfire occurs, providing comprehensive outdoor coverage on campuses and in complex urban geographies. The technology, which combines sensors and cloud-based analysis software, is able to triangulate and pinpoint the precise location of each round fired within seconds, the number of shots fired and provide an immediate gunfire alert with an audio clip. The data is immediately sent to SST s Incident Review Center (IRC), a secure data processing and alert validation facility. Here, acoustics experts analyse the data and qualify the incident in real-time.

Once validated, an alert is sent directly to Security Center, in under a minute. Once the alarm is triggered within Security Center upon gunshot detection, operators can quickly access video and other related data surrounding the location of a gunshot alert, and immediately visualise it on maps in the software. Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are instantly pointed at the gunshot location, and bookmarks are automatically created on the Security Center timeline. Operators can then follow shooter events in real-time through the map interface and live video to make informed decisions. Security Center is also able to display relevant metadata on the map, such as type of gunshot, number of rounds, address and so on. Genetec also recently expanded its access control platform with SimonsVoss e-locks. Check out the latest solutions from Genetec at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Genetec on stand F500. Get your free badge now.

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