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IFSEC News: European debut of veracity s end-to-end security system integration set for IFSEC 2017

As new and varied threats drive rapid change in the security industry, IFSEC International 2017 is set to play host to more product launches than ever before. Veracity will be at the show launching their end-to-end security system to the European audience for the first time. Meanwhile, FLIR will be debuting four new security products for professional security and perimeter protection.

There are also new launches for; Genetec, Hikvision, Linx International Group and more. IFSEC International takes place 20th- 22nd June 2017 at ExCeL London. See the first issue of IFSEC news below.

MmWave technology and its powerful role in CCTV

In recent years, there has been incredible growth in the video surveillance market with law enforcement agencies harnessing CCTV to enhance security in problematic areas across cities. But these projects require connectivity to carry video feeds from multiple deployed cameras distributed over one or more sites, to the control room for viewing and recording and analysis. Because of network congestion and interference issues, it is critical for transmission technology capabilities to improve.

Below, three systems integrators discuss the challenges they face with network CCTV projects and how millimeter wave technology has helped them provide the speed, capacity and connectivity needed for today s data-heavy security system deployments. Q: What are some of the challenges inherent in designing and installing video surveillance systems? Marc Hancock, technical director, Net View Systems : There is so much noise, as we like to call it, or traffic on traditional wireless networks (sub-6 GHz networks) that interference proves to be quite a common problem. Obviously, that is a significant issue when the wireless network is part of a city s critical infrastructure, used for its CCTV security. CCTV security deployments require high reliability and availability in order for the CCTV system to prove truly effective but with traditional wireless networks, there is often not enough bandwidth or reliability to deliver the camera responsiveness required. Craig Lerman, president and CEO, LTW : Reliability is paramount when you are working in the public safety space, no matter what the current weather or ambient radio frequency environment is outside. It is critical that wireless network-based surveillance solutions are engineered properly for the environment in which they are operating. In addition, the wireless network components must be resilient, temperature hardened and be designed to operate in the target environment. Public safety networks employ mission critical voice, data and video solutions that cannot lock up or go offline during a storm.

Nick Metcalfe, technical sales, TrellisWorks : Five years ago, two megabytes per second (mbps) was enough bandwidth for each camera on a traditional wireless CCTV network. As camera technology has progressed, that number has gone up significantly. Today, each camera requires anywhere from 10 to 32 mbps of bandwidth, due to the high resolution of 1080p HD cameras and the addition of analytics and other tools. When designing an enterprise or town CCTV network, you can very quickly need 100 mbps. Getting that much bandwidth on a traditional 5 GHz wireless network is very difficult. Find out more about this technology at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Siklu, which develops, builds and delivers the best millimeter wave wireless connectivity radios on the planet , is exhibiting on stand E750 . Get your free badge now. Q: How is millimeter wave technology affecting your surveillance projects and designs?

What is it helping you do that you couldn t achieve before? MH, Net View: MmWave has provided huge cost savings, while delivering a better network and higher video resolution to the customer. We began using mmWave to address the interference experienced on traditional wireless networks, particularly with our city CCTV and traffic projects, and also with critical infrastructure customers, such as power companies. The mmWave backhaul links that we are using for security deployments are cost effective for us as a company and for our end users due to the power and speed of mmWave technology. We can install fewer links or hops as a result. For some projects, we also previously had to lease Internet Service Provider (ISP)-controlled fiber lines for customers to get the required reliability, capacity and speed. Because of mmWave s fiber-like performance, we can use the radios to replace fiber lines, which provides cost reductions and allows us to directly design and control the entire network. CL, LTW: We have been using millimeter wave for a while now and have deployed many links in our larger city-wide deployments. We recently deployed millimeter wave radios in our project with the City of Bethlehem, Pa, for the Hoover-Mason Trestle, which is a recreational walking path 40 feet above the ground at an old steel mill that has been converted to an entertainment venue.

Obviously, there was concern for visitor safety due to the height of the walkway and its use at night, so LTW installed millimeter wave radios for increased bandwidth and throughput for the site s video surveillance system, addressing a lot of the same issues that we mentioned above: bandwidth loads, throughput speeds and reliability and durability in extreme weather conditions. We have found that millimeter wave is really the most cost effective way to access high capacity throughput. The attractive price with the high performance make it a perfect fit for video surveillance wireless networks. Currently, you can buy millimeter wave radios with five GB/sec throughput, which will soon be 10 GB/sec throughput, which is as fast as fiber. Millimeter wave radios have the right form factor, capacity and scalability for the ever-evolving video surveillance systems of today. Craig Lerman, president and CEO, LTW NM, TrellisWorks: As the density of deployment in the 5 GHz frequency band increased, we began using mmWave radio links because the mmWave frequency bands can provide much greater throughput for wireless CCTV systems and at a very affordable price. With mmWave, you never run out of bandwidth and you always have the ability to change an uplink or downlink as needed. Interference from other networks is a rare occurrence. In our designs, we often use a combination of mmWave radio links in conjunction with traditional 5 GHz links, depending on the nature of the project.

Now, we are seeing a trend in which many town councils are replacing leased fiber infrastructure with wireless networks that use mmWave radios for their CCTV systems. The speed and bandwidth are nearly the same as fiber, but the cost is significantly less. Q: Do you expect that adoption of mmWave technology will increase within the physical security industry? MH, Net View: Many of Net View s security projects involve traffic light control systems and variable message signs near roadways as part of a city s CCTV security network. Obviously one can t trench fiber in all of those locations and even when it is possible, it is costly. Since its prices have decreased significantly in the last few years, mmWave technology has become the best choice when fiber is not an option. It is the underlying network design and topology that makes a security system effective and mmWave is allowing us to provide the powerful network needed for today s bandwidth-heavy CCTV systems. CL, LTW: CCTV is being driven by the need for capacity and millimeter wave lends itself perfectly for that application, especially when priced competitively. Millimeter wave radios have the right form factor, capacity and scalability for the ever-evolving video surveillance systems of today.

In addition, the millimeter wave frequency band enables high density deployments without the frequency re-use limitations imposed by lower frequency (sub 6 GHz) solutions. NM, TrellisWorks: As I mentioned, many cities are considering replacing fiber or traditional wireless networks with mmWave technology and in general, the need for higher capacity and more robust wireless CCTV networks is certainly increasing. Through rapid product development, Siklu enables integrators like TrellisWorks to meet our customers demands and requirements. In the future, I think we will see more interest from systems integrators in deploying mmWave links because of how effective mmWave is and because it is easy to install. Ofcom is the UK regulatory body for communications and it requires systems integrators to register all wireless networks and links. Five years ago, there were a few hundred registered mmWave links. Today, there are thousands and that number is only going to continue to grow as technology advances and bandwidth demands increase. Find out more about this technology at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Siklu, which develops, builds and delivers the best millimeter wave wireless connectivity radios on the planet , is exhibiting on stand E750 .

Get your free badge now. Meet the integrators LTW: Pine Brook, NJ, United States Specialty: systems integration for wireless, network, security and energy solutions. Primary focus in public safety deployments, including law enforcement, municipal and state and local government. Net View Systems: Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Specialty: designing and installing integrated electronic security systems and their infrastructure, including traditional analogue systems and High Definition and IP systems. TrellisWorks, Ltd.: Thatcham, Berkshire, United Kingdom Specialty: designing and installing comprehensive network wireless solutions, radio and 4G communications, IT support maintenance, mobile data routing and simulation. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals. Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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Redvision previews fast, accurate, silent PTZ and customisable camera housing ranges

Video surveillance Redvision gave its customers and industry professionals a sneak preview of its latest innovations with the help of a top magician last night. The UK-based manufacturer of high-end video surveillance cameras unveiled the Valant, a PTZ camera that Redvision says moves faster, more accurately and more quietly than anything else on the market. It also gave invited guests a first look at Vega, its customisable camera housing.

Both ranges will be launched officially at IFSEC International 2017 between 20-22 June (get your free badge now ). Apart from hors d oeuvres and prosecco, attendees were treated to some impressive tricks by entertainer and magician Nick Einhorn. The cameras were even deployed as Einhorn s assistants, with a thermal camera helping him avoid a nail through the hand in one audacious trick. In another, a Valant swiveled stealthily and picked out from among many playing cards stuck to the walls about 30 feet away the very cards chosen by members of the audience (the identity of which they had obviously kept to themselves). Popular with high net worth individuals and critical national infrastructure, Redvision cameras are very much pitched at the premium end of the market and last night you could see why. The clarity of the images and accuracy of the movement were both evident, as was the complete absence of motorised sounds when they swivelled into position. The Valant even remembers and reverts to its correct position if knocked out of position. The Valant will be available in standard, adaptive IR and adaptive white light models. In a market with so little aesthetic variety, Redvision s rugged, customisable housing is an intriguing innovation.

The Hampshire-based company plans to customise the housing to specifications by customers in a wide range of markets. Guests were also shown a special feature video that showcased the cameras capabilities. The innovation that accounts for the quietness has more than just an auditory benefit. Infinity motors, which are magnetically driven, could also reduce total cost of ownership because there is less contact between moving parts and therefore less wear and tear. The event took place at headquarters of IFSEC International s parent company, UBM, in Southwark, central London. The Valant and Vega ranges will be launched and on display at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Redvision on stand D1150. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

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More than half of UK business owners unaware of incoming data protection law

GDPR Some 84% of small business owners and 43% of senior executives of large companies in the UK are unaware of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to a study by Shred-it. From May 2018 the GDPR will replace existing European data protection laws. The purpose of the law is to bring greater strength and consistency to the data protection given to individuals within the EU.

Shred-it s Security Tracker survey, conducted by Ipsos, also found that only 14% of small business owners and 31% of senior executives knew the fine associated with the new regulation, which is up to ‘ 20 million or 4% of global turnover, even despite 95% of senior executives and 87% of small business owners claiming to have some understanding of their industry s legal requirements. If businesses breach the forthcoming legislation and fail to grasp its implications they not only risk severe financial penalties, but also any reputational damage. Research shows that 64% of executives agree that their organisation s privacy and data protection practices contribute to reputation and brand image. Only 40% of senior executives, claiming to be aware of the law, have begun to prepare for the GDPR. This is in spite of 60% agreeing that the change in legislation would put pressure on their organisation to change information security policies. Robert Guice, senior vice president Shred-it EMEAA, says: From implementing stricter internal data protection procedures such as staff training, internal processing audits and reviews of HR policies, to ensuring greater transparency around the use of personal information, businesses must be aware of how the legislation will affect their company to ensure they are fully compliant. According to Guice, governmental bodies such as the Information Commissioner s Office (ICO), must take a leading role in supporting businesses to get GDPR ready, by helping them to understand the preparation needed. We recently reported on how the Minister for Digital and Culture offered reassurances over the impact of a data protection law coming into force next year on the use of facial recognition technology for crime-fighting purposes. Check out the findings of the Shred-It survey in infographic form below Attend IFSEC International 2017 to stay protected As systems and software become increasingly connected, the consequences of a cyber-attack become greater every day, with the average breach costing businesses up to $3.8 million, do not leave it until tomorrow to act.

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How network video can support suicide prevention on the rail network

It describes some current suicide counter-measures and details the size of the challenge which the rail industry faces. This paper explains how IP network video can support existing measures in order to provide an effective overall suicide prevention solution. This paper does not attempt to find broader resolution to the questions around suicide and refrains from exploring the personal and tragic circumstances surrounding many of the individuals who find themselves attempting or committing this act.

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HID Global expands IoT services for asset management and equipment monitoring

access control HID Global has added item management to its location services and has launched new condition monitoring services that analyse equipment performance. The new additions extend the company s portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) offerings for organisations. HID location services for item management monitor the location and movement of assets and equipment across different locations or in a specific area, to help combat asset theft.

The condition monitoring services provide real-time analysis of equipment performance and health. Potential end-users include hospitals, factories and industrial firms. Optimise equipment efficiency Every day, organisations seek to address pressing concerns around the misuse, tampering or theft of assets, as well as unforeseen equipment downtime. HID s latest solutions make it possible to quickly locate items, provide valuable equipment data to optimise equipment efficiency, plus react quickly to critical events or instantly know when equipment fails, says Mark Robinton, director of strategic innovation at HID Global. The HID Location Services capabilities can quickly locate items, ranging from ladders and carts, to emergency hospital equipment. The technology also provides predictive analysis to forecast the future location of an item in environments, such as manufacturing or hospital floors, airports, or shopping centres. In many instances an item s location can impact workforce safety. Facility managers can use geo-fences to easily deploy alerts by establishing policies that monitor incoming vehicles, hazardous materials or dangerous equipment in multiple locations. HID conditioning monitoring services provide predictive analysis for ensuring the optimal performance of vending machines, conveyor belts, heating and cooling systems, medical and other equipment.

The technology can help reduce operations and maintenance costs. Accurate predicted failures of components can allow repairs and replacements to be scheduled in at suitable times, reducing down time. Bluvision, part of HID Global, is supplying the new offerings, which are based on a common platform that leverage Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and include HID s Bluzone cloud service, Bluetooth beacons and BluFi gateways. HID Global are exhibiting at IFSEC International, which takes place between 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1250. Get your free badge now. Can you afford not to attend? Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018. Register for IFSEC International 2017 to discover the latest products designed to protect your buildings, your assets, and your people.

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Bull Products, life safety specialist for the construction industry, to exhibit at London ExCeL

FIREX International 2017 Bull Products will showcase its Cygnus fire alarm system, fire/spill/first aid first responder stations and Fire 360 service at FIREX International 2017. The Hereford-based company specialises in life-safety equipment for the construction industry. The Cygnus wireless alarm system is the most adaptable temporary fire alarm system used in the industry, says Bull Products.

The Cygnus range can connect up to 480 individual units in 15 different zones using class one radio. An advanced cause and effect set up between zones is suited to complex projects. Fire, spill and first aid first responder stations are fully mobile and can be deployed at strategic locations around construction sites. Fire 360 is a 12-step plan for a comprehensive fire strategy that ensures compliance and protects people and assets from the risk of fire. Bull Products arranges for a BAFE-certified advisor to attend construction sites within 48 hours of commencing a Fire 360 plan. The advisor then assesses requirements and provides detailed advice on fire safety strategy. We re delighted to be showcasing our diverse range of products to the fire and security industry, says Matthew Trigwell, sales director at Bull Products. The show is a great opportunity for customers to find out more about our products and services and a way for us to discover prospective clients. Established in 2001, Bull Products is an independently owned manufacturer and importer of fire protection, fall arrest and first aid equipment, spill control and a range of other life-saving products for the construction industry.

Check out Bull products and find out about their services at FIREX International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand F80. Get your free badge now.

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National approvals for CE-marked products an unnecessary barrier to trade, says EAPFP

Passive fire protection The European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP) has condemned additional national approvals for CE-marked construction products as an unreasonable barrier to trade and a clear contravention of European law. The association was responding to the introduction of a new national approval for some construction products in Germany, including passive fire protection. The current draft of the German Regulation (Verwaltungsvorschrift) does not permit the use of certain CE-marked construction products without an additional national document.

Called Bauartgenehmigung (acc. to 16a, Musterbauordnung/MBO, 2016) this links usage in a building directly to the product via the applied European testing and classification standards. By apparently declaring product-related requirements that already incorporate usage requirements as building-related requirements, the German authorities have created a variety of installation and job-site headaches, according to the EAPFP. Infringement of the Construction Product Regulation The association says that additional approvals, such as the requirement for construction products to declare all required performances for the use of such a product in the declaration of performance (DoP) or European technical assessment, are a barrier to trade. They therefore infringe the Construction Product Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, Article 8, para 4. This states that A Member State shall not prohibit or impede, within its territory or under its responsibility, the making available on the market or the use of construction products bearing the CE marking, when the declared performances correspond to the requirements for such use in that Member State. The EAPFP contends that the free movement of construction products is fundamental to the fortunes of the fire protective products industry and the construction sector as a whole. National barriers, potentially explainable and justifiable from historic perspectives, and related to short-term objectives, are detrimental in the long term to our market sector, and thus for the economies of European Member States, says EAPFP president Joric Witlox. EAPFP supports the CE-mark as the only mark, that assesses the product characteristics, allowing access to the market.

The association says its position on the issue is supported by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which in a judgment on 16 October 2014, case C-100/13, also advised that Germany was impeding the free movement of construction products. Exova Warringtonfire and Exova BM TRADA are to undertake live installations of passive fire protection measures as part of this year s ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone at FIREX International (20-22 June 2017, Excel London). Get your free badge now Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas. From the brand new Drone Zone, the ARC Village, ASFP Passive Protection Zone, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition and more, it s all under one roof so you ll never miss a beat.

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A brief history of the transformative effect of innovation on the physical security industry

Photo: Closed circuit TV monitoring at the Central Police Control Station, Munich, Germany, in 1973 When considering the role of technology in security, it s easy for those outside the industry to think about the cyber side of things. Of course, more traditional and physical security services have changed profoundly through technological innovation over the decades too. Keeping buildings and personnel secure historically depended on the use of eyes and ears, people looking and listening for intruders and potential threats.

However, technology has now evolved to a point where they don t work alone. CCTV CCTV is perhaps the prime example of this. A staple of physical security, it catches things that may be missed by patrolling eyes. It s come a long way since its inception too. Initially developed during the Second World War, closed-circuit television became commercially available in 1949 and a domestic version was granted patent in 1969. There was one big problem, though: there was no functionality for recording so constant monitoring of the playback screen was required to render the system useable. CCTV 1980s style Things got easier in the 70s with the emergence of the VCR. Video surveillance and security were boosted dramatically. Monitors could be left unattended, safe in the knowledge that nothing would be missed.

Concrete proof of anything happening could be attained and criminals caught on the back of captured video. Further advancements in technology allowed CCTV to further tighten security. The VCR, which wasn t exactly renowned for its image and video quality, was supplanted by superior digital technologies throughout the 90s and noughties. Better resolution, more efficient storage and easier retrieval made for the basis of new innovations. In modern times, high-definition display and cloud-based systems have made for further improvements including an ability to monitor larger areas and provide clearer views of perpetrators if required. Walkie-Talkies Affectionately known as walkie-talkies, handheld transceivers play a pivotal role in many security setups, particularly larger ones. Offering instant communication, they are used by the likes of the police forces and military units around the world. They have helped to secure some of the toughest climates it the world and continue to do so. The initial eyes and ears model of physical security is toughened up with findings being able to be reported immediately.

This is of particular use when findings are time sensitive, for example, a thief running from the scene of a crime. A very able deterrent, walkie-talkies provide the link between seeing and doing that is so often need when it comes to security. Lighting So simple yet powerfully effective, security lighting illuminates an area making it easier for potential wrongdoers to be seen. Whilst it may seem pretty straightforward on the surface, many elements of lighting have had to change over the years to make them it as competent as it is today. Whilst bright lights have always been used, lighting that is overbearing can actually make it harder to see from the outside. On top of this, mismanaged lighting setups can result in glare, which again has an impact on the ability to see what is going on. There are also considerations needed for the processes for monitoring the illuminated area human eye or CCTV. With this in mind, lighting has been crafted to stand in line and not potentially be obstructive to security. Illuminated glows that highlight areas are likely to deter criminals, boosting surveillance.

Alarms Visual and audible deterrents in equal measures, security alarms are incredible at their job. The usual sensors used in these systems are PIR sensors will trigger an alarm when a person walks past. They ve stood the test of time for sure but more advanced technology is making for a new level in alarm security. There are a whole host of alarm triggers and actions that can be used to further strengthen and safeguard premises. Modern triggers may include: Glass or windows breaking Vibrations, such as those in building attacks Increased soundwaves, sometimes ultrasonic Photo-electric beams, laser alarms In most cases, security is strengthened thanks to the high-pitched sound that is made when one of these is triggered. More modern approaches can use a number of alternative actions based on a specific environment. Doors can be slammed shut, CCTV can begin rolling and services halted to protect anything of value. Biometric Recognition Technology Limiting access to certain areas can sometimes be tricky. Recognition software, however, takes all of the difficulty away whilst simultaneously improving security.

There are three main types facial, iris and fingerprint. All three provide stronger protection than a key. Without pre-cleared fingerprints, iris patterns or facial features, entry is impossible. These systems generally work very well. Fingerprint identification is impossible to clone or fool so is mightily secure. Early versions of facial and iris recognition software came in for criticism as they were sometimes able to be manipulated by using photos of somebody with authorisation. Later and more modern versions have been developed with a view to eliminating such problems. Advanced technology means that it is much harder to crack these systems, tightening security significantly. Shut Down Rooms In a similar way to light sensors detecting no movement and turning lights off, some people have implemented whole rooms based on such technology.

The benefits of this from a security viewpoint are huge. Where rooms are keeping sensitive information and valuable possessions, it is often imperative that strong security measures are in place. Timers can be set to manage closing and locking windows, powering down electronics (which may require a password to turn on again) and locking doors. Rooms can also be shut down manually or remotely offering controlled security for any situation. An Evolving World Although physical security still has somewhat of a dependence on eyes and ears, technology has played a huge role in its advancements over the years. There are literally thousands of ways in which security has benefitted from advancements made in tech and will surely find even more further on in the future. Chris Perry of NVC Security works to make more secure environments a reality. From outdoors to indoors and commercial to domestic, he believes tech can help in all areas of security. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Be the first to see the very latest in security tech for 17/18 at IFSEC International, where around 600 manufacturers will be attending, including this year s new additions to the show; OSI Electronics, Redvision, L3, ABLOY, Cisco and Meraki to name just a few.

Not only that, in a constant strive to offer our visitors the best ROI possible, IFSEC this year is launching a brand new discounts programme. We are able to offer discounts averaging 20% across a large range of products at the show. Click here to register your place now to join us at London Excel on 20 22 June 2017.