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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
June 17, 2014

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IFSEC International 2014: Mobile Security Robots and Other Exhibitor News

E vigilanteEOS Innovation to Unveil ‘e-vigilante’ Mobile Security Robot

Award-winning start-up EOS Innovation will demonstrate its ‘e-vigilante’ robot during the show. The company, which specialises in the design and manufacture of mobile surveillance robots, will allow visitors to monitor the real-time status of a robot in the company’s headquarters via a remote monitoring console. David Lemaitre, EOS Innovation CEO and Founder, said: “We look forward to showcasing how mobile surveillance robots like ‘e-vigilante’ will soon become the norm, as a first line of defence, in providing physical security for corporate campuses and industrial warehouses.” Stand F1710

Keyholding Company to Launch “Groundbreaking App” at IFSEC

The Keyholding Company (KHC) plans to unveil a ground-breaking new operational app at IFSEC International 2014. The commercial keyholding and emergency response provider has also entered into strategic alliances with two major partners: Facewatch, the new crime reporting system, and the police, with a view to improving response time and information quality when reporting a crime. Toughshield’s rugged smart devices, of which KHC has just been appointed an authorised UK reseller, will also be on show. Show-only special offers have been promised too. Stand G1600

Essentra Security to Showcase Next-Generation ID Printers

Essentra Security, which distributes ID systems, printers and accessories across Europe, is set to demonstrate the latest generation of ID printers from the likes ofMagicard and Evolis. Among the new printers on show will be the SD460 printer and laminator from Datacardand the enhanced DTC range from Fargo.With the launch of BadgeMaker, Essentra will be the first in the UK to offer Smart Card Encoding functionality for DESFire EV1, plus the software will offer a clear upgrade path from the legacy idpro software, one of the UK’s most successful ID Card software packages. Stand D1950

Axis Promises Blend of Innovation and Business Advice

AXIS will share its stand with five partner manufacturers and will host programmes that support network architects, engineers and consultants in designing and specifying IP-based security  systems. Visitors can learn about cloud hosting, edge-embedded analytics, efficient transmission and use of network video, while Axis will offer businesses advice on tapping into new commercial opportunities. Stand E1000

BSIA loungeBSIA Celebrates Export Council’s 20th Birthday

The BSIA is marking the 20th anniversary of its Export Council with a drinks reception. Taking place on its stand at 3pm on Tuesday 17 June the event will benefit hugely from IFSEC’s relocation to London, which has seen international registrations more than double compared to last year. The association will also host an informal luncheon covering the benefits of BSIA membership between 1pm-3.50pm on Wednesday 18 June. Stand D1500

Sony to Focus on Latest 4K technology, Vision Presenter and SNC-XM631

Sony will introduce the latest 4K technology as well as showcasing its Vision Presenter solution and the latest addition to its X-Series camera range, the SNC-XM631.  The electronics giant will demonstrate the potential for 4K  technology to attain unparalleled levels of image clarity and to monitor large areas in great detail with a single camera. Its content collaboration solution, Vision Presenter, combines visual information from multiple sources into one dynamic display, allowing users to easily control and monitor content and bring online data and live video footage together. The latest addition to Sony’s X-Series camera range, meanwhile, delivers full HD picture quality in challenging lighting conditions using Sony’s unique wide dynamic range technology. Stand G600

Integration Takes Centre Stage at Tavcom Training Theatre

Integration will be the central theme of the Tavcom Training Theatre’s lecture programme. Supported by expert speakers including Richard Beckley of the Metropolitan Police, Professor Martin Gill of Perpetuity Research and Jon Laws, senior tutor for Tavcom Training, free sessions will cover a market that is expected to burgeon over the coming years. The lectures promise something for everyone – from specifiers, installers and technical support staff to salespeople and end-users – involved in the design and installation of integrated security solutions.

New 4k Cameras a Star Attraction for IDIS

IDIS is unveiling a raft of new products, including UHD cameras and full-HD monitors and 4k cameras boasting four times the resolution and pixels of full-HD. The video surveillance specialists will also showcase how DirectIP – an end-to-end surveillance solution with plug-and-play simplicity – is deployed in a range of contexts, including for commercial buildings in the retail, finance, gaming, and logistics industries. “The extended line up demonstrates our focus on innovation and continued commitment to high-performance and quality,” says IDIS Europe MD Brian Song. Stand G700

Samsung cameraSamsung Techwin’s IP revolution

Samsung Techwin will demonstrate how its latest generation of ‘zero configuration’ WiseNetIII IP video surveillance cameras and ‘plug & play’ network recording devices are revolutionising IP. “All the 1.3MP, 2MP and 3MP models within the family of WiseNetIII network cameras and domes are extremely easy to install and set up, as are all the Samsung Techwin NVRs,” says Joanne Herman, marketing manager for Samsung Techwin Europe’s security solution division. “However, it is the open-platform capabilities of the WiseNetIII DSP chipset that will have the most significant impact on demand for IP network-based video surveillance solutions.” Stand G800

TDSi to promote Channel Partner Program

TDSi will extol the virtues of truly integrated security systems and its channel partner programme at this year’s show. The company’s MD, John Davies, said TDSi wanted to “show visitors what integrated security solutions can offer in terms of high-end security, usability and value for money.” TDSi will also demonstrate how its products and services can be incorporated into real-life projects. Stand F1100

Grundig to Focus on Retail, Fuel Stations and new 8MP Camera

Grundig Security’s stand will comprise four zones, focused on retail, fuel stations, a new 8MP camera and upgrade options for existing analogue installations and Grundig’s new 1000TVL camera range, 960H DVRs and plug-and-play NVRs. The German manufacturer will showcase its new fisheye camera and 1.3MP low-light cameras, 2MP and 3MP cameras in fixed dome, box, bullet, vandal dome and speed dome formats in the retail zone. The fuel station zone will demonstrate how cameras with higher resolutions reduce camera counts and therefore costs, and how cameras optimised for license plate recognition can combat “drive-off” theft. Stand D750

Paxton 2Largest-Ever IFSEC Stand for Paxton

Paxton is set to welcome visitors to its largest IFSEC International stand to date. The market leader of electronic IP access control and door-entry equipment will offer delegates expert information, training taster sessions and competitions. Visitors are invited to take on Paxton CEO Adam Stroud in the Net2 Entry Speed Trials, which will take place each day at 12.30pm. Stand G1500

HID Global Identity Assurance Fit for Variety of Verticals

HID Global will demonstrate its world-class access control, credential management and secure issuance solutions with the help of parent company ASSA ABLOY. Company executives will show how one credential can provide secure access to data, door and cloud; how its range of printer/encoders deliver custom personalisation, create high-quality colour photo IDs and encode smart cards on demand; and how personal mobiles – iPhones, Android, Windows 8 – and tablets can be used as a trusted, mobile identity credential in the workplace, among other things. Stand D1800

OPTEX to Unveil People Counting and Tail-Gating Solutions

Quad beam detectors, upgraded fibre-optic fence sensors and integration with video management software platforms are among this year’s fresh innovations from OPTEX. The detection systems specialist will also unveil a people-counting solution that delivers over 95% accuracy and a tailgating sensor aimed at high security applications like revolving door entries at key governmental and banking facilities. Stand E600

SafeZone-edge Embedded Video Analytics the Big Draw at Digital Barriers

Digital Barriers will showcase SafeZoneedge, its world-leading, edge-embedded, intrusion detection application at IFSEC. In an early trial, SafeZone-edge reduced the false alarm count at one site from an operationally unviable 10,000 plus per week to just one, with no loss of detection sensitivity. Digital Barriers will share their stand with Axis Communications, whose ACAP platform will host the SafeZone-edge solution. Stand E1000

MaxxessMaxxess to Showcase IDIS Collaboration: eFusion-DirectIP Integration

Maxxess will show visitors how reverse engineering through eFusion, the open architecture software platform, can streamline systems integration. The California-headquartered company will also demonstrate how eFusion can be integrated with DirectIP HD surveillance solutions from IDIS to provide a powerful off-the-shelf security solution. Boasting the widest range of third-party integrations in the industry Maxxiss will also reveal how eFusion can accommodate both new and legacy hardware to transform multi-site security operations. Stand G700

First Look at HDcc tv 2.0 Products

The HDcctv Alliance will demonstrate its HDcctv 2.0 surveillance technologies for the first time. Ratified in February the HDcctv 2.0 standards have been developed and agreed for high-fidelity HD video equipment without transmission delay or the need for IP cameras or new Ethernet cabling within secured premises. The demos, to be conducted by alliance members Dahua, Eyenix, Intersil, and Telecom & Security, coincide with the recent publication of an IHS report forecasting significant growth in the HDcctv segment. Stand D265

Revader brings rugged PTZ and 360° Cameras to IFSEC

Revader Security’s director expects the brand’s 360 degree, rapid redeployable cameras to generate the most excitement of all its products. The cameras, which will be on show on Wavestore’s stand, can be installed in minutes and are suited to harsh environments without power sources. Revader Transit models can be powered by a 12v battery, whilst Revader’s ‘miniature’ Tuu model uses PoE (Power over Ethernet). Stand D1350

Live Installation of IP and 360° Cameras from Wavestore

Live installations of IP and 360-degree cameras, as well as partners’ software, will demonstrate how Wavestore’s open-platform video-management software (VMS) can integrate seamlessly with other security solutions. Axis, Ampleye, Canon, Datasat, Dahua, Herta, icomply, MOBOTIX, MORIS, Oncam Grandeye, RIVA and Samsung Techwin are among the manufacturers whose cameras or software will feature on the Wavestore stand. Wavestore will also demonstrate its highly acclaimed VMS on the Axis, Canon and Dahua stands. Stand D1350

RedCop™ CCTV Tower and X-SERIES IP Version to Get First Airing

A trailer-mounted, rapid deployment CCTV tower is the main attraction at Redvision’s stand this year. Ideal fortemporary or semi-permanent CCTV applications, the tower combines PTZwith fixed cameras and runs for 72 hours without external power. Redvision willalso launch an IP version of its X-SERIES™ cameras for network-based CCTV applications. Stand D430


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