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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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CLD Fencing Systems to launch military-grade perimeter detection system at IFSEC 2017

IFSEC product launch CLD Fencing Systems, the UK s largest manufacturer and supplier of rigid mesh fencing systems and security gates, is unveiling a military-grade perimeter detection system at IFSEC 2017. The SV5000 comprises a fully autonomous Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) Camera with wireless detection. Solar powered, it can be rapidly deployed to the world s most remote locations around the world.

It can send instant threat detection alerts to alarm receiving centres (ARC) and send video on demand to any Android or iOS device via a dedicated app. This unique feature means that the system can sleep and save battery power until a detection occurs. Communications are sent across a fully encrypted GSM WAN network, courtesy of a bespoke, point-to-point encrypted network and military-based compression. Other systems on the market tend to rely on data-heavy TCP IP backbones. The system requires no hard-wired power or communication network and its detection system can be integrated with existing networks. It is mountable on either a permanent post, building, fence line or via CLD s FenceSafe temporary fencing solution and is IP66 weather rated. Established for more than four decades, CDL Fencing is a market leader in perimeter security and the highest security-rated access control gates. Headquartered in Sandbach, UK the company also has offices in London, Dubai and Australia as well as distributors in Estonia, France, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden and the rest of Europe. CLD Fencing is putting its products to the test in the BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone , which will take place within Borders & Infrastructure Expo during IFSEC 2017.

To give you a foretaste, watch this security door being pummeled by a flurry of hammer blows. CLD Fencing Systems is showcasing the SV5000 on stand C1570 at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Join other high-end security professionals at the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo In conjunction with Europe s most renowned security event , IFSEC International, B&I is addressing your critical needs for large scale security projects affecting national security, integrated systems, border protection and much more. You will have access to test the latest security innovations in; Physical & perimeter, Barriers & bollards, Command & control, Emergency response, Cyber solutions, Drones & UAVs, Transport security and much more.

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British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Trade Association

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The BSIA runs a series of annual awards, which celebrate the valuable contributions made by individual security officers, teams, and industry leaders.

The BSIA’s awards are presented annually and incorporate the Security Personnel Awards, Chairman’s Awards, Apprentice Installer Awards and CVIT Special Awards for Outstanding Service.

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Axis Communications opens new Experience Centre as it celebrates 20 years at the top

Video surveillance During a launch event Axis partners met with the senior management team and were invited to explore how the new centre in Luton, just outside London, operates. The event also coincided with the company s 20th anniversary. Martin Gren, co-founder of Axis Communications, opened the centre, along with Bodil Sonesson, the company s vice president of global sales.

Atul Rajput, regional director, Northern Europe led the toast. Rajput, who was one of the company s first employees, thanked partners for their collaboration over the last two decades. The Experience Centre takes end-users on a two-hour tour where they can experience Axis systems in different environments that simulate real issues. The tour is designed for small groups of people to allow in-depth discussion of challenges end-users might be facing. In the tour the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP) allows partners to solve specific customer problems by downloading third-party applications to Axis IP cameras and encoders. Typical problems include queue management, people counting and intrusion detection. The systems are all interactive. On passing through a gateway, an audio alert notifies participants that they are trespassing for example. In the most immersive part of the experience a dark room simulates challenging lighting conditions so that on leaving the room, participants are shown how Axis WDR cameras capture detailed images despite these conditions.

Other highlights include the networking centre, demonstrating Axis hardware and third-party switches, as well as the video management software control room, which uses a new user interface and can be integrated with access control and intercoms. Throughout the tour the emphasis is on applications, not simply products. End users and installers are encouraged to discuss security-related challenges they face, and explore how Axis technology could help resolve these.

C-TEC to showcase new CAST protocol fire alarm system and EN54-23-certified VADs

FIREX 2017 CAST, C-TEC s flagship fire alarm and detection system, will be the biggest draw on the Wigan-based life-safety innovator s stand at FIREX 2017. CAST panels, which use C-TEC s own protocol, are designed to integrate seamlessly with an extensive range of C-TEC-manufactured fire detectors, sounders, call points and interfaces. C-TEC will also showcase its high-performance range of EN54-23-certified visual alarm devices (VADs) and an advanced range of hybrid digital power supplies.

FIREX is a superb platform for new innovations and we are looking forward to exhibiting some very exciting products particularly our CAST addressable system, now in operation at multiple BETA sites and very close to full release, said Andy Green, C-TEC s marketing manager. C-TEC is currently hosting a series of free educational CPD events across the UK. C-TEC s sister company SigNET, meanwhile, was recently named exclusive UK distributor for RCF s new emergency evacuation voice alarms. C-TEC is exhibiting at FIREX International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Visit stand G140 to see C-TEC s latest fire alarms and life safety electronic systems. 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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2.5 million annual hacks are just the tip of the iceberg

Cybersecurity The number of UK businesses attacked by cybercriminals last year is actually much higher than the 2.5 million disclosed in the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016, according to a leading cybersecurity expert. The survey, a collaboration between IPSOS Mori, University of Portsmouth and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, found that hackers have attacked more than 2.5 million businesses in the last year. However, Martijn Verbree, partner in KPMG s cyber security practice, says: In reality this is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg.

The real number of organisations being attacked is likely much higher as most businesses do not bother to report such incidents or at worst, they do not know that they have even been breached. According to Verbree, attacks are getting more and more personal and sophisticated, with attackers using information they can find on social media to make emails personal, for example, by referring to names of bosses or other colleagues, or even writing emails that affect the recipient emotionally ( you owe us xxxx ) to induce them to click on links without thinking. It s unfortunate, but as a result we expect that the number of such successful attacks will increase in the coming year, especially amongst smaller and medium sized companies that do not have a lot of skills and expertise in cyber security. To be cyber ready businesses and their staff, should stop, think and stay safe before clicking on attachments in emails. If they are in any doubt that the email is a legitimate communication from someone then don t open the attachment, advises Verbree. Backing up data is important in case a firm is impacted by ransomware, as well as having in place an incident response process and even possibly cyber insurance. He also advises firms to sign up to government-backed cyber security certification schemes. Ensure a solid security strategy at Borders & Infrastructure Expo Join other high-end security professionals at the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo, in conjunction with Europe s most renowned security event, IFSEC International, addressing your critical needs for large-scale security projects. By attending, you ll access leading security providers showcasing the latest advancements in both physical and cyber solutions.

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Avigilon video surveillance solutions: A brand profile

The first and only CCTV hardware developer to take resolution into the 7K realm, Avigilon is a highly respected video surveillance company headquartered in Canada. History Avigilon is a Canadian company that specialises in the development, design and sale of video surveillance and management, access control and video analytics solutions. Founded in 2004 it posted its first EBITDA profit in the financial year ending 31st December 2009 (FY9) and floated on the Toronto stock exchange in 2011.

Avigilon has since invested heavily in its domestic and international expansion. It acquired access control company RedCloud Security for US$17m in 2013, followed by video analytics specialist VideoIQ for US$32m in 2014, and the patent portfolio of video analytics firm ObjectVideo for US$80m in 2014. Market position An aggressive business strategy has delivered considerable financial return and Avigilon remains one the largest players in a global security and surveillance market within which no one supplier is estimated to hold more than 6% share. Avigilon s turnover has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 71% over the last 9 years to reach US$354m in FY16, yielding adjusted EBITDA of US54m. Target verticals include retail, banking, education, casinos, critical national infrastructure (CNI) and transportation, with high profile customers including Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium, the Universities of Tennessee and Sydney, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia, the City of Pittsboro and the Old Bailey in London. embedded content Latest technologies Avigilon s flagship Control Center network video management software is now in version 6.6 having been regularly updated to support emerging security and surveillance hardware. The company also delivers a range of HD cameras, recorders and edge solutions with a particular emphasis on providing big megapixel IP cameras with embedded video analytics solutions. Its latest hardware includes cameras with multiple sensors and individually configurable camera heads that provide several viewpoints from a single platform to minimise blind spots. Avigilon also introduced 6K 24MP and 7K 30 megapixel HD cameras as well as 4k (8mp) and 5K (16pm) cameras in 2015.

The company has invested a lot of time in the development of innovative self-learning video analytics. It recently launched a deep learning AI search engine (Appearance Search) able to search hours of video footage to find specific persons of interest across multiple cameras, tracking their route and last know locations. Elsewhere a partnership with security firm G4S involves an 8 week trial of video analytics to prevent smuggling in UK prisons, tracking the movement of people at the prison s perimeter who often throw drugs and other contraband over prison walls. embedded content Avigilon and installers/integrators Avigilon s sales and distribution model is based on a business to business (B2B) rather than business to consumer (B2C) model that relies heavily on a large network of installers, resellers and systems integrators in Canada, US, UK, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. UK installers include Contact Security, API, iFacility, Amax, Sonic Security Services, Eclipse (IP), Vuetek, AlertSystems, Advance Security and iC2. Rather than selling direct, Avigilon s own sales staff work with those partners to develop security and surveillance solutions which are tailored to individual customer requirements in its key industry verticals. The company runs an extensive global partnership programme that offers various incentives to its partners, including silver, gold and platinum certification; co-branded sales and marketing material; and access to market development funds and financial rebates. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Register to attend IFSEC International where you will be able to network with over 30,000 of your industry peers, meeting new suppliers and gaining access to the latest and best security products to hit the market, helping you gain a competitive advantage over your competitors. You will also be able to get hands on to test and trial the latest technology at the Installer World Zone, which is sponsored by Risco Group , so that you can select not only the best priced products but you will be confident that it works for you.

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Panasonic to take new direction at IFSEC

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

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

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

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

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Organisations braced for surge in industrial cyber attacks

IIOT Most organisations expect Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployment to lead to more cybersecurity attacks in 2017, according to a study by Tripwire Inc. IIoT is used to describe connected devices in critical infrastructure industries, including energy, utilities, government, healthcare and finance. Tripwire s study also found that half of respondents said they do not feel prepared for security attacks that abuse, exploit or maliciously leverage insecure IIoT devices.

Around 64% of respondents said they already recognise the need to protect against IIoT attacks, as they continue to gain popularity among hackers. Industry professionals know that the Industrial Internet of Things security is a problem today. More than half of the respondents said they don t feel prepared to detect and stop cyber attacks against IIoT, said David Meltzer, Tripwire s chief technology officer. Greater connectivity with operational technology (OT) exposes operational teams to the types of attacks that IT teams are used to seeing, but with even higher stakes, said Robert Westervelt, security research manager at IDC. Loss of data used to be the main risk of cyber attacks, but when the operation of key pieces of infrastructure are interfered with, such as portions of the electricity grid for instance, the risks are about safety and availability. Though most organisations, large and small, surveyed are aware that increased adoption of IIoT technology can increase vulnerability to cyber attacks, most participants expect IIot adoption to continue apace, partly because organisations cannot afford not to adopt IIoT. The apparent contradiction of known risks and continued deployment shows that security departments and operations need to coordinate more closely. Organisations don t need to find new security controls, rather they need to figure out how to apply security best practices in new environments, according to Meltzer. Ensure a solid security strategy at Borders & Infrastructure Expo Join other high-end security professionals at the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo, in conjunction with Europe s most renowned security event, IFSEC International, addressing your critical needs for large-scale security projects.

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Hikvision Turbo HD analogue solutions will now integrate with Milestone XProtect device pack 8.9

Hikvision Turbo HD Analogue Solutions Will Now Integrate With Milestone XProtect Device Pack 8.9

Hikvision s Turbo HD analogue solutions can now be integrated with Milestone s XProtect device pack 8.9 VMS software, the surveillance giant has announce. Hikvision s full HD analogue encoder series (DS-6700HQHI-SATA) supports HDTVI signal input, which means Hikvision s entire Turbo HD range of cameras can be supported to provide an integrated Milestone-controlled, Hikvision-based system. Existing coaxial-cable based CCTV systems can therefore be upgraded to high-definition surveillance fairly easily and cost-effectively, claims Hikvision.

Hikvision s Turbo HD is now amongst the analogue Full HD encoders to be integrated within Milestone s VMS software, says Jens Berthelsen, partner alliance manager at Hikvision. This is a major step for Milestone customers who can now access Hikvision Turbo HD device support and functionality to get the utmost to enhance their security installations performance. Hikvision has also revealed plans to expand the Turbo HD family in January. The full range of Hikvision analogue cameras will have 5MP resolution, longer transmission distances, enhanced signal capacity. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.