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Time running out to book place on FIA seminars on update to BS 5839-1:2017

FALSE ALARMS The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is holding four seminars examining the recent update to BS 5839-1:2017, which relates to fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. An extra date was added due to the events popularity, with two seminars already fully booked. Published on 1 September the update introduces changes influenced by the findings of a research project called Live investigations of false fire alarms , carried out by BRE in partnership with the FIA.

The research made 36 recommendations for reducing false alarms. Following publication of the report in early 2016, the FIA s Fire Detection and Alarm Council undertook their own research project to incorporate the recommendations into related fire standards. The seminars, which are fully CPD accredited, are free to attend. The FIA recommends booking as early as possible as places are limited and are being booked up fast. Presentation dates/locations: 4 Oct, FIM Expo, Glasgow Science Centre (Will Lloyd) (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE register for FIM Expo to guarantee entry to the seminar) 5 Oct, FIA office, Hampton, South West London (Don Scott) morning session (FULLY BOOKED) 5 Oct, FIA office, Hampton, South West London (Don Scott) afternoon session (FULLY BOOKED) 13 Oct, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Winsford (Will Lloyd) (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE) To book your place, visit the FIA website and click events .

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Women in Security Awards 2017: Winners announced

Picture above, left to right: Richard Jenkins (NSI), Michelle Bailey (Active Response ) Keeley Watson (Wilson James), Samantha Bamford (Pelco by Schneider), Siobhan Plunkett (GSLS), Roy Cooper (Professional Security magazine) Samantha Bamford from Pelco by Schneider, Michelle Bailey from Active Response, Siobhan Plunkett from GSLS and Keeley Watson from Wilson James have triumphed in the Women in Security Awards 2017. Hosted by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and organised by Professional Security Magazine, the ceremony took place on 14 September aboard the Harmony cruise boat of Bateaux London on the River Thames. The awards were founded six years ago by Una Riley, CEO of iAudit Consultants, to recognise the outstanding achievements of women working in the security sector.

Here is confirmation of the victors, chosen from among more than 150 nominations, across four categories: Technical Samantha Bamford, Pelco by Schneider Contribution to industry Michelle Bailey, Active Response (NSI Guarding Gold-approved) Best manager Siobhan Plunkett, GSLS Frontline Keeley Watson, Wilson James (NSI Guarding Gold-approved) Left to right: Richard Jenkins (NSI), Dianne Gettinby (NSI), Javeria Ayaz Malik (ActionAid International), Roy Cooper (Professional Security magazine) Some 120 guests attended the black tie event, which featured a welcome address from NSI CEO Richard Jenkins and a four-course dinner. And Javeria Ayaz Malik, international security advisor and head of the staff security department at ActionAid International, delivered an address on coordinating the organisation s safety and security policy and establishing external relationships with global security networks. Roy Cooper, publisher of Professional Security Magazine, and Una Riley introduced the awards. It was a pleasure to host these awards and see so many people gather to celebrate achievements of women within our industry, said Richard Jenkins. The evening was a huge success and we were delighted with the number of nominations received. The security sector has a wealth of varied and fulfilling roles, including product development, technical support, managerial and frontline and it s encouraging to see more and more women choosing careers which have been traditionally male dominated. I congratulate last night s winners and finalists on their outstanding achievements and contribution and have no doubt they will help to inspire other women to take forward their careers in the security sector. NSI certifies security companies by auditing their compliance with relevant British and European standards, codes of practice and certification schemes. The IFSEC International team 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.

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6 Things you need to know about FIM Expo

If you install or commission fire alarms, you think you ve probably seen all the kit you possibly could by now. Bit of wire here, manual call point there, fire alarm sounder there. But the industry is evolving and new developments are happening all the time: new products, new equipment, new gadgets.

Luckily for you, FIM Expo is just around the corner: Wednesday 4 October, Glasgow Science Centre. So without further ado, here s six things you need to know about FIM Expo. #1: You can get your hands on all the kit you like and have a try before you buy. Yes ladies and gents, there really is nothing better than actually being able to see how the kit works before you decide to go ahead with it. Exhibitors love nothing more than explaining all their new products, so you can get a demonstration of how it works and get all your questions answered. #2: No long queues. FIM Expo is a smaller show, so there is no queuing to get in, no waiting for your turn to see your favourite exhibitor, and a much more efficient way of visiting lots of different manufacturers at once. None of the fuss and hustle and bustle of the bigger shows. #3: You can find out which bits of kit are compatible with kit you might already be familiar with. My God, it can get frustrating when you find out that your panel that you ve just bought is not compatible with the rest of the kit you currently install. Argh. Nightmare.

Sometimes you really need an expert opinion to guide you on your way. Our exhibitors will be on hand to discuss all your need and field all of those awkward: Does this thing work with this old bit of kit I have? Or do I need to buy everything new again? questions. #4: Free BS 5839-1:2017 revision seminar. Get there early and secure your space, because we re putting on a free seminar on the update to BS 5839-1:2017 at 11am. In the update there is a brand new section on multi-sensor detectors, including a new annexe E, which discusses the selection of multi-sensor detectors; an update on double pole isolation; a new section on video alarm systems; and the removal of the tables from Annex F (just for simplicity). The seminar is free and CPD-accredited! #5: Learn about the future of FD&A qualifications. Martin Duggan, FIA General Manager will be discussing development of new FD&A Qualifications. There are four new qualifications, which are provided through the new awarding organisation for the fire industry, the FIA AO.

The Qualifications are designed to reflect the four main job roles of the sector designer, installer, maintainer, and commissioner with one qualification for each. This seminar starts after lunch at 2pm, so finish up your sandwich and head to the seminar room. Both seminars are CPD accredited. Can you believe all of this is free? Ker-ching! #6: Free lunch. Yep, free tea and coffee. Free lunch. What more could anyone want? Details Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Doors open at 9.30am. The show closes at 3:30pm. Entry is free but you will need to register to ensure entry into the exhibition. We recommend getting there in good time so that you can collect your visitor s badge, grab a coffee, and take in all the sights. Click here to register . Pop in your details. It s all free.

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CNL Software and Promise Technology forge tech collaboration

Integration PSIM pioneer CNL Software is collaborating with Promise Technology to incorporate the latter s storage solutions into CNL s flagship IPSecurityCenter platform. Driven by founder Keith Bloodworth (one of our top 50 security influencers in the vendor category), CNL Software was at the forefront of the emergence of physical security information management (PSIM) platforms more than a decade ago. With its award-winning IPSecurityCenter software and integrated situation management solutions, PSIM is particularly active in critical national infrastructure markets.

Promise Technology, which also provides storage solutions for consumer/IoT, data centres and enterprise IT, provides surveillance-optimised storage solutions both in house and in the cloud. We believe in a connected world where security and life safety are not compromised by silos of information that are not able to communicate said Adlan Hussain, VP of marketing at CNL Software. We believe that technology should take the complexity out of decision making by integrating systems, people and processes. That is why we work with the world s leading manufacturer of security and life safety systems, Promise Technology. Together we create an agnostic method to connect critical technologies. Said John van den Elzen, general manager of surveillance at Promise Technology: Promise s server and storage appliances are custom-built to offer the highest level of performance for IP video surveillance. When it comes to PSIM implementations, we are aware that assurance and quality are paramount to reduce support needs and ensure availability. Our focus on innovation means that we are more efficient, allowing less hardware, less maintenance and a lower cost of ownership. We are active in all the key video surveillance segments and can offer solutions for deployments of any size.

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Dahua Technology UK and Ireland announces interactive technology showcase

security event Dahua Technology UK and Ireland will showcase its full range of surveillance technology at several events taking place during October and November. The Technology Showcase will feature interactive demonstrations of artificial intelligence-powered software, thermal hybrid technology, Starlight low-light cameras, video analytics and 4K CVI, among other things, across eight zones . Dahua says the event is targeted at installation and maintenance engineers, systems integrators and consultants who want to keep abreast of the latest innovations in electronic security.

The Technology Showcase events are staged in a new, highly interactive format that differs considerably from your average security roadshow, said Ben Perkins, head of operations at Dahua UK and Ireland. Participants will be able to gain valuable knowledge in a relaxed but stimulating setting, and will also have the chance to win some great Dahua products in our prize giveaway. Attendees can enjoy hands-on demos of the following products and innovations: Starlight night-time IP cameras IP video door entry solutions Thermal cameras including hybrid camera technology for enhanced image definition A range of intelligent video analytics functions Artificial intelligence and deep learning 4K HDCVI co-axial transmission and XVR technology Transmission methods including ePoE and Wi-Fi Software (apps, tools and video management systems) Attendees will get the chance to win a Mini Thermal Hybrid Bullet Camera. Worth 1,125 the camera supports HD image overlay, which combines thermal and full HD images to produce an enhanced 1080p thermal video stream. The showcase will take place in Maidenhead, Manchester, Birmingham and Scotland in October and November 2017. The events will run from 9.30am and 4pm, but are advised that they put aside 1.5 hours if they wish to tour all eight zones. Places are limited, so pre-register here to guarantee a place. 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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How to put your physical security systems into the cloud

PROCUREMENT We re in the midst of a revolution in the physical security world. The cloud era has the potential to change every aspect of physical security, offering alternative ways of doing things, opportunities to realise greater long-term value from legacy systems, and capabilities that have simply never existed before. Working together, smart devices and IP networks can realise remarkable benefits in diverse areas, including cost, installation, efficiency, integration, business automation, monitoring, situational awareness and ease of use.

Software is always up to date without the need for on-site work and systems can be quickly and easily adapted to user requirements. One of the perhaps unexpected effects of cloud is that, for many organisations, and particularly those operating or moving towards smart environments, security systems are shifting from being grudge purchases made only when they absolutely must be to desirable investments that can secure specific, tangible, measurable business benefits. The security sector has been slow to adopt cloud technology, in part because of natural, but now somewhat out of date concerns over putting security services out there rather than keeping them safely in-house The extent of this shift and the speed with which it can take effect, though, are dependent on how effectively security providers address the challenges arising for organisations wishing to take advantage of the new capabilities and benefits offered by cloud. This is particularly the case when a move away from a traditional systems approach is being considered. Choose the right provider Many longstanding security providers are simply lack the necessary skills and knowledge to address the complexities inherent in the integration of diverse systems, particularly over IP networks. Conversely, new entrants to the market from the world of IP networks, while bringing networking expertise, often lack understanding of security systems. Furthermore, they often do not fully understand, or sometimes even perceive, the complex legal and technical issues that can arise. It is beyond question, though, that in the world of physical security, the cloud is here to stay, just as it is in the consumer world of smart watches, fitness trackers and satnavs. Earlier this year, Gartner predicted that in 2017 we would see 8.4 billion connected things an increase of over 30% on 2016.

It would be foolish indeed to ignore such growth and the immense benefits that the technologies driving it can deliver as they connect previously disparate devices and data sources. Nevertheless, the security sector has been slow to adopt cloud technology, in part because of natural, but now somewhat out of date concerns over putting security services out there rather than keeping them safely in-house. At Reliance High-Tech, where we ve been innovating in the security arena for more than 40 years, we can see the parallels between this technology shift and previous trends, including the ongoing migration to IP solutions (which was much slower than many expected). Cloud integration essentials Appropriate expertise and experience are essential when it comes to cloud integration. Decisions must be made as to which facilities, services and infrastructure to move to the cloud right away, which to move later, and which should stay on-premises for the foreseeable future. There will be pros and cons for each device and service, which need to be fully understood to make the right decisions. Often a hybrid or staged approach is the right choice for example, embracing secure hosted services now with a view to full cloud migration as part of a longer-term plan. When planning the implementation of new and migrated systems, a seamless transition is usually essential. Risks must be fully understood and mitigated, and users and others brought up to speed rapidly, and then supported effectively on the new facilities.

Such issues mean you need a security partner that can provide expert counsel on both technical and commercial matters from the very start of the engagement. Exploring the idea Often, the first major challenge with any new technology comes at the exploratory stage, before any actual migration is even planned. Exploring potential risks and benefits, and convincing key players within the organisation that a move towards cloud should be made, can be challenging indeed without specialist knowledge in a variety of arenas, including IP networking, cloud infrastructure, applications and services, legacy systems integration and, of course, the cloud-based solutions available. A capable, experienced security systems integrator (like Reliance High-Tech) will work closely with you to fully understand the detail of your existing infrastructure, and your aims and objectives, as well as budgetary, technical and other constraints. Working from that basis they can then advise on strategic options and help you communicate the benefits to interested parties across your organisation.

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.

Vanderbilt releases SPC 3.8 with a more intuitive interface and added remote maintenance capabilities

Intrusion detection Vanderbilt has released the latest update to SPC, the cloud-based intrusion detection system it inherited after its acquisition of Access Control Technology Ltd last year. The company says that SPC 3.8 more effectively supports dual authorisations and will make installations speedier and more cost-effective. SPC harnesses cloud services, apps and a dedicated software suite to provide comprehensive alarm management functionality.

The pace at which we are developing our systems is unparalleled, and SPC has a strong legacy, incorporating the latest technologies, design, and manufacturing methods to help drive this pace, says John O Donnell, product marketing at Vanderbilt. SPC 3.8 is a hardware and software intrusion system that keeps pace with market-driven features. Ultimately, we are aspiring towards a future single platform migration strategy within our product portfolio, and SPC is at the heart of this. embedded content Dual authorisation Vanderbilt has updated the interface in a bid to make it more intuitive. There are also enhancements to its remote maintenance capabilities. All SPC systems can be remotely updated as opposed to a more time-consuming, expensive physical site visit to the latest SPC firmware. As we continue to innovate this legacy system, the access engine within SPC has been boosted with additional functionality to support dual authorisation, continues John O Donnell. This escort facility ensures greater security measures when using the system. The support system has been complemented with the ability to obtain support information directly from the SPC help page, allowing access to customer and installer documentation.

The cause and effect engine has also been upgraded with a new layout and options to simplify programming. Vanderbilt is a major player in access control, intrusion detection and video management. We recently caught up with the company s CEO, Joe Grillo, who recently came third in our roll call of the top 10 influencers among security manufacturers/service providers 2017, at IFSEC International 2017. 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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Benchmark Innovation Awards 2017: winners revealed

Security tech Avigilon and Vanderbilt are among the winners of Benchmark Magazine s Innovation Awards 2017, which reward excellence across nine categories of physical security technology. Rigorously testing hardware and software under a range of conditions, Benchmark Magazine is akin to the Which Magazine of the physical security industry. Find out below which products won the accolades across nine categories.

Video Surveillance (Hardware): Hanwha Techwin Wisenet X Hanwha Techwin s new Wisenet X series harnesses the Wisenet V processing engine and delivers mainstream functionality with advanced features. The Taiwanese surveillance brand has added H.265 compression and the second generation of the WiseStream dynamic encoding engine, which reduces bandwidth consumption (and includes dynamic GOP). Wisenet X also boasts 150dB WDR (taking on four instead of two frames to balance out uneven lighting), gyro sensor-based image stabilisation, enhanced low light performance, dual slots for SD-based edge recording, advanced analytics functionality and WiFi set-up support. The Wisenet X camera range comprises two-and five-megapixel models as well as bullet, static dome, box and PTZ variants. The Wisenet X camera range is more than the sum total of its parts, which is what makes it an interesting proposition! Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Video Surveillance (Software): SeeTec Cayuga Infinity X The flagship VMS from SeeTec can add sector-specific extensions including logistics-ready integrations, ANPR and warehouse management. Cayuga S50X supports up to 50 cameras on a single server. S Cayuga S100 can accommodate up to 100 channels on two servers with basic video analytics, motion detection and advanced event management.

Cayuga Infinity supports unlimited devices and servers along with numerous video analytics options, while Cayuga Infinity X also adds failover recording and video wall management. An open platform solution, Cayuga Infinity X can integrate directly with more than 1,000 devices via direct integrations. ONVIF compliance makes possible additional integrations, which are simplified by smart drivers. Combines power with simplicity, and ticks all the boxes for those who want advanced security and site management. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Access Control (Hardware): Inner Range Inception This browser-based access control system with integrated intruder alarm permits easy connectivity with a regular PC, smartphone or tablet. Inception, whose software is hosted on the controller unit, can operate as a standalone system and the browser-based interface means there is no software to install nor licensing costs. Inception supports up to 32 doors with readers for entry/exit and can monitor up to 512 detection points via its alarm monitoring functionality. There are universal inputs and outputs to accommodate not just CCTV monitoring, but lighting control, HVAC management, lift control and more besides too.

Delivers a high level of performance, whilst also retaining a good degree of simplicity. It is flexible enough for most access control needs, and the inclusion of alarm monitoring adds value for a wide range of sites. It also does all of this at a competitive price point. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Access Control (Software): Vanderbilt ACT365 Vanderbilt inherited ACT365 when it acquired Access Control Technology Ltd in 2016 a shrewd move if this accolade is anything to go by. ACT365 combines access control with video management functionality with what Benchmark describes as a seamless integration . ACT365, which is cloud-based, can be used remotely via tablet or smartphone. In practice, therefore, the operator could communicate with a visitor, verify their identity and open the door remotely from a smartphone without being physically on site themselves. ACT365 creates a unified integrated system, delivering flexibility and control for business owners whilst also reducing the amount of required infrastructure and resources to protect a site.

Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Site Protection (Hardware): OPTEX RLS-2020S Hitherto the sole preserve of high-security applications in critical national infrastructure because they were costly and bulky laser detectors are now more accessible for a wider range of verticals thank to innovations like the RLS-2020S from Optex. The RLS-2020S can be used both outdoors and indoors and achieves a 20 x 20 metre detection range. Multiple set-up configurations mean that this laser detector can cope with a range of scenarios that traditional sensors struggle with. Laser-based sensors can accurately detect objects and map them using X and Y coordinates. When people or objects are detected, PTZ-enabled cameras can then pinpoint and track the intruders. The RLS-2020S laser detector makes the technology more accessible for mainstream applications, delivers a small and discreet cost-effective option and also provides an enhanced level of performance in terms of catch performance and reliability. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Site Protection (Software): Texecom Connect Based on Texecom s graded Premier Elite security system, Texecom Connect is an automation platform that is based on the current control panel range.

Installers and integrators can offer Texecom Connect upgrades to customers with existing Premier Elite systems. The Premier Elite range supports the Ricochet, mesh-based wireless platform, which itself won a Benchmark Innovation Award. Ricochet technology permits flexible communication between wireless field devices and the control panel. The heart of any Texecom Connect system will be a professionally installed graded alarm system without any compromises or dumbing down to allow the smart functions to be realised. This is important as it adds value without reducing security or the role of the installer or integrator. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Intelligent Systems: Avigilon Appearance Search Aviglon s Appearance Search technology applies deep learning techniques to identify and retrieve video footage relevant to an investigation or management of an ongoing event. For all the potential of big data, operators can readily get overwhelmed with the sheer volume of data generated by video analytics platforms. Avigilon s Appearance Search technology, which can be acessed via Avigilon s Control Center VMS software, scans many hours worth of recorded footage and swiftly identify relevant video data to track a person or vehicle.

It can quickly identify routes taken, previous visits and last-known locations. Avigilon s Appearance Search technology enhances the level of security at a site by enabling end users to quickly locate targets of interest, such as specific persons or vehicles, across an entire site. This capability can not only improve incident response times, but additionally makes post-event investigations simpler and more thorough. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. embedded content Business Intelligence: Genetec Retail Sense The Business Intelligence category represents the diversification of security tech into non-security disciplines. Through analytics functions like heat-mapping and queue management, analytics platforms like Genetec Retail Sense generate and interpret data to create insights that can generate operational efficiencies for businesses mostly in the retail sector. Providing analysis of footfall, bottlenecks and shopper behaviour, Genetec Retail Analytics and other solutions of its ilk can no longer be written off as a grudge purchase in the way that security systems often were. Through real-time insights generated in reports by Retail Sense, retailers can utilise the intelligence gathered, allowing them to better understand consumers, make informed decisions and increase both consumer engagement and in-store profitability. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine.

Infrastructure: Secure Logiq HA Servers With beefed-up processing capabilities, Secure Logiq s HA range of analytics-optimised servers have been designed for enterprise customers. i7 Extreme edition processors increase substantially the clock speed achieved, helping it to meet the processing-heavy demands of modern analytics platforms. With advances in GPU technology bringing deep learning and video analytics to the fore, appropriate server hardware is increasingly key to optimal performance.

Getting it wrong can cause the system to crash, slow down or become unstable. With experience in the video surveillance industry, Secure Logiq realises the importance of the right balance between performance and reliability for security systems. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine.

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Mike Tennent of Tavcom Training wins posthumous industry contribution award all winners revealed

BSIA Awards The late Mike Tennent has been honoured at this year s BSIA awards ceremony. Mike, who sadly passed away in May, founded Tavcom Training in 1994 and built what is now widely recognised as the leader in training provision for physical security systems in the UK. The company has an increasingly global footprint too.

With the help of local partners, Tavcom courses are now available to students in Dubai, Ghana, Singapore, Kuwait, Oman, South Africa and the US. IFSEC Global also recognised Mike for his lifetime of positive influence in the security industry in our latest Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017. The awards were handed out at the BSIA Annual Luncheon at the Grand Connaught Rooms on 12 July.

It is a huge pleasure to formally recognise the contributions of this year s winners, all of whom have made a lasting impression on the security industry through their dedication, commitment and passion, said Dirk Wilson, director of Sector Security Services Ltd and the BSIA s Police and Public Services Section Chairman.

Find out who won the other awards below: Chairman s Awards Contribution to the Industry: Mike Tennent, Tavcom Training Contribution to Standards: Tim Geddes, former chairman, BSIA s security systems section Contribution to the Community: David Cain and Fiona Noble, Sword Security NI Contribution to Training: Lucie Banham, Banham Group Contribution to Exporting: GJD Manufacturing Security Personnel Awards Service to the Customer Special Commendation: Phillip Hillman, Mitie Total Security Management Runner Up: Winston Cooper, Mitie Total Security Management Overall Winner: Tom Lewis , The Westgrove Group Outstanding Act Special Commendation: Charles Stewart, SecuriGroup Services Runner Up: John Atkins, Vision Security Group (VSG) Overall Winner: Megin Dorrian, The Westgrove Group Best Newcomer Special Commendation: John Moore, Robinson Services Runner Up: Erin Jackson, SecuriGroup Services Overall Winner: Simon Searle, Vision Security Group (VSG) Best Use of Technology Special Commendation: Jason Thomas , The Westgrove Group Runner Up: Steven McKenzie, SecuriGroup Services Overall Winner: Andrew Horner, Kings Security Systems Best Team Special Commendation: JLL Bridgewater Place, Vision Security Group (VSG) Runner Up: North Bristol Trust Southmead, OCS UK Ltd Group Overall Winner: Union Square Security Team, Vision Security Group (VSG) Apprentice Installer Awards Overall winner: Corrie Stewart, Connelly Security Systems Joint runners-up: Callum Walker and Craig McAdorey, Kings Security Special Awards for Outstanding Service Daniel Hennell & Paul Cockerham, CIT drivers, G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd (Inaugural) Security Business Awards International Partnership Award: Concept Smoke Screen Ltd (Special commendation: GJD) Environmental Award: Printwaste Recycling & Shredding (special commendation: Magenta Security Services) Innovative Security Project of the Year Award: CSL, for the CSL Connected project