How to choose the right life safety system: Hochiki Europe reveals FIREX 2017 plans

FIREX 2017 Hochiki Europe will provide advice on how to choose the right life safety system in a range of environments at FIREX 2017. Visitors to Europe s largest annual fire show, which takes place between 20-22 June at ExCeL London, will also be introduced to Hochiki Europe s innovative new water detection system. Hochiki Europe s stand will feature a seminar area in which experts will discuss recent revisions to emergency lighting legislation, overviews of the latest life safety technologies available and how they can be applied in different environments.

The life-safety systems specialist will provide product demonstrations of LEAKalarm, as well as its analogue addressable life safety platform, [email protected] [email protected] helps customers quickly locate and assess incidents in real time from any location. It is fully customisable thanks to addressable loop detection circuits, conventional detection circuits, relay cards and additional sounder outputs. Also on display will be a new conventional detector, an EN54-23 approved base sounder beacon and the next generation of ESP intelligent sensors. These new sensors feature an integral short-circuit isolator (SCI) in the sensor itself, negating the need for SCI mounting bases. Hochiki Europe s extensive FIREscape family of emergency lighting solutions will appear too, including the new FIREscape lite standalone kits and the combined fire detection and emergency lighting system FIREscape+. Intrinsically safe and SIL2 approved flame detectors, beam detectors and aspirating systems, as well as linear heat detection will be on display. The Hochiki Europe team will be on hand throughout the show to offer guidance on the best use of each technology, and visitors are encouraged to speak to Hochiki Europe s experts for application advice. FIREX International is an ideal opportunity to meet with industry stakeholders and discuss new ways to address key issues occurring in our sector, said Paul Adams, marketing manager at Hochiki Europe.

If you re looking to hear from life safety experts on the latest trends and technologies, you should certainly visit our stand. We re very proud of the product ranges we ll be showcasing this year and looking forward to outlining the many benefits they offer for our customers. Hochiki Europe is exhibiting at FIREX International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Visit stand D100 to see their latest life safety 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.

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BSIA responds to cash courier shooting in London

Walthamstow shooting The trade body representing the private security industry in the UK has issued the following statement relating to the recent shooting of a cash-in-transit courier in Walthamstow, north-east London. The cash-in-transit courier was injured from the shooting ambush. James Kelly, chief executive of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) said in a statement: Every day, cash-in-transit couriers perform a vital public service, transporting cash around the country and supporting banks, retailers and businesses by facilitating millions of financial transactions across the UK.

However, in doing so, they place themselves at risk of extreme violence, as today s incident sadly reminds us. Kelly goes on to point out that the number of attacks on cash-in-transit couriers remains at an all-time low. There were 76 injuries to cash-in-transit crew members, police and the wider public in 2016. However, the risk of violence and injury remains a very real threat to couriers. This is something that the private security industry together with its partners in police and government is continually working to reduce through initiatives like SaferCash, which shares intelligence about attacks and suspicious incidents between couriers and the police, continued Kelly. Our thoughts are with the injured courier and his family who have made a very personal sacrifice for the sake of our nation s economic security and we wish him a full and speedy recovery. The BSIA is a longstanding and valued partner of, and exhibitor at, IFSEC International, Europe s biggest fire and security trade show taking place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Take your security knowledge to the next level at IFSEC International 2017 Experts from across all areas of the industry will attend to share their expertise on critical topics on 20 22 June 2017.

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CEDIA advises on smart wiring

Due to today s ever growing reliance on digital and smart appliances, security professionals are facing greater pressure to install complex cabling infrastructures needed to support smart home technology. Simon Buddle, Education Director at CEDIA EMEA, highlights the importance of installing an efficient and secure residential cabling system. He explains how professionals can provide clients with the right cabling requirements for the modern home of today and tomorrow.

Wiring in the evolving smart home Technology is increasingly infiltrating the home. With virtually all household technologies part of the home network, a simple phone line and TV antenna is no longer adequate to support the technology that is now available to homeowners. As a result, many require comprehensive wiring infrastructures and data network systems that are suitable for the modern smart home. In order to prevent opportunists from doing it themselves , it s crucial for security professionals to offer a a service that benefits homeowners. A correctly wired infrastructure at the very first stage of building or renovating is fundamental to homeowners who want technology. A common phrase heard among the home technology industry is the most expensive cable you have to install is the one that did not get installed in the first place . The basis of a smart home is the infrastructure, the cables. Not all properties require technology at this stage. But it is crucial for the correct wiring to be in place so that it is ready for the future.

A wired infrastructure can set up the home for future applications, whilst still preserving the d cor of the home and adding value. The rise of smart wiring presents a great opportunity for security professionals. The home technology sector presents a lucrative opportunity for these professionals to expand their reach and create new business. By offering a more complete service for the home, including specialist services, such as fitting reliable cabling infrastructure, security professionals can guarantee their businesses will be more resilient. It could help them through tough times as they pick up more work from new and existing customers. CEDIA s smart wiring education To make sure security professionals are up-to-date with the latest skills and knowledge, CEDIA has best practice advice for wiring smart homes. CEDIA has a number of courses for those who want to extend their cabling knowledge. One of their most popular education programmes is its one day Smart Home Wiring course. Attendees learn how to plan and install a wireless infrastructure that can withstand and integrate a range of modern technological demands.

Based on the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines , it promises to leave attendees with a clear understanding of how a modern home should be cabled for new technologies, and future flexibility. CEDIA s the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines is perfect for security professionals looking to move into the home technology market or gain a wider understanding of the subject. The document aims to help security professionals understand the comprehensive cabling infrastructure required for the modern home. It sets out a plan for a far more integrated and modern approach to wiring homes. CEDIA at IFSEC CEDIA is hosting a number of training sessions at IFSEC International 2017. The 90 minute training sessions will take place in South Gallery Suite 8 at ExCeL on 20 th and 21 st of June: 20th June: Introduction To Smart Home Technology IP Networking for the Smarthome WiFi Tips & Tricks For The Modern Home Intro to Audio, Video & Home Entertainment 21st June: Introduction To Smart Home Technology Building A Business In The Smart Home Marketplace Panel Discussion Lighting Control For The Secure Home Wiring Infrastructure For The Modern Home For more information on what advice, courses and literature CEDIA can offer security professionals, please visit Be smart come to IFSEC International 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an ever important element of various technology solutions for the smart home. The ability to connect, communicate with, and remotely manage a vast number of networked, automated devices via the internet is now inescapable.

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Genetec releases latest version of off-street parking enforcement software Free-Flow

Security Center During the 2017 International Parking Institute (IPI) Conference and Expo, Montreal-headquartered Genetec will demonstrate the latest version of Free-Flow, its off-street parking enforcement software. Genetec, a provider of open architecture software, hardware and cloud-based solutions for security and public safety, will be at booth number 1115 at the IPI conference and expo in New Orleans on 24 May. The company is also exhibiting at IFSEC International 2017, Europe s largest security exhibition, at London ExCeL, between 20-22 June.

Free-Flow will be offered within Genetec Security Center, the company s holistic security platform that combines video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition. Using AutoVu Free-Flow, parking enforcement officers can identify lots with unenforced violations and then adjust their patrol routes in response to improve the rates at which they record and process violations. Compliance Increasingly parking property owners are choosing to implement gateless parking to reduce vehicle congestion and improve convenience for parking. AutoVu Free-Flow allows owners to maintain compliance with parking rules in the absence of gates. As Free-Flow now forms part of Security Center, parking managers can monitor occupancy and violations across all parking lots under their management, from one location. Genetec Plan Manager is an interactive and graphical mapping application allowing operators to visualise and manage environments. With Plan Manager and Free-Flow in Security Center, parking lot owners can navigate and oversee many car parks via the installed automatic licence plate recognition that is also installed with Security Center. Free-Flow provides parking officers a real-time view of how many vehicles are in parking lots across all their facilities, and how many are parked illegally. With these precise details of where and when violations are taking place, parking managers know where to dispatch officers to ensure higher compliance, says Charles Pitman, Genetec s product marketing manager at Genetec.

All attendees to the IPI trade show are welcome to attend A Pragmatic Look at Big Data: Perspectives from License Plate Recognition , which Pitman is presenting. The first series of updates for Genetec Free-Flow are expected to be available at the end of May 2017 with further updates planned in July 2017. Genetec also recently integrated gunshot detection into Security Center and expanded its access control platform with SimonsVoss e-locks. And Genetec has been confirmed as sponsor of IFSEC International s brand new show within a show , Borders & Infrastructure Expo. Check out the latest solutions from Genetec at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Genetec on stand F500. Get your free badge now. 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. Furthermore, take advantage of discounts up to 30% available exclusively at the show.

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Vanderbilt adds cloud-based connectivity technology for remote monitoring of SPC range

Access control panels Provider of access control and security systems Vanderbilt has added SPC Connect, a hosted cloud-based solution, to its SPC product portfolio, enabling installers to monitor, manage and maintain SPC panels remotely from any location. Sectors/verticals Commercial and public sector offices Retail Warehouses and storage Banks and financial centres Manufacturing facilities Features The Vanderbilt SPC series of hybrid intrusion detection systems enable cost-effective design and installation wired and wireless capabilities for intrusion coverage Flexibility SPC can be tailored to small businesses through to large multinational enterprises Ability to update SPC panels remotely, saving time and money on dedicated site trips, or hardware and software upgrades SPC Connect users can manage SPC panels, performing operations and status checks across groups of systems, instantly and remotely Remote access of event logs or cameras views Possibility of configuring direct messaging by email in the event of an alarm, via an internet connected web browser Payments Customers have the option of subscription payments, reducing costs associated with the upfront purchase and installation of traditional software solutions, as well as ongoing maintenance and upgrades costs As an installer s business grows and more users need to be added, the monthly SPC Connect subscription can be adjusted End users can download the SPC Connect app for free from the Apple Store or on Google Play, providing an interface that contributes clearer arming and status information as needed. All of the user s interactions through SPC Connect are secured with financial-grade SSL security, offering peace-of-mind and powerful control.

Vanderbilt says Joe Grillo, Vanderbilt CEO, says: Mobile capability is at a premium in our society, and many businesses require the ability to control their security on the go. SPC Connect allows this in an easy-to-use application for complete control over the intrusion detection systems already in place, and offers a cost-effective solution for end users, dealers and installers. Check out the latest security solutions from Vanderbilt at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1225. Get your free badge now. Can you afford not to attend? Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018. Register for IFSEC International 2017 to discover the latest products designed to protect your buildings, your assets, and your people. Meet with leading access control suppliers, quiz them first hand on their latest products and see new technology in action.

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Redvision s RV30 X-Series cameras integrate with Digifort s platform

Integration Set analytics profiles are now available on each Redvision RV30 pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) dome cameras preset, using the newly-integrated Digifort video management software. Redvision s RV30 X-Series rugged PTZ dome cameras now integrate with open platform, video management software provider Digifort, available exclusively through the Security Buying Group. Target markets and applications include retail, public areas, transport, defence, education, prisons, stadiums and industry.

The integration with Digifort allows operators to operate the cameras at variable speeds, with flexible control, as well as display, storage and channel expansion options. Remote configuration In addition the dome s wiper, infrared and white light illumination can be switched on automatically, manually or scheduled using the Digifort client. All dome pre-sets and tours can be configured remotely. Comprehensive analytics profiles can be set up for each rugged dome preset. Digifort s video management software reads the x, y and z coordinates of the PTZ preset so users can assign individual analytics profiles to each PTZ preset. The analytics set up in scheduled presets and preset tours can be tailored to different operation such as daytime, night, weekend, holiday and alarm. Dermot Grace, managing director of Redvision, says: Digifort gives customers a robust, server-based recording and control platform for the X-Series, with the ability to enhance system effectiveness and operation using advanced, easily set up, analytics. Redvision s RV30 X-Series of rugged PTZ cameras provide full high definition video stream recording, with lower resolution sub-streams for efficient, remote control, display and transmission. The RV30 range has 1080p and 720p resolution options and people can be identified at 40-60 metres.

Redvision RV30 cameras have also recently been integrated with the Meyertech FUSION Eclipse recording and control platform. Check out the latest solutions from Redvision at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Redvision on stand D1150.

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FT ranks Paxton as one of Europe s fastest growing companies

FT1000 Paxton CEO Adam Stroud UK-headquartered provider of electronic IP access control and door entry systems Paxton Group has been ranked in the FT1000, the Financial Times compilation of Europe s fastest growing companies. The league table, which the FT publishes with Statista, lists the thousand firms in Europe that have gained the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015. Paxton was established in 1985 by Tony Ratcliffe, who is the company s chairman.

The firm, which is headquartered in Brighton in East Sussex, employs over 300 people. The business includes international sales offices. Paxton makes all its products locally at its factory in Eastbourne, also in East Sussex, and exports to over 60 countries. Over our 32-year history, we have grown from a small Sussex-based company into a truly global business. Paxton CEO Adam Stroud Growth plans include a turnover goal of 100 million by 2020. This summer Paxton plans to open a 29,000 sq ft. technology centre alongside the head office, as part of investment in product innovation and development. Adam Stroud, CEO of Paxton, says: Over our 32-year history, we have grown from a small Sussex-based company into a truly global business. We continue to enjoy significant international expansion which last year, included our move into Scandinavia, supplementing our existing European operations in Benelux, Germany and France.

Paxton invests in the free training and education of its global installer base. The company s products are adapted to cater for the regional differences in different global economies. However they are designed with simplicity in mind to ensure easy installation, deployment and maintenance. All products sold are backed by the company s local technical support and five-year guarantee. Find out about Paxton s latest launch, the new Net2 Entry Touch panel from Paxton: smart, simple door entry with a premium touch. Be one of the first to see the Net2 Entry Touch panel by visiting the Paxton stand (D850) at IFSEC International (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL). Get your free badge now. Can you afford not to attend? Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018.

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Hanwha Techwin cameras and recording devices integrated with SureView Immix

Video Surveillance All Hanwha Techwin cameras and recording devices can now integrate with SureView s Immix CS central station software platform. The latest Wisenet IP camera series and NVRs, as well as analogue DVRs, can now work in conjunction with Immix CS, which is designed to make central alarm monitoring stations that offer video monitoring services more efficient. Immix Command Centre (CC), a PSIM software platform which monitor alarms, access control, audio and situational awareness systems, can also be integrated.

SureView Immix on multiple media Our engineers have worked closely with the SureView technical team to ensure a high level of integration which allows operators to control key features and configuration of our cameras and recording devices, said Tim Biddulph, head of product and solutions at Hanwha Techwin. Remote video response centres (RVRC) are now able to view the superb quality images captured by our cameras and domes. They can also utilise edge-based analytics on board our Wisenet IP network cameras as an effective event reporting tool and to reduce false alarms. Check out security solutions from Hanwha Techwin at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Hanwha Techwin on stand G800.

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Using radar sensors in security applications: benefits and technical deployment

In depth For surveillance tasks in the safety and security field, radar sensors are often essential instruments. The benefits of radars are evident: radar is capable of detecting motion, measuring speed, distance and the angle of arrival as well as the direction of movement. Radar can work in adverse conditions like rain, fog and dust and is able to cover long range as well as close distance.

It preserves anonymity due to the fact, that it is not able to deliver high-resolution pictures from faces or license plates, which ensures its acceptance. Motion sensors for anti-burglary protection systems indoor or outdoor are very inexpensive components, which take advantage of the doppler effect. In this application, radar replaces more and more the Passive Infrared Sensors, which have established in the past because of their low price. Reliable Radar, however, is much more reliable, because it is not affected by thermal variations and it offers additional information like direction of movement and the actual speed, making detection safer and more robust. InnoSenT offers an innovative solution with the SMR series. SMR stands for surface-mountable radar and describes a tiny, 15mm x 20mm x 3mm, Radar frontend, which is delivered on tape and reel and which can automatically be pick-and-placed and soldered to the customer s PCB in a standard SMT process. This ultra-small device incorporates a complete 24GHz transceiver including a low noise amplifier. Persons can be safely detected in a distance of up to 15m. It consumes only 45mA from a 3.3V voltage source.

For power sensitive applications e.g. in battery powered systems the power consumption can be drastically reduced by operating the sensor in a pulsed mode. Using a duty cycle of 1:1000 or even less it is possible to reduce the average operating current to a few microamps. Three different antenna variants are available to cover a field of view ranging from 40 to 120 degrees. In case distance information is also necessary, the SMR can be supplied optionally as a VCO-transceiver, which can be frequency-modulated by applying an analog modulation signal to the VCO input. A frequency divider output, switchable between two different division ratios, gives the opportunity to read back the frequency or to operate the device in a phase locked loop. SMR: The surface-mountable radar For far range area surveillance the ISYS-3106 is a perfect choice. It is a full digital FSK- radar, which detects moving objects with a radial speed component of 0.25km/h up to 140km/h. The Frequency-Shift-Keying-modulation suppresses unwanted clutter from stationary objects very effectively.

A person is visible in up to 300m distance. The field of view (half power beamwidth) is 15 degrees in azimuth and 10 degrees in elevation. Broader view If a broader view is required, two sensors can be combined in a Master-Slave configuration. An object list as well as tracks of detected targets with range, speed and angle information is accessible via Ethernet interface. Due to the sensor s architecture, multiple objects can be captured, and they can be separated as long as they differ in speed or range. ISYS-3106: coverage of two sensors in master-slave configuration Real 3D-resolution (in range, speed and angle) can be achieved with MIMO-architectures, which have multiple inputs and multiple outputs. The ISYS-5010 is an example for a sophisticated MIMO-radar, which uses 4 receivers and 2 transmitters to generate 8 virtual antennas with an angular resolution of 16 degrees in azimuth. Two additional transmitters are used to extract the angle information in elevation. ISYS-5010: separation of objects in range, speed and angle The radar employs two-stage LNAs for each receive channel for lowest noise performance.

The distance and speed information are gained from a 2D-Fast-Chirp-FMCW modulation (frequency modulated continuous wave) capturing also non-moving objects in up to 55m distance. The sensor provides a target list on SPI and it can be configured via UART with the help of a supplied Graphical Users Interface. Many security applications can be covered with InnoSenT s standard product portfolio. On demand, customised developments will also meet exceptional challenges. Check out the latest radar sensors from InnoSenT at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find InnoSenT on stand F1180. 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.

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Axis launches explosion-protected temperature alarm cameras: XF40-Q2901, XF60-Q2901 and XP40-Q1942

Critical national infrastructure AXIS XF60-Q2901 Axis Communications has launched three explosion-protected, temperature alarm and thermal network cameras for sensitive industrial areas: the XF40-Q2901, XF60-Q2901 and XP40-Q1942. Sectors/verticals Operators of industrial plants can monitor remote, inaccessible and sensitive areas for rapid incident response and protection of employees, machinery and critical industrial infrastructure. Features Fixed XF40-Q2901/XF60-Q2901 explosion-protected temperature alarm cameras Control and detect temperatures of equipment Identify pipe leaks Detect fire Monitor equipment Perimeter protection Visually inspect and verify functions and processes are running correctly Provide remote assistance with planned maintenance Pan/tilt XP40-Q1942 explosion-protected PT thermal network camera Detection of people in restricted areas and safety of personnel in hazardous areas Supports Electronic image stabilization, which greatly improves video quality in situations where a camera is subject to vibrations, providing smooth and comfortable live viewing Supports Axis Zipstream technology, which lowers bandwidth and storage requirements without compromising thermal imaging.

Integration Based on industry standards and open protocols, and protected in heavy-duty enclosure, the new cameras seamlessly integrate with existing Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) architectures, complementing with thermal technology. Compliance Axis explosion-protected thermal cameras and temperature alarm cameras offer worldwide certifications, meaning that the cameras are compliant with specific country regulations across the globe. Axis Communications says Industrial plant operators have a tremendously difficult task, says Martina Lundh, global product manager for thermal and explosion-protected cameras at Axis Communications. They need to ensure efficiency and continuity in large-scale, critical industrial processes, while meeting all health, safety and environmental regulations, across multiple locations and, often, across huge areas. Our new cameras deliver critical real-time information, allowing for immediate incident response which can prove to be a life-saving benefit. Availability The new explosion-protected cameras will be available through Axis distribution channels in May 2017. About Axis Communications Market leader in network video and pioneer in driving the shift from analogue to digital video surveillance. Axis offers network video solutions for professional installations featuring products and solutions based on innovative, open technical platforms. AXIS Communications collaborates with more than 65,000 partners in 179 countries, has employees in more than 40 countries and distributors in 70 countries.

Check out the latest thermal cameras and other surveillance solutions from Axis Communications at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Axis on stand E1000. IFSEC is also launching Borders & Infrastructure Expo for its 2017 edition. 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. Click here to register your place now to join us at London Excel on 20 22 June 2017.