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Oprema in Installer World: How we re different to other distributors

We spoke to Gareth Williams, director of sales at the security systems distributor, about the company s plans for the show and what makes them a truly value-added distributor . IFSEC Global: Hi Gareth. Please tell us a bit about Oprema Gareth Williams: We re the UK s fastest growing security supplier and distributor.

We cover the whole of the UK and Ireland. Our head office is in Cardiff. We only sell to the trade, in terms of transactions, although we do engage with end users. We ll give them advice, presale support. Often we help with specifications: tenders for consultants, contractors and end users. Then we ll recommend one of our installer partners. IFSEC ties in nicely for us because it coincides with the launch of our new distribution facility. We re moving premises the Monday after IFSEC. IG: You must be growing strongly if you need a new distribution centre?

GW: Yes. It s five times the size of what we have now. It offers a chance to provide a wider and broader stock range. We re going to a paperless warehouse where we ll have complete asset tracking with digital verification of all products that come in and out of the building. So if a customer is querying a consignment, they can call up, give us the order number and we can show them the video footage of everything picked and packed and shipped to the courier. IG: So this could make the logistics side of things much smoother and improve your ability to hit deadlines with deliveries? GW: It will make us more efficient. Our customer service and customer experience is already very good. We pride ourselves on our technical backup as well.

But this will take us to the next level. I don t know any other distributors with this kind of setup. I wouldn t quite say it s ground-breaking but it s a leap beyond what else is in the market at the moment. IG: What are your plans for IFSEC? What can we expect to see? GW: We were delighted to take the opportunity to work alongside UBM and do the installer trade counter in Installer World. A lot of people make a lot of noise and launch a lot of technology at IFSEC but don t always get an opportunity to actually do any business. So we ve decided to try something new, something different. We ll have offers on for the three days of the show with our strategic partners.

So some of them will be doing a sort of first-time buy option on some of their new technology. Some of them will just do some very aggressive pricing on technology already in the market. There s a path to gain new customers or offer existing customers a better deal during the show. IG: So there s very much a benefit to seeing you at the show as opposed to ordering online or elsewhere in terms of pricing? GW: Yes, definitely. If someone isn t at the show they may miss out on special, IFSEC-only offers. So get yourself along to IFSEC and come and visit us! IG: And what kind of technology can they expect? Intruder, access control, CCTV and everything else?

GW: Yeah. Those three and fire. We re seeing huge growth in analytics and networking technology. So there will be some new things around that. We can move boxes from A to B very efficiently and give people a good service. But where we come into our own is integrated systems. Many distributors talk about value add and customers find that corny as people repeat that message endlessly. But we are a true value-added distributor. We will predesign a system, technically ratify that, we ll try to configure and even commission at the end of it.

So that s where Oprema is different to other distributors in the market and that s where we really pride ourselves. Our supply chain appreciate that and it s something our customers really value as well. IG: Anything else you want to add? GW: We ve always prided ourselves on being ahead of the game technology-wise and need to have the strongest offer for customers. So I ll be using the show as an opportunity to meet some potential new partners and have a look at new innovations in home automation. That s a growth area. And we re preparing for the use of drones alongside CCTV so I ll be checking out the Drone Zone. Oprema is exhibiting within Installer World at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You can find the Oprema trade counter on stand C925.

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Watch: Honeywell s Mick Goodfellow on cybersecurity, connected solutions and critical national infrastructure

IFSEC 2017 Honeywell s Mick Goodfellow visited the offices of IFSEC International to preview the show s forthcoming 2017 edition. Just appointed GM EMEA of commercial security, Goodfellow discusses synergies between Honeywell and Xtralis products (the latter acquired in 2016 by the former), new products, integrations with other vendors, cybersecurity and critical national infrastructure. embedded content Honeywell is showcasing its latest tech in an integrated control room at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL.

You will find them on stands D250 and D300. Get your free badge now. Honeywell is unveiling a series of new products across its building technology and home security solutions portfolios at IFSEC and FIREX 2017. Honeywell s connected solutions are designed to help homeowners and business managers interpret and exploit the huge and growing volume of data generated by connected buildings. At IFSEC the building management systems giant will be showcasing integrated video solutions and advanced detection technologies. IP video Honeywell s new portfolio of IP video solutions empower site staff to be more productive by providing greater insight and control across the facility. With a connected Honeywell system, staff are informed 24/7 of the status of their system, and alerted immediately when an alarm is triggered so they can take appropriate action. With end-to-end solutions for different budgets, the range includes advanced features including recording failover, facial and audio detection, and EDGE analytics on ONVIF-compliant 4K Ultra HD and H.264 cameras. These products also feature enhanced forensic capabilities, supporting integration with Honeywell s Xtralis IntrusionTrace video content analytics and ADPRO iFT Series NVR+ solutions.

For those looking to protect harsh environments, the new range also includes explosion and corrosion proof thermal cameras with temperature monitoring. Fire Honeywell will be showcasing enterprise class fire solutions including Xtralis VESDA-E VEP and VEA detectors. Yieldsing 1.5 times greater sensitivity and offering six times better dust rejection than the previous generation of products, VESDA-E VEP detector reduces the risk of nuisance alarms and attendant costs. VESDA-E VEA works by dividing a protected space into sampling locations, enabling the localization of possible causes of fire for faster incident response. Both detectors feature built-in Wi-Fi for remote detector access from smart devices to review and monitor status in real time. For smaller sites, FAAST XS aspirating smoke detectors deliver highly accurate very early warning fire detection. Connected home Honeywell is unveiling a professionally-installed, self-monitored wireless security system for the residential market. Called Total Connect Box, it is supported by Total Connect Pro Manager, a maintenance tool that allows installers to perform diagnostics and offer cost-effective maintenance services to homeowners remotely, so homeowners can get the best out of their Total Connect Box system. For those who prefer a monitored solution, the wireless Videofied Video Live Verification with Monitoring Systems will also be showcased.

The new MotionViewer PIR sensors are wireless and equipped with the Video Live function that allows the instant transmission of video to the alarm receiving centre in the event of an alarm, enabling swifter response to genuine alarms and eliminates unnecessary intervention and call outs to false alarms. It also provides homeowners greater peace of mind with the ability to view their homes live anytime day or night. Advanced technology solutions have the power to turn buildings and homes into responsive assets, linking disparate devices and management systems to create truly connected, intelligent buildings that span the most demanding applications, said Dino Koutrouki, vice president and general manager, Security and Fire EMEA, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. But systems shouldn t be connected just to be connected. They should optimise a person s daily routine, whether at home or work, to improve safety, security and peace of mind. Honeywell is showcasing its latest tech in an integrated control room at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You will find them on stands D250 and D300. 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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Watch: How to optimise your network for CCTV and prove it works

Tavcom Theatre at IFSEC 2017 Peter Mason, lead IP tutor at Tavcom Training, is presenting at IFSEC 2017 on the subject: How to optimise your network for CCTV and prove it works. In the video below he previews this presentation, which will take place in the TDSi-sponsored Tavcom Theatre on three separate days see hte times below. View more videos previewing the 2017 presentations at IFSEC 2017 s Tavcom Theatre.

You can check out the schedule for the Tavcom Theatre here. IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL . Get your free badge now. Presentation details: How to optimise your network for CCTV and prove it works / Peter Mason / Tavcom Theatre / 20 June, 11:50-12:20; 21 June, 14:40-15:10; 22 June, 11:50-12:20 embedded content The Tavcom Theatre provides practical advice for professionals working in the security industry both end users and installers on video surveillance, video analytics, CCTV networks, cybersecurity, systems integration, drones and more. Tavcom Training offers technical and non-technical training in a wide range of fields like security management, control room operations, system planning and project management, structured cabling, disaster recovery, counter eavesdropping, PAT testing and covert CCTV. They provide award-winning BTEC-certificated courses to installers, operators, managers and designers of CCTV, network IP, intruder alarm, access control, fire alarm systems and more. The Tavcom Theatre is this year sponsored by integrated access control innovators TDSi. A prime mover in the industry-wide shift to open platforms and software-driven evolution, TDSi is a widely respected provider of readers, controllers, cards, fobs and surveillance solutions. 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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Watch: BT Redcare GM discusses company s overhaul

IFSEC exhibitor BT Redcare has unveiled a new branding, which includes not just a new website and new product brochures, but changes in operations. The company acknowledges that for installers and ARCs, giving customers the right protection is vital. And for businesses or homeowners, protection of property and assets is critical.

For business and homeowners, BT Redcare s new website will help them find the right Redcare product for security and protection. The company s installer finder will put customers in touch with a BT Redcare approved installer. Customers can pick the right product and have it installed, meeting industry standards. For ARCs and installers, BT Redcare s new brand, website and brochures will help these businesses, explains Redcare. In addition to outward branding changes, the company has recruited additional people in sales, marketing and in the technical department. John Ware, BT Redcare general manager, said: We re looking at how we work with ARCs and installers, our goal is to grow our businesses together, and we re keen to listen to them so we can develop Redcare to meet future needs. John Ware discusses the overhaul in the video below. embedded content BT Redcare is exhibiting on stand F1250 at IFSEC International (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL). Get your free badge now.

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Comelit s IP door entry system used for Battersea Power Station development

IFSEC exhibitor One of the UK s most iconic developments Circus West apartments at Battersea Power Station in London is using Comelit s IP video entry system. The first phase of the development comprises of 865 apartments at the Circus West site and uses Comelit s IP-enabled ViP entry system that sits on a shared network. The apartments are fitted with ICONA monitors.

More than 50 entrances are equipped with a mixture of 3one6 Sense flush-mounted panels, Vandalcom digital panels and Vandalcom single button panels. Help points have also been fitted in the carparks so residents can speak to the concierge/security office. The ICONA monitors in each apartment feature a 16:9 4.3-inch colour screen with capacitive, touchscreen and swipe activation. The 3one6 entrance panels feature LCD graphic displays, in 4mm mirror-finishes or brushed steel, and have a concealed loudspeaker. The network itself, supplied by Skanska Konnect, incorporates the site s access control system, as well as Comelit s video entry system, which consists of over 900 devices. Because it is IP-based, the system has no distance limitations and can provide an unlimited number of users with simultaneous video and audio communications. The on-site concierge is able to manage calls made from call points to apartments, and can call individual apartments. Residents can call the concierge via the intercom directory on their ICONA monitors, and can communicate with the other apartments via the same directory, which can be programmed by the installer on request. We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen to take part in this iconic and exceptional project, said Francesca Boeris, Comelit s managing director.

With our emphasis on cutting-edge product design and aesthetics, we are proud to be associated with a development which showcases some of the best designers in the world. Comelit is exhibiting at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You will find them on stand G1150.

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Honeywell expands equIP series of IP cameras

IFSEC 2017 Honeywell has announced new additions to its line of equIP Series IP cameras, which are designed to provide higher image picture quality in poorly lit spaces and rooms. The secure IP cameras feature 4K ultra HD and 360 panoramic video and were developed with connected building systems in mind. A unified and simple design means the new equIP cameras easier to install, use, maintain and integrate with other connected building systems.

With H.265 Codec technology, video recorder storage costs are reduced without sacrificing image quality, providing better bandwidth usage. Honeywell s Xtralis IntrusionTrace video analytics software enhances the accuracy of surveillance and response to events to help users reduce financial losses and limit business interruption. The cameras can be more easily integrated with other Honeywell ecosystem technology to create one single IP platform for site monitoring and control. The cameras are designed for enterprise and critical infrastructure applications in industrial buildings, utility assets, as well as the energy, education, government, and banking industries. Fifteen languages are available during installation. Only one person is needed to mount the cameras. The range can reuse existing pole, corner, pendent, or wall brackets, saving on time and money. If the cameras are installed with Honeywell s MAXPRO, setup is even easier as all camera units are automatically detected by MAXPRO in the installation process. The new equIP series is CE, FCC and UL certified.

The equIP camera range includes: 12 megapixel 4K Ultra HD IP box camera Infrared IP bullet camera Outdoor infrared IP mini-dome camera A six megapixel indoor/outdoor Fisheye IR IP camera Indoor/outdoor 2 megapixel 30x zoom WDR PTZ IP cameras Cameras in the equIP line feature: 3D positioning functionality for PTZ cameras Embedded microphones for indoor cameras for greater accuracy Support for ONVIF Profile S and G Integration with Honeywell NVRs and VMS including MAXPRO , HUS, DVM, and Performance embedded NVRs Support for third-party manufacturers NVR and VMS Honeywell is exhibiting at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You will find them on stands D250 and D300. 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. Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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CEDIA to provide installers with smart-home training

IFSEC 2017 Home automation association CEDIA will provide a series of bespoke training sessions at IFSEC International at London ExCeL, 20-22 June 2017. Training sessions will furnish installers and integrators with a deeper understanding of fully integrated smart home technologies and their ability to complement home security systems. Individual training sessions cost 60 +VAT.

A full day pass is 199 +VAT. The IFSEC entry badge will be sent automatically to visitors who sign up. Places are limited to 40 people per session, which will be available on a first come first serve basis. The 90-minute training sessions will take place in South Gallery Suite 8 at ExCeL on 20 and 21 of June. Topics include an introduction to smart home technology, IP networking for smart homes, lighting control for secure homes, tips on building a business in the smart home marketplace and an intro to audio, video and home entertainment. Click here to view the full agenda. If you are an installer or integrator with an interest in the home automation market then click here to sign up for the CEDIA training sessions. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals. Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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IndigoVision CCTV case study: Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport wanted to streamline processes, bring greater efficiency and upgrade its analogue system to IP. It decided that IndigoVision was the right company to fulfill these requirements. Find out about the background to this CCTV installation and the solution chosen by downloading this case study PDF.

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ComNet enhances cybersecurity for port connections

IFSEC exhibitor ComNet Europe, part of the US manufacturer or transmission and communication networking equipment ComNet Communication Networks, has introduced a new cybersecurity feature in its latest generation of self-managed switches. Known as Port Guardian, the feature has the capability to physically disconnect a port if unauthorised access is detected. Port Guardian can provide a line of defence in situations where network access is attempted by disconnecting an IP-addressable device on the edge in order to connect to the network.

Port Guardian senses the disconnection activity and in response an SNMP notification is sent to the head end. The affected port is physically locked out, preventing access. The network administrator can reopen the port once the threat is eliminated. The Port Guardian feature also rejects access through an activity known as spoofing by disconnecting the port when an interruption is sensed. Port Guardian is being added to the newest generation of ComNet SMS products, including the CNGE2+2SMS and CNGE4+2SMS. The feature will also be available on the new ComNet USA-made line of managed switches. According to Steve Clarke, ComNet Europe managing director: Cybersecurity is not something confined to just a security IP network. Any network can be infiltrated. By introducing this valuable feature on these cutting-edge products, we can provide another unmatched advantage to our partners.

Check out ComNet s latest products at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find ComNet on stand D450 . 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. Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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OPTEX to showcase REDSCAN RLS-3060 and CPNI-approved Fiber Sensys FD-322 at IFSEC 2017

Perimeter sensors At IFSEC International in June global sensor producer OPTEX will exhibit a range of products and technologies in live demos. Each demonstration is tailored to different applications, including perimeter protection, tailgating detection as well as Internet of Things (IOT) alarm systems. Within its high security perimeter protection zone, OPTEX will demonstrate its CPNI-approved fibre optic fence detection system, Fiber Sensys FD-322.

The system detects intruders climbing above or cutting through a fence. OPTEX s REDSCAN RLS-3060 creates a layer of security around the perimeter fence to warn if anyone or any vehicle is approaching the fence. The perimeter intrusion detection systems are integrated with the GEMOS PSIM platform so they can trigger video surveillance drones to fly to the point of intrusion and send a live video stream to the control centre. In a second zone, OPTEX will be demonstrate its time of flight technology that allows a scene to be mapped in 3D giving an accurate representation of the objects present. The technology is used in Accurance 3D, OPTEX s tailgating detection system for interlocks. Potential applications include object protection. Laser scan detector REDSCAN RLS-2020 will also be on the stand. The technology protects assets and detects people jumping over turnstiles or climbing through skylights as well as detects thrown objects being smuggled into restricted areas. For commercial and residential security, OPTEX will exhibit its new wireless infrared beam, the SL-TNR.

The last zone will include demonstrations of how OPTEX s wireless outdoor sensors can be used in IoT applications, by sending alarms and other data via the cloud to a smartphone, for instance. Jacques Vaarre, managing director of OPTEX, EMEA, says that live demos are the best way to show the range of applications that can be achieved with the firm s sensors. Check out OPTEX s latest products at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E600. 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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