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Video Analytics: Oversold and underutilised but could key to preventing terror attack

Panel of video surveillance manufacturers agree that video analytics has yet to reach its full potential. Atul Rajput, Axis Communications, Stephen Jones, Seagate, Jonathan Rickard, Panasonic, and Andy Coles, Hikvision took part in a lively debate at IFSEC International 2017 about the trends shaping video surveillance over the next few years. Video analytics raises Far too many false alarms, not really performing said Jonathan Rickard but that is going to change as machine learning and processing power in cameras is increasing.

Video analytics can already identify unusual behaviour, if someone in a crowd who is drunk, or walking in an usual way. Analytics can take away the current expectation that a single security guard can monitor 150 cameras, said Rickard. A guard can see one or two cameras maximum. Even if you them screen with 50 cameras, they won t be able to do it. Machine learning is needed to monitor all cameras and then present anything usual to the security guard. ‘The future of video surveillance’ just starting at Security Management Theatre in @IFSEC pic.twitter.com/mrBYDJzyKg IFSEC Global Editor (@ifsecglobal) June 20, 2017 The potential of real-time analytics Andy Coles pointed out that Artificial intelligence is already built into many surveillance products already. Until now analytics have been used to review an incident after it happens. Imagine intelligent analytics that can interrogate behaviour before it happens. That s where security is going. Deep learning will make big impact in the years ahead.

Forensic searches for video analytics are good, but we need to now react in real time. Takes a lot of processing power and technology said Stephen Jones. Preventing terror attacks In many incidents such as the recent Manchester Arena bombing, terrorists conduct a reconnaissance before the bombing. How could video analytics have presented these attacks, asked an audience member. If know suspect was on terror list and you could get your VMS platform suppliers for government and businesses joined up, yes you could spot that. said Andy Coles. The technology is there, but as everyone is using disparate systems you cant do anything like that. In connecting systems Simplicity is key Atul Rajput added. The more complicated systems are the more mistakes can be made on installation.

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Veracity demonstrates end-to-end command and control system at IFSEC

Veracity is exhibiting a new range of products at IFSEC, spanning IP transmission, storage and display. Following on from the company s acquisition of security Command & Control software manufacturer icomply Ltd, Veracity s IFSEC stand F1050 is built around a control room. The control room promotes the company s integrated security management platform powered by VTAS Pro.

Taking new and legacy third-party video recording systems, VTAS Pro combines them with other security systems such as access control and building management to provide a single coherent system for managing and controlling single or multiple sites. VTAS Pro is fully integrated with Veracity s Trinity direct-to-storage architecture and the Coldstore surveillance storage system. The technology features a full video and media wall display option which can be reconfigured on-the-fly and in response to specific incidents or emergency situations. Live views can be mixed with playback and media streams such as broadcast news, online data streams, maps or other graphical displays. The end-to-end Command & Control solution is scalable and supports a large number of operator workstations, with shared incident management and can handle thousands of remote sites. The system can provide integration with access control, building management, intruder detection, VOIP intercom systems and video analytics including facial recognition. Veracity will also be presenting its new Highwire Powerstar Base 4 encoder replacement kit, containing a Highwire Powerstar Base 4 unit, four Highwire Powerstar Camera units and a 57V DC power supply. The bundle is a simple and cost-effective replacement for legacy analogue video encoders. Customers can upgrade to IP cameras by re-using the coax cable and powering the new IP cameras with POE over coax.

Other examples of Coldstore integrations can be seen on the stand of Veracity s global marketing partner Hanwha Techwin Europe, G800, where the technology will be shown working with SSM and WiseNET cameras. 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.

Security installer training academy: Robox Academy at IFSEC 2017

Manveer Rayit, owner of RoboxAcademy.com, speaks to IFSEC Global about exhibiting at IFSEC International 2017 in the run-up to the show. A former installer, Manveer is now running a training academy which helps installers market and grow their business. Robox Academy is exhibiting on stand C1432.

Get your free badge now. IFSEC Global: What are your plans for the show? Have you exhibited before? Manveer Singh: This is the first time exhibiting. Our plan is to showcase our academy targeted towards installers looking to grow their business. We ll also be handing out some useful marketing information for security installers. IG: What s your background? MS: I learnt about the security industry through my father who left his management role with BT to become a full time security installer in 1990. I was brought up watching him fit security systems and It taught me a lot about the nature of running your own business.

Fast forward 15 years, I left university and could not find a job so decided to become a CCTV Installer and found it incredibly rewarding. I was always fascinated with the products, so after three years I setup as a distributor and began supplying the trade with CCTV equipment. It was through this experience that I learnt how important it was for installers to understand how to manage their business. I think a lot of well qualified installers lose out due to a lack of attention on the marketing and management side. Whether it s advertising themselves, designing a sales system that helps them win more jobs or project management their installations. So many installers I used supply cut themselves short when it came to marketing themselves properly. This is when I had the first idea for an Academy that could teach business skills for installers who were primarily driven by technical expertise. I ve also been reading lots of articles about the shortage of engineers in the trade and our academy is planning on a campaign to help bring more people into the industry. IG: Please tell me about the things you have to offer the market?

MS: Our primary product is a training course which anyone from the trade can register and attend. The courses are specifically targeted towards business skills so you d learn things like: Advertising your business online Managing your projects more effectively Controlling your paperwork and finances We also have a solutions division which has successfully completed a number of business solutions since January. Our solution is company specific so includes Web Design, Branding and Logo Design and implementation of CRM software. We have our business course on 14 July and are offering a 100 discount to all IFSEC attendees from the normal price of 299. It s not too late to visit IFSEC! One day to go . IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. Robox Academy is exhibiting on stand C1432. Get your free badge now.

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Watch Mavili alarm systems at FIREX 2017

FIREX 2017 Interview with Ipek Yavuz Konak, marketing manager of Mavili at FIREX 2017 Manufacturing Mavili, Mavigard, Maxlogic, Maxlogic & Mavigard alarm systems since 1987. Mavili displays its brand-new LPCB- and CE-approved ranges at FIREX 2017. Watch the interview with Ipek Yavuz Konak below.

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Axis launches integrated mobile access control with HID Global and upgrades Zipstream compression

IFSEC 2017 Axis Communications, the leading provider of network video recording systems, has launched the integration of HID Global s Mobile Access with its Axis A1001 Network Door Controller and entry manager software at IFSEC 2017. The integrated mobile access control platform supports mobile-enabled workforces and lets smart phones and other mobile devices function as credentials so staff and other authorised personnel can gain access to secured buildings, rooms and areas. Mobile devices and smartphones are ubiquitous and their functionality includes diverse applications, from contactless payments to health tracking.

By integrating HID Global s mobile access technology with its software and door controller, Axis system combines convenience with the levels of security expected by businesses and their employees. The platform is suitable for small, medium or enterprise-sized organisations. The platform stores secure identities on smartphones for opening doors and locks instead of managing traditional printed identity credentials, improving convenience for end users and offering a more cost-effective and simpler way to manage credentials. Axis and HID are both well-known, global brands that are partnering together to develop open, IP-based secure access solutions. Mobile credentials are finally gaining greater acceptance and adoption thanks to an increasingly mobile-first perspective. This mobile access control offering demonstrates Axis innovative solutions to the market in partnering with a leader such as HID. It is an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use solution, says Stephanie Hensler, Axis Communications director of business development, access control. The platform consists of: AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, which makes yes/no decisions about who may enter, in which areas and at what times AXIS Entry Manager access control software, which is integrated with HID Mobile Access portal and is used to set up the systems, add new users and manage mobile IDs HID iCLASS SE and/or Multiclass SE readers HID Mobile Access portal HID Mobile Access app Axis Communications has also partnered with Simons Voss Technologies to launch an integrated, IP-based digital locking and access control system to replace physical keys for buildings. SmartIntego battery-powered digital locks come in the form of either cylinders, padlocks or door handles.

They connect wirelessly via a Simons Voss GatewayNode to Axis A1001 door controller and Axis Entry Manager software. Each SimonsVoss GatewayNode has a 16-wireless digital lock capacity and each Axis A1001 manages one GatewayNode. Therefor each A1001 door controller can manage up to 16 Simons Voss wireless locks and a hard-wired door reader. The integrated platform is offered as a standalone setup, with no server, or a fully integrated platform using an Axis software partner for enterprise installations. Online integration between the AXIS A1001 door controller and SmartIntego wireless lock components via AXIS Entry Manager work on an open, IP-based architecture. Also, in time for IFSEC, Axis is enhancing its compression technology to work with new 360 cameras and 4K resolution. The Zipstream technology ensures important forensic details of video footage are maintained, while minimising bandwidth and storage requirements by half. The company has also developed new domes that include the enhanced Zipstream, offering 360-degree, high-resolution coverage, cost-effectively. Combining these new 360-degree domes with the enhanced Zipstream technology really does deliver a cost-effective solution for customers, providing comprehensive coverage while ensuring the detail of that panoramic view is not lost when streaming and storing data, added Petra Bennermark, global product manager, Axis Communications.

The AXIS M3047-P and AXIS M3048-P dome cameras will be available through Axis distribution channels from June 2017 to the suggested retail price $469.00 and $669.00 respectively. The enhancements to Zipstream will be exhibited together with the new panoramic cameras, as well as new 4K cameras, at IFSEC. 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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Watch ZKteco at IFESC 2017

IFSEC 2017 Interview with Kieron Wolbeck, director of ZKteco Kieron Wolbeck showcasing time attendance and access control products based on fingerprint and other biometric recognition and security systems at #ifsec2017 @ZKTeco_Euriope embedded content 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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Watch: Highlights from day one of FIREX International 2017

Check out some of the action on the show floor from a busy, eventful opening day at ExCeL London. For more news, video and images from Europe s largest annual fire show, click here. Watch more videos from IFSEC and FIREX 2017.

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Write your messages on the Grenfell Tower tribute wall

Tribute Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower last week, charity collections and a tribute wall are providing a space for fire and safety professionals to send their messages of support to the victims. Messages have ranged from those offering sympathy to the victims of the tragedy, to thoughts about how as this can be prevented from ever happening again. Charity collections are taking place around the event (please give generously our parent company will be matching all donations) and important panel debate took place with all leading fire associations discussing the way forward.

Here is a selection of tributes from the first day: Please join us in leaving your messages at the Custom House end of ExCeL over the next three days. 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.

Redvision officially unveils quietest, fastest ever PTZ and mould-breaking rugged camera enclosure

IFSEC 2017 Redvision has unveiled its new rugged PTZ VOLANT and customisable camera housing range VEGA at IFSEC 2017. The UK-based manufacturer of high-end video surveillance cameras says the Volant moves faster, more accurately and more quietly than anything else on the market. The reason for this is pioneering Infinity direct drive, brushless DC motors that can rotate continuously in both its pan and tilt axis.

The camera will silently pan at 420 per second to a preset position or move very slowly to track a target or person at 300m. Redvision says the motors deliver minimal latency and military-level, positional accuracy, repeatable to 0.01 . The VOLANT also remembers and reverts to its correct position if knocked out of position. Integrated, Dual-Adaptive IR and white light LED illuminators are set in a ring surrounding the camera window, making the camera effective up to 150m in complete darkness. Incorporating many design features of the X-SERIES, it has: A durable, die-cast aluminium body for rugged, outdoor operation A flat, optically-correct, toughened glass camera window with wiper to remove dirt and water And vertically downwards viewing when mounted on a pole or column IP68 weather-proof rated; IK10 shock and vandal resistance rated; and passes IEC vibration, shock and salt spray compliance requirements. But it is the infinity motors that really set this launch apart. Magnetically driven, they could even reduce total cost of ownership because there is less contact between moving parts and therefore less wear and tear. The VOLANT will be available in standard, adaptive IR and adaptive white light models, and in IP or analogue. In a market with little aesthetic variety, Redvision is hoping that its rugged, customisable housing will generate considerable interest.

VEGA housing will be adaptable to the specifications of customers in a wide range of markets. Redvision recently gave its customers and industry professionals a sneak preview of its latest innovations with the help of a top magician. IFSEC Global caught up with the company s founder and director, Paul Hucker, and MD, Dermot Grace, to find out how the company is positioning itself in the surveillance market and its plans for IFSEC. You can see the Volant and Vega ranges for yourself at IFSEC International, which still has two days to run after today. 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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Businesses have been hacked whether they realise it or not, expert warns

There are two types of businesses those who know they ve been hacked and those who don t know they ve hacked a leading security expert has said. Stuart Rawling, director of business development at Pelco Schneider Electric, made the stark warning at the event s opening panel Current trends and future of the industry . Rawling said businesses must have a solid security plan in place which brings together both human and cyber elements.

There is a risk of getting an antivirus solution and hoping that will solve everything, said Rawling. An antivirus won t help you against a zero-day attack by its very definition it s unknown. The theme that rapidly-advancing security technology cannot be expected to tackle threats without a human element and robust planning was a key element of the session. Professor Martin Gill, perpetuity research & director at industry awards the OSPAs, warned that leaving it to technology and it hoping it will all be ok is a dangerous path for the industry. We should be holding on to the human element. I speak to a lot of offenders, and one said to me recently technology doesn t jump off a wall and arrest you . I just interviewed 12 heads of retail and 12 loss prevention directors. And when asked what their best security system is they all agree: their staff. Rawling agreed, saying he doesn t see a day coming soon where a physical security guard is not deployed.

Ultimately there still needs to be a human decision made on what to do, he said. A response plan still requires a human response. What do you do when something happens? That s where security fails most often the operating procedure, not the technology. Fellow panellist Tony Weeks, head of technical services at NSI, said that technology cannot be implemented without human expertise. No matter how advanced the technology, you will still need people to configure and look after the systems, he said. The most important consideration is an outstanding security policy which addresses all aspects, the panel agreed. When I speak to offenders about why they chose their target the answer is always the same because it was easy, said Gill. That hasn t changed over 30 years.

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