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“We’re bringing innovation to an industry that hasn’t seen any in 50 years”: VOTI Detection Q&A

INTERVIEW

“We’re bringing innovation to an industry that hasn’t seen any in 50 years”: VOTI Detection Q&ANever has there been a greater need to improve the detection rate of security scanning technology while simultaneously accelerating the throughput of people in airports, train stations and government buildings.

VOTI, which develops x-ray security systems based on 3D-perspective technology, is aiming to convince transport authorities and budget holders in a other high security sectors that its solutions achieve this tricky combination. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com[1], a media partner of IFSEC Global and IFSEC International[2], has interviewed Rory Olson, president and CEO of the company, and we've published an excerpt below - the full interview is here[3]. “We’re bringing innovation to an industry that hasn’t seen any in 50 years”: VOTI Detection Q&ASecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us today, Rory.

Before we drill down into VOTI DETECTION(TM) solutions, please tell us about your background and management team . May we also have a brief company history? Rory Olson: Thank you, it's a pleasure being here today.

I have been an executive with more than two decades of industry experience in technology businesses ranging from startups to mature multi-billion dollar enterprises; in industries ranging from online payment processing to mobile entertainment. At VOTI Detectio we have been very fortunate to have assembled an "A-Class" team of entrepreneurs with over 190 years of public and private company know-how! Built on an absolute requirement of respect, management promotes open and honest communication, across the organization to promote efficient interaction between internal and external clients, allowing us to best serve our customers.

VOTI Detection's commitment to innovation is found in the corporate culture of continuous improvement. Our company was founded in 2008 with the mission of saving lives, protecting people and assets through enhanced detection of threats and contraband. We are trusted around the world, servicing critical industries in over 45 countries with our superior 3D Perspective(TM) technology.

Read the full interview on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com[4]

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“We’re bringing innovation to an industry that hasn’t seen any in 50 years”: VOTI Detection Q&A

References

  1. ^ SecuritySolutionsWatch.com (www.securitysolutionswatch.com)
  2. ^ IFSEC International (www.ifsec.events)
  3. ^ here (www.securitysolutionswatch.com)
  4. ^ Read the full interview on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com (www.securitysolutionswatch.com)
  5. ^ Free Download: (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  6. ^ Click here to download now (www.ifsecglobal.com)

Our most popular articles and videos aimed at fire and security installers 2017

2017 in review

Combating the skills crisis and the rogue trader problem are the standout topics this year (and indeed, they're major themes every year).

Thanks for reading in 2017. Merry Christmas from IFSEC Global, IFSEC International and FIREX International!

5. The most innovative security products of 2017[1]

Avigilon and Vanderbilt were among the winners of Benchmark Magazine's Innovation Awards 2017, which reward excellence across nine categories of physical security technology. [embedded content]

4. Cowboy operators beware: certification scheme breaks new ground[2]

Endorsed by organisations across the industry, the CTSP Register certifies individuals rather than their employers.

Is this the long advocated breakthrough needed to combat rogue traders?

3. Finally: A fire-safety standard that defines 'competence' - now we need a qualification[3]

Martin Harvey, Head of European Regulatory Affairs, Tyco International, on how the new standard, EN 16763 'Services for Fire Safety and Security Systems', focuses purely on service delivery.

2. Watch: The skills crisis in fire and security engineering laid bare[4]

There is a chronic skills gap in fire and security. As well as outlining the problem, the video below explores some of these solutions pioneered by the likes of CSL, the ECA, the NSI, the BSIA, the FIA and SSAIB. [embedded content]

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Many engineers are far more valuable than their managers - and their salaries should reflect this
[5]

Integrations consultant Michael Lines offered tips on recruiting and retaining engineers/integrators and argued that muddled thinking over managerial roles is exacerbating the skills gap. Our most popular articles and videos aimed at fire and security installers 2017Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks[6] Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today's security landscape.

This report will help you to see why third parties should adhere to 'secure by design' principles and why the necessary convergence of IT and security departments demands a holistic approach.

Download now[7]

Our most popular articles and videos aimed at fire and security installers 2017

References

  1. ^ The most innovative security products of 2017 (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  2. ^ Cowboy operators beware: certification scheme breaks new ground (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  3. ^ Finally: A fire-safety standard that defines 'competence' - now we need a qualification (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  4. ^ Watch: The skills crisis in fire and security engineering laid bare (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  5. ^ 1.

    Many engineers are far more valuable than their managers - and their salaries should reflect this (www.ifsecglobal.com)

  6. ^ Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  7. ^ Download now (www.ifsecglobal.com)

Our most-read fire safety articles of 2017

2017 in review

The year 2017 was the year the government finally started listening to the fire industry's countless recommendations for improving fire safety in the UK.

Inevitably, and tragically, it took the worst fire in living memory to focus minds. Decades of falling fire deaths had bred complacency, but the events of 14 June changed everything. Naturally, from June onwards, Grenfell, its aftermath and the myriad problems it has exposed (to the wider public - many in the fire industry were already aware of them) have been the main focus and among the most read articles.

With the Grenfell inquiry and Dame Judith Hackitt's report on building regulations concluding next year, 2018 is sure to be momentous too. Let's hope the authorities and all stakeholders in fire safety make the right choices to keep further tragedies to a minimum. Merry Christmas from IFSEC Global and thank you for your support and input.

January

Young family found dead following farm cottage blaze[1]
The bodies of a seven-year-old boy and his parents were found in the charred ruins of a house devastated by fire near Reigate.

February

Finally: A fire-safety standard that defines 'competence' - now we need a qualification
[2]
Martin Harvey, Head of European Regulatory Affairs, Tyco International, on how the new standard, EN 16763 'Services for Fire Safety and Security Systems', focuses purely on service delivery.

March

Headphones explode mid-flight causing facial burns - and 5 other electrical items that turned out to be fire hazards
[3]
A plane passenger who suffered burns to her face after her battery-powered headphones caught fire was the latest in a long line of victims of exploding electrical equipment.

April

The shocking skills shortage in the fire industry in numbers
[4]
Whether you blame a lack of formal qualifications, a UK culture that many think undervalues engineering as a profession, or New Labour's obsession with boosting numbers of non-vocational university degrees, we're reaching crisis point in engineering skills, as this FIA infographic demonstrated.

May

FIA launches fire detection and alarm engineering qualifications[5]
The Fire Industry Association (FIA) officially launched its new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at FIREX 2017.

June

Grenfell: councils and social landlords have ignored our warnings for years[6]
Hannah Mansell, Passive Fire Protection Forum chair and spokesperson for the BWF's Fire Door Safety Week campaign, recounted the catalogue of fire safety failures she has witnessed in high rise buildings and how the industry's warnings have fallen on "deaf ears".

July

Grenfell fallout: the 10 questions that need answers[7]

We suggested 10 of the most pressing questions that needed satisfactory answers if councils, the government, the construction industry and the fire sector could together prevent similar tragedies happening. [embedded content]

August

Architect says sprinkler installation at Glasgow hospital was used as an excuse to flout other building standards[8]
An architect who helped design Scotland's largest hospital warned that corners were cut in the construction of the 14-storey complex in the name of keeping costs down.

September

Watch: The consequences of badly specified and fitted fire doors - plus 5 tips for getting it right[9]
This video demonstrates how badly an incorrectly specified and installed fire door performs during a fire. Produced by the BWF Certifire Fire Door Scheme, it shows footage of a live fire door test, pitting a fully compliant fire door against a badly fitted equivalent.

October

The Fire Safety Order has failed: Fudged investigations and lessons not learned in 10 years of the landmark legislation[10]
It's been 10 years since the "the worst British hotel fire for 50 years" and the overhaul of UK fire safety laws.

Alan Cox considered the major fires since and revealed details of his undercover inspection of hotels with the BBC.

November

RIBA calls for repeal of fire safety order[11]
Echoing the sentiments of October's most read story, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) called for The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) to be disposed of, and the "reintroduction of mandatory fire certificates for designated premises, based on independent inspections by the fire brigades."

December

Hotel fire safety: 11 tips for protecting guests and property[12]
Marking its 25th anniversary, Vulcan Fire Training put together an infographic detailing 11 tips for protecting guests and property in hotels. [embedded content]

Most read/watched content of the year

10. Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017: Fire safety[13]

9. RIBA calls for repeal of fire safety order[14] 8.

Architect says sprinkler installation at Glasgow hospital was used as an excuse to flout other building standards[15]

7. A rogue's gallery of fire doors unworthy of the name (and perfectly good ones rendered useless)[16]

6. Grenfell: councils and social landlords have ignored our warnings for years[17]

5. A rough guide to fire extinguisher servicing and the service-free model[18]

4. Fire extinguishers: your legal obligations[19]

3. The interactive fire door: the essential visual guide to meeting your legal obligations[20]

2. The Fire Safety Order has failed: Fudged investigations and lessons not learned in 10 years of the landmark legislation[21]

1. Grenfell fallout: the 10 questions that need answers[22] Our most-read fire safety articles of 2017 Free download: Fire safety guides from FIREX International[23]

The consequences of neglecting your responsibilities are potentially unthinkable. Punitive fines and even prison sentences can be handed down for serious breaches of fire-safety laws and, of course, lives can be lost. This selection of guides is your one stop shop to ensure you are on top of your fire safety responsibilities. Click here[24] to download now.

Related Topics

Hackitt interim report: 5 observations that prompted call for a "universal shift in culture"

Video: London Fire Brigade Commissioner staggered by sprinklers

LFB Commissioner Dany Cotton "staggered that we don't have sprinklers in domestic premises and schools"

Our most-read fire safety articles of 2017

References

  1. ^ Young family found dead following farm cottage blaze (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  2. ^ Finally: A fire-safety standard that defines 'competence' - now we need a qualification (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  3. ^ Headphones explode mid-flight causing facial burns - and 5 other electrical items that turned out to be fire hazards (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  4. ^ The shocking skills shortage in the fire industry in numbers (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  5. ^ FIA launches fire detection and alarm engineering qualifications (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  6. ^ Grenfell: councils and social landlords have ignored our warnings for years (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  7. ^ Grenfell fallout: the 10 questions that need answers (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  8. ^ Architect says sprinkler installation at Glasgow hospital was used as an excuse to flout other building standards (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  9. ^ Watch: The consequences of badly specified and fitted fire doors - plus 5 tips for getting it right (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  10. ^ The Fire Safety Order has failed: Fudged investigations and lessons not learned in 10 years of the landmark legislation (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  11. ^ RIBA calls for repeal of fire safety order (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  12. ^ Hotel fire safety: 11 tips for protecting guests and property (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  13. ^ Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017: Fire safety (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  14. ^ RIBA calls for repeal of fire safety order (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  15. ^ 8.

    Architect says sprinkler installation at Glasgow hospital was used as an excuse to flout other building standards (www.ifsecglobal.com)

  16. ^ A rogue's gallery of fire doors unworthy of the name (and perfectly good ones rendered useless) (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  17. ^ Grenfell: councils and social landlords have ignored our warnings for years (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  18. ^ A rough guide to fire extinguisher servicing and the service-free model (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  19. ^ Fire extinguishers: your legal obligations (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  20. ^ The interactive fire door: the essential visual guide to meeting your legal obligations (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  21. ^ The Fire Safety Order has failed: Fudged investigations and lessons not learned in 10 years of the landmark legislation (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  22. ^ Grenfell fallout: the 10 questions that need answers (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  23. ^ Free download: Fire safety guides from FIREX International (www.ifsecglobal.com)
  24. ^ Click here (www.ifsecglobal.com)