Genetec announces product line-up

IFSEC 2017 During IFSEC in June, Genetec will be exhibiting Security Center 5.6, with new HTML5 web client, as well as previewing access control-as-a-service and new applications for retail and law enforcement. Montreal-based Genetec, which provides open architecture security and public safety solutions, will be at stand F500 at IFSEC taking place at ExCeL in London from 20-22 June. On its stand the company will demonstrate and preview its latest technologies that help integrators as well as end-users protect, improve and implement security measures within their environments.

Genetec will demonstrate Security Center 5.6, the latest version of the company s unified, open architecture IP security platform. Visitors will also be able to learn about Genetec Retail Sense, an analytics application for retail marketing and operations, as well as Genetec Clearance, which is a collaborative case management offering for law enforcement and security professionals. In addition a wide range of supported video, access control, and storage hardware and software systems from the Genetec ecosystem of partners will also be demonstrated. Synergis Genetec plans to offer a preview of its upcoming Synergis access-control-as-a-service, which can minimise reliance on corporate IT, eliminating the need for servers on premises and other costly IT equipment. Connected to Microsoft Azure, the technology can be deployed quickly and readily and can also be scaled as companies grow, providing maximum security for customer data. Genetec will also sponsor a new, speaking series called Borders & Infrastructure Theatre, to address the specific needs for managing large-scale multi-stakeholder security issues, like border control, critical national infrastructure, law enforcement and transport security. Andrew Elvish, vice president of marketing at Genetec says: Visitors to our stand at IFSEC this year will see that despite the extraordinary technology on display, Genetec s focus remains squarely on protecting the everyday. This latest version of Security Center includes advanced authentication, authorisation and encryption standards plus a new HTML5 web client with an enhanced mapping interface, new access control and video device integrations, as well as the ability to use number plates as access control credentials with the new AutoVu SharpV camera. Genetec recently released the latest version of off-street parking enforcement software Free-Flow.

The company has also been confirmed as sponsor of the Borders & Infrastructure Expo, which makes its debut within IFSEC this year. Check out the latest solutions from Genetec at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Genetec on stand F500.

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IFSEC International 2017 introduces exclusive on-site discounts programme

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

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

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Vanderbilt to demonstrate SPC Connect and ACT365 at IFSEC 2017

Cloud-based solutions At IFSEC International 2017, being held 20-22 June in London s ExCeL, Vanderbilt will be exhibiting its cloud-based security products and services. Alongside Vanderbilt s access control, intrusion and video products, the company will also be demonstrating SPC Connect, which allows installers to monitor, manage, and maintain Vanderbilt SPC panels remotely from portable electronic devices including smartphones. Also on display will be ACT365, Vanderbilt s integrated access control and video management system, which allows for remote setup, servicing and support.

Both are cloud-based so the power, scalability and simplicity of the cloud can be leveraged for the delivery of new features. Joe Grillo, CEO of Vanderbilt, says: Having transformed other areas of business and industry, the cloud is now set to revolutionise the security industry. The cloud is the name given to computing functions and services hosted off-site. These tend to be provided as a service and can be accessed over any internet-enabled device. Market research firm IDC recently estimated that cloud services will grow 24% to $122 billion ( 94 billion) in 2017. Of this, software-as-a-service business applications, such as Vanderbilt s SPC Connect and ACT365, will attract 60% of all cloud spending. The cloud lets security installers set up, manage and maintain large, networked security systems remotely, so they can reduce site visits, saving time and money, by addressing service issues that can be resolved remotely instead. embedded content End-users benefit from a system that can be maintained more efficiently and reconfigured and adapted as their requirements change. Cloud-based security products and offerings from Vanderbilt help integrate core security functions such as access control, intrusion and video.

As an example, ACT365 allows remote verification of a building s visitor from real-time video images captured at the point of entry. Access can then be granted remotely. If a door is forced or an alarm is activated, ACT365 gives users immediate recall and locates recorded footage of the incident. This eliminates time and effort traditionally required to match up times on different security systems and sift through camera footage to locate an incident. Borrowing from the pay-as-you-go model common to most cloud services, Vanderbilt s cloud-based solutions are affordable and offer flexibility for growing organisations. Vanderbilt is sharing its expertise in cloud-based security solutions in a presentation called Cloud on the Horizon: Are you prepared? that will address a range of topics and provide advice for those seeking to integrate their security needs with cloud computing. Check out the latest security solutions from Vanderbilt at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1225.

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FSA to celebrate 10th anniversary with free drinks reception

IFSEC 2017 In addition to a free drinks reception at its stand, the Fire & Security Association (FSA) will also be presenting a smart technology-focused seminar, during the show. Fire and security business representatives are invited to attend the FSA s 10th birthday celebrations at the IFSEC and FIREX International conference taking place next month. The FSA will be hosting a free drinks reception on its stand, number C230, which is within the FIREX area, on Wednesday 21 June from 5-7pm.

Speeches will be given by the FSA s chairman, Pat Allen, and head of the FSA, Steve Martin, on the trade body s achievements since its formation in 2007. Martin will also give a talk titled Connected buildings disconnected people? on Thursday 22 June at 2pm, focusing on the commercial and social opportunities associated with smart technology. Martin said: IFSEC and FIREX International is undoubtedly one of the biggest occasions on the fire and security calendar. The FSA is delighted to be celebrating our tenth birthday at this year s show and we look forward to welcoming attendees to the FSA stand to recognise our achievements. He hopes the seminar on the commercial opportunities associated with smart technology provides engineers and installers with new ideas on how to grow and diversify their businesses. IFSEC and its sister event FIREX International are being held from Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 June at ExCeL London. 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.

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The 5 most-read articles of 2016 aimed at installers and integrators of security and fire systems

The 5 Most-read Articles Of 2016 Aimed At Installers And Integrators Of Security And Fire Systems

Below are the news stories, features and how-to guides aimed at installers and integrators of fire and security products that top our most-read rankings for 2016. With the Home Automation House debuting at IFSEC this year and the connected home dominating CES 2016, IFSEC Global expanded considerably its coverage of this topic this year. The presence in our top five of three stories on home automation, an increasingly popular alternative revenue stream for installers of commercial security installations, suggests this was wise.

Number four on the list in particular shows just how strong the appetite is among installers for diversifying into this field. Elsewhere in the top five is a debate about the role of the installer. This also very much reflects the zeitgeist with the rise of the internet of things, end-to-end solutions and remote maintenance, as well as he ongoing migration to IP driving fundamental changes in the nature of security installation and maintenance today.

5. Debate: installer or engineer? how the security installer s role is changing We asked a number of security professionals for their views on the changing nature of security installations and the implications for how the trade defines itself. Two self-described engineers (as opposed to installers), a former SSAIB inspector and the MD of CSL DualCom also considered how the modern installer/engineer (delete as preferred) needs to adapt to an increasingly IT-driven industry. Shared 136 times on LinkedIn (at the time of writing) it was very much a debate that readers wanted their peers to see too.


92% of security installers/integrators see home automation as a future revenue generator An overwhelming majority of security installers and integrators told IFSEC Global that they saw home automation as a potential growth area. A survey of hundreds of your peers suggested that the smart home was seen as a prime opportunity for diversification. Insights like this really vindicated the inclusion for the first time of a Home Automation House at IFSEC International (check out the interview below with Merit LILIN in said mock smart home). We also polled installers on which home automation technologies they would be particularly interested in/actively selling and installing. embedded content 3.

Recruitment crisis in fire and security: there s no new faces entering the industry It s arguably the most pressing problem in the fire and security sector and one that afflicts UK engineering as a whole. The Fire Industry Association (FIA) penned this piece highlighting the dearth of qualified engineers, including comments from Brett Ennals, a recruitment consultant for Cento, which specialises in fire and security recruitment. Echoing concerns expressed by many owners of installation firms at the SSAIB/BT Redcare Installer Forum in May, Ennals said: A lot of people have disappeared from the fire industry or they ve retired, and there s been no new blood, no new faces coming into the industry.

2. Loxone smart home Q&A: controlling lights with your phone isn t smart In September we interviewed Loxone s UK managing director, Philipp Schuster, about barriers to mass adoption, the growth curve in various countries and the benefits and challenges of entering the market for commercial security installers. It was a fascinating interview that also touched on the very definition of smart, which Philipp felt was overused and should be defined more narrowly than simply being able to operate lights from your smartphone. Founded in Austria in 2009, Loxone sells smart home systems to homeowners and housing developers predominantly across mainland Europe, though it also has a presence in the US.

1. Smart-home innovations on show at CES 2016 The enormous global appeal of CES, the consumer electronics show, no doubt propelled this article to the top of the pile. It s also certain based on our research that the IFSEC Global audience is hungry for information on the latest innovations and trends anything to get an edge on the competition. Among the products on show at CES 2016 was Samsung s intelligent Family Hub refrigerator, a spherical, rolling camera (see image below) and a wireless smart home solution from Tyco. Watch out for an even greater volume of coverage for CES 2017. We also have big plans for covering the growing commercial opportunities in the borders security and critical national infrastructure markets as IFSEC International gears up to launch Borders & Infrastructure for its 2017 edition.

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LILIN aims to boost training with IP Bootcamp

LILIN aims to boost training with IP Bootcamp LILIN is introducing free training on the fundamentals of its IP product range. Called IP Bootcamp, the workshops are designed to leave installers feeling more confident about IP installations. Speaking at an open day for the media at the company s UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, LILIN s global vice president, Jason Hill, outlined the company s approach.

He said that in spite of an increasing end user appetite for HD and IP video, the UK is lagging behind other parts of the world as far as adopting IP video is concerned. There is perhaps an IP penetration rate as low as just 15%, he said, with around 20% of installers in the UK able to deploy IP video systems. So what can manufacturers such as LILIN do to increase the adoption of IP?

Step one is to deliver products that are easy to install and operate . Here, LILIN s approach is very much modelled on that of technology manufacturer Apple, aiming to provide simple, well thought through solutions and a great user experience. And the NVR Touch, launched earlier this year at IFSEC, is a pivotal product in this respect.

Step two, according to Hill, is to deliver great installer training . That s where IP Bootcamp comes into play, providing free training for installers and building their confidence and capability in IP video with hands-on practical training. The courses start in December and are scheduled to take place over the next 12 months with the aim of training 1000 installers during that period.

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Gallery of the night: Security Excellence Awards

Gallery of the night: Security Excellence Awards The 2012 Security Excellence Awards took place on Thursday night, rewarding the very best in security products and services.

For 2012 you can exclusively find all of the official photos from the night of the winners and the glamorous guests on the IFSEC Facebook page.

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