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

VIDEO We ve compressed hours of footage into a few minutes of highlights from IFSEC International 2017. Filmed on the show floor over three busy, eventful days at ExCeL London, this video features interviews with top industry figures and cutting-edge innovations in video surveillance, drones, intruder detection and more. embedded content 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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Security 2030: What the future holds for home protection

Home may be where the heart is, but that doesn t mean that everyone feels completely safe within their own walls, especially when they re away. Thankfully, the future of home protection holds the promise to change that concern to peace of mind. Drones and yard detection The first line of defence in protecting your home is no longer going to be your front door.

Futuristic polymer-coated fences will be able to detect when someone attempts to climb over them, and alert the rest of the security system that an intruder is present. It s likely that a combination of low-flying drones and chemical-marking yard sprayers will help to halt any interlopers before they ve even made it to your back door. When a trespasser is present, they will immediately be doused in a difficult-to-remove chemical marker, and a drone will be launched from your roof that will follow and film their attempted escape. In some instances, the drones themselves may be able to release a marking spray as well, making it impossible for even the best getaway car to elude detection. Smart detectors/surveillance It seems fairly obvious in this day and age that smart home security cameras are only going to get better from here. Even now, a few manufacturers are beginning to unveil motion-activated cameras that are able to distinguish between your dog rooting around in your garbage can and an actual thief. The next phase of cameras will go a step beyond this and incorporate other environmental factors such as air quality, temperature, and vocal-recognition sensors that have the capacity to learn different contexts that happen in your home depending upon the time of day and season. Burglar alarms Inter-connectivity has other advantages, too. In the not-too-distant future, your home burglar alarm system could be directly linked to a criminal database and have the capability to run face-recognition software.

Combine these together and, instead of just blaring sounds or disorienting strobe lights, your system can actually address the intruder by name and immediately send the data to the authorities. Automated neighborhood watch It s ingrained in our DNA to want to protect those we care about. That s why neighborhood watch programs have been such a vital component to a home s security. Technology is going to take this community awareness a step further by equipping the next generation of intelligent alarm systems with the ability to communicate with other systems in the neighborhood. If ever a suspicious person were to enter the neighborhood, the program will immediately alert all the other homes and will collectively begin gathering important data. Everyone wants to feel safe in their own home and know that their possesses are protected when they are away. With the future of smart home protection just around the corner, you ll have all the security you need, without feeling like you live in a bunker. Free Download: The security drones report 2017 PriceWaterhouseCoopers have forecast that the global security drones market will be worth $10.5bn ( 8bn) by 2020, surpassed only by infrastructure, agriculture and transport. 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.

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Digital Barriers launches first live facial recognition system for body-worn cameras

law enforcement Digital Barriers has launched the world s first live facial recognition system for body-worn law enforcement cameras. SmartVis Identifier, which brings together Digital Barriers video-streaming platform EdgeVis and analytics solution SmartVis, is targeted at the defence, security and law enforcement markets. It provides real-time facial recognition against multiple watch lists and databases.

Already available for standard smartphones, SmartVis has been adapted to run live on Digital Barriers body-worn cameras that are designed for frontline law enforcement. SmartVis facial recognition has been designed to do the job that traditional facial recognition systems cannot: to work in the real world, in real time, says Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers. Never before has frontline policing been offered live facial recognition on the type of everyday body worn cameras now being widely deployed. Customers at the forefront of security and defence have already deployed this technology and describe it as a game-changer . embedded content Able only to record, not live stream, footage, most body-worn devices are effective for evidence management after the fact, but cannot aid in the protection of officers if they are put in harms way as incidents unfold. EdgeVis delivers low latency and low bandwidth streaming, including over-the-air access to device recordings and GPS locational data. SmartVis Identifier supports, when required, every interaction, every stop and search, every arrest with real-time facial recognition. Digital Barriers says the solution removes human error and plugs resourcing gaps, thereby broadening the scope of facial recognition deployments. SmartVis Identifier will be available alongside EdgeVis on Digital Barriers body-worn devices and for selected service providers and camera/device manufacturers under licence.

Digital Barriers provides zero-latency streaming and analysis of secure video and related intelligence over wireless networks. To reduce bandwidth consumption the company harnesses a mixture of cellular, satellite, IP mesh and cloud networks. Founded in 2009, the company has its origins in military applications but now sells fixed and mobile solutions for covert, remote and wide-area deployments to law enforcement and the commercial security industry too. 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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The future of video surveillance amid the rise of artificial intelligence

A vast majority of recorded video data is never viewed. This isn t for a lack of interesting content or inadequate resources, but rather a gradual decline in human attention spans. Adding more cameras increases the amount of video data collected, but if it s not viewed, the useful information is missed.

There is an imbalance between the amount of video data collected and the human attention available to effectively mine that data. As security technology continues to evolve, exciting developments are taking place with the inclusion of artificial intelligence (AI). Powerful tools are being created that will allow us to modify our approach to video search. Site-wide intelligence Effective search uses a wealth of data to find necessary information. A person conducting a search needs to answer who, what, when and where, not just in the context of a single camera, but across an entire site. This is where the need for AI comes in. Avigilon Appearance Search video analytics technology is a sophisticated deep learning AI search engine for video data. It sorts through hours of footage to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle across all cameras on a site. With this technology, users can initiate a search by simply clicking on a button and selecting to search for all instances of a person or vehicle of interest across recorded video.

embedded content Looking to the future Using AI in video search can help reduce hours of work to minutes, managing resources so that site security is more effective and efficient. The continued evolution of AI will provide security personnel with even more powerful tools not just for forensic purposes, but for real time event response. By designing video surveillance search technology to be as simple to use as searching the internet, Avigilon is better focusing human attention on what matters most, to dramatically change the way users interact with their security systems.

Avigilon Appearance Search technology is a sophisticated deep learning AI search engine that enables users to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest across an entire site. 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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Watch: DNH Worldwide audio solutions in fire alarms on FIREX 2017

Free Download: A Technical Guide to Fire Precautions and Fire Protection Current fire-safety legislation adopts a risk-based approach to fire safety in community, industrial and business premises.

This download covers legal requirements for responsible persons under the FSO, courtesy of BIFM and USHA approved UK providers of health, safety and environmental information.

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Satel Interview at IFSEC 2017

Watch the full interview with Jaroslaw Zurawik, Export Manager from Satel about the products they are showcasing at IFSEC 2017. embedded content 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. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

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Watch Mavili alarm systems at FIREX 2017

FIREX 2017 Interview with Ipek Yavuz Konak, marketing manager of Mavili at FIREX 2017 Manufacturing Mavili, Mavigard, Maxlogic, Maxlogic & Mavigard alarm systems since 1987. Mavili displays its brand-new LPCB- and CE-approved ranges at FIREX 2017. Watch the interview with Ipek Yavuz Konak below.

embedded content 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. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

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Redvision officially unveils quietest, fastest ever PTZ and mould-breaking rugged camera enclosure

IFSEC 2017 Redvision has unveiled its new rugged PTZ VOLANT and customisable camera housing range VEGA at IFSEC 2017. The UK-based manufacturer of high-end video surveillance cameras says the Volant moves faster, more accurately and more quietly than anything else on the market. The reason for this is pioneering Infinity direct drive, brushless DC motors that can rotate continuously in both its pan and tilt axis.

The camera will silently pan at 420 per second to a preset position or move very slowly to track a target or person at 300m. Redvision says the motors deliver minimal latency and military-level, positional accuracy, repeatable to 0.01 . The VOLANT also remembers and reverts to its correct position if knocked out of position. Integrated, Dual-Adaptive IR and white light LED illuminators are set in a ring surrounding the camera window, making the camera effective up to 150m in complete darkness. Incorporating many design features of the X-SERIES, it has: A durable, die-cast aluminium body for rugged, outdoor operation A flat, optically-correct, toughened glass camera window with wiper to remove dirt and water And vertically downwards viewing when mounted on a pole or column IP68 weather-proof rated; IK10 shock and vandal resistance rated; and passes IEC vibration, shock and salt spray compliance requirements. But it is the infinity motors that really set this launch apart. Magnetically driven, they could even reduce total cost of ownership because there is less contact between moving parts and therefore less wear and tear. The VOLANT will be available in standard, adaptive IR and adaptive white light models, and in IP or analogue. In a market with little aesthetic variety, Redvision is hoping that its rugged, customisable housing will generate considerable interest.

VEGA housing will be adaptable to the specifications of customers in a wide range of markets. Redvision recently gave its customers and industry professionals a sneak preview of its latest innovations with the help of a top magician. IFSEC Global caught up with the company s founder and director, Paul Hucker, and MD, Dermot Grace, to find out how the company is positioning itself in the surveillance market and its plans for IFSEC. You can see the Volant and Vega ranges for yourself at IFSEC International, which still has two days to run after today. 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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Mobile security patrols and security guard services

To supplement permanent security officers, or facilities where 24 hour manned guarding is not a requirement, our mobile patrols can be deployed to meet your security needs. Our team of professional, SIA licensed mobile patrol officers operate to BS7499 and deliver mobile security services as part of a dedicated 24 hour supervisory service4 via our National Support Centre. Mobile patrol teams can carry out routine or random checks at your premises to ensure your property is secure and prevent any criminal activity, and also provide key holding, lock and unlock services for commercial premises alarm response, as well as lone worker or accompanied visits services. Our National Support Centre offers remote monitoring and coordination of mobile patrol teams, to deliver an integrated security personnel and systems solution for the protection of your premises, customers and staff. The Centre is a BS 5979:2007 compliant Alarm Receiving Centre and in the event of an alarm notification, operatives can use footage from security systems in conjunction with wireless alarm solutions to identify the reason for activation, and take relevant action in accordance with Service Level Agreements. Our key holding service5 meets the agreed BS7984 standards advised by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). In the case of a suspected intrusion, the National Support Centre can despatch our 24-hour mobile patrol teams, who are trained to preserve the crime scene and notify both the police and client whilst maintaining a presence on the site until satisfied that the facility is secure.

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10 top tips for the maintenance and testing of fire detection systems

FPA Infozone John Briggs, head of training and risk at the Fire Protection Association (FPA), is delivering a seminar on Defining competency during day two of FIREX 2017 Wednesday 21 June between 12:00-12:50 in The FPA Infozone. Briggs has also put together the following tips for the maintenance and testing of fire detection systems, which offer a digital foretaste of the kind of high-level education to expect from the FPA Infozone at FIREX International 2017. Get your free badge now.

1. All You need to ensure that whoever does your maintenance and testing that it is done by a competent person.

2. Fire detection systems BS5839 is the standard that maintenance companies comply with to carry out maintenance on fire alarm and detection systems.

These checks are normally done quarterly. However, there are also user checks in this standard that the owner or user of the system must complete on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

3. Emergency lighting There is now no requirement for the six monthly test in emergency lighting tests BS5266-8.

4. Dry risers The guidance says that dry risers should be tested each year. This is a full pressure test.

5. Fire log book It is important to record all maintenance carried out on fire systems in the fire log book.

6. Fire doors Remember, fire doors are only part of the door SET which is the doors, the frame and the door furniture.

7. Fire extinguishers A subcontractor will inspect your extinguishers annually, according to the contract you may have in place, but you or the user are required to carry out and record monthly checks.

8. Fire stopping When fire stopping, it is important to label what has been done and keep a record of the materials used.

9. Escape routes You must show record that you have checked on a regular basis that escape routes are clear and unobstructed at all times.

10. Ducting Make sure the fire detection system in any ducting or voids can be serviced properly. John Briggs, head of training and risk at the Fire Protection Association (FPA), is delivering a seminar on Defining competency during day two of FIREX 2017 Wednesday 21 June between 12:00-12:50 in The FPA Infozone. FIREX International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. 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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