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How to future-proof your systems and add value through business intelligence

Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Just two decades ago, Axis launched the world s first network camera, the AXIS 200, developing pioneering technology that would later become the enabling concept behind the internet of security things (IoST). Innovations such as these drastically influence the way society and businesses operate and keeping up with these advancements presents many challenges.

One of these is ensuring that the new technology implemented by organisations across the world will have the scalability to grow and meet the demands of customers for years to come. The global IP camera market is expected to reach $9.2bn by 2020, proving firms are beginning to expand the ways they use internet-connected technology. Maintaining its ongoing commitment to research and development, Axis is pleased to host its second Partner Showcase event in October 2017, demonstrating not only the latest cutting-edge security technology for a connected world, but also the latest updates in retail analytics, behavioural analysis, sustainability and cybersecurity. These trends are driven through a best-of-breed approach. We are proud to work with organisations at the forefront of innovation to ensure that our customer solutions don t just answer the questions of today, but prepare businesses for the security challenges they are certain to face in the future. By partnering with specialist technology companies, such as the 37 that will be attending Axis Partner Showcase, we can reach far beyond traditional security capabilities A collaborative approach to security analytics As technological progress continues, the security industry faces its own challenges in keeping pace. Furthermore, each industry has its own unique demands. From retail and transport, to education and healthcare, no two networked systems are the same. By partnering with specialist technology companies, such as the 37 that will be attending Axis Partner Showcase, we can reach far beyond traditional security capabilities.

This enables us to broaden and strengthen our solution offering to deliver a smarter, and increasingly intelligent and of course safer world. The benefits of network cameras are clear as a means to improve security and surveillance. That said, through a succession of innovation, technology that once operated at just one frame per second creating extremely fragmented video footage is now capable of delivering vital business intelligence. This includes facial recognition, footfall monitoring, business optimisation, analytics and much more, with excellent image detail, all achievable in real time. To fully embrace the potential of this technology, the industry must work in tandem to offer solutions that not only secure their customers, but also offer something of increased value the power of data. A new world of innovation As we enter new markets, such as audio and access control, there are great opportunities ahead. Many of these markets have a basis in proprietary systems with stagnated innovation. Alongside our partners, it is our mission to help businesses realise that if they were to migrate to the world of openness and IP, the opportunities for increased intelligence and a more robust security solution are endless. This year s Axis Partner Showcase will offer a unique opportunity for businesses from all industries to experience the latest security and intelligent technology, which will help them remain safe and future-proofed.

The event has been designed to demonstrate how our partners, in conjunction with Axis, can deliver solutions that are relevant and stand the test of time improving efficiency, processes, security and staff safety. This drive is encapsulated by the Axis mantra: Fit for Purpose, Fit for Future . Whether you are a system integrator, installer, distributor, consultant or end user, the 2017 Axis Partner Showcase represents a truly worthwhile investment of time. Meet us there to discover how rapidly our industry is advancing, the technology enabling this and the partnerships that will help us lead the way. Axis Partner Showcase: 11 October 2017: 10:00am-4:00pm BST Tenants Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, UK About Axis Communications Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets. Axis has more than 2,700 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 90,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS.

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IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017: Drone Zone and business-matching service to make their debuts

SECURITY EVENT The world-leading security, fire and safety event IFSEC is holding its Southeast Asia edition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) between 6-8 September 2017. The fifth edition is a must-attend event for players in the entire industry, including architects, business owners, contractors, engineers, facilities managers, finance professionals, human resources personnel, IT professionals, procurement specialists, property developers, senior management and more. The three-day event will feature more than 350 world-leading brands showcasing cutting-edge products in access controls and biometrics, CCTV and surveillance, cybersecurity, drones, fire alarms, fire detection, fire protection, gates and doors, home automation, intelligent buildings, intruder alarms, network security, personal protection equipment, physical security, perimeter protection, x-ray equipment and many other latest technologies in security, fire and safety.

The business-matching service will match visitors to the solutions or products that best meet their specific needs This is the best opportunity for visitors to meet directly with experts representing global brands such as Entrypass, Seagate, Dahua, Comnet, Nemtek, Nocturna, Hikvision, BFT, Falcon Safe, FAAC, Alarms and Automation, Golmar, Entrasys, Magnetic Control, Mobotix, MicroEngine, Propel Network, Senzo, Smartstripe, Ozak, Stratel, Union Light, Videx and many more. IFSEC Southeast Asia received strong support from Malaysia s Ministry of Home Affairs, Royal Malaysia Police, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) Malaysia Chapter, British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and ASIS International (Malaysia Chapter). New features For the fifth edition, IFSEC Southeast Asia will include a few new features on the show floor, which will attract more than 10,000 visitors. For the first time, there will be a Drone Zone, where drone companies and operators will wow visitors with airborne displays of cutting-edge security drones. Another new feature is the business-matching service, which visitors could select their preferred product to source. This service was created to help visitors find the best solutions or products for their needs, directly with the manufacturers or distributors. The Malaysia s Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), PPKKM, APSA and IFSEC Southeast Asia is organising Conference Perdana, where the conference will feature a panel discussion, dialogues with MOHA and a keynote address from the invited guest of honour, YAB Dato Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. We expect more than 2,000 security companies to join Conference Perdana, the first-ever conference specific for the security industry players and operators, said Dato Seri Haji Mustapa Bin Haji Ali, President of APSA (Malaysia Chapter) .

The conference is set to be the best platform for the industry players to gather and obtain the latest information and gain new knowledge that will benefit their businesses. IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017 is organising a three-day seminar on the show floor, where there will be more than 10 hot topics presented by experts. The seminar is free for all visitors. IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017 is a free-to-attend exhibition and seminar for all industry players and visitors. It takes place 6-7 September between 10:00am-5:30pm and on 8 September between 10:00am-4:00pm. For more information on IFSEC Southeast Asia, please log on to www.ifsecsea.com or contact the organiser at +60321768788. Free Download: The security drones report 2017 The global security drones market will be worth $10.5bn ( 8bn) by 2020 . This report commissioned by Aviat Drones examines the prevalence, growth prospects , applications and regulatory challenges of drones and anti-drone tech in the global security market. Find out how you can benefit from this lucrative market .

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TDSi Q&A: “The security industry confuses customers with jargon and acronyms”

JOhn DAVIES TDSi launched the successor to its EXgarde platform, GARDiS, at IFSEC International in June. IFSEC Global got in touch with John Davies to discuss the latest software, TDSi s international growth, trying a new approach at IFSEC and the industry s use of the terms AI and machine learning . IG: Did TDSi launch anything new this year?

JD: Within the technology showcase we launched our new GARDiS software. That will be released to the market later in the year. Part of this approach was to reaffirm to our integration partners and distribution partners what this new software is all about. It s a complete departure from the current EXgarde platform. It s a true web-based platform. It s designed to be ONVIF compliant and it s architecture is for use in the cloud or as a hybrid on-premise and hosted system. IG: Where is TDSi as a business? JD: We ve seen export sales grow at a faster rate than UK sales over the last 12 months. I see that continuing to grow.

We ve had a lot of initiatives in Southeast Asia and China over the last 3-5 years, particularly in Southeast Asia, that are coming to fruition. A lot of that is down to partnerships with other manufacturers. We re noticing now that the likes of Samsung and Panasonic are coming to TDSi and saying we need to integrate our systems with yours . In the past we were going to the big manufacturers and saying: We would like to integrate your kit with ours . We re now seeing the shoe on the other foot. We want to go to the North American market with something new and different rather than offering a me too proposition This is being driven by market opportunities, particularly in the UK and Southeast Asia and China. So that s something we re going to concentrate on a lot over the next 12 months. I ve done another mega tour of the Far East and we re doing more work in Australia. We exhibited at the Australia Security Show in Sydney for the first time at the end of July.

These are exciting times! IG: So does TDSi have a presence on every continent now? JD: Apart from North and South America. Saying that, it s part of our strategic intent around the new GARDiS platform. We want to go to the North American market with something new and different rather than offering a me too proposition. That s what GARDiS will allow us to do. Over the next couple of years we ll be looking hard at the US marketplace. IG: How did IFSEC go? John Davies: It was different for us this year.

We wanted to try something new, so we didn t have a traditional stand on the main floor. We had products and people on the Anixter stand because TDSi are a technology alliance partner of Anixter in EMEA for access control and have a great working relationship with them that s grown over the last few years. We are also doing a lot of integration with Suprema, particularly out in the Far East, so we had products on their stand. They wanted to demonstrate the integration between their readers and our software. We sponsored the Tavcom Theatre, because one of my pet things is education. The industry is changing so quickly, and if manufacturers don t get involved in educating our installer customers I feel that some of our customers may be less aware of the latest technology innovations, so it s important that they don t get left behind. The event went very well for us. We had a speaking slot every day. I was conscious however, that we shouldn t just talk about TDSi, but about issues people need to be aware of: open protocols such as ONVIF profiles A and C and what they mean to the access control industry, who is driving those changes I think AI and machine learning is sometimes overdone, or not always completely understood as to how it s going to be used and how it should be applied to delivering solutions Then we had another session talking about wireless locking technologies and how that is changing the face of the access control industry and what installers and end users need to be aware of.

Our third presentation discussed access control as a service going into the cloud. It s not the be-all and end-all for every application, but it s happening. We talked about what it is and when and where it should be applied. We also discussed what behavioural and business changes are going to drive customers, manufacturers, installers, and how we need to be a bit more aware of the end user s needs. We also had our technology showcase area in a meeting room upstairs, which worked well for us. Next year we may look to turn one of the days into an updated training session with our regular partners and the other days we ll showcase new technologies. We also joined our usual Harmony Alliance evening with Texecom, GJD and Elmdene and a party on the Wednesday night, which was very successful. So all in all we are very happy with the change of focus we had this year and we are considering emulating that for 2018. IG: Any other observations about the show in general?

JD: I did notice that all the educational theatres were full most of the time. That tells me that there s a thirst for knowledge amongst our customers not just about technology but about solutions. Nobody was banging the integration drum to death; people were talking about interoperability and delivering solutions. There was also an indication that there is a far more smart approach towards cameras at the edge of networks, more storage capabilities in cameras, and developers are putting facial recognition algorithms into the camera itself. Cameras are becoming smarter, systems are becoming smarter. But it s not just smart ; it s using information and data correctly to deliver a solution rather than delivering technology for technology s sake. IG: You hear terms like AI or machine learning thrown around a lot nowadays. Is all that overdone? JD: I think it s sometimes overdone, or not always completely understood as to how it s going to be used and how it should be applied to delivering solutions.

I think sometimes we confuse end users with acronyms and terms that we in the industry understand, but people outside don t: Well OK, what does that mean for me? What does it deliver? an end user might say.

We need to put ourselves in our customer s shoes and think the way they do.

Relive FIREX 2017: Watch the highlights across three days at London ExCeL

We ve compressed hours of footage into a few minutes of highlights from FIREX International 2017.

Filmed on the show floor over three busy, eventful days at ExCeL London, this video features interviews with top industry figures and the latest fire-detection and protection technologies.

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5 things you may not know that your video management system can do

If you ve visited any of the major security trade show this year, such as Intersec, ISC West or IFSEC International, you will have no doubt seen some of the latest video management systems (VMS). But what does a next generation VMS offer you over and above your incumbent system and is it worth upgrading? Here are five things you may be surprised to know a next-generation VMS is capable of: 1.

Gain access to more video sources without adding more cameras Typically, the primary source of video for the control room are fixed surveillance cameras, but this is beginning to change, with advances in mobile devices and dedicated applications developed for the security industry. Today, it is possible employees (and even citizens) to transmit video from mobile devices to the control room in real-time, from anywhere. In essence, you are adding a whole new sensor to the security system without investing in a single piece of hardware, as the devices are already there!

2. Add new video analytics applications with ease Video analytics applications have been in use for a long time, but earlier versions bear little resemblance to the powerful analytics solutions that can be integrated within the latest VMS . They are evening embracing cutting-edge advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. One such example is ability to make video searchable and in turn reduce the time taken to locate and track person/s of interest from hours to minutes. The time when it will be possible to search for specific items, colours, movement and even the detection of risks through leading indicators is not far from becoming a reality.

3. Save on upgrading to a full-blow PSIM solution PSIM and situation management systems have a vitally important role to play for many organisations, but others simply want to better manage their security operations, and would benefit substantially from some of the capabilities inherent within PSIM systems. This is one of the major advantages of next-generation VMS. You can integrate and centrally manage the core security systems access control, intrusion detection, fire and of course video (the hallmark of every good VMS). However, in addition it can be extended with incident management capabilities, giving a greater degree of situational awareness that in turn makes decision-making and incident response far more effective and consistent.

4. Control PTZ use case In addition to receiving video from mobile devices, it is also possible to push important information from the control room out to the mobile devices of field personnel, responders and other stakeholders. A mobile application that is bi-directional and fully integrated with your VMS allows control room operators to share live and recorded video, delivering what they are seeing in the control room out to those on-site attending to the incident.

5. Integrate video feeds from drone mounted cameras Drones have become hot property and rightly so (having their very own Drone Zone at IFSEC in London last month). A VMS can distribute video feeds from drones in real-time, providing responders and operations teams with surveillance footage that would be impossible to get unless an aircraft was on site.

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IFSEC 2017 in review: Borders & Infrastructure Expo makes triumphant debut and Brian Cox draws biggest-ever keynote audience 

Professor Brian Cox gave a thought-provoking lecture on the origins of the universe in front of a record audience at the Honeywell-sponsored Keynote Theatre in Safety and Health Expo 2017, which was co-located with IFSEC 2017. Addressing a packed audience, the TV presenter and physicist extraordinaire said he had asked the organisers if they needed me to talk about safety and security. They said no; just talk about the universe.

Other keynotes included double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, rugby union Referee Nigel Owens MBE and Falklands War veteran Simon Weston CBE. Product launches Elsewhere, IFSEC International which took place over three days between 20-20 June at London ExCeL was, as usual, the chosen launchpad for a plethora of brand-new, cutting-edge products. Among the innovations unveiled at the show was Veracity s end-to-end command and control system, Edesix s new body-worn camera series, Calipsa s AI-powered video monitoring platform and Redvision s quietest, fastest ever PTZ and mould-breaking rugged camera enclosure. IDIS, meanwhile, introduced a new seven-year warranty the longest in the industry. Read more about the products launched at IFSEC here. Borders & Infrastructure Expo Perhaps the most significant new feature introduced for the 2017 edition was Borders & Infrastructure Expo. Sponsored by Genetec, this show within a show featured the Drone Zone, BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone, VIP Meeting Service, JSaRC and the Borders & Infrastructure Theatre. Former IATA (International Air Transport Association) chief John Hedley argued that we re making life too easy for terrorists in the Borders & Infrastructure Theatre on day one. We also reported on how police and security drone use on the rise.

Speaking of drones, The Drone Zone wowed the crowds with live airborne demonstrations of drone technology from Yuneec and Aviat Drones, among other innovative developers and service providers, with support from the UK Drone Show. Installer World An area of the show dedicated to installers was another IFSEC first. Sponsored by RISCO, Installer World featured the Tool Zone where, courtesy of Anglia Tools, visitors could sample a wide range of hand and power tools and take advantage of exclusive discounts workwear, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition, recruitment consultants and a networking bar all in one place. Installers, engineers and integrators could test and trial more than 10,000 of the latest products from leading suppliers such as Hikvision and Panasonic. embedded content Videos and photos The whole experience was documented expertly once again by IFSEC TV (courtesy of Silverstream), with exhibitors demonstrating some of their latest innovations to camera as they did to visitors. Among the interviewees was Martin Gren, who co-founded the surveillance giant in 1984 and recently topped the security manufacturers/service providers category in our roll call of the Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017. Watch some highlights from across the three days here or check out some of the best photos from London ExCeL. As is becoming an IFSEC Global tradition, we challenged security technology vendors at IFSEC 2017 to pitch their products to camera in just 30 seconds. The challenge was taken up by Paxton, HID Global, Pelco, CSL, AxxonSoft, Dahua, Uniview Technologies, Vanderbilt, Kedacom, LT Security, Promise Technology and Genetec.

Seminars The seminar theatres were particularly busy in a year when security-related issues have rarely been out of the national and international headlines. In the Security Management Theatre, a packed audience heard how video analytics was oversold and underutilised but key to preventing terror attacks. We also reported from the same theatre on the trends shaping the future of access control. The Tavcom Theatre, meanwhile, featured presentations on cybersecurity, preparing CCTV evidence for the criminal courts and how to optimise your network for CCTV, among other things. Browse through all our content about IFSEC International 2017 here. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Wavestore VMS platform on show again at Europe s largest annual security exhibition

IFSEC 2017 At IFSEC open platform video management software (VMS) developed by British firm Wavestore will demonstrated via two of the company s technology partners. Wavestore is focused on developing its highly secure VMS platform to deliver more features to meet the needs of the security industry and also ensure compatibility with associated devices and sub-systems produced by Wavestore s technology partners. The Wavestore team will be demonstrating the latest features of the company s VMS on both the UniView (D750) and Vivotek (E500) stands.

Whether the requirement is simply for video, or the need for a fully integrated solution for up to tens of thousands of cameras, Wavestore s VMS can help deliver a scalable and completely future-proof security camera based security for businesses, enterprises and public sector organisations. Wavestore operates an ever-expanding technology partner programme allowing partners to benefit from seamless integrations across a host of best-in-breed brands encompassing cameras, access control, video analytics and much more , says Enrico Bizzaro, head of integrations at Wavestore. In addition, Wavestore s open platform is compliant with ONVIF profile-S, to bring enhanced flexibility to camera choice, so users can achieve maximum return on investment from their security systems. Choosing Wavestore can help reduce the total cost of ownership through provision of free technical support and different VMS upgrade bundles, so technology partners can stay up to date with new features without signing up to expensive recurring support contracts. Check out Wavestore s latest products at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. The Wavestore team will be demonstrating the latest features of the company s VMS on both the UniView (D750) and Vivotek (E500) stands . 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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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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TDSi and Litestar announce Singapore partnership

Asian markets UK-based integrated security products manufacturer TDSi has entered a partnership with Singaporean installer Litestar Technologies to increase its foothold in the region. Litestar supplies integrated electronic security systems to small and mid-sized firms, as well as multinationals and governments the Asia-Pacific region. John Davies, managing director of TDSi, says: Litestar is a premium security installation expert with considerable technical expertise and unrivalled local market knowledge This is a very exciting region to be involved with and we look forward to growing our business together.

Though Singapore is a mature market for access control, it remains lucrative and Litestar is confident there is scope for growing its market share with TDSi. Singapore is a fast-paced and cosmopolitan state undergoing plenty of change. TDSi s scalable products are well suited to the local market. In addition the company offers a wide range of access control products, which can integrate with third party systems, which allows Litestar to offer customers a fully integrated security offering. Litestar Technologies was established in 2007 by a group of security professionals with the aim of bringing world-class technologies in security to all its customers that also provide a good return on investment. Check out the latest security solutions from TDSi at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stands A1250 and B1250. 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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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.

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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