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Manned Guarding Security Services Company

Our mission is to assist our customers in solving business protection issues with a Security Patrol Services or Guard Dog Security Services to Construction Site Security Services solutions by coordinate the right management team and high-level solutions to solve any security problem within a budget, schedule and scope in addition to a top priority of Customer service, we meet with our customers to discuss issues and formulate a strategic solution and safety measure plan, that denote the scope ensure and effective implementation of health and safety, risk assessment and environmental guiding.

What We Offer

Our Manned Guarding Security Services Company provide a uniformed security guards are trained to the high standards that are set by Security Industry Authority (SIA), they also undertake further training and gain accreditation from customer service and investigation technique courses. Our Guards maintain positive working relationships with visitors and company staff and they have the ability to think quickly and make quick decisions and deal effectively with unexpected situations. Our uniformed dog handlers (Guard Dog Security) are trained to the high standards that are set by Security Industry Authority (SIA), they also undertake further training and gain accreditation from the National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) and British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT), and many also have police and army experience.

Mobile Security Patrol Services1

Our Uniformed Mobile Security Patrol officers are trained to the high standards that are set by Security Industry Authority (SIA), they also undertake further training and gain accreditation from customer service and investigation technique courses. They communicate effectively with staff and customers and have the ability to think quickly and make quick decisions to deal effectively with unexpected situations.

Construction Site Security Guard Services2

Our Uniformed Construction Site Security Guards are SIA Licensed, Insured, and NASDU BIPDT trained, at work they use the infrastructure of a conditional objectives to the Knowledge of health and safety and Risk Assessment, they undertake further training and gain accreditation from customer service, know how to maintain positive working relationships, also have police and army experience.

  • SIA Licensed 100%
  • Insured 100%
  • Trained 100%
  • Cost Effective 100%

9Guard Security Services company, operation policy`s and the associated procedures are monitored and reviewed every year on a regular basis to ensure that they remain current and applicable to the company s activities. We do inducting our guards on every new site, all so we do have regular refreshment of induction every 1 to 2 months, in addition we provide guidance and tools to help our Guards understand what they need to do to control and assess the risks in workplace.

9Guard Security Services and employees have a responsibility to assist in the effective implementation of the Policy within their work area and included within their duties, they understood and aware of their responsibilities contained in the Company Health and Safety Policy, al so they taking the necessary training, instruction and generally assist management in carrying out its duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

9Guard will fully comply with the duties placed upon it within the requirements of legislation, whilst at all times complying with, as a matter of best practice, the requirements and duties set out within Approved Guidance as issued by the Environment Agency and other organisations

9Guard Security dedicated to providing Insured, consistent and dependable security services in line with the Insurance requirements and contract specifications of our clients. We do this through our 10000000 Public liability insurance to protects us and our clients or members of the public or property damage.

  • Risk Assessment 100%
  • Health & Safety 100%
  • Environmental Guidance 100%
  • Insured 100%

Manned Guarding Security Services Company

Industrial Estates

9Guard Security Services deter shoplifting as well as vandalism, we are the most effective security methods for Industrial Estates and Retail Security we provide with cost effective all so we aim to give 100% customer satisfaction

Construction Site Security

9Guard Security Services provide our customers with professionally SIA NASDU BIPDT trained Guards with Cost Effective Construction Security along with risk assessment and professionalism, using well skilled and experienced construction security guards with environmental guidance for our customers

Manufacturing Premises

We work as a part of your team to ensure a customer friendly approach is consistently achieved. Our security guards are one of the most effective security methods utilized in the security field, all so have the able to get along well with co-workers and accept supervision and the ability to convey thoughts in a focused and tangible manner.

Our Responsibilities
We will provide you with FREE high-profile Security Warning Signs around the perimeter of your premises.

Or We will provide you with a dog handler trained to the high standards that are set by Security Industry Authority (SIA) with further training set by National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) and the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT).

We will provide you with a dog unit marked in the style of a police car and specially adapted to ensure the welfare of our dogs, including air conditioning.

Patrolling every hour & perform security checks to ensuring site or property are maintained; door and gates are kept secure. Carry out a visual inspection to ensure equipment is save.

UK Metal Theft

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said UK metal theft had doubled in the past five years to about 1,000 reported incidents a week, the crime causes costs the UK economy about 770m a year, And Britain s 5bn-a-year scrap industry is facing tougher regulation as part of a government crackdown on metal theft

Cost of Retail Crime

Cost of retail crime rises to 1.6bn. The figure covers retail crime of all types and includes the value of goods stolen and damage done. The survey gathers data from 44 retails groups 58% of the sector by turnover and is claimed to be its most comprehensive crime survey so far. It found that nearly one in 20 stores was robbed during the year. The average cost of each incident tripled to 3,005, from 989 the previous year, a result of more organised offending

Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)

Vandalism in the UK is falling at a quicker rate than almost any other type of crime, according to official figures.

What are the possible reasons behind this The 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimates that there were 2,051,000 violent incidents against adults in England and Wales.

As in previous years, assault without injury accounted for the largest proportion of all CSEW violent incidents (42%), followed by wounding (24%), assault with minor injury (22%), and robbery (12%)

Advising and counselling visitors and making sure they have access to professional help if needed, in addition to Monitor and authorize entrance, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises
We will provide you with guard dog, whilst offering a deterrent to the criminal is appropriately trained and controlled by our experienced dog handlers.

We will provide you with a daily activity report.

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  1. ^ Mobile Security Patrol Services (9guard.co.uk)
  2. ^ Construction Site Security Guard Services (9guard.co.uk)

Dell EMC Q&A: “Customers don’t want vendors pointing the finger at each other when there’s a problem; they want integrated…

Dell EMC specialises in hybrid cloud and big-data solutions that are built on converged infrastructure, servers, storage and cybersecurity technologies for enterprise customers. Nicholas Thermenos, the company s director of sales and marketing for surveillance and security in the Americas, spoke to our US-based media partner SecuritySolutionsWatch about the video surveillance landscape and how the industry is meeting soaring demand for video data storage. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us today, Nick.

Before drilling down into how Dell EMC is making the world safer, please tell us about your background. Nicholas Thermenos: Since joining Dell EMC I ve been in a variety of technology leadership positions. I m currently responsible for our video surveillance sales strategy and business for the Americas. Prior to joining Dell EMC I spent 11 years at Microsoft in both technical and business leadership roles. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Manchester, Paris, Boston the security environment has never been more challenging. What trends are you seeing in the field with your customers as the never-ending race continues to make better decisions faster vs. the bad guys? Nicholas Thermenos: Video Surveillance is going through a fast-paced digital transformation from low cost, decentralized data repositories to true Enterprise Class, centralized infrastructure requirements. The increase in IP cameras, retention times, and the assurance that data will be available when needed, is moving customers to find new way to retain, store and access video surveillance data.

Business leaders are beginning to recognize that there are valuable insights to be gained from the vast amount of data that is being collected. Customers, particular business leaders, are looking to capitalize on the data contained in these video images. Both of these trends are changing the landscape of storing and accessing video. Read the full interview on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com 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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At IFA 2017, smart locks open doors to the connected, integrated home services of the future

Visitors to IFA 2017 will discover a truly smart home starts with a smart door. ASSA ABLOY s trusted home security brand Yale is showcasing its Yale Smart Living range. In Hall 6.2, at Stand 110, attendees can view and handle the latest Yale Smart Living solutions including smart door locks.

They can also discover applications for our locks beyond home security, and discuss with our experts how to integrate these smart devices into a compelling service for their residential customers. With a few swipes on a palm-sized screen, we can order a taxi, check our bank balance, and book a train journey or even a private jet. The latest smart door locks also make it easy and secure to open and monitor your front door with a smartphone, and to integrate your lock with residential services in telecoms, utilities, home care and more. Connected living begins with a smart door lock. Yale smart door locks exhibited at IFA 2017 include: ENTR : Replacing an existing lock cylinder with an ENTR smart door lock enables you to access your home or office via app, keypad PIN, remote control or even your fingerprint. The showcase also features the new ENTR S , designed for Scandinavian doors. Doorman: Insurance approved and specifically designed for the residential market, this smart door lock offers a complete retrofit solution for Scandinavian doors. It also integrates seamlessly with leading smart home and security systems. Conexis L1: The UK s fastest-growing smart door lock enables keyless entry and integration with multiple home security devices.

Also available at the stand is ASSA ABLOY s recent Smart-Home Security Report , published in conjunction with IFSEC Global. This exclusive ASSA ABLOY publication is aimed at potential partners and other businesses working in the residential sector, and is packed with market data and insights on smart door locks and their role in the fast-growing market for smart-home services. Download the report for free here . Elsewhere at IFA, visitors can see Yale smart door locks in action with demonstrations and live integrations with a range of services. Smart door locks in action Residential service providers across Europe including telecoms companies, domestic utilities, smart-home specialists, home care providers, rental agencies and more have already integrated Yale smart door locks to build better services for their customers. In Sweden, customers of PostNord no longer need to wait in for a postal delivery. They can have parcels delivered inside their front door, if it is equipped with a smart door lock. The new service works via a single-use PIN code issued automatically to an authorised PostNord driver. In Turkey, around 1,700 Yale smart door locks are being installed at Future Park, a new development where apartments are built around home automation.

Residential technology specialists Aypro designed an app-powered system for residents and integrated our lock. In Italy, Home at Hotel holiday rental properties are now secured with a Yale ENTR . Locks are integrated with the SCLAK app-powered access system, making it much easier for guests to enjoy their stay without key hassles. And now, Home by Hotel can more easily deliver value-added services, including grocery shopping and extra cleaning on demand. Why partner with ASSA ABLOY? It s easy for all kinds of companies to build smarter domestic services with ASSA ABLOY. An expert team of ASSA ABLOY smart security specialists provides free installation and sales training for staff. A partner can then use their existing network, or harness the vast ASSA ABLOY installer network. Unlike other lock companies, ASSA ABLOY has a global footprint, with the widest range of smart locks available in Euro, Scandinavian and other relevant door profiles.

If your customer wants a smart door lock, chances are ASSA ABLOY has one to fit. We also encourage providers in any domestic service sector to speak to us, to find out how we can help them use our smart door locks to take their services to the next level. We already have many success stories to share. says Omer Sagi, Smart Door Lock Business Development Director at ASSA ABLOY. We really understand how complex doors can be and that s what makes it simple for service providers to partner with us. Plus, our smart door locks are from a high-profile brand that Europe s homeowners already trust. Key takeaways The Yale brand has established decades of customer recognition and loyalty Our locks are built using open standards for easy integration with your service Locks can complete a smart home setup with trusted smart security We offer expert sales and installation training, and an expert ASSA ABLOY installer network (if needed) You get to share the most up-to-date market intelligence from a global leader Throughout IFA 2017, ASSA ABLOY experts are available in Hall 6.2, at Stand 110, to discuss integration opportunities.

Let us know if we can help you give your customers an even better service with smart home technology.

The official body-worn camera supplier for UK prisons on industry trends, VideoManager and VideoTag series

Edesix is a big player in the burgeoning body-worn camera market. Indeed, it is the official body-worn camera provider for the UK prison service and has said that 2016 was its best-ever year for contract wins. On the product development front, Edesix has already launched a series of head and torso-mounted body-worn cameras as well as the small, discrete VideoTag series.

in 2017. IFSEC Global recently spoke to Richie McBride, the Edinburgh-based company s CEO, about Edesix s direction of travel, its latest products, the future of body-worn video and its recent presence at IFSEC 2017. Richie McBride IFSEC Global: Where is Edesix positioned in the body-worn video (BWV) market? What are your USPs? Richie McBride: Whilst Edesix have a comprehensive range of BWV solutions to meet the needs of our customers across a range of different industries, Edesix prides itself on the back-end solution developed to meet the needs of our customers, and we believe this is what makes our solution unique. Our VideoManager software is the most advanced BWC management software on the market and, paired with our smart networking options, Edesix s full BWC solution means that rolling out any number of body cameras, from 1 to tens of thousands, is efficient and futureproof. VideoManager has all the security features expected of a video management software fit for police and criminal justice. It ensures access to video footage is limited to correct user profiles, utilises encryption keys so only authorised users can access footage from cameras, and provides a full audit trail of each piece of video captured. embedded content In conjunction with this, by utilising our various hardware products such as EdgeControllers, DockControllers and RFID readers, efficient, fast and secure use of pooled cameras from multiple locations is simple, speeding up deployment times and minimising the amount of training required.

We work with all our customers to ensure that the roll-out of their BWCs is suited to their needs, operational workflow and staff routine. We pride ourselves on meeting roll-out deadlines, and have a fantastic track record of on-time roll-outs (eg PSNI and HMPS). Most recently, Edesix has launched ONStream, a gateway product which allows users of our cameras to integrate footage directly to any ONVIF-compliant VMS in short, you can watch live BWC footage alongside fixed CCTV, complementing the static video with video and audio from the perspective of a wearer on the ground we believe this to be an industry first, and are proud to be working with market leaders such as Milestone and Genetec. IG: What was the thinking behind the launch of the VideoTag Series? RM: Our VB-300 series of BWC has been successful within the security market, but having worked closely with VMS integrators, we found that there was a need for a camera which acted in the same way as the VB-300 (with Wi-Fi capability, VMS integration, and high-quality audio/video) for non-security users who didn t require full-shift recording and at a lower price-point, with a smaller footprint. The VT series evolved from this requirement to provide non-security staff with the same protection and recording abilities, without the requirement to record regularly and continually. The VT-50 incident recorder has been designed to be worn for up to 3 months on stand-by, without charge, and requires minimal training and intervention from the wearer if an incident occurs, simply press record and the footage will automatically stream or offload. We believe that VideoTags work well both independently and as a complementary security product. On its own, it provides the wearer with the protection of any BWC, and captures evidential quality footage for reasons such as criminal prosecution, proof of actions taken etc.

However, the VT is also perfect as an incident response tool, and for gathering a full picture of events. With multiple staff wearing VTs, in conjunction with CCTV and/or VideoBadges, if a major incident were to occur, multiple viewpoints could be collated in real-time to assess threat and provide adequate response. IG: To what extent can you and do you help customers navigate the regulatory and political hurdles when it comes to deploying what remains a fairly new technology? RM: We will always work with our customers to ensure that their questions around regulation are satisfied, and that their use of BWCs is suitable for their industry and requirements. None of our cameras are covert or designed for hidden use. Our cameras are configurable to allow approved users to switch on/off LEDs or notification-tone alerts when the cameras are recording to suit regulations. We also offer the ability to turn off either the video or audio record function, as required by some industries. As previously stated, our VideoManager software comes with a multitude of functions, which ensure that the identity of those on cameras is protected (we offer advanced redaction tools for this). VideoManager allows for multiple user levels, ensuring that footage is only viewable by authorised users, and of course our iconic ID badge on most of our cameras ensures that those faced with a VideoBadge know that there is the potential of being recorded.

IG: How do you see the BWV market evolving over the next 5-10 years? RM: As an industry, we re only just scratching the surface of the BWC marketplace currently. Over the past few years we ve seen a shift in confidence as trial deployments become full deployments, and industries such as police, prison services and emergency services wholeheartedly adopt the technology. We believe that the popularity of BWCs will grow further within these markets, with all public-facing workers wearing recording devices as standard, and the sophistication by which they re deployed and managed will improve. However, as the introduction of the VideoTag and ONStream shows, we also believe in BWCs as wearable CCTV, and see a growing market here for incident recorders, especially within the retail, education and airport/airlines markets. IG: You recently exhibited at IFSEC International 2017? How did it go? RM: We had a very successful show at IFSEC 2017. This year we had presence on three booths; our own, Milestone and Dell.

We felt that this was the perfect balance for us, as we were able to promote our new VMS-integration solutions with our partners, whilst maintaining our own identity on the Edesix booth. While we re still working through our leads from the show, I think we can safely say that it was a positive event for us. 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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Construction fire safety: Bull Products upgrades first-responder stations with height-extending detector

Bull Products, which specialises in developing life-safety equipment for the construction industry, says its revamped first-responder stations will cut costs for contractors and construction companies. Based on its on-site investigations into the effectiveness of existing processes and equipment, Bull Products has added an optional, height-extending pole to the stations. Designed to attach to the back of the First Responder Stations, the addition makes detection installation quicker and reduces costs, as wireless detectors are not required, says the company.

The pole can be raised to a height of over three metres with a detector attached to the top, and it can be adjusted to position the detector at any height between 2.1 and 3.2 metres from the ground. The stations, which incorporate fire extinguishers and a Cygnus fire alarm, are fully mobile. In contrast, conventional heat and smoke detectors are fixed to ceilings or walls using ladders or podiums, creating a safety risk for those installing them. Matthew Trigwell, Sales Director at Bull Products, said: We re continuously looking at ways to solve issues within the industry and improve our products to make lives easier for construction companies and M & E contractors. This height-extending detector will not only improve safety for our customers on construction sites but it will provide a time-saving and efficient solution. This new feature comes with a heat detector as default, but smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are also available should these be required. The detector is hard wired to the alarm through a spare input and is only compatible with the following Cygnus alarms, CYG2 and CYG2/85DB. 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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Advanced launches peripheral expansion network node for more flexible, configurable networking

Fire systems Advanced claims its latest new product makes networking more flexible and configurable than ever. The PENN (peripheral expansion network node) is a card and network node that accommodates Advanced s range of peripheral input and output cards anywhere on the network, and up to 1.5km from the nearest fire panel or next PENN node. Covering everything from input, interface and i/o cards to relay, sounder, LED and switch cards, up to 32 peripheral cards can be attached to a PENN and 199 PENNs can be added to a network.

More than 6,000 peripheral cards can therefore be added almost anywhere around the network. Until now, peripheral cards could only be connected to a fire panel s P-BUS although Advanced stresses that this remains an option and no more distant than 10 metres from the panel. Advanced s ease-of-use and the power and resilience of its networking are already well understood and admired, says Aston Bowles, head of marketing at Advanced. The PENN provides our customers with more freedom, even simpler installation, and configuration that improves performance and reduces installation costs. Freeing the peripheral cards from the panel is a good idea, but the creative ways our customers are using the PENN and peripheral cards to solve installation and configuration challenges is genuinely surprising, and we re seeing it used on all manner and sizes of projects.

The PENN is currently compatible with Advanced s MxPro multiprotocol panels and Axis EN fire systems.

Honeywell extends connected home offering with Total Connect Box

IFSEC 2017 Installers of Honeywell home security and other residential products can now offer homeowners a wireless security system with the ability to conduct predictive maintenance services through the cloud. In June Honeywell launched Total Connect Box, a self-monitoring wireless security system for homes and small businesses, as well as a maintenance tool called Total Connect Pro Manager. Total Connect Box provides a compact security system that can be installed with both Ethernet and GPRS communicators, plus an optional Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module to minimise cabling.

When the alarm is triggered, homeowners receive an email alert, voice notification or a text message. More details can be accessed through a web application on the Honeywell cloud. The homeowner can remotely arm, disarm, or check the status of the security system from their smartphone or other device from any global location. With one or more CAMIR-F1 camera motion sensor, images can be recorded and stored in the Honeywell cloud. embedded content When installed by a security professional, Total Connect Box supports security peripherals including motion sensors, panic alarm buttons, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors. The system also alerts the customer to electrical main power failure, low battery and flood detection. Installers can also offer homeowners the ability to control their lighting and heating systems remotely using the Total Connect web app and Honeywell s smart plugs, which add automation capabilities at the electrical outlet. The app allows users to track power consumption, helping them to save energy and associated costs. Total Connect Pro Manager, also hosted in the Honeywell cloud, lets installers remotely access their customers Total Connect Box control panels to perform diagnostics, adjust configurations, and offer maintenance to customers on the go.

Installers can offer pre-emptive maintenance to customers, by alerting if a battery level is low on the homeowner s system, or a change of sensor location, for example. We wanted to create a dedicated self-monitoring solution offering real value to our security professionals, said Flavio Daffara, product marketing manager, security and fire, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. That s why we developed new services for them using Honeywell Cloud, allowing them to easily and conveniently offer preventive maintenance services and home automation options to their customers.

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. Further topics covered include: The network cameras hijack during the 2017 presidential inauguration, updates on the forthcoming EU data protection law (the GDPR), ultra-low light cameras versus thermal cameras and much more.

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Magnetically-driven PTZ cameras and bespoke camera housing: How Redvision is rejecting the homogeneity of the modern CCTV market

Redvision recently unveiled two innovations that it believes distinguish themselves in a market characterised by homogeneity and a misguided emphasis on driving down the price of hardware. Unveiled to a selected audience of customers and contacts the UK-based manufacturer of high-end security cameras unveiled the Volant, a PTZ camera that Redvision says moves faster, more accurately and more quietly than anything else on the market. Vega, meanwhile, means integrators can offer clients the chance to customise camera housing to meet their aesthetic needs.

Both ranges will be launched officially at IFSEC International 2017 between 20-22 June (get your free badge now). IFSEC Global caught up with the company s founder and director, Paul Hucker, and MD, Dermot Grace, to find out how the company was positioning itself in the surveillance market and its plans for IFSEC. The Volant 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. IFSEC Global: Where do you sit in the crowded CCTV market? And what are your USPs? Dermot Grace: Redvision is one of the pioneers of the rugged PTZ Pan, Tilt, Zoom marketplace. There are probably three or four major manufacturers worldwide and we would probably command a substantial market, certainly within the UK market.

Our routes to market have historically largely been through our distribution partners, which we re looking to develop further within Continental Europe. Paul Hucker: We re at IFSEC to launch two new product ranges: Vega and Volant. Volant is the fastest, most accurate, quietest PTZ on the planet. A PTZ used to move at 60 degrees per second but with the Volant it s now almost instantaneous: about 400 degrees per second. Volant will move to the exact position it needs to go to. If cameras respond quicker you stand a much better chance of getting evidential or dynamic information. It also has infinity motors which can remember exactly where they were before. PTZs have motors and gears and the gears add a degree of inaccuracy and a degree of wear. But the infinity motors are magnetically driven so the motor s resolution is huge compared to a geared system.

It will register within 0.01 of a degree every time That means cameras can cover a larger area or a smaller area at distance more effectively. So it s very much for areas where they want the best in what technology can offer right now. With this camera range we have standard cameras and cameras with adaptive IR and adaptive white light. Adaptive means the actual beam angle of the illumination varies with the angle of the zoom lens. We have a number of high net worth customers who like the white light because it s a visual deterrent. Another feature of the Volant is it is completely silent. That s because it s moving by magnetic force. We re the only company using infinity drive motors in a big PTZ. We ve taken something generally used in military and using it in a commercial application.

While it s more expensive than the commodity products, the overall cost of ownership is low. Because the cost of installing a camera in a town centre is huge and people don t spend enough money on the cost of the equipment itself. The equipment is running continuously, and continuously moving, so it has a very high duty cycle. We ve had high demand already for a lot of public buildings to be monitored using a thermal version of the Volant. One reason is it s so much more accurate and better at analytics than other PTZs. You can apply analytics to it with certainty that you ll get the same picture every time. It s the equivalent of a static camera with up to 200 positions. DG: the thermal market in general is growing quite substantially. So we re challenging this product to sit across a wide spectrum of marketplaces.

As well as traditional CCTV we re looking at military applications and other verticals we can move into. PH: The Volant is a side-mount PTZ rather than a normal PTZ, which gives us flexibility to do custom options on the camera mechanism. For clients we can offer different lens options for thermals. DG: One USP Redvision has as a business is its complete flexibility. We can come up with different paint finishes and it s surprising how many customers do need these specialisations. It could be colours, Bournemouth College had a particular colour. This was done within a week or so, so it s a very fast turnaround. PH: Town centre application is our biggest single market. High net worth individuals and any CNI areas are important too.

DG: We ve signed an agreement with industry professionals representing five brands to represent Redvision throughout Scandinavia, central Europe and Southern Europe. They will use IFSEC as the launch platform. IG: You mentioned price. To what extent do you think there s too much focus on price in CCTV? PH: I think it s a huge issue. We are potentially devaluing the overall marketplace by focusing on price rather than functionality. If you look at other sectors hi-fi systems or cars people go for premium brands for a reason. I m not saying there isn t room for budget brands, but at the moment we re in danger of devaluing the options. DG: So much so that installers are saying to us great, this is a different solution that I can take to my customers.

They can differentiate themselves with their customers. It s pretty much solution selling. PH: All we re trying to say is one size doesn t fit all. The Vega is a range of camera houses we ve launched because driven by price, most CCTV players have come up with the same solution. The cameras are getting smaller and smaller and less obtrusive, which is a good thing in some respects, but we feel cameras should have a bit of physical presence and be a bit tougher. We want to do several variants of the Vega housing to look more like street furniture. For example it can be colour coded on a public building. It s got things like a built-in windscreen wiper as it rains in the UK a lot. DG: And when it s in the parked position, you can t see it, it s out of the field of view.

Also, within the camera housing we ve got the opportunity for PoE. PH: This is being launched at IFSEC as a concept with empty housing but we will add to it. We re creating an explosion-proof version. Explosion-proof cameras generally have a stainless steel tube with stainless steel ends and one with a little window and it s not developed much over the past 20-30 years. DG: In fact, the number of ancillary equipment manufacturers has declined so there s little choice. The demand is out there. Paul always says let s say you want a camera in a BMW showroom they may want the camera housing in the BMW colours. PH: Because it has very easy access into the camera housing you can do all your PoE or fibre convertor work in there. Anything that normally goes in the junction box, you can put in the housing.

You don t need an ugly junction box on the wall, it s one less thing to install, and it s all integrated. It s been designed so it can work both ways. Normally a camera housing has a top and a bottom. The Vega is symmetrical in look, so on a garage forecourt, for example, it could go under a canopy, you switch the bracket and it looks OK. It looks more aesthetically pleasing. IG: With your products being higher quality, are there certain sectors that you do better in, e.g. transport, utilities? DG: If we take our existing X-Series domes, they re big in the utilities sector and in the remote deployable sector. PH: Also it s more led by the quality integrators that actually want to keep some value in the project.

They re selling the benefits of Redvision through their channels. You have to bear in mind we re a product manufacturer who doesn t sell products directly to the end user although we do show the end user. It s not always easy to work out the exact routes. We ve lost more of the smaller installers to lower cost kit. But the larger integrator, the likes of ADT, Quadrant can see the benefits of Redvision. IG: What about the launch event at 240? DG: We re getting our major distributor, integrators and our distributor s customers together. The objective is to give them a demonstration of the new products. It will also be the opportunity to get a preview of the products before the show.

During the evening we have a professional entertainer, Nick Einhorn. He ll be on the IFSEC stand as well. The evening is also for networking and saying thank you to our customers. IG: What are your thoughts on the future of CCTV? PH: We think use of thermal imaging will become four times as common over the next five years and we think the price will halve. So there will be price pressure but not to the same degree as other markets. We certainly see within five years that a third of our business or more will be on that product. We also see ourselves getting involved in other niche verticals and promoting the cosmetic side of CCTV. DG: Whenever we ve shown this product to a customer in a pre-launch meeting they ve said wow, that looks really nice.

The same will apply to the camera housing. Even the ATEX housing is designed differently. Ease of use will be far better than what exists out there and it will be competitively priced because of the way it s been engineered. PH: In short, we ll be exploring more verticals because our ambition is to get to a 10m company in the next three years. Now we re a 3m company so we have to find niches for that. We re not going after the mass market. IG: Is there a benefit in being British? PH: We re more in touch with the needs of the UK market. There are several unique features resulting from our contact with the UK market.

DG: Most manufacturers are only set up for mass production. But we ve got applications where we ve adapted our standard product for critical applications like the nuclear industry. So that s how we d differentiate ourselves from a high volume manufacturer: total flexibility. IG: Do customers want the ability to customise? DG: Certainly. I think the fundamental thing is it s the voice of the customer that we re listening to. We reposition our products based on that. We also focus on customer service. Our turnaround time on any return is a maximum of 72 hours on receipt, 48 hours of those are on test.

PH: We ve had reports that some of our competitors take three months. These investments are long term and customers want to know they have good back-up for 5-10 years. DG: Our lead time to most distributors is seven working days. PH: The other thing is, three of our guys are on tech support. Unlike many large companies, you can phone us and talk to someone. If you have an issue onsite and normally it s install related rather than product related we are there 9-5, Monday to Friday. DG: We also have people who can attend site. Sometimes a problem has nothing to do with the product; it might be the VMS software controlling it. We have people in the north and south.

In our offices we have hot desks, so if someone phones in about an Avigilon platform, we can put that into the desktop and bring it up. So we can quickly replicate what they re talking about and talk them through what they need to do. PH: We can either do key by key or take over the set up if we need to. DG: We can accommodate most commonly used platforms, from 20 or so manufacturers. We recently had an event at our factory and people were taken aback with our flexibility and support. PH: It s an expensive resource for us to run but it s a big security net for the customer. DG: We re the industry s safe pair of hands. DG: At IFSEC we would like the opportunity to talk to distributors and integrators across the world because there s no limit to what we can t do. PH: And now we have a network of people across Europe who can support those contracts.

We work with BSC Europe. One of our biggest problems previously with IFSEC is we ve not been well equipped to follow up leads outside the UK. But now we have the network to follow those up. DG: We re always open to talk to people about any new products they want. Should there be a custom requirement for another partner, we d look into that. The Volant 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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Apollo to showcase new VADS and debut Apollo Test Set

FIREX 2017 Apollo Fire Detectors, a manufacturer of fire alarms and detection products, will be returning to FIREX International in 2017 to demonstrate its latest product ranges. These include the company s latest red-flash and sounder visual audio devices, for fire alarm systems, all of which are compatible with the XP95 and Discovery Apollo ranges. FIREX visitors will also get to see Apollo s new portable testing kit that supports on-site commissioning and fault finding across all three Apollo analogue-addressable protocols CoreProtocol, Discovery and XP95.

Ed Browning, Apollo s EMEA sales and marketing director, says: We always look forward to meeting with our customers and partners at Firex to discuss developments in the fire safety market and how Apollo products can address their needs. All our products are developed in close collaboration with fire safety professionals, underlining the importance we place on designing products which address technical needs in the global fire detection market. Apollo recently gained CPD accreditation for EN54-23 and fire detection training courses. Check out Apollo s latest products in the flesh at FIREX International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand G100. 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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