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Global anti-drone market to be worth $1,205 million by 2025

A study, published by Transparency Market Research (TMR), predicts the anti-drone market worldwide to be worth $1,205 million by 2025. Players, big and small, joining the global anti-drone market suggests a dynamic and competitive industry in the coming years, according to the report. The emergence of start-ups with innovative technologies and approaches is expected to disrupt the market and intensify competition among manufacturers of anti-drones in the future.

A report by TMR evaluated the global anti-drone market to be worth $214.7 million in 2016. The market is expected to grow with a 19.9% compound annual growth rate between 2017 and 2025. Government and military dominate the end-user segments with the military predicted to grow rapidly among all end-use segments, followed by the government. In terms of anti-drone technologies, neutralizing systems held the leading share in the market in 2016. North America is expected to display the leading growth over the forecast period. Firms operating in the global anti-drone market include Blighter Surveillance Systems, Dedrone Detect, Droneshield, Boeing, Lockheed Martin Corporation, SAAB and Theiss UAV Solutions. 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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Cowboy operators beware: Certification scheme breaks new ground

A register of competent installers and maintainers of electronic security and fire systems was launched recently. Endorsed by the BSIA, SSAIB, SIRA (a Dubai security regulator) and Tavcom Training, the CTSP Register includes individuals who have demonstrated that they have at least a year s experience and are suitably qualified in the disciplines including Video Surveillance Systems (CCTV), access control and fire, intrusion and hold-up alarm systems they claim to provide services in. The initiative, it is hoped, will help customers find trustworthy, suitably qualified operators and undermine cowboy traders.

But buyers of security installation or integration services can already filter prospects down to those certified by the SSAIB or NSI so what problem is the new certification solving? Where the CTSP Register breaks new ground is that individuals, not their employers, are certified. This makes it easier for security firms to recruit competent installers, in turn further reassuring their customers. Long bemoaned across the industry, the previous accreditation vacuum for individual installers has arguably allowed incompetent or unscrupulous traders to flourish. Installers and integrators are being urged to become Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) to demonstrate their bona fides and enjoy greater exposure to potential customers. Registrants, whose presence on the register is subject to an ethics code and disciplinary process, can adorn their business cards, vehicle and marketing materials with the CTSP insignia. There is clear evidence many installation and maintenance jobs are often subcontracted, leading to unnecessary risks and potential claims. David Gill, MD, Linx International Group In a widely shared article published by IFSEC Global last November, Michael Lines, a senior consultant for security integrations, said that increasingly, suppliers who provide certification on their products also certify individuals. They often accept the transfer of individuals from one installer company to another.

Those of us who are reputable companies accept this even if it does mean the possibility of investing in training an individual only for them to move on after the event. Although, in real terms, this offers a stronger incentive to both parties to ensure satisfaction in the workplace and, hence, long-term staff retention. Equal footing Fast forward a year and Lines would surely back the principles underpinning the new register. If individual, independent installers had to be both accredited and certified, it would help the industry s overall professional standing, he wrote. It would help accredited businesses compete on an equal footing. It could also tie in with insurance, much as CORGI has achieved in the gas equipment installation business. David Gill, managing director of the Linx International Group, which owns CTSP backer Tavcom Training, has reflected on the problems that gave rise to the scheme: There was a lot of unrest about the lack of standards, he told Security Buyer in a recent interview. You can have a gold standard manufacturer, and a gold standard security system but there is no assurance for the end user that the installer of that system is qualified. There is clear evidence many installation and maintenance jobs are often subcontracted, leading to unnecessary risks and potential claims.

He hopes that, ultimately, the CTSP will reach critical mass and become the de facto gold standard for installer competence. I hope in time, that with strong industry backing, procurement managers seeking tenders for security systems will automatically specify that installation and maintenance work must be conducted by a registered CTSP technician. The CTSP Register is modelled on the framework used by the Register of Chartered Security Professionals the equivalent register for heads of security and other end users . I have personally experienced as a chartered security professional heightened respect from industry colleagues, members of other chartered professionals, clients and even the courts, Gill told Security Buyer. Gill also mentioned plans for networking opportunities, workshops, webinars, and possibly career advice related to the CTSP. Think about it: you wouldn t think of using a gas fitter who wasn t on the Gas Safe Register. Paul Tennant, group sales director, Tavcom Training Speaking to Professional Installer magazine, Tavcom group sales director Paul Tennant contrasts the existing status quo with the situation in the gas fitting trade. Think about it: you wouldn t think of using a gas fitter that wasn t on the Gas Safe Register (formerly CORGI). Security systems which fail due to incorrect installation, or substandard maintenance can result in major consequences for those responsible (for companies and directors), extending to criminal charges, litigation, untold reputational damage.

He also implies that the rapid evolution of technology is leaving many installers behind. Maintaining CTSP accreditation year after year would reassure customers that they are keeping pace with change, he suggests. These security systems (including fire detection) have advanced beyond all recognition in the last decade .. In response to this huge change in the market and in the absence of any meaningful regulation or code of conduct governing installers and maintenance technicians, a professional register has never been more necessary. Criteria Installers and integrators must demonstrate a minimum of 12 months practical experience and a minimum level 3 qualification such as a BTEC/City & Guilds or equivalent in one or more technical disciplines in order to gain certification. Two character references and no criminal convictions for dishonesty, assault or sexual crimes are also prerequisites. Registrants are required to maintain CPD (continual professional development) too. The CTSP Register, which charges a 50 annual fee to registrants, is now available online. I think this is a fantastic idea for the industry and for the individuals, said Lee Dowling, at installation firm West London Security.

Being able to show your professional skill set to employers and customers themselves will give them much greater confidence in you. Having been in the industry for nearly 10 years I have certainly come across some dreadful levels of workmanship which certainly doesn t match the standards required. Becoming a CTSP will certainly start filtering out the rough from the smooth and start bringing the level of installation work up to where standards should be. Said David Wilkinson, BSIA s director of technical services: We are very pleased to see this innovative register that recognises many of our security systems members. In such a challenging technical environment, it is more important than ever to demonstrate the professionalism of the personnel that represent our market sector. Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today s security landscape. This report will help you to see why third parties should adhere to secure by design principles and why the necessary convergence of IT and security departments demands a holistic approach .

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TDSi agrees distribution deal with Anixter

Vendor news Anixter has joined Norbain, ADI, Pro-Vision, Advanced Access and Midwich in agreeing to distribute TDSi s security solutions. Although some customers may be surprised by how many different suppliers provide our products, we only sell indirectly, so TDSi completely relies upon its channel partnerships to grow our market share and drive our success, says TDSi distribution channel manager Andy Cross, who joined the Poole-based company late last year with a remit to strengthen and forge new distribution partnerships. This is even more evident as physical security systems become further integrated with all other parts of the IT and business systems networks.

About the need to broaden TDSi s reach across verticals and geographically he adds: It would be impossible for TDSi alone to reach this many different customers, let alone offer the infrastructure to supply the many types of end user that benefit from using our systems. Such partnerships reflect a growing demand among customers for procuring fully integrated solutions from a single supplier. Naturally integrated security systems such as access control, CCTV and intruder alarms combine well to offer powerful and complete protection solutions. At the same time, increasingly this technology is becoming closely associated with other IT and business systems purchases. Buyers are looking to improve their ROI by ensuring all their purchases can be sourced together, with the assurance they can be fully integrated easily. Established in 1982, UK-headquartered company TDSi develops access control systems, biometric readers, security management software and IP CCTV video management software. UK Channel Partner of the Year North In other TDSi news, ABCA has been named UK Partner of the Year North at the integrated security specialist s annual Partner Awards. ABCA s managing director, Philip Miller, was presented with the award by TDSi channel partner manager Neil Hughes. I am delighted and proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire team at ABCA, said Miller.

We work very closely with TDSi to ensure our customers receive the best security solutions. We specify TDSi products because they offer outstanding quality of service and value for money, which helps us provide our clients with very attractive levels of ROI in a highly competitive market. We very much look forward to continuing and growing our highly successful partnership. Neil Hughes, said: ABCA has continuously proven and demonstrated the highest levels of technical expertise, market awareness and professionalism which makes it an ideal TDSi partner. With a highly keen interest in the market, ABCA has grown its business with TDSi significantly throughout the last 12 months, with a stand-out project for access control in seven schools in South Yorkshire. This award is richly deserved and we are proud to be forging a continued partnership of success. Established in 1986, ABCA Systems provides specialist electrical systems for large public-sector organisations and private residential home owners.

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Redvision previews fast, accurate, silent PTZ and customisable camera housing ranges

Video surveillance Redvision gave its customers and industry professionals a sneak preview of its latest innovations with the help of a top magician last night. The UK-based manufacturer of high-end video surveillance cameras unveiled the Valant, a PTZ camera that Redvision says moves faster, more accurately and more quietly than anything else on the market. It also gave invited guests a first look at Vega, its customisable camera housing.

Both ranges will be launched officially at IFSEC International 2017 between 20-22 June (get your free badge now ). Apart from hors d oeuvres and prosecco, attendees were treated to some impressive tricks by entertainer and magician Nick Einhorn. The cameras were even deployed as Einhorn s assistants, with a thermal camera helping him avoid a nail through the hand in one audacious trick. In another, a Valant swiveled stealthily and picked out from among many playing cards stuck to the walls about 30 feet away the very cards chosen by members of the audience (the identity of which they had obviously kept to themselves). Popular with high net worth individuals and critical national infrastructure, Redvision cameras are very much pitched at the premium end of the market and last night you could see why. The clarity of the images and accuracy of the movement were both evident, as was the complete absence of motorised sounds when they swivelled into position. The Valant even remembers and reverts to its correct position if knocked out of position. The Valant will be available in standard, adaptive IR and adaptive white light models. In a market with so little aesthetic variety, Redvision s rugged, customisable housing is an intriguing innovation.

The Hampshire-based company plans to customise the housing to specifications by customers in a wide range of markets. Guests were also shown a special feature video that showcased the cameras capabilities. The innovation that accounts for the quietness has more than just an auditory benefit. Infinity motors, which are magnetically driven, could also reduce total cost of ownership because there is less contact between moving parts and therefore less wear and tear. The event took place at headquarters of IFSEC International s parent company, UBM, in Southwark, central London. The Valant and Vega ranges will be launched and on display at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Redvision on stand D1150. 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.

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National approvals for CE-marked products an unnecessary barrier to trade, says EAPFP

Passive fire protection The European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP) has condemned additional national approvals for CE-marked construction products as an unreasonable barrier to trade and a clear contravention of European law. The association was responding to the introduction of a new national approval for some construction products in Germany, including passive fire protection. The current draft of the German Regulation (Verwaltungsvorschrift) does not permit the use of certain CE-marked construction products without an additional national document.

Called Bauartgenehmigung (acc. to 16a, Musterbauordnung/MBO, 2016) this links usage in a building directly to the product via the applied European testing and classification standards. By apparently declaring product-related requirements that already incorporate usage requirements as building-related requirements, the German authorities have created a variety of installation and job-site headaches, according to the EAPFP. Infringement of the Construction Product Regulation The association says that additional approvals, such as the requirement for construction products to declare all required performances for the use of such a product in the declaration of performance (DoP) or European technical assessment, are a barrier to trade. They therefore infringe the Construction Product Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, Article 8, para 4. This states that A Member State shall not prohibit or impede, within its territory or under its responsibility, the making available on the market or the use of construction products bearing the CE marking, when the declared performances correspond to the requirements for such use in that Member State. The EAPFP contends that the free movement of construction products is fundamental to the fortunes of the fire protective products industry and the construction sector as a whole. National barriers, potentially explainable and justifiable from historic perspectives, and related to short-term objectives, are detrimental in the long term to our market sector, and thus for the economies of European Member States, says EAPFP president Joric Witlox. EAPFP supports the CE-mark as the only mark, that assesses the product characteristics, allowing access to the market.

The association says its position on the issue is supported by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which in a judgment on 16 October 2014, case C-100/13, also advised that Germany was impeding the free movement of construction products. Exova Warringtonfire and Exova BM TRADA are to undertake live installations of passive fire protection measures as part of this year s ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone at FIREX International (20-22 June 2017, Excel London). Get your free badge now Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas. From the brand new Drone Zone, the ARC Village, ASFP Passive Protection Zone, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition and more, it s all under one roof so you ll never miss a beat.

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Panasonic to take new direction at IFSEC

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

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

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

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

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Hanwha Techwin s MD on the most powerful DSP chipset ever and exacting password standards to ward off hackers

Hanwha Techwin  S MD On The  Most Powerful DSP Chipset Ever  And Exacting Password Standards To Ward Off Hackers

Hanwha Techwin Europe MD Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D reflects on an eventful year for the company that began 2016 as Samsung Techwin, as well as setting out 2017 priorities around cyber security and upcoming product launches. IFSEC Global: Bob, what would you say is your most significant achievement during 2016? Bob Hwang: Despite fierce competition, we have continued to increase our share of the market and build on the excellent relationships we have with installers and systems integrators, as well as with our business and technology partners.

We are proud to have done so whilst at the same time rebranding our company name from Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Techwin. IG: To what would you attribute this success? BH: We ve continued to lead the market with the introduction of affordable and innovative video surveillance solutions such as our high definition open platform Samsung Wisenet-branded cameras, which are assisting installers and systems integrators to generate new business opportunities beyond the traditional security sector. The power of the DSP chipsets built into the latest generation of Samsung Wisenet branded cameras has provided opportunities to run on-board Apps which deliver additional real-life practical benefits. With these open platform cameras, end-users have the freedom and flexibility to choose edge based video analytics which best matches their individual requirements. IG: What products did you launch last year? BH: Our WiseNet HD+ camera and DVR range have been very popular with end-users who would like to benefit from being able to capture and record Full HD 1080p images, but are not yet ready to migrate from analogue to an IP network based video surveillance solution. There has also been much interest shown in our updated version of Smart Security Manager (SSM) Enterprise video management software. This powerful software platform is designed to maximise the efficiency of Wisenet IP network cameras, recording devices and servers, whilst facilitating integration with third party systems such as intruder alarms, fire detection, Access Control and ANPR (vehicle number plate recognition), to offer a fully integrated security system.

The most significant product developments for us during 2016 has been the launch of our new Wisenet Q series with Full HD 2MP and 4MP cameras, as well as Wisenet P 4K (12MP) cameras. These all feature H.265 compression and WiseStream, a complementary compression technology, unique to Hanwha Techwin, which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image. When WiseStream is combined with H.265 compression, bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 75% compared to current H.264 technology. As a result, our Wisenet P and Wisenet Q cameras are among the most bandwidth friendly cameras available. IG: Has there been any significant challenges in changing your company name, bearing in mind that the Samsung Techwin brand was so well established? BH: We appreciated the familiarity the market had with the Samsung name and the trust they placed in it, and so we knew that the transition had to be carefully managed with our customers being kept informed every step of the way. In reality, on a day-to-day basis customers will have noticed very little difference because nothing has fundamentally changed. Our products are being designed and produced by the same talented people in the same factories as they have always been. The products are being sold and technically supported by the same enthusiastic, professional pre- and post-sales teams as before.

IG: What has been the impact of having a new parent company? BH: For those of us working within the Hanwha Techwin Europe team, it has been a fantastic development. The Hanwha Group totally supports our strategy of endeavouring to stand out in an overcrowded, competitive market by having a brand that can be trusted. The Hanwha Group understands what it takes to succeed in the B2B arena and we have been re-energised by its enthusiasm for what we are trying to achieve. IG: You have mentioned trust several times. Can you explain what trust means to Hanwha Techwin? BH: Nothing is more important to us than having satisfied customers who have trust in the Samsung Wisenet brand, but this will mean something different depending on where you are within the video surveillance supply chain. We know offering Best in Class products is not enough, even if they are equipped with unique, leading edge technology and offer superb value, maximum ROI and a low total cost of ownership. We need to provide a complete package, as well as peace of mind, which comes with product reliability, the highest levels of pre and post-sales support and the benefits of working closely business and technology partners.

IG: How do you establish trust with end-users? BH: One obvious way is to ensure their video surveillance systems are secure. We are constantly reviewing how Samsung Wisenet cameras, recording devices and software are equipped to minimise the threat from cyber attacks. Recent high profile incidents have highlighted how some manufacturers cameras can be hacked into via the back door in order to gain access to the images captured by the camera, or even as a way into an organisation s network infrastructure in order to steal confidential information or commit sabotage. The firmware of our cameras incorporate what is considered best practice in respect of the reasonable measures that can be taken to prevent unauthorised access to images and data. It is important not to be complacent and so we are constantly monitoring and testing the latest methods of hacking in field tests and our laboratories. When necessary, we release new firmware to counter new threats. In addition, whilst we appreciate that security protocols need to be flexible and easy to implement, we have introduced minimum mandatory and auto-enforced standards in respect of passwords. IG: You provide your video surveillance solutions via a distribution network; so how do you get installers and systems integrators to trust your brand?

BH: For installers and systems integrators, trust is built in many ways. Providing robust and reliable products backed with a three year warranty creates peace of mind. Trust is also established by offering an Advance Replacement service so that if a product develops a fault during in the first year of its three year warranty, a replacement will be dispatched to a specified address within 48 hours of the request. If you are part of the Hanwha Techwin STEP partnership programme, there is the additional benefit of being able to take advantage of the Advance Replacement service for up to two years of a product s three year warranty. Whenever we introduce a new camera series, consultants, system designers, specifiers, installers, systems integrators and end-users can trust Hanwha Techwin to always offer a comprehensive choice of models with the same technical specifications and performance levels. We know that many manufacturers fail to do this and it is extremely frustrating to find out that the cameras within a range, e.g.

2MP or 4MP, are not consistent in terms of their specifications and their ability to collectively offer an ideal solution for any camera location or application. IG: What does 2017 hold for Hanwha Techwin? BH: I am confident we will have a brilliantly bright and successful 2017 and beyond. We intend to have the upcoming new Wisenet X cameras and domes which are supercharged by the most powerful DSP chipset ever incorporated into a camera. The chip s all new architecture includes a high performance core that enables faster processing of video and optional on-board Applications. Most importantly, the ongoing investment in our future by the Hanwha Group means that we will be able to continue to expand our highly talented and enthusiastic pre and post sales teams in line with demand.

We are determined to excel in everything we do and we will move forward by listening, innovating and thinking outside of box. Whilst doing so and with the help of our dedicated and talented colleagues, we will look to work even more closely with our customers so that we are constantly tuned into their needs. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

Physical security vendors must collaborate beyond their industry to eliminate cyber vulnerabilities

Physical Security Vendors Must Collaborate Beyond Their Industry To Eliminate Cyber Vulnerabilities

Vendors of physical security systems lack the specialist expertise to protect customers against digital intrusions and data theft. Reinoud Weijmans of AET Europe and Hans Schipper of Nedap explain why collaboration with the cyber security industry is a must to eliminate cyber vulnerabilities. Why collaboration is needed to protect physical security systems against cyber threats Hans Schipper, business development, Nedap The fact that those of us who work in physical access control are not used to giving devices a strong digital identity has led to the present situation in which we lack sufficient protection from cyber-threats.

This was one of the reasons we sought collaboration with AET Europe. They are specialised in assigning identities to devices, which makes it possible to establish trusted communication between devices in a system. Why is it so important to make sure you are communicating with trusted devices? Reinoud Weijman, AET Europe When we communicate online we want to know who is sending us a message and be certain a message we send arrives at its destination and has not been intercepted along the way. This becomes even more important in the case of digital communication with a party such as a bank. This is why a secure HTTPS connection is established when we bank via the internet; that way we know we are truly communicating with our own bank. Similarly, a digital identity ensures that only devices that know each other can communicate with each other. Therefore it is also a way to prevent hackers from sabotaging a system or sending messages to devices. Because when you give devices in a system a digital identity, only trusted devices get access.

People a passport, devices a digital certificate So how do we give devices an identity? This can be done by assigning them a digital certificate a kind of digital passport authorised by an independent party, namely a certificate authority. This has long been common practice in the world of IT security, but the concept hasn t yet truly taken hold for physical security. But why? Why physical devices aren t assigned a digital identity Hans Schipper, business development, Nedap In the physical security world we have been connecting door controllers to the IP network for around fifteen years now. Those controllers obtain important information through this network: whether or not a person should be granted access. Currently we mainly just see the practical aspect of that communication: I need an IP address to enable the controller to communicate with the system. But if this door controller determines whether or not someone is given access to an organisation, we need to be sure these door controllers and devices can be trusted. We also need to know beyond a doubt that no other devices can access the system and send commands to these controllers.

Because that would mean that a hacker can open doors for people who are not authorised to enter. And, once inside, those people can wreak havoc, both physically and digitally. The Nedap-AET Europe collaboration Hans Schipper, Nedap Convergence of IT and physical security has been a hot topic in our market for years. In order to address this market demand, we saw the need to apply IT principles to our access control system. And to do this properly we turned to AET for their expertise. In our opinion, the most secure system uses digital certificates and these should be stored in a Secure Access Module (SAM) similar to the SIM card we are all familiar with from mobile phones. And it must also be simple to manage these certificates. Reinoud Weijman, AET Europe AET Europe offers a management system for digital certificates. We have integrated this system in Nedap s AEOS access control system.

This way a customer can place digital certificates, authorised by their own Certificate Authority, on SAM cards themselves. The SAM cards are then installed in AEOS door controllers, after which trusted communication takes place to and from the AEOS server. Highest security level achieved Hans Schipper, Nedap We see that that companies and particularly those that take security seriously want to maintain complete control themselves. Therefore digital certificates are generated within the organisation and are not known to the manufacturer or supplier. This way the organisation has exclusive control over the trusted communication. More importantly, it is impossible for hackers to establish communication with these door controllers. The system is secure from end to end and meets today s highest security standards.

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  • Provides total of 2.1A high power, high efficiency, safety and reliability. Device input 12v – 24 v (Car) output – 5v 2.1A (Max across combined ports). 2 Ports. 38g.
  • 2 Year Manufacture defect warranty.

Cliptec GZU392 Dual USB Charger In-Car Kit. This car charger provides a total output current 2.1A , which is suitable iPhone 4, Iphone3Gs, IPhone 3G, iPod classic, iPod Shuffle 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generation, iPod Nano 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generation, IPod Touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation, iPad, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy, Mobile Phones, PDA’s, Blackberry, Digital Cameras and more. The charger also is suitable for charge many electronics device such as mobile, Smartphone, MP3, game console etc. The GZU392 charger can charge two devices at the same time (Max 2.1A). You’ll now have more power, more freedom to travel too, and more convenience than ever before to keep your device powered and charged.

Features
Dual USB ports which can be charge two devices at the same time(total max 2.1A).
Blue LED display to notify charging status.
The charger is suitable for suitable iPhone 4, Iphone3Gs, IPhone 3G, iPod classic, iPod Shuffle 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generation, iPod Nano 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generation, IPod Touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation, iPad, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy, Mobile Phones, PDA’s, Blackberry, Digital Cameras and more.
The charger is suitable for charge many electronics device such as mobile, Smartphone, MP3, game console etc.
Provides total of 2.1A high power, high efficiency, safety and reliability.
Device input 12v – 24 v (Car) output – 5v 2.1A (Max across combined ports). 2 Ports. 38g.


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