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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Hanwha Techwin MD Bob Hwang: We spotted the potential of AI before anyone else

A little over a year ago few people in the security sector had heard of Hanwha Techwin. The company has since done plenty of work to instill in the industry s mind that Samsung Techwin has now become Hanwha Techwin following its acquisition by the Hanwha Group in December 2014. It has also sought to reassure installers, system integrators and distributors that nothing has fundamentally changed.

With IFSEC International 2017 where Hanwha Techwin is exhibiting its video surveillance products and solutions only a few weeks away, Bob (HY) Hwang PhD, the company s MD, discusses the company s latest product development, artificial intelligence, warranties and customer support services for the whole supply chain. Check out security solutions from Hanwha Techwin at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Hanwha Techwin on stand G800. Get your free badge now. IFSEC Global: Hi Bob. Can we expect to see any new products from Hanwha Techwin over the coming months? Bob (HY) Hwang PhD: There will be a surprise or two for visitors to our stand at IFSEC International, but in the main we have already set out our stall in terms of our product offering for 2017. Although there will be further additions to each of our camera series in order to give customers the widest possible choice, we are now at a stage where we have a formidable range of cameras and recording devices which provide entry level options for small offices and shops, as well as ultra high performance solutions for high security and mission critical applications. Hanwha Techwin s silver, gold and diamond-level STEP Partners are now able to take advantage of an extended five-year warranty programme Our new H.265 Wisenet X cameras, supercharged by the most powerful chipset ever incorporated into a full camera range which we launched just a few weeks ago, have already attracted considerable interest from installers and system integrators throughout Europe.

Collectively, with our feature rich 2MP and 4MP Wisenet Q and premium 4K (12MP) Wisenet P cameras, the 2MP and 5MP Wisenet X models enable us to provide a cost effective solution for any video surveillance project. IG : What else are you doing to stand out in this highly competitive market? BH: As we have said on previous occasions, having Best in Class products is not enough to win additional market share or earn the loyalty of existing customers. We must also offer the highest levels of pre and post sales support, and most importantly, demonstrate the respect we have for our customers. By this I mean we must show that we think of them as business partners and we very much appreciate the part they are playing in our success, and in return, we are doing everything possible to help them succeed. IG: Can you give some examples of what this means in practical terms? BH: The recent announcement that we have enhanced our warranty support is an excellent example. In a fiercely competitive market, we are always looking to provide installers and system integrators with a competitive edge. Hanwha Techwin s Silver, Gold and Diamond level STEP Partners are now able to take advantage of an extended five-year Warranty Program which covers parts and labour on all Hanwha Techwin IP cameras and NVRs, with the exception of zoom/focus functionality, pan/tilt motor assemblies, slip-rings and HDDs, which will remain at three years.

Our video surveillance products have proved to be exceptionally reliable. This provides us with the opportunity to reward the loyalty and support of our STEP Partners by providing them with improved warranty terms which they can offer to their clients. Whilst the five-year warranty is designed for Silver, Gold and Diamond STEP Partners, everyone else will continue to benefit from existing three-year warranty terms. Most camera models in our Wisenet X range provide the ability to immediately check view angles via a smartphone, by using an onboard USB port and Wi-Fi IG: And what are you doing for installers? BH: We are also continually looking to help installers by, for example, reducing the time and cost of installations. This is why most camera models in our Wisenet X range provide the ability to immediately check view angles via a smartphone, by using an onboard USB port and Wi-Fi. The Gyro sensors incorporated into many of the Wisenet X cameras and domes also make life easier for installers as they greatly add to the stability of cameras in windy conditions in exposed open areas. Keeping to our commitment to remain vigilant and ensure Wisenet cameras are equipped to minimise the threat from cyber attacks, is another way in we can show respect and consideration to our customers, as it is not just our reputation which is on the line when end-user client s confidential data is at risk. Installer and system integrators who source video surveillance solutions from Hanwha Techwin can sleep well at night knowing we are protective of their relationships with their clients.

We are doing whatever is possible to protect the integrity of the systems they install and will not endanger their reputation with their clients by allowing hackers to get in through the back door . We are also able to justify the decision of customers to choose Hanwha Techwin as their preferred supplier by helping them keep one step ahead of their competitors. We are doing this by continuing to research and develop innovative new technologies and by establishing technology partnerships with other manufacturers who are experts in their respective fields. We are concentrating on developing AI cameras and storage devices capable of autonomously detecting abnormal movements and situations by utilising the NVIDIA platform IG: We ve noticed that Hanwha has been speaking a lot about AI (artificial intelligence) BH: We are the first manufacturer operating in the electronic security sector to recognise the tremendous potential of AI technology. This is reflected in the global partnership we have established with NVIDIA. We are planning to collaborate on the intelligent video analysis platform which is currently being developed by NVIDIA. This will feature AI GPUs based on deep learning on security devices, such as cameras and storage media, and will allow for fast and accurate video analysis data which provides meaningful information to customers. We will be concentrating on developing AI cameras and storage devices capable of autonomously detecting abnormal movements and situations by utilising the NVIDIA platform, which we will apply to our city surveillance, retail and traffic solutions. With market requirements constantly evolving, an open platform provides the opportunity for existing edge-based specialist applications (and those that will be developed in the future) to be run on board Wisenet cameras.

IG: Research company Marketsandmarkets has estimated the video surveillance market was worth $30.37 Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach $75.64bn by 2022. How well equipped is Hanwha Techwin to take advantage of this growth? BH: From a production point of view, the recent announcement that we are developing a new production facility on a 60,000m site in Vietnam as part of a $100m investment in our new subsidiary, is a clear demonstration we intend to have the capability to fulfil the growth in demand for our products. We are also determined to excel in everything we do and we will move forward by listening, innovating, thinking outside of box and most importantly, by respecting and valuing our business and technology partners. With this mindset, I have no doubt that we will achieve great success for ourselves and our customers. 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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Apollo to showcase new VADS and debut Apollo Test Set

FIREX 2017 Apollo Fire Detectors, a manufacturer of fire alarms and detection products, will be returning to FIREX International in 2017 to demonstrate its latest product ranges. These include the company s latest red-flash and sounder visual audio devices, for fire alarm systems, all of which are compatible with the XP95 and Discovery Apollo ranges. FIREX visitors will also get to see Apollo s new portable testing kit that supports on-site commissioning and fault finding across all three Apollo analogue-addressable protocols CoreProtocol, Discovery and XP95.

Ed Browning, Apollo s EMEA sales and marketing director, says: We always look forward to meeting with our customers and partners at Firex to discuss developments in the fire safety market and how Apollo products can address their needs. All our products are developed in close collaboration with fire safety professionals, underlining the importance we place on designing products which address technical needs in the global fire detection market. Apollo recently gained CPD accreditation for EN54-23 and fire detection training courses. Check out Apollo s latest products in the flesh at FIREX International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand G100. 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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Top trends in security tech to expect in 2017

Top Trends In Security Tech To Expect In 2017

The shops are super busy and, depending on which hemisphere you live in, it s either time to turn on the central heating or break out the shorts and shades. But it s also time to look ahead to 2017 and wonder what it might have in store for us. On a global level the world is going through turbulent times, with conflicts, political uncertainty, an ongoing refugee crisis and a somewhat fragile economic recovery from the most recent financial downturn.

At the same time, technological developments continue unabated, with high-speed networks, big data and deep learning moving beyond that initial phase of just being marketing buzzwords to enabling new and improved security offerings. Similarly, we expect the so-called internet of things to be much less of a novelty and become part of the fabric of our daily lives. However, that means manufacturers of internet-enabled devices will have to step up and take much more responsibility for the level of default security they ship with. All of these factors are likely to fuel demand for increased security, both physical and online. The security industry will continue its trend of offering more specific solutions to particular problems, rather than one-size fits all hardware/software Security as a service (SaaS) As many other technologies have done, we expect customers will stop looking at physical security as simply being a collection of hardware and software connected to a network. Instead, we think they will start to see their security as a service remote and professionally hosting and monitoring of video transmitted from the customer s premise. Whether by themselves, or more likely by sector-specific specialists who can not only take away the burden of managing the complex systems involved, but also reduce the costs of keeping those systems up to date and secure. This will not only free up internal resources which could be better focused elsewhere, but also improve the service level of the security system, enable better device management, and strengthen cyber security processes. On the topic of cyber security, we see an increased use of tools and practices that make network video a less vulnerable to attacks.

In general, wider use of pre- and post-installation tools (such as Axis Site Designer, for example) will help in ongoing monitoring and maintenance of systems. embedded content Integrated solutions The security industry will continue its trend of offering more specific solutions to particular problems, rather than one-size fits all hardware/software. In the end, customers aren t looking to buy a camera, or a video management system (VMS) what they really want is to reduce shoplifting, or make sure only certain people can access the cash office, or keep track of potential threats in an airport. Although the word solutions gets bandied around by technology companies a lot, for once this really is the most apt term. The convergence of hardware and software as well as pre-installation and post installation tools as mentioned above, into end-to-end solutions will be able to address specific security problems. They will consist of high-performance cameras, storage and access controls tightly integrated with video management and analytics tools. This approach will be easier for customers to purchase, install and implement, while offering a great return on their investment. We expect to see 2017 as the year when these new camera capabilities are combined with real-time analytics to address several security challenges, including facial recognition, forensic analysis and perimeter protection More analytics As part of this, we see that while high quality video footage is a core feature of modern security cameras, ultimately that information needs to be assessed and analyzed before a decision can be made to respond to its content. The recent advances in camera technologies, such as thermal imaging and enhanced low-light capabilities have been significant steps forward.

But in the end, they just generate more footage that needs to be watched/reviewed. So, much like how tools have been developed to sift through the huge pools of numerical/text data that is being captured every day, the security industry has been working hard on video analytics software that can work in real time to help professionals make informed decisions. We expect to see 2017 as the year when these new camera capabilities are combined with real-time analytics to address several security challenges, including facial recognition, forensic analysis and perimeter protection. embedded content Deep learning With all this data being gathered, we are seeing deep learning technologies coming to the fore. These use pattern recognition software to learn about different kinds of behaviours as seen through the multitude of security cameras installed around the world. Techniques involving deep learning and artificial intelligence will see broader utilization within the security industry. The benefits are that although all customers are different, the environments and locations they are based in tend to fall into the same general categories, with people exhibiting the same general behaviours. Once those behaviours have been learned the patterns that underlie them can be shared, enabling the system to flag up when something unexpected occurs. We see this as only the beginning and a very exciting space to keep an eye on.

2017 should be the year when security cameras work hand in glove with intelligent doors, intercoms and speakers, both locally and remotely Beyond video However, we know that physical security doesn t just involve surveillance of people/places/objects. It is also about physical access control, one and two-way communication and managing emergency situations and often managing this from a significant distance. So, to extend the concept of integration even further, 2017 should be the year when security cameras work hand in glove with intelligent doors, intercoms and speakers, both locally and remotely.

That means one simple system that can manage them all, in real time enabling customers to see, hear and talk to the people in/near their buildings. Cyber security As mentioned above, the internet of things has evolved from buzzword status to mainstream reality, but not without its challenges. While we still think the idea of millions of IP-enabled devices is an exciting prospect for the future, 2016 gave us a sobering reminder of the pitfalls of not properly securing all those internet-connected fridges, DVRs and unfortunately security cameras. Given that most of those devices are just plugged in and switched on by customers, it is down to manufacturers to take responsibility to ensure they are secure out of the box. Axis has always taken its customers security seriously, but we will hopefully see 2017 as the year when all manufacturers make this a priority. We will continue to strengthen our existing offerings and make it easier for our customers to keep their networks and devices secure. We think the internet of things should be about better security, and more efficient businesses, organisations and cities thanks to smart cameras, door stations and audio equipment with network connectivity.

Next year will add more smarts to those devices, while also enabling customers to focus on what they do best and allowing security specialists to improve the services they provide.

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