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Veracity demonstrates end-to-end command and control system at IFSEC

Veracity is exhibiting a new range of products at IFSEC, spanning IP transmission, storage and display. Following on from the company s acquisition of security Command & Control software manufacturer icomply Ltd, Veracity s IFSEC stand F1050 is built around a control room. The control room promotes the company s integrated security management platform powered by VTAS Pro.

Taking new and legacy third-party video recording systems, VTAS Pro combines them with other security systems such as access control and building management to provide a single coherent system for managing and controlling single or multiple sites. VTAS Pro is fully integrated with Veracity s Trinity direct-to-storage architecture and the Coldstore surveillance storage system. The technology features a full video and media wall display option which can be reconfigured on-the-fly and in response to specific incidents or emergency situations. Live views can be mixed with playback and media streams such as broadcast news, online data streams, maps or other graphical displays. The end-to-end Command & Control solution is scalable and supports a large number of operator workstations, with shared incident management and can handle thousands of remote sites. The system can provide integration with access control, building management, intruder detection, VOIP intercom systems and video analytics including facial recognition. Veracity will also be presenting its new Highwire Powerstar Base 4 encoder replacement kit, containing a Highwire Powerstar Base 4 unit, four Highwire Powerstar Camera units and a 57V DC power supply. The bundle is a simple and cost-effective replacement for legacy analogue video encoders. Customers can upgrade to IP cameras by re-using the coax cable and powering the new IP cameras with POE over coax.

Other examples of Coldstore integrations can be seen on the stand of Veracity s global marketing partner Hanwha Techwin Europe, G800, where the technology will be shown working with SSM and WiseNET cameras. 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. Click here to register your place now to join us at London Excel on 20 22 June 2017.

Calls for greater collaboration as security industry faces blended threat

Recent cyber-security threats underscore the need for physical and information security teams to work more closely together. The threat is blended so the teams need to work together, said Ellie Hurst, Marcomm and Media Manager for Advent IM at IFSEC International. Hurst cited numerous attacks where hackers exploited vulnerabilities found in physical systems.

For example, in December, two individuals hacked into the Washington DC CCTV camera network days before Donald Trump s inauguration. Meanwhile in October, Hangzhou Xionmai Technology, a vendor behind DVRs and internet-connected cameras, inadvertently played a role in a wide-scale DDOS attacks against PayPal, twitter, Spotify and other platforms. While physical and information security professionals typically work in different departments, they need to find a common language, said Hurst. Do you know what you have? Do you know what they are built on? What is the life-cycle management of these products and are they patched? said Hurst. From there you can decide whether to accept the risk. Though rare, some organisations have merged the physical and information security teams, said James Willison, Founder of Unified Security Ltd.

Symantec has merged their team and Barclays is building one SOC for both cyber and physical security, he said. All is not lost if your organisation is behind. There are measures every company can take to mitigate the risk, said the presenters at IFSEC. Ninety percent of breaches are due to people s mistakes, poor configuration and maintenance, said Steven Kenny, Business Development Manager Architecture & Engineering (A&E) Program, Axis Communications. Creating a documented internal policy and increasing employee awareness is important, said Kenny. Training and education is also important. You need to find a training course suitable for those in physical security, added Hurst. At the end of the day, the threat isn t going to go away. You ve got to do the training.

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We need joint cyber-physical teams for cyber-physical alerts

IFSEC presentations James Willison BA, MA, MSyI is a respected specialist in security convergence and enterprise risk management. Also founder of Unified Security Ltd, Willison is speaking at IFSEC 2017 about How vendors can support ESRM and CSM strategies and What security managers need to know about cybersecurity . We caught up with James to find out a little more about these topics in advance of Europe s largest annual security show.

IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. IFSEC Global: Hi, James, please tell us a bit about what you ll be talking about at IFSEC with Sarb Sembhi James Willison: We re going to be talking about how vendors can support enterprise security risk management. There s lots happening in the corporate strategy of bringing risk silos together and identifying cyber-physical attacks which is great. However, how can vendors help them better achieve this? Can they provide technologies which will actually calculate enterprise security risks? How can they make sure they re supplying secure software and secure technology? We ll also cover the strategic side of security management. So security managers, what do they do on their side?

How do they manage technology they re going to buy, how do they know it s good rather than bad so looking at principles really. It s high level strategy rather than technical. We won t be giving details on all the firewall stuff or what sort of software you re using. It s more about what sort of thing you should be looking for and relationships between suppliers and installers and what impressions they re giving the client. I m doing that talk with Sarb Sembhi. What we re saying to vendors is you ve got an opportunity to lead the market in identity access management because the information security guys aren t really doing it on a large scale IG: And what about your talk, alongside Steven Kenny of Axis Communications, about cybersecurity? JW: We ll be talking about what Axis are doing, which I know quite a lot about because I m working with them. Steve will cover hardening the cybersecurity of their products and systems and I will look at how these should be managed in an enterprise or smart city. And I ll be giving a strategic look at multi-disciplinary security teaming, which is what converged security really is.

But basically I ll be saying that people have talked about convergence quite a lot in the last few years, all over the world. But what we need is united cyber-physical teams working in tandem on cyber-physical alerts. Barclays recently merged their physical and cybersecurity teams into one big security team with technology that is cyber-physical and responding in real time. The highest level of achievement in this area would be them, Deutsche Telekom and BT. Some corporations are doing this converged security management but others are doing enterprise security, which is looking at all security risks but their teams are still siloed. So they re looking at all security risks but separately. What we re advocating is that even if you can t form one big department because of organisational problems, you form a separate team that includes both information and physical security people not just one or the other. CISOs tend not to think physical security systems providers really have the capability to offer cyber-physical security solutions IG: At least it makes sure they re talking to each other JW: Yes. I know these teams exist, but they re quite rare.

In our talk we consider how these teams can use converged technologies to respond to attacks on their physical security systems. We look at important actions to take in this area and this will be of particular relevance for security professionals working in the smart cities of the future. Out of interest, South Korea, a leader in smart cities, had an InfoSec type show recently and they had 15-20,000 information security people there, with 28,000 physical. So that was interesting as they discussed cyber-physical security, convergence, IoT and new technologies. Something to watch IG: Why do you think there is so little take up of cyber-physical security offerings from physical security vendors? JW: I think because the people looking after that would usually be the chief information security officer, and they don t think physical security systems providers really have the capability to offer cyber-physical security solutions. These vendors have specialised in physical up until now and to get into that market is quite hard because there are a lot of information security type access systems, obviously for IT, but identity access management is a big part of that. I think some of that will converge. I ve been to conferences where they talk about identity access management all day because it s on the network.

Then there are loads of products around that and some will include a physical element. What we re saying in our talk is you ve got an opportunity to lead the market because the information security guys aren t really doing it on a large scale. It s a growth area. And the internet of things obviously will impact all this. IG: Could you just clarify the kind of security professionals who will benefit from the talk? JW: We have a three-pronged approach. What you should be doing in your organisation to converge or have multi-disciplinary teams and how you can do that. You can take the initiative by going to HR and saying you want to form one, can you help me, because maybe I m not getting help from the IT people. So that shows initiative, to see what they say back before they come back and make you do it anyway.

HR might just realise they can form one department to save money. They no longer need two security functions. That s been an issue in the past. Someone tells them they need only one person to run the whole security department to include every area of security. There s this fear that all the chief information security guys are going to take over physical security. A lot of jobs are now advertised in this area, when you dig deep into them they re looking for chief information security officers. The IT companies don t see the point of siloing off. They tend to be more digitalised and, well, you need to know about IT anyway. But if you don t know about it, what are you doing here?

IG: As ever, it sounds like the technology is evolving faster than the corporate culture can keep up with. Is there anything else you want to mention? JW: Just that we re publishing a white paper with Axis on this subject, called Supporting Enterprise Security Risk Management, How vendors can support ESRM and CSM strategies . We are delighted to announce that this will be launched at IFSEC and available as a PDF on the Axis website (click here) or if you contact me at [email protected] We hope to have some printed copies for those who attend our presentation! So please come and get a copy! James Willison is speaking twice at IFSEC 2017: 20 June / 14:00-14:40 / Supporting Enterprise Security Management How vendors can support ESRM and CSM strategies / James Willison and S arb Sembhi, CTO & CISO, Virtually Informed / Borders & Infrastructure Theatre 21 June / 13:30-13:55 / What security managers need to know about cybersecurity / James Willison and Steven Kenny, Axis Communications / Security Management Theatre View the full conference agenda here IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 IFSEC International is taking place at Excel London, 20 22 June 2017, here are 5 reasons you should attend: Exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 brand new security solutions Network with over 27,000 security professionals Discounts of up to 30% exclusively for IFSEC 150 hours of seminars, workshops and keynote speeches A 1-2-1 meetings service to pre-book face to face meetings.

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Honeywell announces launch of next generation aspirating smoke detectors

Xtralis VESDA Multinational producer of advanced smoke and fire detection technologies Honeywell is launching its next generation of Xtralis VESDA aspirating smoke detectors for early warning detection. The company s new version of Xtralis VESDA-E VEP has one and a half times more sensitivity than VESDA VLP, and up to six times better dust rejection in order to reduce instances of nuisance alarms, to save building owners on potential costs from fire department calls. The technology also provides higher detection stability over a wider range of environments and improved consistency through its Flair Detection Technology, a new unique particle characterisation capability.

It provides analytics for targeted detection and efficient and effective response. embedded content VESDA-E VEP is simple to configure and commission and includes a 3.5 inch LCD touch screen display and wireless remote review with the iVESDA app for maintenance. New standard features include built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi to ensure easy connectivity with handheld devices as well as the PC-based Xtralis video software management monitoring package. The new system enables longer pipe runs and detector coverage is extended by up to 20% in high-ceiling rooms and spaces. Honeywell and Xtralis are exhibiting at FIREX International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Visit stands D250 and D300 to see their latest life safety systems. 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.

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MmWave technology and its powerful role in CCTV

In recent years, there has been incredible growth in the video surveillance market with law enforcement agencies harnessing CCTV to enhance security in problematic areas across cities. But these projects require connectivity to carry video feeds from multiple deployed cameras distributed over one or more sites, to the control room for viewing and recording and analysis. Because of network congestion and interference issues, it is critical for transmission technology capabilities to improve.

Below, three systems integrators discuss the challenges they face with network CCTV projects and how millimeter wave technology has helped them provide the speed, capacity and connectivity needed for today s data-heavy security system deployments. Q: What are some of the challenges inherent in designing and installing video surveillance systems? Marc Hancock, technical director, Net View Systems : There is so much noise, as we like to call it, or traffic on traditional wireless networks (sub-6 GHz networks) that interference proves to be quite a common problem. Obviously, that is a significant issue when the wireless network is part of a city s critical infrastructure, used for its CCTV security. CCTV security deployments require high reliability and availability in order for the CCTV system to prove truly effective but with traditional wireless networks, there is often not enough bandwidth or reliability to deliver the camera responsiveness required. Craig Lerman, president and CEO, LTW : Reliability is paramount when you are working in the public safety space, no matter what the current weather or ambient radio frequency environment is outside. It is critical that wireless network-based surveillance solutions are engineered properly for the environment in which they are operating. In addition, the wireless network components must be resilient, temperature hardened and be designed to operate in the target environment. Public safety networks employ mission critical voice, data and video solutions that cannot lock up or go offline during a storm.

Nick Metcalfe, technical sales, TrellisWorks : Five years ago, two megabytes per second (mbps) was enough bandwidth for each camera on a traditional wireless CCTV network. As camera technology has progressed, that number has gone up significantly. Today, each camera requires anywhere from 10 to 32 mbps of bandwidth, due to the high resolution of 1080p HD cameras and the addition of analytics and other tools. When designing an enterprise or town CCTV network, you can very quickly need 100 mbps. Getting that much bandwidth on a traditional 5 GHz wireless network is very difficult. Find out more about this technology at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Siklu, which develops, builds and delivers the best millimeter wave wireless connectivity radios on the planet , is exhibiting on stand E750 . Get your free badge now. Q: How is millimeter wave technology affecting your surveillance projects and designs?

What is it helping you do that you couldn t achieve before? MH, Net View: MmWave has provided huge cost savings, while delivering a better network and higher video resolution to the customer. We began using mmWave to address the interference experienced on traditional wireless networks, particularly with our city CCTV and traffic projects, and also with critical infrastructure customers, such as power companies. The mmWave backhaul links that we are using for security deployments are cost effective for us as a company and for our end users due to the power and speed of mmWave technology. We can install fewer links or hops as a result. For some projects, we also previously had to lease Internet Service Provider (ISP)-controlled fiber lines for customers to get the required reliability, capacity and speed. Because of mmWave s fiber-like performance, we can use the radios to replace fiber lines, which provides cost reductions and allows us to directly design and control the entire network. CL, LTW: We have been using millimeter wave for a while now and have deployed many links in our larger city-wide deployments. We recently deployed millimeter wave radios in our project with the City of Bethlehem, Pa, for the Hoover-Mason Trestle, which is a recreational walking path 40 feet above the ground at an old steel mill that has been converted to an entertainment venue.

Obviously, there was concern for visitor safety due to the height of the walkway and its use at night, so LTW installed millimeter wave radios for increased bandwidth and throughput for the site s video surveillance system, addressing a lot of the same issues that we mentioned above: bandwidth loads, throughput speeds and reliability and durability in extreme weather conditions. We have found that millimeter wave is really the most cost effective way to access high capacity throughput. The attractive price with the high performance make it a perfect fit for video surveillance wireless networks. Currently, you can buy millimeter wave radios with five GB/sec throughput, which will soon be 10 GB/sec throughput, which is as fast as fiber. Millimeter wave radios have the right form factor, capacity and scalability for the ever-evolving video surveillance systems of today. Craig Lerman, president and CEO, LTW NM, TrellisWorks: As the density of deployment in the 5 GHz frequency band increased, we began using mmWave radio links because the mmWave frequency bands can provide much greater throughput for wireless CCTV systems and at a very affordable price. With mmWave, you never run out of bandwidth and you always have the ability to change an uplink or downlink as needed. Interference from other networks is a rare occurrence. In our designs, we often use a combination of mmWave radio links in conjunction with traditional 5 GHz links, depending on the nature of the project.

Now, we are seeing a trend in which many town councils are replacing leased fiber infrastructure with wireless networks that use mmWave radios for their CCTV systems. The speed and bandwidth are nearly the same as fiber, but the cost is significantly less. Q: Do you expect that adoption of mmWave technology will increase within the physical security industry? MH, Net View: Many of Net View s security projects involve traffic light control systems and variable message signs near roadways as part of a city s CCTV security network. Obviously one can t trench fiber in all of those locations and even when it is possible, it is costly. Since its prices have decreased significantly in the last few years, mmWave technology has become the best choice when fiber is not an option. It is the underlying network design and topology that makes a security system effective and mmWave is allowing us to provide the powerful network needed for today s bandwidth-heavy CCTV systems. CL, LTW: CCTV is being driven by the need for capacity and millimeter wave lends itself perfectly for that application, especially when priced competitively. Millimeter wave radios have the right form factor, capacity and scalability for the ever-evolving video surveillance systems of today.

In addition, the millimeter wave frequency band enables high density deployments without the frequency re-use limitations imposed by lower frequency (sub 6 GHz) solutions. NM, TrellisWorks: As I mentioned, many cities are considering replacing fiber or traditional wireless networks with mmWave technology and in general, the need for higher capacity and more robust wireless CCTV networks is certainly increasing. Through rapid product development, Siklu enables integrators like TrellisWorks to meet our customers demands and requirements. In the future, I think we will see more interest from systems integrators in deploying mmWave links because of how effective mmWave is and because it is easy to install. Ofcom is the UK regulatory body for communications and it requires systems integrators to register all wireless networks and links. Five years ago, there were a few hundred registered mmWave links. Today, there are thousands and that number is only going to continue to grow as technology advances and bandwidth demands increase. Find out more about this technology at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Siklu, which develops, builds and delivers the best millimeter wave wireless connectivity radios on the planet , is exhibiting on stand E750 .

Get your free badge now. Meet the integrators LTW: Pine Brook, NJ, United States Specialty: systems integration for wireless, network, security and energy solutions. Primary focus in public safety deployments, including law enforcement, municipal and state and local government. Net View Systems: Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Specialty: designing and installing integrated electronic security systems and their infrastructure, including traditional analogue systems and High Definition and IP systems. TrellisWorks, Ltd.: Thatcham, Berkshire, United Kingdom Specialty: designing and installing comprehensive network wireless solutions, radio and 4G communications, IT support maintenance, mobile data routing and simulation. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals. Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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Genetec announces product line-up

IFSEC 2017 During IFSEC in June, Genetec will be exhibiting Security Center 5.6, with new HTML5 web client, as well as previewing access control-as-a-service and new applications for retail and law enforcement. Montreal-based Genetec, which provides open architecture security and public safety solutions, will be at stand F500 at IFSEC taking place at ExCeL in London from 20-22 June. On its stand the company will demonstrate and preview its latest technologies that help integrators as well as end-users protect, improve and implement security measures within their environments.

Genetec will demonstrate Security Center 5.6, the latest version of the company s unified, open architecture IP security platform. Visitors will also be able to learn about Genetec Retail Sense, an analytics application for retail marketing and operations, as well as Genetec Clearance, which is a collaborative case management offering for law enforcement and security professionals. In addition a wide range of supported video, access control, and storage hardware and software systems from the Genetec ecosystem of partners will also be demonstrated. Synergis Genetec plans to offer a preview of its upcoming Synergis access-control-as-a-service, which can minimise reliance on corporate IT, eliminating the need for servers on premises and other costly IT equipment. Connected to Microsoft Azure, the technology can be deployed quickly and readily and can also be scaled as companies grow, providing maximum security for customer data. Genetec will also sponsor a new, speaking series called Borders & Infrastructure Theatre, to address the specific needs for managing large-scale multi-stakeholder security issues, like border control, critical national infrastructure, law enforcement and transport security. Andrew Elvish, vice president of marketing at Genetec says: Visitors to our stand at IFSEC this year will see that despite the extraordinary technology on display, Genetec s focus remains squarely on protecting the everyday. This latest version of Security Center includes advanced authentication, authorisation and encryption standards plus a new HTML5 web client with an enhanced mapping interface, new access control and video device integrations, as well as the ability to use number plates as access control credentials with the new AutoVu SharpV camera. Genetec recently released the latest version of off-street parking enforcement software Free-Flow.

The company has also been confirmed as sponsor of the Borders & Infrastructure Expo, which makes its debut within IFSEC this year. Check out the latest solutions from Genetec at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Genetec on stand F500.

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CEDIA advises on smart wiring

Due to today s ever growing reliance on digital and smart appliances, security professionals are facing greater pressure to install complex cabling infrastructures needed to support smart home technology. Simon Buddle, Education Director at CEDIA EMEA, highlights the importance of installing an efficient and secure residential cabling system. He explains how professionals can provide clients with the right cabling requirements for the modern home of today and tomorrow.

Wiring in the evolving smart home Technology is increasingly infiltrating the home. With virtually all household technologies part of the home network, a simple phone line and TV antenna is no longer adequate to support the technology that is now available to homeowners. As a result, many require comprehensive wiring infrastructures and data network systems that are suitable for the modern smart home. In order to prevent opportunists from doing it themselves , it s crucial for security professionals to offer a a service that benefits homeowners. A correctly wired infrastructure at the very first stage of building or renovating is fundamental to homeowners who want technology. A common phrase heard among the home technology industry is the most expensive cable you have to install is the one that did not get installed in the first place . The basis of a smart home is the infrastructure, the cables. Not all properties require technology at this stage. But it is crucial for the correct wiring to be in place so that it is ready for the future.

A wired infrastructure can set up the home for future applications, whilst still preserving the d cor of the home and adding value. The rise of smart wiring presents a great opportunity for security professionals. The home technology sector presents a lucrative opportunity for these professionals to expand their reach and create new business. By offering a more complete service for the home, including specialist services, such as fitting reliable cabling infrastructure, security professionals can guarantee their businesses will be more resilient. It could help them through tough times as they pick up more work from new and existing customers. CEDIA s smart wiring education To make sure security professionals are up-to-date with the latest skills and knowledge, CEDIA has best practice advice for wiring smart homes. CEDIA has a number of courses for those who want to extend their cabling knowledge. One of their most popular education programmes is its one day Smart Home Wiring course. Attendees learn how to plan and install a wireless infrastructure that can withstand and integrate a range of modern technological demands.

Based on the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines , it promises to leave attendees with a clear understanding of how a modern home should be cabled for new technologies, and future flexibility. CEDIA s the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines is perfect for security professionals looking to move into the home technology market or gain a wider understanding of the subject. The document aims to help security professionals understand the comprehensive cabling infrastructure required for the modern home. It sets out a plan for a far more integrated and modern approach to wiring homes. CEDIA at IFSEC CEDIA is hosting a number of training sessions at IFSEC International 2017. The 90 minute training sessions will take place in South Gallery Suite 8 at ExCeL on 20 th and 21 st of June: 20th June: Introduction To Smart Home Technology IP Networking for the Smarthome WiFi Tips & Tricks For The Modern Home Intro to Audio, Video & Home Entertainment 21st June: Introduction To Smart Home Technology Building A Business In The Smart Home Marketplace Panel Discussion Lighting Control For The Secure Home Wiring Infrastructure For The Modern Home For more information on what advice, courses and literature CEDIA can offer security professionals, please visit www.cedia.co.uk Be smart come to IFSEC International 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an ever important element of various technology solutions for the smart home. The ability to connect, communicate with, and remotely manage a vast number of networked, automated devices via the internet is now inescapable.

This June, the latest smart products are on hand to test and trial throughout the exhibition as well as a dedicated smart seminar theatre, and training sessions on the show floor.

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Lodge Service to showcase Lodgic intelligence network, which slashes loss prevention operating costs

IFSEC International 2017 The Lodgic intelligence network, developed by Lodge Service, will be demonstrated at this year s IFSEC show, taking place June 20-22 at London Excel. The network enables security, facilities and logistics managers to remotely monitor and control an extended range of systems across multiple sites. Applications are varied, ranging from conflict management systems to remotely monitor and protect staff from assault, to alarm response and heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls in buildings and offices.

The Lodgic intelligence network is designed to cut operational costs for loss prevention and facility management by up to 50%, claims Lodge Service, by reduce staffing levels on sites, for example, or by enabling efficiencies in managing round-the-clock appliances like lighting and refrigeration. The Alarm Receiving Centre can despatch and manage on-site security, repair and maintenance teams in response to alarms, protect sites and minimise operational downtime. Lodgic intelligence network allows alarm signal verification and reporting, as well as GPS tracking and remote access control. Most web-enabled systems or services can be supported by the network, with real-time monitoring and alerts sent to smartphones, tablets or other devices. The Lodgic team will be on hand at IFSEC to answer visitors questions about the technology, including connectivity, compatibility and testing questions. IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand C1030. Get your free badge now. 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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Trial of passive infrared sensors deemed a success

OPTEX A trial of outdoor, wireless passive infrared sensors (PIRS) could lead to more deployments in residential security applications. OPTEX has been working with Wolverhampton-based Amron Security to protect an isolated residential property in the west Midlands countryside in the UK. As the home is exposed on all four sides by main roads and fields, the owner was concerned the property, including detached garages, would be a target for intruders.

Paul Bishop, contracts manager and senior installer at Amron Security, showed initial scepticism when OPTEX proposed using wireless PIRS technology. He says: As an installer I feel more comfortable using outdoor sensors only when alarms can be visually verified remotely, as it is far from ideal for false or nuisance alarms to trigger with no possibility for verification. However, I haven t experienced any false alarm problems with these outdoor PIRS, which have performed flawlessly. According to Bishop the technology has performed to such a high standard that Amron Security has started specifying OPTEX s sensors at further sites. Since the installation in 2016 there has not been a single false alarm. Paul Bishop, contracts manager and senior installer, Amron Security The PIRS specified by OPTEX include five of its VXI-R and two FTN-R sensors. They have some of the lowest false alarm rates and highest detection rates in the industry. Both types are battery-operated detectors that wirelessly connect to a Ricochet-enabled alarm panel via OPTEX s pre-configured and pre-connected Ricochet-enabled wireless transmitter, the BGR-01, which is fitted into the back of each sensor. The VXI-R sensors have a 12m wide angle of detection, while the FTN-R sensors provide a shorter detection range in a curtain-like pattern.

Combining the two variants optimises the level of security defence around a property. All of the tamper-proof sensors are equipped with OPTEX s latest analytics programming that includes small animal tolerance and enhanced weather protection to avoid false alarms. The battery life is around three years. Amron Security maintains the sensors and provides a remote monitoring service. Since the installation in 2016 there has not been a single false alarm, says Bishop. OPTEX is a Japan-headquartered global supplier of security detectors based on IR, for indoor and outdoor applications. Check out the latest security solutions from OPTEX at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E600. Get your free badge now.

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Genetec integrates gunshot detection into Security Center

integration Genetec, the provider of open architecture software, hardware and cloud-based solutions for security and public safety, has integrated ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology from SST Inc into its unified IP security platform, Security Center. By integrating real-time video and data related to gunshot incidents within its IP security platform, Genetec can help reduce emergency response time. The integration, which will be available from the second quarter of 2017, enables law enforcement officers and security teams gain better tactical intelligence, allowing them to get to the exact scene of the incident faster, stay safer and have the ability to engage the shooter, interview witnesses and collect key evidence.

Police officers that are first on the scene in response to gunshot incidents say that typically in these situations it is difficult to ascertain where precisely the gunshot came from and whether the gunfire was still occurring. This creates uncertainties that put police and communities at risk in such situations. Maximal awareness This integration is beneficial for many of our customers who require maximal awareness during emergency situations, said Bob Carter, business development manager at Genetec Inc. Their security operators can now react faster to gunshot incidents and get access to video and metadata surrounding the event. We believe that this technology can greatly improve the safety of communities, and ultimately save lives. ShotSpotter uses wide-area acoustic surveillance automatically activated when gunfire occurs, providing comprehensive outdoor coverage on campuses and in complex urban geographies. The technology, which combines sensors and cloud-based analysis software, is able to triangulate and pinpoint the precise location of each round fired within seconds, the number of shots fired and provide an immediate gunfire alert with an audio clip. The data is immediately sent to SST s Incident Review Center (IRC), a secure data processing and alert validation facility. Here, acoustics experts analyse the data and qualify the incident in real-time.

Once validated, an alert is sent directly to Security Center, in under a minute. Once the alarm is triggered within Security Center upon gunshot detection, operators can quickly access video and other related data surrounding the location of a gunshot alert, and immediately visualise it on maps in the software. Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are instantly pointed at the gunshot location, and bookmarks are automatically created on the Security Center timeline. Operators can then follow shooter events in real-time through the map interface and live video to make informed decisions. Security Center is also able to display relevant metadata on the map, such as type of gunshot, number of rounds, address and so on. Genetec also recently expanded its access control platform with SimonsVoss e-locks. Check out the latest solutions from Genetec at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Genetec on stand F500. Get your free badge now.

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